Strawberries






Features: Funding for the modernization of the fields in the production process is important. We partner with our growers to make sure they have the finest supplies and equipment, including the installation of macro tunnels and special coverings for the ground to protect the plants from soil issues. This soil covering process is known as "quilting" and prevents the strawberries from touching the ground, thus resulting in a much higher quality strawberry.





Strawberries



MONTHLY PRODUCTION

The average monthly production per hectare (1 hectare = 2.471 acres) for strawberries is 1000 to 1300 boxes for the months from November through March.


Sizing

The size and color of the strawberries are tailored to the client's requests.

Strawberries

The macro tunnels used have metal frames and are strong enough to protect the plants from rain, hail, frost and other weather issues. A modern drip irrigation system is used for watering the strawberries and for fertilizing them through hoses which are placed under the plastic soil covering. This allows us to control the amount of water and nutrients being provided to each plant. It also allows us to conserve water to protect the water table of the area for future use.


Origin: Our strawberries come from two countries, Mexico and the United States. In Mexico are producers are in the Zamora Valley in the State of Michoacan. The primary growing area is surrounding the cities of Irapuato and Guanajuato. The strawberries are harvested from October to March. We also have producers in the State of Baja California de Norte, and specifically in the San Quentin in and Camalu areas. These areas produce from January to March.

In the United States are producers are found in California, and specifically in the cities of Santa Maria, Oxnard, Watsonville and Salinas. The strawberry harvest occurs from April to September. All of our producers are certified by the appropriate governmental and private authorities as 100% reliable in the production of quality strawberries. All of our producers are practicing the latest food safety protocols and utilize high technology to ensure quality, sustainability and safety.

Packaging: The primary method of packaging is in plastic baskets of 20 to 28 strawberries per basket, weighing 1 pound each. Eight baskets are then placed in one box. Alternative packaging methods includes four baskets of 2 pounds each with an average of 45 strawberries per basket. Our strawberries are packaged and labeled in our own brand name unless our clients request alternate branding.


Shipping: We deliver our strawberries to the destination indicated by our clients in refrigerated trucks, carefully protecting them from the elements and from undue movement which may bruise the strawberries. All shipments are tracked by GPS until delivery is confirmed.