We have all heard about organic products, but what does organic really mean? As you can imagine, the definition of organic is quite lengthy. In fact, there are international standards that all producers must follow in order to deem their product as organic. The term ORGANIC, also known as BIO refers to the way agriculture products, including fruit, are grown and processed. It is based on a system of farming that maintains and replenishes the soil without using synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Growing fruit organically is not an easy task, but we are committed to it since 1992.
We focus on natural agricultural practices in order to produce organic berries, citrics, asparagus and sweet potato that are rich with flavour.
When a grower decides to transition his production fields to organic production, he is making a huge commitment. Fields must be farmed organically for three seasons before it can be certified as organic. This is known as the "transitional" phase. The farmer only uses natural fertilizers such as manure, compost, and rock minerals to maintain soil fertility, and natural insecticides like pheromones, soaps, and dormant oils and beneficial insects to keep pest populations under risk levels. Weeds are controlled by cover crops, mulching, and mechanical methods rather than herbicides. Once the three year period is over, fields are inspected in order to issue an organic certification. The fruit can then be packed and marketed as organic. A farmer must renew his organic certificate annually. There are many reasons to consume organic fruit: Organic farming protects the land for future generations. Organic fruit meet stringent standards. Organic fruit taste great. Organic production reduces health risks from chemicals. Studies have found chemical residues in many of the foods we currently consume can affect health in the long-term. By eating organically produced fruits and vegetables, consumers can avoid and reduce their exposure risk.