VILLAGE FARMS INTERNATIONAL INC. AND FLORIDA ORGANIC FARMS INT. LLC.
ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT FOR USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Village Farms International Inc. (VFF.TSX) with US headquarters in Heathrow, Florida and Florida Organic Farms Int. LLC. located in Okeechobee, Florida are pleased to announce an exclusive distribution agreement between the two companies. Village Farms is a progressive vertically integrated food company focused on growing, marketing, and distributing its branded fruits and vegetables to retailers throughout the United States and Canada. Florida Organic Farms Int. LLC is a USDA certified organic farm that grows organically in Florida. This is a first time Village Farms will partner with another farmer to offer organic produce under one of the Company’s labels. According to Michael A. DeGiglio, President & CEO of Village Farms, “We are happy to be able to offer our customers local US organically grown produce”. Village Farms will offer USDA certified organic fruits and vegetable to its customers beginning in the Fall of this year. “This is a great opportunity for Florida Organic Farms to offer its organically grown products to retailers to meet the ever increasing demand for this consumer growth segment “said Joseph J. Rieger, Founder & CEO of Florida Organic Farms Int. LLC He finished by saying our company motto says it all “Growing for a Healthier World” and that’s exactly what we plan to do between Village Farms & Florida Organic Farms”.
About Village Farms
Village Farms is one of the largest producers, marketers, and distributors of premium-quality, greenhouse-grown fruits and vegetables in North America. The food our farmers grow, along with other greenhouse farmers under exclusive arrangements are all grown in environmentally friendly, soil-less, glass greenhouses. The Village Farms® brand of fruits and vegetables is marketed and distributed primarily to local retail grocers and dedicated fresh food distributors throughout the United States and Canada. Since its inception, Village Farms has been guided by sustainability principles that enable us to grow food 365 days a year that not only feeds the growing population but also is healthier for people and the planet. Village Farms is Good for the Earth® and good for you.
About Florida Organic Farms
Florida Organic Farms is located in Okeechobee, FL, on a site including 380-acres of certified organic land, paired with a onsite 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art processing facility with multiple temperature zones, vacuum cooling, and automated packing lines. Over 7 acres of Cravo greenhouses, specifically designed with environmental controls and built for Organic farming only, this will help to protect the most sensitive crops from extremes in weather conditions and vastly extend the traditional Florida growing season.
In addition to being stewards of the land and believers in natural and sustainable food production, Florida Organic Farms new state of the art packing facility will set the standards of next-stage food safety with its proprietary and exclusive Enviro Pure purification system throughout its processing facility. This system treats any potentially harmful pathogens, acts to protect consumer health, extends shelf life by stopping decay, and provides the cleanest and safest way to store, handle, pack, and distribute fresh produce and herbs in the industry.
To learn more about Florida Organic Farms Int., please visit www.organicgreat.com we are truly “Growing for a Healthier World”.Print