Homegrown Organic Farms Announces Merger With HBF International; Scott Mabs, Stephen Paul, and Doug Perkins Comment
PORTERVILLE, CA - Berries are the talk of the town over at Homegrown Organic Farms. The grower is expanding its program to include conventional blueberries, blackberries, currants, cranberries, and kiwi berries as it announces a merger with HBF International (HBFI).
“By moving into the conventional space, Homegrown will have a solution for transitional organic fruit and provide customers with more complete logistic solutions and expanded product offerings. HBF International’s quality growers and customer base will be a wonderful addition to the Homegrown family,” Scott Mabs, Chief Executive Officer of Homegrown, explains.
Homegrown’s expansion will bring a path for transitional organic fruit in the future, better logistic solutions, and berry category innovations for growers and customers.
“We are excited to expand our berry category and provide unique options for our growers, customers, and consumers,” Homegrown’s Tree Fruit and Blueberry Category Director Stephen Paul comments. “We are looking forward to growing the Homegrown family.”
Homegrown is creating a comprehensive berry category that will have a full line of product offerings and bring innovation, according to a press release. The kiwi berry is a miniature variety of kiwifruit that is about the size of a grape—fuzz-free and rich in vital nutrients like vitamin C, fiber, and potassium.
The two will launch the expanded program with California blueberries starting in April.
“With this change, we will create an all-inclusive berry program that is prepared to bring innovation and quality to our customers,” Doug Perkins, the Owner of HBFI, states.
Stay tuned for more news from these newly merged companies.