Tommy Wilkins with Grow Farms Talks This Season's Happenings and Production Ahead
DONNA, TX - There is a lot in the works for Grow Farms Texas, not the least of which was aligning much of its kickoff for 2018 with the recent success of this year’s Viva Fresh Expo.
“On the heels of the fourth Viva Fresh, Grow Farms Texas looks to spring into action,” Tommy Wilkins, Director of Sales and Business Development, tells me. “Late in the week of April 16th, we look to start our second year of our Texas-grown Italian Sweet onion. We are very proud of the place this has found in the famed Texas menu.”
Popular for both the beautiful color it adds to the plate and the versatility its flavor offers, this item, unsurprisingly, has made its way into the spotlight of foodservice for the Lone Star State, already well-known for a love of onions. But, Tommy tells me, there is much more in the works.
Grow Farms has added and expanded production in a number of categories, particularly in working with Mexico, and is looking toward the fruits of that labor (pun intended).
“We have significantly increased our mango volume and look to have strong production late in the summer,” he shares, looking to the months ahead. “Summer will bring plans for fall plantings as we continue to find our place in the Texas-Mexico corridor.”
There, Tommy details, Grow Farms Texas has new production starting in Central Mexico on shadehouse cucumbers, green bell pepper, hard squash, and honeydews.
“This will take us well into the fall with steady production,” he comments, as we talk of how busy the company is looking over the next couple of seasons.
With so much growth turning into promotable products, keep an eye out as we keep you in the loop on this and other rising companies in the produce industries.