Westfalia Fruit Group Enters Peruvian Avocado Season; David Fausset and Johnathan Sutton Detail
OXNARD, CA - Have you got your avocado displays locked and loaded? Do you need a top-up? Well, lucky for you, Westfalia Fruit Groups recently announced the start of its Peruvian avocado season, with supply available now through mid-September.
“We operate four experimental and teaching orchards located in strategic areas across Peru,” said David Fausset, Business Development Director. “These orchards empower our growers to optimize crop management and teach sustainable production methodologies that support our social and sustainable responsibilities.”
In addition to its four avocado nurseries, Westfalia built a brand-new, state-of-the-art packinghouse in Canete, located in southern Lima. The company began exporting Peruvian avocados in 2016 and is now the second-largest exporter, with a presence in 15 regions across the country and a growing area spanning over 4,600 hectares.
As noted in the release, its global supply chain and distribution network allows Peruvian avocados to ship to all major North American ports of entry.
“Our centralized Technical Services team provides intelligence to ensure our fruit meets international quality standards,” said Johnathan Sutton, Group Safety and Environment Executive. “All Westfalia ranches and packhouses are held to the highest food safety standards and certification, ensuring a consistent supply of the freshest avocados possible.”
All ranches and packhouses pass the Westfalia Quality Standard, boasting certifications such as BRC, GLOBALG.A.P., and SMETA audits. Westfalia is committed to producing safe, exceptional-quality food, all while ensuring sustainable, ethical, and responsible management of its bio-resources and the communities and environments across the globe.
That extra green sure does feel good with Westfalia’s PLU attached, so be sure to stock up.