Veggies From Mexico's Georgius Gotsis Discusses Current Sinaloa Production
SINALOA, MEXICO - Providing an inside look at its operations, Veggies From Mexico (VFM) offers a deep dive to those curious about current plantings. I spoke with Georgius Gotsis, Chief Executive Officer, to find out more.
“It has been four months since the small tomato, green bean, pepper, and cucumber plants were planted in Sinaloa, Mexico,” he told me. “They were fertilized with the best nutrients and biological products, and controls were used to manage pests. They went through rains, winds, and cold fronts. As with all living things, the plant was cared for and fed depending on the environmental conditions. The growers used the most advanced technology in irrigation and crop protection, and they contracted with supermarkets at attractive prices for a good part of the harvest to come.”
With the season in full swing, VFM reported that the crops inside shades and greenhouses bear high-quality fruits and flavors. Bees and bumblebees visit millions of flowers daily, pollinating and ensuring production until the end of May.
“The high technology used in Sinaloa's packing sheds allows us to offer greater consistency in the differentiation of qualities. It is easier to determine what goes to the supermarket consumer and what goes to the foodservice consumer,” Georgius continued. “What goes to the East and what goes to the West of the U.S. and Canada! Specialty packaging is being done in both boxes and clamshells, and hundreds of trucks transport tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, eggplants, green beans, and squash daily from Sinaloa to different North American cities.”
Georgius also noted that VFM has a wide variety of different criteria to make sure that food safety and social responsibility are constantly verified. All to make sure that its healthy, safe, and delicious products are ready for consumers!