Mexico revs up mango engines with Ataulfos to start the season
Most packing sheds are currently opened, opening or will be opening in the next few weeks in the southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas.
Ataulfos are on track to start first – some growers have started picking and others will start picking next week and, in the weeks, to follow. Ideally growers should be particular in the pack out as its been reported by several growers – we included- that because of heavy rains during December when fruit formation was taking place, much of the onset fruit may not be of the highest quality (on the outside). Some growers, like us, are opting to have more patience as the fruit behind the onset fruit is showing much better quality. Being particular in terms of pack out vs, the pack everything methodology that often occurs with the opening of the season, has proven to be more successful for our rather large Ataulfo program that lasts through August, typically.
Much needed water pours down on the mangoes despite the ensuing chaos
The hurricane, which gained massive, unforeseen, rapid strength, morphing into a Category 5 storm, with wind gusts exceeding 160 mph, was projected to be one of the most powerful storms to hit the Mexican Pacific coast. Eventually, just before making landfall, the storm weakened- slightly- into a (still extremely dangerous) Category 4 storm, and upon landfall a powerful Category 3 hurricane, arriving near the Isla De Bosque, Sinaloa, Mexico which is about an hour and half south of Mazatlán and about 45 minutes south west of El Rosario, where Crespo Organic’s main Mexican offices and our main pack house Empaque don Jorge, live.
Pronatur mango farm, Peru
Ecuadorian Small Fruit Abundance and Limited Peruvian Volumes
This article originally published -edited- for Organic Produce Network
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Below is the unedited version, written by Nissa Pierson
If the Mexican organic mango season can give us insight into the approaching Ecuadorian and Peruvian seasons, it’s that increasingly unpredictable weather patterns complicate predictions; especially in the midst of burgeoning mango markets that continue to ripen as global consumers gravitate towards fresh mangoes and organics, at a rate that has proven difficult for organic growers to keep up with, consistently. Continue Reading…
Educating, Engaging, Enticing and Exciting Consumers Nationwide
As we head into the tail end of peak Mexican Mango season, the nation is abounding with #MuchosMangoes. The growing excitement over mangoes continues and retailers, small and large, all over the country, are chalk-full of mango mania. Consumer engagement in learning to choose, store, cut and use mangoes has been at an all time high and we here at Crespo Organic and the Crespo Organic take the job of educating consumers seriously, demonstrating our prowess to enlighten consumers with multiple in-store and digital platforms, as well as through live demos, cooking classes and even our first consumer Supper Club.
Indulge in mango-centric events and experiences
The Crespo Organic Kitchen is essentially the test kitchen for all things Crespo Organic, managed by my company Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center ; a small food education, sales & marketing and media company, specializing in local, organic, fairtrade, and sustainable food and agricultural; supporting small global growers around the world in multiple approaches. In addition to over 20 years in organic produce, I have over 20 years under my belt in the culinary world as well, offering culinary instruction and food education to both kids and adults throughout the country. I have earned my fair share of respect for not only my mango expertise, but my fresh herb expertise, food writing and recipe development with a deep focus on fresh and healthy as well as organic. I live in the Bay Area- Bolinas, CA to be exact and big portion of Crespo Organic’s mango experiences and events are located out here in the west, mainly because of logistics. We hope to launch more events and experiences next year throughout the country, but first we have to sell more mangoes and focus on building the brand up and gaining loyal followers and fans for the hard work we do at the farm level as well as in our test kitchen! As always the support of the many customers and consumers is what drives and sustains us!
If you are here in the Bay Area this July and want to indulge in one of our mango-centric events or experiences, click the links below for the sweets details. Likewise, if you want to start planning an event or experience with us for next year, reach out! We love mangoes and love sharing our expertise with consumers anywhere we can!
Enjoy your summer, eat lots of mangoes!
Tropical Summer Sweets a New Leaf Community Market cooking class
A mango’s natural sweetness lends itself to decadent and sweet desserts without the need for extra sugars and sweeteners. The innate complexity and rich flavor of a mango creates intrigue and sparks excitement in any eater. A mango’s varied textures add interest and structure to a dish, making them both fun to work with and a versatile ingredient.