Grower owners unique to the fresh produce industry, Naturipe® is a partnership between four highly-esteemed fresh berry growers: Hortifrut S.A., Michigan Blueberry Growers, Munger Farms and Naturipe Berry Growers.
Hortfrut S.A., Chile
Twenty-five years after inception, Hortifrut S.A. has evolved into a major exporter of fresh berries planted throughout the world. With increased consumer demand for berries, Hortifrut is able to “counter-season” production in Central and South America. Hortifrut S.A. is one of the world’s major berry suppliers and has produced organic blueberries for more than 15 years.
Michigan Blueberry Growers (MBG Marketing), The Blueberry People™, is a grower-owned blueberry cooperative formed in 1936 by the original blueberry growers in the state. This group of blueberry growers is highly regarded as a leader in horticultural expertise and research. Their membership extends into northern Indiana, Georgia, Florida, British Columbia, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina and the Pacific Northwest. Their cooperative includes over 300 growers.
Naturipe Berry Growers
Since 1917, Naturipe Berry Growers (NBG), a marketing cooperative owned by growers for growers, has brought the finest berries, both conventional and organic, to market. Based in Salinas, Calif., NBG grows strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries within the very specialized maritime climate of the Pacific coastline, including Irvine, Oxnard, Salinas, Watsonville and Santa Maria. Ninety years of experience, dedication, exclusive growers and safe growing practices have made NBG, an undisputed industry leader.
For three generations, the Munger family has farmed their land in the sun-drenched San Joaquin Valley. Their partnership with Naturipe translates to the single largest source of fresh blueberries in California. The Munger Family is extraordinarily proud of their commitment to three generations of farming experience with cutting edge techniques, assuring consistently plump, sweet, flavorful berries.
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