FARMS & PACKING FACILITIES
Crystal Valley Foods sourcing program begins with planning the crop cycles with our farms, associated growers, and packing plants in Peru, Guatemala, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
Maintenance of the cold chain is a critical aspect of receiving and distributing quality fresh produce. Crystal Valley installed a forced air cooler in Miami in 2011 with the capacity of cooling up to 7000 boxes of asparagus in 2.5 hours.
The produce industry has changed dramatically in the last 20 years. Twenty years ago it was sufficient to have "an annual inspection" and a certificate on the wall showing that your facility had passed an annual audit and was judged to be ...
Crystal Valley historically has marketed 1.5 million boxes of fresh asparagus annually, which has been at least 90% Peruvian production. With the addition of the Crystal Valley West and the direct grower relationship that Crystal Valley has structured in Mexico, it is projected that the total asparagus volume for 2013 will exceed 2.0 million boxes.
Company news & Events
07 Jan 2016
Looking forward to the Southeastern Produce Council Southern Exposure show
March 3-5, Hollywood, Florida
07 Jun 2013
New Products: Baby Heirloom Mixed Tomatoes.
Crystal Valley has established a program with a high quality greenhouse grower – based on almost 2 years of varietal trials – for a Baby Heirloom Tomato program with varieties selected for FLAVOR and COLOR. (more…)