AGROFRESCO is a farm operation of operation in Dolores Hidalgo, in the state of Guanajuato in Central Mexico and near San Miguel de Allende, north of Mexico City. Engineer Gustavo Gaya and his field engineers have been running 3 ranches of 60, 80 and 100 cultivated hectares for the past 7 years working closely with not only Discovery Organics, but organic giants like Earthbound and Taylor Farms as well. Associations with larger companies like this ensure that very stringent quality control standards are applied and only the most beautiful vegetables possible are produced.
Gustavo contracts his own crews from nearby indigenous communities and provides them with safe transport to and from the ranches, and pays workers more than minimum wage. Additionally the hope to complete their Fair Trade certification in the near future.
Flower beds between rows of cultivated crops, a push/pull strategy to control agricultural pests without having to resort to chemical inputs. Irrigation is done via drip-irrigation and water comes from one of their 3 wells. Large amounts of land are set aside to represent buffer zones to preserve the local ecosystem in and around each ranch.
This super crunchy and slightly sweet lettuce is a great addition to any salad, sandwich, or burger! </br></br>Iceberg lettuce is a super low calorie food and has zero fat, zero cholesterol, and is low in sodium. It is super crunchy and fresh due to its high water content and thus has low nutrient value, but does have some source of fibre, vitamins A and C, and calcium.
Crunchy & colourful with the mild bitterness of the perfect celery stalk. Make some 'Ants on a Log' or chop into an egg salad sandwich. Yum-me! </br></br> Celery is rich in phytonutrients such as flavenols which have cancer fighting properties. Its fibre content is also a good aid for digestive issues.
Crunchy. Red. So good. Adds wonderful colour and texture to many dishes. Essential in homemade coleslaw! </br></br> Fat-free and cholesterol-free, red cabbage is rich in vitamin C, plus offers carbohydrates, calcium, iron, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, potassium and fibre. One cup of shredded cabbage contains about 25 calories.