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.
Beautiful fresh kale off the field. </br></br> An excellent source of vitamin C, kale provides iron, vitamin A, calcium, magnesium, potassium, protein, carbohydrates and dietary fibre. It is a superfood monster! Packed with vitamins, minerals, flavenoids, and glucosinolates. All of these combine to create an amazing detoxifying vegetable which helps cleanse our body and keep us healthy.
Lacinato Kale (also known as Dinosaur) is a kale variety that features dark blue-green leaves with a slightly wrinkled and firm texture. The hearty leaves of Dino Kale are tall and narrow and retains its firm texture even after it has been cooked. It has a slightly sweeter and more delicate taste than the curly kind with its flavor described as deep and earthy, but not so bitter with an almost nutty sweetness.
Rich and colourful lettuce that has deep redish hue at the end of the leaves. Great source of vitamins A and K. </br></br>Fat free, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, low in sodium, low in calories, a good source of manganese, and an excellent source of vitamins A and K.