Peru, a small country on the northwest coast of South America, is known by many as the home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Maccu Picchu, or the birthplace of America’s beloved vegetable, the potato. If you’re a foodie, you’re probably aware of the soaring popularity Peruvian cuisine is having on restaurant menus around the U.S. However, what we find most exciting about Peru is the pristine countryside where farmers have been growing organically for generations.
While Peru has no shortage of organic farmers, many of them struggle with the infrastructure needed to sell their crop for its true value. This is where High Quality Organics comes in. We’ve been able to help our Peruvian farmers not only gain market access to the U.S. but we’ve assisted with critical success factors like access to organic certification or certified organic seed. Our partnerships with our Peruvian farmers have truly gone beyond simple transactions and become transformational, allowing them to grow their business and better support their communities while increasing our supply capabilities. It’s an exciting time for Peru’s organic agriculture sector and we couldn’t be prouder to be a part of it. Below are a few highlights from a recent trip our Vice President of Supply Chain, Toby Eck, took in June.
To learn more about High Quality Organics and the organic ingredients we supply from Peru and the other 30+ countries we work with, please contact us on our website, www.HQOrganics.com.