Meet Our Grower Partner
Floriza en Los Parajes
Floriza en Los Parajes was established in 2002, but the Floriza family has been farming since the 1940s. From their generations of experience they acknowledge that organic farming takes more patience, diligence, and creative thinking to yield beautiful and bountiful crops. Floriza is fully dedicated to this compassionate business model.
In recent years, individuals and families have been leaving the Mexican countryside in favor of city life, leaving the land and communities in a precarious position. The land that has been left behind has often been overused and polluted, and the workers in rural areas struggle to support their families.
To counter this unfortunate trend, Floriza en los Parajes has applied the same philosophical principles of the organic growing method to rebuilding a vibrant community - nurturing the land, building a resilient workforce, promoting health and investing in long term results over short term gains. To further this commitment Floriza en Los Parajes became Fair Trade USA certified in October of 2017.
Floriza en los Parajes packs their organic produce into the label, Aztlan Organic. Bridges is excited to continue our alliance with the Floriza Family for years to come, not only because of their high-quality organic vegetables, but because of their dedication to sustainability, their workers, and the health of their community.
— All Organic —
Rico Farms’ new location in Sinaloa, Mexico, known as Agricola Tago, was established in 2017 as a sister farm to the Tapia Family’s original farm in Hermosillo. The development of Agricola Tago allows them to produce a consistent supply of Rico Farms grown and branded organic summer and winter squash from October through May. They also grow organic honeydew and watermelon providing a taste of summer throughout the winter months.
Francisco Tapia, Jr and his wife Edith Gonzalez are an impressive team running multiple business including the two Rico Farms locations, a pecan farm and a dance studio. Their teamwork and collaboration is reflected in the name Tago, which is a combination of their last names.
The Tapia family has always prioritized the welfare of their workers and this commitment is apparent at Agricola Tago as well, which became Fair Trade USA certified in 2018.
— All Organic —