Bee Sweet Citrus in Fowler, one of the San Joaquin Valley’s leading citrus growers and packers, is expanding its line of organic citrus.
Company president Jim Marderosian said that while the company has been providing organic lemons to its customers for about five years, the demand for organic products is growing.
This year, the company will be adding navel oranges, grapefruit and mandarins to its organic citrus. It also produces conventionally grown oranges, lemons, grapefruit, pummelos, mandarins and tangelos.
More and more people are beginning to take a greater interest in their health and food choices.
Jim Marderosian, president of Bee Sweet Citrus in Fowler
“As time progresses, more and more people are beginning to take a greater interest in their health and food choices,” said Marderosian. “We want to make sure that we can provide all consumers various citrus commodities that fit their lifestyle.”
Organic navel oranges and lemons are currently available at Bee Sweet Citrus. Organic mandarins will be available in January, and organic grapefruit will be available in spring.