Uncle Matt's, based in Clermont, FL, is partnering with Agrinova, a co-op of
small organic growers in Sicily, to offer premium organic Sicilian blood
oranges to U.S. consumers. The oranges will be available starting the week of
March 8 through early April.
Founded in Sicily over 20 years ago, Agrinova farms its crops in the nutrient-
rich volcanic soil near Mount Etna. Like Uncle Matt's, Agrinova believes in
farming in harmony with nature and does not use chemical fertilizers or
pesticides on any of their crops.
"I personally went to Sicily to inspect their farms and meet their growers,"
Matt McLean, chief executive officer of Uncle Matt's, said in a March 3 press
release. "Not only do we share the same organic growing philosophy, but we
share the same high standards in growing practices and were able to
exchange knowledge and ideas involving organic citrus production."