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Uncle Matt's offering organic Sicilian blood oranges

by | March 04, 2010
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."