Farming Blueberries in Mexico
Farming is a major way of life in Mexico, where more than half of the country’s total area is devoted to agriculture. Mexico is the eighth largest agricultural crop producer in the world, and its most significant crops include avocados, tomatoes, corn, beans, sugar, peppers/chiles, and berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries).
Fall Creek®’s commitment to Mexico’s blueberry growers has been a constant for more than 12 years. Mexico was one of the first countries to massively expand its blueberry growing area, increasing by 20 times the acreage planted in the 11 years between 2009 and 2018, and by 85 million pounds the production in that time. Last year, Mexico was the second largest exporter, and the second largest source of organic blueberries, to the United States of any country after Chile. The blueberry industry is expected to increase in the next seven years by at least 1,000 hectares per year.
Blueberry growing in Mexico is concentrated in the central states of Jalisco, Michoacán, Guanajuato, and Sinaloa, which also are major strawberry producers. We believe in Mexico and its growers so much that we built a nursery in Jalisco. As a family-owned business, involving two active generations, Fall Creek® is honored to supply and support the blueberry industry in Mexico.