Grown with care
Fair Trade Certified™
Campos Borquez believes the healthiest, most flavorful produce is also grown responsibly. That’s why we meet present needs without compromising future generations’ abilities to meet theirs.
Looking to grow as a Socially Responsible company, we pursued Fair Trade®. Since recently certified (2012), Campos Borquez has created a Fair Trade® Committee, founded “Fair Trade® de Campos Borquez AC”, and established commercial relationships with customers willing to participate in our program.
We use a wide variety of mechanical and biological measures to control pests — green alternatives to conventional chemical methods. These include sticky traps in our greenhouses and parasitic wasps and spiders.
We compost for ourselves on each farm to ensure what goes into our compost is organic, and we continually aerate our compost to promote aerobic microorganisms, which are most beneficial to the plants and safest for the soil. Adding this organic matter to the soil also helps with moisture retention.
We foster biodiversity on our farms by actively planting native species and removing invasive ones, like buffelgrass. We pass down this practice to future generations by involving children from our community.
We strive to ensure the highest amount of post-consumer waste in all cardboard and look for 80% or better recycled plastic where plastic packaging is necessary.
Socially Responsible Certified
Campos Borquez has, since its inception, pursued philanthropic goals (the Borquez Schwarzbeck Foundation). In 2009, we pursued a Social Responsibility certification (ESR in Spanish); we believe that by doing so, we help inspire other farming companies to do as well.
Through this program we have certified our production and packing protocols are consistent with the international standards that ensure the risks of contaminants and food safety faults are averted.
Food Safety is our top priority. As such, we make sure to pursue the most rigorous certifications regarding food safety. In addition to basic food safety controls, Primus GFS includes the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCAP) systematic preventive approach for Food Safety.
SENASICA is the Mexican entity that certifies that our production practices are in fulfillment of its Contaminant Risk Reduction System (SRRC in Spanish). These include the elimination of any risks pertaining to physical, chemical or biological contamination.
Mexico Calidad Suprema
This governmental certification verifies, through third party auditors, the proper sanitary conditions of Campos Borquez’s infrastructure and practices, as is defined by official government regulation.
Through USDA organic certification, Campos Borquez guarantees the integration of practices in the cultivation of its produce that promote the cycle of resources, ecological care and conserve biodiversity.