Monthly Archives: July 2010

Earl Basto, BFP’s artist-in-residence

Posted by Darrell Thompson Belize Fruit Packers has always been distinguished for its quality fruit and service, but how about the talent of it’s employees? Earl Basto is an Assistant Supervisor to the Food Safety Department. He’s be known for … Continue reading


Tropical Storm Bonnie spares south Florida crops

Excerpts from a 7/23/2010 The Packer article by Doug Ohlemeier Tropical Storm Bonnie has struck south Florida but in early reports, grower-shippers say the first tropical storm of the season hasn’t caused any major damage. Mary Ostlund, director of marketing … Continue reading


Pal Brooks shows a keen eye for consumer hits

Excerpts from a 7/23/2010 article in The Packer by Don Schrack In the 1980s, Homestead, Fla.-based Brooks Tropicals Inc. supplied 25% of all mangoes sold in North America. Today, it sells none.There was a time in the not too distant … Continue reading


Florida avocados pack fewer calories than California cousins

Excerpts from an article written by Susan Salisbury in the 7/16/10 edition of the Palm Beach PostWith summer here, South Florida’s tropical fruits such as mangoes and avocados – yes, it is a fruit – are in season. The trademarked … Continue reading


Tables in Wonderland, update

Just some photos of the centerpieces and and the dining room. About 50 people came. Great dinner.