Fair Fruit’s InspiraFarms plant currently handles 40% of the company’s produce. With further expansion planned to facilitate packaging and labeling, the Salamá facility will be able to dispatch French beans, baby corn, squash and sweet potato directly to port, creating a more streamlined supply chain and greater profit potential.
According to Miguel Basterrechea at Fair-Fruit, “For many years we’ve budgeted 30% in quality and dehydration carrying the product for such long distances. Cooling down the product and working on quality close to harvest fields can reduce these losses in between 10% and 15%. With around 2,000,000 pounds harvested in a year we are talking of 240,000 more pounds per year, and at a US$0.73 per pound, this generates a net total of US$175,000 per year”.