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Every October at West Pak, we celebrate Fair Trade month as an organization. We proudly hold the Fairtrade certification - one of the most trusted, ethical labels in the world for our fair trade avocados. This last year, Fairtrade America reported that overall avocado production...

  The seed to store journey of organic avocados At West Pak, we believe in being your trusted partner for your every avocado need. In preparation for the upcoming Organic Produce Show September 15-16th, 2021, Jared Bray, our organic specialist from Sales & Business Development, shares our...

Introducing Stephen Sheldon our new Director of Global Sourcing. In his new position, he will lead and manage the strategic planning, budgeting, and execution of sourcing from global regions, including California, Mexico, and South America. Stephen will foster, develop, and manage long-term relationships and key...

It’s official - the 2021 California avocado season is underway. At around 280 million pounds, this year’s crop volume is approximately 10 percent lower than last year. Still, with depth in California sourcing from West Pak groves and those of partner growers, the company will...

As part of their strategy to help reduce food waste, West Pak Avocado has partnered with Apeel, the developer of a plant-based, end-to-end solution allowing a more extended shelf life for their premium avocados. Apeel’s plant-based protection is made from materials that are found in the skins,...

West Pak Avocado, the global supplier of premium avocados, is pleased to unveil its inaugural sustainability report. The report covers West Pak’s domestic and international operations, which consists of the company’s headquarters, regional offices, packing houses, and ripening and distribution centers. Dubbed Growing a Legacy...

As summer breezes by, West Pak's field team outlines the top 10 things California growers should know for August and September. Pesky Issues At this point, all fruit has sized enough to avoid the danger of scarring from avocado thrips. Those pesky perseae mites should be...

Kellen Newhouse grew up with the tasty green fruit all around him. His family was one of the founders of West Pak Avocado, and today the Newhouse name is synonymous with growing, packing, and distributing the produce commodity. Generation NEXT for the family-owned business, the...

As we enter the summer months, our resident field experts at West Pak have happily served up the following words of wisdom for our family of growers. Here's what Southern Field Manager Andrew Gabryszak, Northern Field Manager Mike Harberson, Northern Operations Field Manager Ralph Gonzalez,...

In a recent roundtable with West Pak's field team, these ag-experts stepped up with their best words of advice for California growers for May and into June. Southern Field Manager Andrew Gabryszak, Northern Field Manager Mike Harberson, Northern Operations Field Manager Ralph Gonzalez, and Field...