Uncle Matt’s Celebrates Ten Years of Organic Excellence
Uncle Matt’s Organic, the oldest organic orange juice brand in the U.S., is celebrating its 10th year of organic excellence … and is continuing to grow!
According to Matt McLean, Founder and CEO, “We started this business with three acres of orange groves in my father’s backyard and we now are more than 1,000 acres strong between our family’s holdings and the 15 other family owned groves that our company manages.” The current 2008-09 citrus season has yielded the largest amount of fresh citrus and juice in the company’s history.
Uncle Matt’s is America’s premiere brand of organic orange juice offering a fresh squeezed taste and gourmet quality without the additives, artificial flavors or preservatives that are so often found in other products. “Just a pure, delicious blend of organic Hamlin and Valencia oranges from the USA picked when the sugar is high and the acid is low,” comments McLean. The company is vertically integrated as grower, manager and marketer of organic citrus and helps conventional citrus growers transition to organic.
Uncle Matt’s Organic has been a pioneering force and agricultural activist in the development of the organic citrus industry for this country. From lobbying in Washington DC to shaping public policy, McLean has assumed a leadership role by serving on the board of directors of the Organic Trade Association for the last three years.
McLean is a part of a fourth generation citrus family where organic has been a way of life from the beginning. Citrus is truly a passion with this family held business with his father and mother, brother, wife and brother-in-law all taking active positions in the company.
To learn more about what happens in the organic groves of central Florida, visit www.unclematts.com and watch short educational videos that address organic citrus farming.
Uncle Matt’s Organic offers premium quality organic juices while Uncle Matt’s Fresh offers premium quality organic citrus produce. The companies’ products have no synthetic additives or preservatives. To further assure high quality standards, the juice is certified Kosher and Pareve by Orthodox Union. Produce and finished products are produced under the strict regulation and guidelines of Quality Certification Services, the largest and most respected organic certifier in Florida. Products are available in health food stores and supermarkets around the country. The company is an active member of OTA and supports the Organic Farming Research Foundation.
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