Thanks for buying our fruit. Our farm Fruticola Hersa was set up back in 1998. At that time we were not aware of organic farming techniques and started growing conventional grapefruits. In 2009, after some very tough years and insecurity many growers in this region left their farms in search of other forms of income so that they could feed their families and keep them safe. Fortunately at that time, I had the opportunity to work for an organic fruit exporting company which allowed me to learn the “ ins and outs” of organic agriculture. In 2015, when I returned to the family orchard it was therefore logical that I wanted to convert it to organic. The orchard was in a terrible condition however so we had to invest a lot of money, time and effort to bring it to a high standard. You can imagine how proud I was when we received the official organic certification in march 2016.