Grupo Palenque’s history dates back to 1980s. I always wanted to grow fruits and vegetables and I knew Oaxaca was a renowned mango growing region here in Mexico. I therefore decided to work and live in Oaxaca in order to raise the necessary money and knowledge to buy a proper sized mango orchard. Fortunately for me this was already the case in 1983 and I bought the “El Palenque” orchard from the previous owner. I love that name so I decided to keep it. Years passed and I was able to acquire more and more orchards, but none of them could be compared to Palenque. Palenque has been a symbol of inspiration and hope for me since day one, hence I decided to name my exporting company after my orchard: Grupo Palenque. Fortunately for me, two of my sons decided to join me on this journey, and I am very happy to teach them my mango expertise as much as I can.
Our packing houses and orchards are located in zones were poverty levels are high. Therefore, it is our commitment to hire people from these communities as much as we can. By doing so, we are helping to build these areas economically.