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Category Archives: Mexico

Olive Oil cheating update

Seagate previously posted on this subject in a May 2016, Olive Oil Industry Growth & Cheating. That article detailed the flow of olive oil from Italy into the U.S., over 110,000 tons/year, and how most of it was adulterated either with other vegetable oils, oils from North African and Eastern European countries, or 2nd press […]

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Controlling insects on Seagate’s farm

October 2016 has become a critical month for Seagate’s harvests. The olives are ripening early and the tomatoes are all ripening at once. Tomatoes generally all ripen and need to be picked all at the same time. That is not a problem because we have a lot of machinery in the plant to handle this […]

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Olive harvest and separating the twigs

The 2016 olive harvest season began this week, 3 months ahead of normal. The unusually warm weather is causing the olives to ripen at a very fast pace. Below are the first baskets of olives delivered to Seagate’s plant. Usually, the harvest does not begin until the end of December, not the end of September.  […]

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Seagate’s New Tomato Crop – Part 2

For those of you who cannot handle the excitement of seeing the moon move across the sky or the rise and fall of the tides,  then watching Seagate’s tomatoes growing along hillsides in Baja California, might be too much for you. This article is important for those people interested in how we produce the tomato […]

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New Seagate Grape Crop

Fall is the season for grape harvesting in Baja California.  We have been fortunate this year that we have not had to deal with insect attacks and infestations nor very hot dry weather, as was the case during the summer of 2015.  As a result, the grapes are ripening and almost ready to harvest. This […]

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Seagate’s summer Nopal harvest season begins

Seagate grows on our farm or harvests from the ocean ~ 20 different raw materials. Nopal Cactus is just one of them. Just like any other plant or tree, there is a correct time for cutting off (pruning) the old-growth to allow the plant to prosper during the coming year. In the case of Nopal […]

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Preparing tomato farm land

Due to the unusually cool weather this Spring, we had delayed planting our tomato crop until now.  During the past three years, the weather in the area where we farm would have already been in the +100F range during the daytime.  While this is good for our farm crops like broccoli and artichokes, it put […]

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New Crop of Seagate Olives growing, June 2016

It appears that we are finally going to recover from our drought. The 2016 Olive season appears ready to be a good one for the production of oil. Temperatures in the Guadalupe River Valley, where our olive trees grow in Baja California, have been mild.  We have had sufficient rainfall to allow the trees to […]

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Ensenada highway reopens until it falls into the ocean again

The Tijuana-Ensenada highway collapsed a year ago as a result of a combination of problems — poor construction, a base of loose sandstone, underlying fault zone, recent earthquakes, and the daily traffic of heavy overloaded trucks. This is the view from the highway just north of the city of Ensenada, the location of Seagate’s factory […]

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Addressing any doubts about farming in Mexico by Richard Lentz

A customer in Duncanville  recently wrote this email to Seagate concerned about discovering that Seagate operates farms in Mexico. Comments:  I much prefer taking olive leaf than going on antibiotics. However, I was shocked to read on your label that this product is actually grown in Mexico; I thought it was from your farm in […]

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