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Category Archives: Mexico

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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February 2013 is a quiet month around Ensenada

January and February are Seagate’s two busiest months of the year in terms of sales, due to the ongoing cold and flu season.  However, these winter months are a very quiet time for Seagate’s farming, fishing, and factory operations.  It is also a time when even the local animals can be found resting and enjoying […]

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Olive Oil Production Begins

After comparing the quality to the best olive oils imported from Italy we decided to make the statement that appears on our caps that this is ‘The Best You Ever Had”. This is probably the only facility in the world using vacuum technology to extract olive oil. It took 3 years to perfect. It is […]

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Bug control, Santa Ana winds, fires, and the Baja 1,000 race

It is November 2012 in Baja California, time for the Santa Ana winds to set the place on fire, the running of the Baja 1,000 race, and business as usual at Seagate’s farm.  With all of this activity, meet Seagate’s department of natural bug control. He is always working with his eyes on the ground. […]

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Olive Oil bottle and a friendly Tijuana cantina

Seagate has been producing olive leaf extract since 1997. Until now, olive oil production has been kept at a minimum, sufficient to supply the requirements for encapsulating and bottling our softgels . The development work for this new product, olive oil in glass bottles, has been taking place for the last two years. The ultimate […]

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October harvest and new dangers in Baja

It is October, which means that the grapes are ready to be harvested. They have reached their deep purple color, peak sugar content and maximum antioxidant level. This is the Fall season in Baja California for Seagate. The olives will still require several more months before they ripen, changing from green to dark purple, when […]

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Smuggling drugs by boat into San Diego

The San Diego/Tijuana border area is a dangerous place, and a part of Seagate’s World. During the day, the beaches along the San Diego coast are known for surfers and tourists (and sometimes Seals in training) enjoying the mild weather and afternoon sun. However, when the sun goes down, an entirely different sport takes place […]

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