Chile, with its bounty of fresh produce, artisan food products and top wines, is poised to become a leader in the burgeoning organic food market. With its natural fertile soil and Andes mountain spring water, Chile is particularly well suited for organic agricultural production. The unique terrain (mountains to the east, desert to the north, ocean to the west) creates a natural barrier that helps naturally protect crops from pests and disease and keeps the soil free from chemical overuse. Already, dozens of organic Chielan products ares exported to the US, including fruit, vegetables, wine, honey, oils, grains and specialty food products.
Like the USDA cerfitication process, organic certification in Chile is only granted under the strictest guidelines. Since the early 1990's, Chile's organic trade organization, the CCO (Certificadora Chile Organico) has issued local certiciations, along with select foreign certification agencies. In 2006, the program was expanded to include more rigorous guidelines. These have already been fully implemented into Chilean organic growing practices, and government sponsored systems are in place offering farmers continuing education and support.
The Fresh Ideas Market Place takes place under the umbrella of the Natural Products Expo West Show. You will be able to taste organic products from Chile. Visit us at tables 154 to 157 from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm and experience some of the best organic products from Chile.
The companies exhibiting at Fresh Ideas Market Place are:
Garden of the Andes. From the Andes mountain to your cup, 100% Organic Teas and infusions.
Address: Av. Vitacura 2939 Of. 1101 Las Condes, Santiago, Chile.
USA Tel: 1 954 302 2198
Chequen, indigenous for arrayan flower, is the name of one of the places where Chequen Farmers grow their best grapes. It is located in the heart of Maule Region.
Contact: Hernan Perez firstname.lastname@example.org
A family owned company located in the Biobio Region. It cultivates and prepares organic products such as organic berries vinegars certified under NOP, JAS and BCS.
Tel. +1 56 42 631 624
It is a pioneer for NSA wines (No Sulfites Added Wines) and wines made from organically grown grapes in Chile, from Maipo Valley, certified by the prestigious Institute for Market Ecology, IMO Switzerland.
Contact: Solange Teillery email@example.com
Located in the Araucania Region, Chile, surrounded by volcanoe and Lake Villarrica, area that provides a special microclime for growing herbs and medicinal organic plants in a 600 hectares farm.
Contacts: Peter Brunner, General Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Iris Peña, Commercial Manager email@example.com
A prestigious agribusiness company well known by its customers in more than 30 countries all over the world. It is one of the leading processed food companies in Chile. It has distibution and warehousing in some areas of the USA.
USA: Landy Hauck, 11598 West Pine St, Sandpoint, ID 83864
Tel. 1 208 610 0109 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please contact:
Prochile Los Angeles
Trade Commissioner: Francisco Correa
Project Managers: Lilian R. Walker and Lilina Mejias
6100 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1260; Los Angeles, CA 90048
T. 323-932-7200 F. 323-932-7204