Reiter Affiliated Companies has been farming in the United States for over one hundred years, but has also expanded internationally. Each of our farms is strategically positioned to best fit market demand for year-round availability of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries.
RAC originally expanded its operations into Mexico during the summer of 1991 under the name of Berrymex. The initial trial was very small and focused on growing both strawberries and raspberries. In 1994 our grower program began in Mexico and this partnership program dramatically affected Berrymex’s performance and production. Berrymex employees and growers continue to expand production in almost every section of the berry patch, including organic berries.
Europe / Africa
In the spring of 2006, RAC initiated its first overseas planting with 15 acres of raspberries and 15 acres of strawberries under the name of Maravilha Farms in the small town of Zambujeira Do Mar, Portugal. Today, Maravilha Farms continues a steady and scaled growth, with acreage now planted in Tavira, Portugal. Some of these acres are planted in above-ground containers commonly referred to as substrate, utilizing innovative growing practices. Maravilha is still in the early growing stages but plans are underway to plant blueberries and blackberries in the coming year.
Atlas Berry Farms was formed in the summer of 2011 and had its first planting of 25 acres in Agadir, Morocco. It hit the ground running and has grown almost four times the acres planted with plans of expanding into the strawberry growing region of Mulay Busselham, where they will have their first planting of 25 acres in 2014.