Overview

Tapping the Potential of Colombian Lime

Launched in August of 2019, Valle Verde is a venture that will source and pack sustainably grown Tahiti limes. Valle Verde's packhouse will be the first export-quality facility of its kind in proximity to Colombia's Caribbean ports. The project's unique location allows it to source from ideal lime-producing regions such as Quindio, Santander, and Antioquia. As Colombian lime gains recognition in global markets, Colombian orange farmers are shifting their production towards lime, seeks to centralize, formalize, and standardize lime exports in the region. The packing facility will provide Farmfolio an opportunity to converge with our international trade desks and provide Colombian lime farmers with a global outlet.

Fixed Assets
Infrastructure and Equipment
Infrastructure and Equipment
Valle Verde's packhouse will be a high-technology facility located a free trade zone in Urabá, a subregion of the Antioquia department of Colombia. The first facility of its kind in the region, the packhouse will posses a cutting-edge packing line and coldroom capable of processing up to 1 million kilos of lime per month. The accompanying equipment utilized at the facility will constitute a significant portion of Valle Verde's fixed assets.

Valle Verde’s packhouse will be a high-technology facility located a free trade zone in Urabá, a subregion of the Antioquia department of Colombia. The first facility of its kind in the region, the packhouse will posses a cutting-edge packing line and coldroom capable of processing up to 1 million kilos of lime per month. The accompanying equipment utilized at the facility will constitute a significant portion of Valle Verde’s fixed assets.

There are many considerations to take into account when establishing a lime packing facility of this kind, and the Valle Verde team has taken every precaution to ensure that the facility complies with the highest international phytosanitary regulations. This includes following quarantine regulations for diseased fruit, ensuring that temperatures in cold storage are maintained at adequate levels, and maintaining the sizing, washing, and drying systems.

The machinery at the Valle Verde packing facility will consist of a dedicated CPU with programming and line control software, electronic sizers and rollers with cushioning to protect the fruit, diameter and color classification systems, sorters, singulators, and many other systems. These features will ensure maximum efficiency at the facility.

Valuation by Year
Timeline
2019
Valle Verde offering announced

The Farmfolio team makes the decision to move forward with the Valle Verde project after extensive research.

September
Valle Verde Project Development Begins

Valle Verde receives construction permit applications from municipalities. Land fill and foundation work begin.

October 2019

Team

The Valle Verde team is a small but talented group of agribusiness professionals who are responsible for wide range of tasks. These include coordinating with local growers to obtain the highest quality product, working closely with our contracted packhouse to maintain efficiency and consistency, and overseeing the construction of our own packhouse in the Antioquia region of Colombia. Our corporate team handles tasks such as accounts receivables and sales, freeing up the Valle Verde team to spend more time in the field.