A Visionary Approach
The Del Cabo farming cooperative was launched in 1986 with the goal of helping create economic opportunities for small scale farmers in rural Baja California. The idea of farm and community-centered production proved to be successful.
Del Cabo farmers receive training in organic growing, harvesting, and handling, as well as start-up funds, farming technology, administrative training, and consistent distribution channels, ensuring the best return for small-scale farms. Virtually all of our farms are Fair Trade certified.
Surpassing the original vision, the Del Cabo Cooperative of farms currently spans the entire length of the Baja California peninsula and into the mainland. This collaboration between Jacobs Farm and the Baja growers provides over 1,100 farming families with a much-improved quality of life and an environmentally sustainable economic engine for farm families and their communities.
The Jacobs Farm Del Cabo partnership has helped the Baja growers raise themselves out of poverty. Once people struggling to make ends meet, the Del Cabo farmers have transformed their lives through safe farming practices and a sustainable economic model that supports their families and enriches their communities. After all, sharing and eating good food is the center of communities around the world and a common experience that unites us all.
The only thing that tastes sweeter than fresh organic produce from Del Cabo is knowing that every bite supports the people and the earth that brought it to you—today and far into the future.
Our Story Continues
How to Cut a Mango
Mangoes may look smooth and round, but every mango has a bump on the flat side of the fruit, towards the tip. Locating that bump is the first step to cutting a mango with ease.
Set the tip of the mango on a sturdy cutting board, so the stem points straight up. Look for the bump and align it toward you - this places the large seed inside the mango perpendicular to you. Slice the mango just to the right of the stem, curving slightly away to follow the shape of the seed, and continue cutting straight down. You should have almost one complete side of the mango. Now rotate the mango and slice, in the same manner, to slice off the second side.
To cut the mango into smaller pieces, you can either slice each side into wedges and then cut the mango away from the skin, or you can score the flesh criss-cross, and then cut the squares from the skin, the same way you remove flesh from cantaloupe or avocado.