Pharr To Host Start Of The Produce Season

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Pharr To Host Start Of The Produce Season

The Pharr International Bridge is the leading border crossing for volumes of produce cargoes. (Courtesy)
The Pharr International Bridge is the leading border crossing for volumes of produce cargoes. (Courtesy)

The Pharr International Bridge will host a special event to initiate the start of the 2021-2022 Produce Season Oct. 7. Officials invite the public to celebrate alongside produce growers, importers, distributors, and consumers from the United States and Mexico.

The annual “Start of the Produce Season” event begins at 10 a.m. at the bridge, 9900 South Cage Blvd.

“The Pharr International Bridge continues to remain the number-one produce gateway in the nation,” said Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D. “Our bridge director, board and staff continue to do an outstanding job working with all our partners to continue to expand growth and access through our bridge and we look forward to another record-setting season.”

Pharr city officials, as well as special guests, dignitaries and other notable representatives from the produce industry on both sides of the border will attend the event.

The U.S. has consistently remained Mexico’s top trading partner for produce and goods. Pharr’s geographical location has resulted in not only a partnership between the two countries, but also growth of their produce trading capacity. The Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge is the largest land port for fruits and vegetables in the nation. Currently, the Pharr International Bridge crosses more than 65 percent of all the fresh produce coming from Mexico through Texas land ports of entry.

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