Sourcing Globally

Baldor believes in sourcing and delivering only the finest foods from around the world. Our international procurement team, IPeX, is continuously on the lookout for global sources that grow quality produce in a sustainable and responsible manner.

IPeX works directly with farmers all over the world; whether the farm is located in Guatemala or Israel our goal is to collaborate at the source.  Our IPeX team creates turnkey systems for certified international growers that include, but are not limited to, sourcing seeds, growing, packing, and branding of the final products.  We strive to meet every customer’s needs by arranging logistics and handling all necessary U.S. import permits.

IPeX by Sea

IPeX receives containers from Europe every week.   We regularly import a variety of fresh produce including horseradish from Hungary, cooked beets, pink onions, shallots, and smoked garlic from France, leeks and endives from Belgium, peppers from Holland and Spanish peeled garlic.

IPeX by Air

IPeX also receives a multitude of daily air shipments consisting of real cavaillon melons grown from French seeds in the Dominican Republic and fresh herbs from Israel.

Our team constantly develops new projects abroad.  As of late we are working on partnerships with farms in Colombia and Ecuador.

Any offshore farm we work with must meet our food safety and sustainability standards. We schedule personal visits to each farm that we find is HACCP-, Global Gap-, and/or Primus lab-certified, so our IPeX team can ensure that good manufacturing practices (GMP’s) are in place.  We inspect every aspect of production to guarantee the farm meets our standards, starting with proper water sourcing and waste removal.  We also make sure worker conditions are favorable and that no children are employed.

Our high standards for excellence apply to each part of our business, from the quality of our produce and efficient logistics, to sourcing from the best farms all around the world. Our commitment to only working with the best is reflected in the quality of the food we deliver and the service we provide to our customers every day.