About

History

Mount Dora Farms has consistently provided high-quality products for thirty-five (35) years. Established in 1986, Mount Dora Farms is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seaboard Corporation, a diversified international agribusiness and transportation company employing more than 25,000 people worldwide and #455 on the Fortune 500 list with net sales over $6.8 billion in 2019. Seaboard Corporation is traded on the NYSE American index under the symbol SEB.

Mount Dora Farms works with a dedicated group of skilled farmers throughout Honduras to provide the highest quality of raw peppers. Mount Dora Farms provides seedlings to these reliable farmers for optimal quality control and to ensure timely harvest cycles. The result is jalapeño peppers, grown on a year-round basis, that are uniform in size and texture and meet our highest quality standards. After sorting, grading, cleaning, and testing, the peppers are processed into different products to match customer specific needs, including whole, sliced, diced, halves, strips, chipotle mash and puree products.

Mount Dora Farms provides each customer with a high level of attention, constant communication, expert knowledge, and the drive to provide service that is unsurpassed. For more than a quarter of a century, these characteristics have defined our quest for quality. We focus on each customer individually and strive to meet all of your needs.

Based in Houston, Texas and Honduras, Mount Dora Farms specializes in the processing of jalapeño peppers. We provide peppers “all year round” in halves, strips, sliced, chipotle, mash, puree, and diced. Set in a vinegar preservative, we can ship our product throughout the world. We are the largest supplier of pepper halves to snack processors in the United States and Europe.

Mount Dora Farms dedicates its efforts to ensure our customers are receiving the freshest and safest products on the market. To do this, we work based on FDA and FSMA regulations, ISO standards, and legal requirements, along with exceptional agricultural practices to guarantee high quality and safe products to all consumers.

Our HACCP program is based on the FDA Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, and the IFPA and WGA Voluntary Food Safety Guidelines for Fresh Produce. We have received the full cooperation and commitment from our local management and associate producers, and most of our key personnel have been trained in HACCP. To guarantee our products quality and safety, all of our employees are trained in Food Safety, Quality Standards and Food Defense.

Mount Dora Farms, along with Seaboard Corporation and all of its divisions, practices strict business and ethical standards. Mount Dora Farms enforces this policy with all of its employees and business partners. To learn more about our Code of Ethics, click here.