Pharr to Host Celebration to Initiate the Start of the 2021-2022 Produce Season on Thursday, 10/7 @ 10 am

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

The annual “Start of the Produce Season” event will take place at 10 am on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at the Pharr International Bridge (9900 S. Cage, Blvd., Pharr, TX 78577).

“The Pharr International Bridge continues to remain the #1 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,” he added.

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

The U.S. has consistently remained Mexico’s No. 1 trading partner for produce and goods and Pharr’s ideal geographical location has resulted in not only a great partnership between the two countries, but also in the growth of their produce trading capacity. The Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge has evolved into the largest land port for fruits and vegetables in the nation. Currently, the Pharr International Bridge crosses more than 65% of all the fresh produce coming from Mexico through Texas land ports of entry.

All media and the public are invited to attend.

WHAT:  Celebration to Initiate the Start of the 2021-2022 Produce Season
WHEN: Thursday, October 7, 2021, from 10 am to 12 pm
WHERE: Pharr International Bridge (9900 S. Cage, Blvd., Pharr, TX 78577)