With a vision towards a sustainable agriculture future, Woerner Companies, Inc. is opening a new division called Bon Secour Valley Ingredients (BSVI) in Foley, Alabama. This new division will diversify the family to focus on sustainable agriculture by producing prepared foods and ingredients. BSVI is opening a 40,000 sq.ft. facility that will operate multiple dehydration, roasting, and extrusion lines to convert perishable fruits and vegetables into a more sustainable dehydrated form that will not require refrigeration, maintain a longer shelf life all while providing an all-natural product with healthy nutritional value. The main ingredients for the initial plant production will consist of: chicory, sweet potatoes, bananas, carrots, sweet corn, bread fruit, butternut squash, kale and pumpkin. Our focus is to go straight from the farm to BSVI for dehydration and then to your home in the form of a dehydrated banana, smoothie mix, powdered chicory and so much more.
According to George Woerner, CEO of BSVI, "We are committed to providing quality agriculture products from farmers to families. Farming is the backbone to our economy and health. As we look into the future of farming, dehydration is a critical component to helping farmers minimize the waste of unused agriculture products and deliver nutritious, all-natural food items to places all over the world."