PHARR, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — The City of Pharr is hoping to change the game when it comes to fresh produce.
City leaders broke ground on Wednesday, May 29, on what they are calling the Produce Park.
Officials are hopeful the 90 acre park can start producing produce by the end of the year.
The site was strategically chosen because it's less than a mile from the Pharr/Reynosa International Bridge.
Pharr City Manager, Fred Sandoval, commented on how the park will help growers and shippers, "Fruit and vegetables from what used to pass through Nogales, is not going to pass through Texas. It's a huge savings for the growers and shippers and it's probably a day or two of more shelf life when those fruits and vegetables cross. I mean, it's good economics."