Clermont, FL (May 12, 2005) Upon notice of his election to the Organic Trade Association’s board, Matt McLean announced “Because OTA does such an excellent job of representing the organic industry, I am really looking forward to adding my expertise and energy to their team. As an organic farmer, I understand the challenges faced by our industry and feel confident I can help with solutions.” The new officers for 2005-06 were announced Saturday, April 30, 2005 at the organization’s annual meeting held at the All Things Organic trade show in Chicago. Matt McLean is the current CEO of Uncle Matt’s Organic, a Florida-based, family-owned company offering a line of organic citrus juices and fresh produce. "It’s a true honor to be elected and I’m excited to be a part of such a prestigious board. I look forward to the challenges faced by our industry and hope I can make a difference,” adds Matt. “Uncle Matt” joins the OTA board with a mission to grow organic awareness and help other organic farmers.
Uncle Matt’s Organic along with its sister company Uncle Matt’s Fresh has been a leader in organic citrus production in the state of Florida. Today, the fourth generation citrus family manages more than 400 acres of organic citrus. His company, McLean Marketing, touts over 100 years of combined experience in the areas of research and development, marketing and production.
Uncle Matt’s Organic, Inc. offers premium quality organic juices, fresh fruit and organic citrus gift baskets. Their produce and juice products have no additives or preservatives. In addition, the juice is kosher certified and always promises that “fresh squeezed” taste. Uncle Matt’s Organic products are produced under the strict regulation and guidelines of the Florida Organic Growers Association, the largest and most respected organic organization in Florida. The company is an active member of OTA and supports the Organic Farming Research Foundation.