In an economy where produce companies are closing on a regular basis, a new produce company has just opened its doors in the Nogales, Ariz., area.

JBM Produce opened Oct. 30. The company is owned by Eduardo and Jose Luis Bedolla, who own a local farm where they grow hot peppers, mainly chili peppers. According to the company’s sales manager, the company intends to sell the peppers to brokers and wholesale distributors throughout the U.S.

“We’re going to sell all over,” said Rene Rodriguez, who worked for 18 years as a buyer/broker for Calixtro Distributing Co., Rio Rico, Ariz. “We’ll sell to anyone who wants to buy.”

New hot pepper company opens in Nogales