Top 10 fresh organic foods of 2017



by Sustainable Food News 


January 3, 2018

4Earth Farms

A variety of fresh organic products such as produce, meat and deli-prepared beverages landed in the top 10 categories that U.S. consumers purchased in 2017.

Packaged salads led the way in 2017, with dollar sales reaching nearly $900 million, up less than 2 percent.

"Whether branded, unbranded or private label, consumers have an abundance of choice when it comes to the selection of in-store organic products," said market research and information firm The Nielsen Company. "For top performing retailers, organic contribution to the total fresh department continues to grow, and remains a key factor that helps top performing retailers continue strong growth as well."

Ocean Mist

Check out the top fresh organic sales categories in 2017 (52 weeks ended Oct. 28), according to Nielsen:

Ippolito / Queen Victoria
Organic Ag Products
Organic Grower Summit 2018
Organic Industry Insiders Share Thoughts on Trends and Predictions for 2018

Organic Industry Insiders Share Thoughts on Trends and Predictions for 2018


OPN asked organic industry insiders to share their thoughts on organic produce trends for 2018. Our experts had plenty to say about who drives trends, what upcoming items may become consumer obsessions and what issues concern them most.

Read More
Organic Grower Summit Panel Explores Issues Facing Organic Farmers

Organic Grower Summit Panel Explores Issues Facing Organic Farmers


Many of the top issues facing organic farmers are those all farmers face: smaller margins, increasing competition from non-traditional growers like hydroponics, a robust regulatory environment, pest control, food safety, the need for research, water, and labor.

Read More
Standing Room Only Crowd Packs Organic Cannabis Panel Discussion

Standing Room Only Crowd Packs Organic Cannabis Panel Discussion


Perhaps in a nod to the next frontier of business opportunities in organic growing, the most popular educational breakout session at the sold-out inaugural Organic Grower Summit was “Organic Disruption — Cannabis: The Next Frontier.”

Read More
General Attendee Registration for Organic Produce Summit 2018 Opens January 8

General Attendee Registration for Organic Produce Summit 2018 Opens January 8


General attendee registration for the third annual Organic Produce Summit will open on Monday, January 8.  Special “Early Bird” pricing is available during the month of January for the only event dedicated exclusively to bringing together organic fresh produce growers, shippers and processors with retailers and buying organizations across North America.

Read More
Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 

Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 


  1. USDA Recognizes Organic Agriculture as a Priority with $10 Million in Grants
  2. Brexit Could Produce a Shift Towards Organic Production
  3. The Year of the Consumer
  4. Asia’s ‘Large and Disparate Number of Organic Standards’ Calls Certification into Question at Ecovia Conference
  5. Top 10 Fresh Organic Foods of 2017
Read More

'Pitfalls' to entering Chinese organic market explored at summit


Read More
4Earth Farms
Ippolito / Queen Victoria
Organic Grower Summit 2018