OPN Connect Newsletter 93 · December 6, 2018

Top 5 - Organic News to Help You Grow

Organic Grower Summit Announces Grower of the Year Award Recipient

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and the Organic Produce Network (OPN) will honor long-time organic grower Thaddeus Barsotti of Farm Fresh To You as the recipient of the Organic Grower Summit’s Grower of the Year.  Barsotti was selected based on his ongoing commitment and dedication to excellence in organic production and organic industry leadership and innovation. 

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Nick Fitzpatrick Joins the Team at Apeel Sciences


Apeel Sciences continues to expand its roster with the addition of Nick Fitzpatrick as the Vice President of Supplier Relations, the company's first sales team hire. This addition to the company’s sales leadership team comes at a pivotal time as the company expands into new categories and new countries.

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Growing Unconventionality: 2018 Good Fruit Growers of the Year

Washington Fruit and Produce Co. doesn’t do small. This year, the company’s first-ever certified organic harvest equaled close to 15 percent of their total overall volume.

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Organto Foods Inc. Establishes Organto de Mexico

Organto Foods Inc. (OGO) OGOFF, +0.81% ("Organto" or "the Company"), an integrated provider of value-added organic vegetable and fruit products today announced that as part of its ongoing strategy to significantly expand organic product supply from Mexico and position the Company as a premier exporter of organic produce from Mexico to Europe, it has established Organto de Mexico to facilitate the execution of this strategic objective.

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Peru: 8,000 Organic Banana Producers Will Apply Ozone Technology

Organic Ag Products

Nearly eight thousand organic banana producers from the regions of La Libertad, Tumbes, Piura and Lambayeque, who receive training from the CEDEPAS North Center for Innovation and Technological Transfer (CITE), will benefit from the application of ozone technology in the washing and packing stages of this fruit.

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