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.
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.
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.
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.
Peru: 8,000 Organic Banana Producers Will Apply Ozone Technology
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.
As expected, organic produce continued it's ascent in importance for Thanksgiving food purchases, with retailers raking in 11 percent more dollars and selling 13 percent ore pounds of organic produce than last year's Thanksgiving, according to research firm Nielsen.Read More
Mother Nature was kind to California citrus trees this year, producing a very good supply of organic navels and mandarins, both of which are in prime position for holiday promotions.Read More
Organic wine makes up only two percent of the overall wine market in the US, but is emerging as the fastest growing wine category, as case volume grew by 10 percent in 2016, five times the average for regular wine.Read More
At next week’s Organic Grower Summit, an educational session will be devoted to how California is leading the way in protecting the integrity of the organic brand for the organic industry and consumers across the country.Read More