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OPN Connect Newsletter 160
Erewhon Advances SoCal Marketplace, Organic Citrus Update, Pelger on COVID-19, Rodale's Jeff Moyer, and More...
The California organic citrus season is in full swing with plenty of promotional opportunities for the next couple of months. Organic oranges, lemons, grapefruit and specialty citrus varieties are all in good supplies with reasonable f.o.b. prices, often lower than usual.
Erewhon is a high-end, high-ethics natural foods grocer with five Los Angeles County locations, and two more stores in development. Vice President Jason Widener and Produce Director Edward Palomo joined OPN for a chat about Erewhon’s sourcing standards for organic produce, how the store stays competitive in LA’s crowded marketplace, and more.
Currently, we are in a state of survival as families hunker down at home to escape the hidden danger of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Perhaps that is why we are seeing the surging influx of consumers in our supermarkets. The demand for food and essential items is a major part of that surviving measure. Ron Pelger analyzes the state of retail and shares his observations about organic produce.
Regenerative agriculture has gained a lot of attention since Robert Rodale coined the phrase fifty years ago. Many organizations use the word “regenerative” today, but the Rodale Institute and the Regenerative Organic Alliance (ROA) are creating a certification with USDA organic certification as its base.
1. Organics Unlimited’s GROW Disaster Relief Fund
2. National Organic Program Enforcement Report
3. Organic Veggies and Hemp on Bethlehem Authority Land
4. The Effects of COVID-19 Will Ripple through Food Systems
5. Berry People Expands to Support Steady Growth