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OPN Connect Newsletter 12 - May 18, 2017

In Their Words: John Harley, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Anthony Vineyards Inc

In Their Words: John Harley, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Anthony Vineyards Inc


OPN recently talked to John Harley, vice president of sales and marketing for the firm, about the changing buying habits of the U.S. consumer and the continued growth in the category.

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Organic Produce 10 Percent of All Retail Produce Sales in March

Organic Produce 10 Percent of All Retail Produce Sales in March


Organic fresh produce sales are robust and growing throughout the country, accounting for more than 10 percent of all produce dollars through the first quarter of 2017. 

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Ashley’s Better Bites: May Means Cherries!

Ashley’s Better Bites: May Means Cherries!


By Ashley Koff, RD

Nothing says no more winter like a bowl of luscious cherries! These sweet bites are never a hard sell, so I don’t often get the chance to share why they are so good for you.

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Organic Week in Brief: Five Need-to-Knows

Organic Week in Brief: Five Need-to-Knows


  1. USDA Hosts Webinar on Organic Reporting Today at 2:00 pm EDT
  2. New Resources for Organic Handlers, Certifiers and Inspectors
  3. Representatives introduce The Organic Agriculture Research Act to Increase Organic Research
  4. Clearwater Organic, Largest U.S. 'organic' hydroponic greenhouse, to resubmit organic certificate application
  5. USDA Warns Industry of 8 Fake Organic Certificates in Marketplace
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Pacific Organic: Cultivating the Global Organic Marketplace

Pacific Organic: Cultivating the Global Organic Marketplace


By Mindy Hermann, RD

The growing market for organic produce often collides head-on with a glaring reality – many consumers have no idea which items are in season, are unwilling to forgo off-season items such as strawberries in December, and don’t understand the limitations on supply and variety of local produce.

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