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OPN Connect Newsletter 17
A commitment to customer service, growing, and strong grower relationships has been the hallmark of one of the nations’ leading organic growing/shipping/distributing operations. For over 20 years, Los Angeles-based 4Earth Farms has utilized smaller mixer business as a springboard to significant growth in its wholesale organic business and propelled the company into major growing organic deals across in the United States and Mexico.
California Giant Berry Farms, Watsonville, CA, is one of the largest berry grower-shippers in the Watsonville area, the strawberry capital of the world. The company has a robust berry operation, both company owned and as a representative for outside growers. Cindy Jewell is the firm’s vice president of marketing.
Partnering with marketing research firm Nielsen, OPN analysis of organic fresh produce sales indicates organic berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.), and apples accounted for nearly two-thirds of all organic fruit sales ($73 million) during April. Total organic fruit sales ----commodity and value added---- for April stood at $120 million, with organic fresh vegetable sales reaching $208 million. Other organic produce items including herbs, juices, dressings and snack mixes totaled $54 million in sales for the month.
- CCOF Joins National Organic Farmers Group to Lobby Congress
- Organic Onions Healthier Than Conventional, Says Study
- HFI, Global Organic Ingredients Supplier, Debuts Food Safety Service
- "Caulipower" Takes a Big Slice of the Gluten-Free Pizza Market
- What Happens When Organic Farms are Forced to Spray Conventional Pesticides?