OPN Connect Newsletter 164 · April 30, 2020

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Farmers Who Supplied Five-Star Restaurants Now Doing Home Delivery

New York’s farmers who can no longer sell crops to Big Apple restaurants are turning to a new business model: Boxing up produce for the growing hordes of home cooks. Zaid Kurdieh, an organic farmer in Norwich, NY, used to rely on sales to top chefs and restaurateurs like Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Thomas Keller and Danny Meyer for 60 percent of his revenues.    Read More

2. Country Sweet Produce Onion Campaign

Alpine Fresh Feb 2021

Every day the Country Sweet team is out in the fields checking up on their 2020 onion crop so that they never miss a beat. Growing and packing south of Bakersfield, California, CSP and the Valpredo Farms group are proudly supplying organic and sweet onions from their family of growers, as they have been for almost 50 years.    Read More

3. Sun Belle and Giddings MX Announce Berry Agreement

Sun Belle Inc. and Giddings Fruit Mexico jointly announce a long-term exclusive marketing and distribution agreement whereby Sun Belle Inc. will market all of Giddings Mexico’s conventional and organic blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries.    Read More

4. Tanimura & Antle Introduces HarvestSelect Box

Misionero Feb 2021

Tanimura & Antle will begin shipping HarvestSelect boxes with an assortment of field-packed fresh produce to retail partners as part of grocery pickup and delivery programs. Each HarvestSelect box will include a minimum of eight different fresh vegetable products, as well as a weekly recipe card with usage ideas.    Read More

5. NOP-Electronic Organic Import Certificate Now Available

The NOP and CBP are pleased to announce that at the end of April 2020, the electronic organic import certificate (or "message set") is deploying in CBP's primary import system, known as the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). This organic certificate is being launched as an optional filing step, not as required. The electronic organic import certificate is expected to become required with the publication of the Strengthening Organic Enforcement final rule.    Learn More

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