OPN Connect Newsletter 172 · June 25, 2020

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Canadian Grocery Store Grows Its Own Organic Veggies on Rooftop

IGA is the first grocery store in Canada to sell veggies from its own roof. More than 30 kinds of organic produce are grown on the 25,000-square-foot roof=top farm, including heirloom tomatoes, lettuce, eggplant, radish, kale and basil. Required by the Montreal borough of Saint Laurent to install a green roof, store co-owner Richard Duchemin decided to make the project profitable by growing plants he could sell in the produce section downstairs.    Read More

Campos Borquez September

2. Annual Rodale Institute Organic Field Day Moved Online

In 2020, Rodale Institute’s annual Organic Field Day will be Organic Field Days— and take place 100% online! Join us for a week of on-demand, in-field presentations from Rodale Institute staff and scientists, as well as exclusive Q&A sessions with the experts.    Learn More


Heliae September

3. Stemilt Boosting Sales in Two Categories with Organic Summer Fruit

When summer arrives, so does Stemilt’s premium summer fruit. Stemilt started packing and shipping apricots last week, with their Artisan Organics peaches and nectarines coming in mid-July. Stemilt’s peaches and nectarines are all-organic and offer retailers a chance to build both the summer fruit and organic categories.    Read More

4. West Pak Avocado Touts the Avo-Effect of the Golden State of Avocados

Red Sun Farms September

West Pak Avocado has tapped into the very essence of the category, recently releasing its latest Avo Effect campaign video, Golden State of Avocados. The fourth episode for the company's ongoing 2020 series covers the Avo Effect that the avocado has had on California and how it has become synonymous with the Golden State. Read More

5. Cal Giant Berries Reports Strong Blueberry Volume This Summer

Having just wrapped up the spring season of blueberry harvest in Georgia and California’s Central Valley, California Giant is proud to report impressive volumes of organic and conventional blueberries for the summer season from the Pacific Northwest.    Read More

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