OPN Connect Newsletter 178 · August 6, 2020

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Rodale Institute Announces 2020 Organic Pioneers

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s celebration of the Organic Pioneer Award recipients and annual fundraiser will be held virtually throughout the month of September, designated as “Organic Pioneer Month.” Each week, Rodale Institute will feature unique content from the award winners, including videos, letters from the honorees, and more.   See the 2020 Winners Here

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2. Sun Belle Announces New Green Initiative at MD Distribution Center

Sun Belle Inc. has launched a new green initiative at its 64,000 square foot Jessup, Maryland warehouse and distribution facility with the installation of a 450 kW rooftop solar array system.  The array is projected to generate 592 MWh annually, offsetting more than 35% of the facility’s energy needs. Aurora Energy, Inc., of Columbia, Maryland, teamed with Sun Belle to carry out the project.    Read More

3. Fruit World Co. Announces Thomcord Grapes in Sustainable Packaging

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Fruit World Co., a family-owned, flavor-focused grower-shipper of organic and conventional fruit and the largest California grower of organic Thomcord grapes, has announced that it expects to begin shipping this popular variety the first week of August in new high-graphic 2 lb. recyclable paper totes. Known for being especially aromatic and flavorful, Thomcord grapes are a hybrid of Concord and Thompson Seedless grapes.    Read More

4. The Nation’s Oldest Organic Produce Distributor is Weathering the Pandemic

When the threat of coronavirus hit this past spring, the leadership team at Veritable Vegetable, an organic produce distributor based in San Francisco, dove into action. The company reacted quickly to reduce exposure of COVID-19 for its front-line delivery workers, staff, and vendors with new safety protocols based on recommendations from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control.     Read More

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5. Braga Fresh Welcomes Colby Pereira

Adding to the gravity of its leadership team, and by extension its operations as a whole, Braga Fresh announced that it has welcomed new Vice President of Operations Colby Pereira. Bringing an extensive background in farming, harvesting, and food safety, Pereira will be charges with supporting the company’s overall farming and harvesting operations, with a focus on the health and safety of its employees.     Read More

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