OPN Connect Newsletter 185 · September 24, 2020

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Awe Sum Organics Winter Kiwi and Blueberries

Awe Sum Organics organic green and gold kiwifruit are sourced from top growers in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres to ensure a year-round supply. One of nature's most perfect and nutrient-rich foods, kiwifruit is harvested at the ideal time for peak flavor and perfect ripening. The company said it is also excited to offer its new crop organic blueberries from Chile.     Read More

2. NOP Proposes Stronger Organic Enforcement

Alpine Fresh Feb 2021

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) issued a proposed rule in early August that would amend the organic regulations to strengthen oversight and enforcement of the production, handling, and sale of organic products.    Read More


3. Stemilt Hits Milestone with First EFI Certification

Stemilt has taken another step to fulfill its mission to “cultivate people and delight consumers” by achieving Equitable Food Initiative certification at its impressive Quincy, Washington, orchard operation that grows apples and cherries.      Read More

Misionero Feb 2021

4. Asia’s Largest Organic Rooftop Farm

Organic urban agriculture, renewable energy and beautiful landscaping come together at the Thammasat University Rooftop Farm (TURF), Asia’s largest organic rooftop farm that spans 236,806 square feet. Bangkok-based landscape architecture and urban design firm LANDPROCESS designed the productive landscape in response to both the Thai capital’s sprawling urbanization and rising food and water scarcity concerns amid the climate crisis.    Read More

5. Bridges Produce’s Mexican Season Starts Strong

Bridges Produce’s Fall 2020 Mexican season has begun with new crop organic items shipping out of Nogales, AZ.  Bridges Mexican lineup is very robust with strong volumes expected and start dates are on schedule.     Read More

Heliae Feb 2021
Shenandoah Feb 2021

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