OPN Connect Newsletter 211 · April 1, 2021

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Rodale Institute Expands Organic Consulting Services in Midwest

Rodale Institute, a nonprofit known for its research, farmer training, and education about regenerative organic agriculture since 1947, has expanded its team in an effort to empower more farmers to transition to organic. Now with two new Organic Consultants based in the Midwest, Rodale has significantly expanded their capacity as a resource for farmers seeking information and assistance about transitioning to organic.      Read More

2. TerraFresh Organics on Easter Merchandising

Starr Ranch May 2021

Easter is just a hop, skip, and jump away, and TerraFresh Organics has just what shoppers are looking for this holiday—organic mangos. Exuding the bright, vibrant colors of spring, mangos provide retailers with a fantastic display product that is sure to draw both new and returning customers to the produce section.     Read More

3. Sun Belle Launches Organic Pomegranate Arils Program

Berry marketer Sun Belle has launched its 2021 pomegranate arils program with Peruvian-grown conventional and organic products. The Green Belle organic and Sun Belle conventional 4.4-ounce cups are packed by Agricola Los Medanos, based in Ica.    Read More


Country Sweet Produce May 2021

4. Are Organic Avocados Better for the Environment?

As part of a guerrilla advertising campaign, Netherlands-based Eosta distributed organic avocados in front of the Dutch parliament building last week to highlight the environmental impact of this popular fruit. Having sold nearly 3.5 million kilos of organic avocados last year, Eosta claims to have saved 126 Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of drinking water and nearly 300 tonnes of CO2 emissions compared to traditional growers.     Read More

5. Driscoll's Signs New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

Driscoll’s, the world’s fresh berry leader, joins The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to help advance its pledge to prioritize sustainable packaging solutions that protect fresh berries while minimizing an environmental impact. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme and unites more than 500 signatories behind a common vision of a circular economy for plastic, in which plastics stay in the economy and out of the environment.   Read More

Global Organics Group May 2021


Chelan Fresh May 2021

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