OPN Connect Newsletter 214 · April 22, 2021

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. How Local Organic Farms Help the Environment and You, According to a Farmer

About 120 miles northwest of New York City along the Delaware River, Greg Swartz and his wife, Tannis Kowalchuk, own and operate Willow Wisp Organic Farm, where they carefully cultivate 45 different kinds of vegetables and several dozen varieties of culinary herbs and cut flowers. It is organic farming like this that is at the root of regional environmental responsibility, and below that biodiverse soil surface is an infrastructure for nutrient-dense produce that plays a pivotal role in a healthy food system.     Read More

2. Update on Import Season for Organic Pears

Stemilt September 2021

Imported organic pears have started and Morning Kiss Organic looks forward to a successful season. The import season runs from March through June, and seasonal varieties that will be offered include Packham, D’Anjou, and Bartlett. Morning Kiss Organic carries organic pears year-round working with growers in Argentina, California, and Washington.     Read More

3. New Crop of Cal-Organic Potatoes Starts Shipping April 26

Let’s talk potatoes! Shoppers continue to go in search of the staple spuds all year long, and Grimmway Farms’ Cal-Organic Farms division is priming retailers for a boost in sales this spring. Starting April 26, the grower will begin shipping freshly harvested, new crop red and gold potatoes from its facility in Lamont, California. The company’s organic rainbow fingerling variety is set to ship mid-May, and organic russets will follow in mid-June.     Read More


Organics Unlimited September 2021

4. Ocean Mist Farms Sees Demand for Organics Rising

Ocean Mist Farms, a leading grower and marketer of organics in the US, offers artichokes, iceberg lettuce, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, and romaine hearts in its organic product line. The company has been cultivating organic artichokes since 2000, and in 2015, it added a full line of organic vegetables.    Read More

5. Del Monte Fresh Produce Expands Organic Fresh-Cut Fruit Production

Del Monte Fresh Produce has announced the expansion of its organic fresh-cut fruit production in North America, specifically in the US and Canada. The organic fresh-cut fruit expansion will allow for added retail convenience as the fruit will be cut to order prior to distribution according to a press release.     Read More

Starr Ranch September 2021

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