OPN Connect Newsletter 223 · June 24, 2021

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Stemilt Kicks Off Its Artisan Organics™ Stone Fruit Season

The word organic serves as a beacon for health- and sustainability-conscious consumers. Expanding its popular Artisan Organics™ line, Stemilt is kicking off its stone fruit season this year with the addition of organic apricots for the first time. This crop aligns perfectly with the grower’s famous cherry season, making it a summer of endless opportunities at retail.    Read More

2. Rodale Institute Receives $1.2 Million From Giant Checkout Donation

Stemilt September 2021

A three-month program at Giant supermarkets has raised $1.2 million for the Rodale Institute. Funding was raised through Giant Company’s Healing Our Planet campaign from March to May, which allowed customers to round up checkout purchases to the nearest dollar at GIANT, Martin’s, and Giant Heirloom Market stores. The donations will be used to support the Rodale Institute’s Farmer Training Program, Farmer Consulting Services, and research projects.    Read More

3. Divine Flavor Partners with the American Institute of Cancer Research

Divine Flavor and the American Institute of Cancer Research launched a partnership to spread awareness of how table grapes can be part of a plant-based diet that reduces cancer risk. As one of the largest importers of organic table grapes during the Sonoran grape deal, Divine Flavor wants consumers to know the health benefits of its table grape line and how to incorporate the fruit into everyday meals.    Read More


Organics Unlimited September 2021

4. PlantTape Announces Promotions

PlantTape®, an automated transplanting system, announces the promotion of Lance Portman to president and Hunter Smith to vice president of agriculture and sales. The two promotions provide the company with ample support for continued growth within the US and globally.      Read More

5. Awe Sum Organics Promotes Organic Produce Veteran Jon Kiley to Sales Manager

Last year, Jon Kiley, who has over 20 years of organic produce sales experience, joined Awe Sum Organics, the leading importer of Peruvian organic table grapes. After an extensive search, Jon will now be promoted to oversee the Sales Department at Awe Sum as Sales Manager. Jon will report to Joe Feldman, Director of Sales and Business Development.     Read More

Starr Ranch September 2021

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