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OPN Connect Newsletter 239 · October 14, 2021

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow


1. Tom Brady’s Former Personal Chef Launches Organic Meal Delivery Service

Where do you take your career after being the personal chef for Superbowl star Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bündchen—a couple so physically perfect they have gained a near godlike status around the world? You start a premium organic meal delivery service, of course. A Chelmsford native, chef Allen Campbell—whose home base is Boston—has taken his nutritional knowledge and culinary expertise to clients in Boston, Connecticut, New York City, and the Hamptons through his new venture AC Kitchen.   Read More

2. Natural Delights Mini Medjools

Stemilt October 2021

Leading US Medjool date brand Natural Delights has replaced its traditional Date Rolls with Mini Medjools, a snacking line that blends Medjool dates with such other wholesome ingredients as nut butters, seeds, nuts, and fruit—many of which are organic.     Read More

3. $3 Million Grant to Enable Cover Crop Breeding for Organic Farmers

A Cornell-led national network of scientists and farmers is developing new varieties of cover crops that are better adapted to local regions and stressorschanges that could carry a bevy of long-term and sustainable benefits for organic growers.   Read More

 

Wish Farms October 2021

4. Stemilt Finds Success in ‘Golden Raves’ Apple Campaign

After years of slowing, the growth rate of retail organic food sales increased threefold in 2020 in the aftermath of the pandemic. However, it is expected to slow down once again—but remain higher than the pre-pandemic rate.    Read More

5. Romaine Is King at Lakeside Organic Gardens

For 25 years, Lakeside Organic Gardens has been one of California’s pioneers in organic vegetable production, with leafy greens and various lettuce varieties leading the charge. Owner Dick Peixoto farmed green beans, squash, and cucumbers on 40 acres of leased farmland. That farm, Lakeview Ranch, later became Watsonville, CA-based Lakeside Organic Gardens, which converted to organic in 1996.     Read More

Starr October 2021

 

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