OPN Connect Newsletter 253 · January 27, 2022

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Daily Harvest Announces Partnership with AFT and CCOF

Daily Harvest announced today a multi-year partnership with American Farmland Trust (AFT) and California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) to support historically underserved farming communities in California. Together, they will work to improve farm viability in the region and expand the acreage of farmland, adopting organic and regenerative farming practices.  Read More

2. Colder Temperatures Slow Organic Lettuce Production

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Organic lettuce supplies have been somewhat impacted by temperatures in Arizona. “Due to recent colder temperatures, the supply has been affected by slow growth. We are also seeing some product quality issues due to frost damage and the cold weather in general,” says Patty Emmert of Duncan Family Farms, a family-owned, multi-regional grower of certified organic produce that specializes in baby lettuces, greens, kale, and herbs.    Read More

3. Jacobs Farm del Cabo's Dani Loustalot Dishes on Organic Herb Opportunities and Demand

“Soup season and ‘mindful eating’ season collide at the start of the New Year—the perfect time for herb sales—and you are going to want to provide the highest-quality organic herbs to capture and sustain those sales past the winter season,” says Dani Loustalot, marketing manager for Jacobs Farm del Cabo.   Read More


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4. World’s Largest Vertical Farm Has a Secret Ingredient: Fish

A sprawling new 250,000-square-foot building that will soon be constructed in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania will be the largest vertical farm in the world when it’s completed in 2023. Inside, though, you won’t find just vegetables—tanks full of fish will sit near vertical stacks of trays filled with certified organic microgreens.    Read More

5. Organic Banana Pioneer Carlos Cortes, Sr. Mourned

Carlos Cortes Sr., the grower who commercially introduced organic bananas to the US in 1974, has died. Mr. Cortes was the father of Mayra Velazquez de León, President and CEO of Organics Unlimited and GROW. In 1974, Mr. Cortes founded the Mexican-American Fruit Co., better known as MexAm. He began marketing organic bananas, which was an industry first for the US market.  Read More


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