OPN Connect Newsletter 270 · May 26, 2022

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Soli Organic Offers Indolce Basil to Mid-Atlantic Retailers

Soli Organic's brand-new line of USDA-certified organic "Indolce" basil is landing on produce-aisle shelves in over 2,000 Mid-Atlantic grocery stores. Soli Organic is the nation's only soil-based, controlled environment agriculture company delivering 100% USDA-certified organic produce to more than 20,000 retail stores nationwide.   Read More

2. Alpine Fresh Organic Brussels Sprouts Production Doubles for 2022

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Production right now of brussels sprouts from Mexico is strong. “We are forecasting to have good production from Mexico until the end of June. We have doubled our organic production this season,” says Jorge Bastidas, commodity manager at Alpine Fresh based in Doral, Florida.   Read More

3. USDA to Help Cover Costs of Organic, Transitioning Producers

Agricultural producers and handlers who are certified organic, along with producers and handlers who are transitioning to organic production, can now apply for the US Department of Agriculture’s Organic and Transitional Education and Certification Program (OTECP) and Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP).    Read More


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4. Bolthouse Farms Acquires Evolution Fresh From Starbucks

Starbucks and Bolthouse Farms today announced entry into a definitive agreement for Bolthouse Farms to acquire the brand and business of Evolution Fresh. The partners (employees) that support the business will also transition to Bolthouse Farms upon close of the transaction.  Read More

5. Whole Foods Market Names 10th Annual Supplier Award Winners

Whole Foods Market announced 30 awards presented to suppliers in the US, UK, and Canada as part of the company’s tenth-annual Supplier of the Year Awards for 2021.  Read More

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