OPN Connect Newsletter 274 · June 23, 2022

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Eco Farms Celebrates 50 Years of Avocados

While the Oppy-Eco Farms network is just a couple years old, the two companies’ combined 200-plus years of experience has since created massive expansion opportunities for customers seeking new avocado solutions. Lauding its 50th year since pioneering the high-demand fruit, Eco Farms President Steve Taft reflects on how far the business has come.   Read More

2. OMRI Names Orsi Dezsi as CEO

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OMRI (the Organic Materials Review Institute) has appointed Orsi Dezsi as its new Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer. OMRI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing organic certifiers, growers, manufacturers, and suppliers an independent review of products intended for use in certified organic production, handling, and processing. Orsi will take the reins on June 27.    Read More

3. Nature Fresh Farms Plans 45-Acre Organic Strawberry Expansion

Nature Fresh Farms is expanding its footprint and bringing more sustainably grown, fresh organic produce to market. This year, as part of the Organic Produce Summit on July 13-14 in Monterey, California, Nature Fresh Farms will showcase its organics expansion—it has added 45 acres at its Ohio facility. Production is set to begin in October 2023.   Read More


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4. OFRF’s Thelma Vélez Speaks on Agricultural Resiliency, Climate Research

Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) Research & Education Program Manager Thelma Vélez, Ph.D., testified before the full House Agriculture Committee hearing on “The Role of Climate Research in Supporting Agricultural Resiliency” on June 15. The hearing was live-streamed on the House Ag Democrats YouTube channel.  Read More

5. Life Alive Organic Cafe Brings Plant-Forward Meals to Boston-area Locations

Life Alive Organic Cafe is expanding its footprint in the greater Boston area this summer, opening new cafes in Kendall Square, Cambridge and Davis Square, Somerville. The new cafes are part of the company’s vision to promote positive eating in a way that supports both personal and planetary wellness.      Read More

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