OPN Connect Newsletter 275 · June 30, 2022

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Fresh Del Monte Expands Fair Trade Organic Banana Offerings

Fresh Del Monte (FDM) is expanding its fresh fruit offering and now sells Fair Trade Certified organic bananas in Canada and is working to start selling Fair Trade Certified bananas in the US.  Read More

2. Natural Grocers Shows Vertical Farm Partnership in TV Segment

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Good Morning America recently came to Colorado to showcase how businesses and nonprofits are using technology to sustainably grow food near the consumer year-round. The segment focused on FarmBox Foods and two of their customers: Natural Grocers and Centura Health.   Read More

3. Side Delights Showcasing Organic Potatoes and Onions at OPS

Fresh Solutions Network announced its in-person exhibit for Side Delights organic potatoes and onions at the Organic Produce Summit trade show, July 13 and July 14, in Monterey, CA. It will be represented by Basin Gold Cooperative of Pasco, WA, and Sterman Masser Farms of Sacramento, PA.   Read More


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4. Wholesum Releases 2021 Annual Conscientious Company Report

Wholesum, leading growers and shippers of Fair Trade Certified, 100% organic farm-fresh vegetables, published its annual Conscientious Company Report yesterday. The report highlights the company’s commitments and achievements in social and environmental responsibility for 2021 using the company values of Integrity, Responsible Growing, People on the Move, and Problem Solving as the framework to guide these efforts.  Read More

5. Four Star Fruit Prepares for California Season

Four Star Fruit, a premier grower of year-round conventional and organic table grapes, is eager to delight retailers and shoppers with quality product while also being committed to innovation and sustainable farming—and that includes an increase in volume.    Read More

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