OPN Connect Newsletter 276 · July 7, 2022

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Organic Banana Supplies Better Than 2021

Organic banana supplies have improved over this time last year. “Last year, growing regions were hit by a devastating storm. Luckily, Mother Nature has been kind so far this year and supply is much better compared to this time last year,” says Mayra Velazquez de León, President and CEO of San Diego, CA-based Organics Unlimited. She adds that the summer weather is ideal for banana growing, and Organics Unlimited's farms in Colima, Mexico, and its network of small growers all have a strong supply for the season.  Read More

2. Organic Pineapple and Watermelon Demand Increases

NatureSafe September 2023

The demand for organic fresh fruits and vegetables continues to climb as consumers become more conscious of how their food is raised and what they’re putting in their bodies. Organic volume now accounts for almost 7% of total produce volume, having grown 16% compared to pre-pandemic levels, according to Nielsen data.  Read More

3. David J. Elliot & Son Predicts Sound Season for Pears

David J. Elliot & Son—and its Stillwater Orchards farming operation—has been farming pears since the 1860s and is one of the last family-owned-and-operated pear grower-shippers in California.  Read More


Vitalis September 2023

4. Edible Garden Touts Sustainability Milestones

Edible Garden AG Incorporated, which sells locally grown, organic, and sustainable produce, yesterday provided an update on the success of its Zero-Waste Inspired® ESG/Sustainability mandate.  Read More

5. Braga Fresh to Debut Reduced-Plastic, Recyclable Packaging at OPS

Braga Fresh is a sponsor of the 2022 Organic Produce Summit in Monterey where the company will debut a revamped Josie’s Organics Baby Leaf container with new graphic design and less plastic in booth #301 at the summit exhibition on July 14.   Read More

Chelan Fresh September 2023

Want Fresh News Delivered Regularly?

Sign up for OPN Connect 

Stay current on all the most important news
and features with our weekly newsletter.

Sign Up Todaykeyboard_arrow_right