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OPN Connect Newsletter 278 · July 21, 2022

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow


1. Jacobs Farm del Cabo ClimateLab Initiative Expands to Northern California 

Jacobs Farm del Cabo’s ClimateLab, now in its third year, is expanding its efforts from Baja California, Mexico, to Northern California, where the company put down roots in 1980 and still farms today. In its new location, the mission of the ClimateLab remains the same: to preserve organic farmers’ livelihoods and the future of organic produce in the face of global climate change.    Read More

2. Women-Led Group Aims to Increase Food Sovereignty, Organic Produce Access Among South Seattle Latinos 

Global Organics Oct 2022

Amanda Zenteno playfully bickered as her quick fingers skillfully tied rope to a hanging bar to hold up tomato plants. Telma Aguilar and Silvia Jeronimo, planting vegetables between rows of onions nearby, spoke to one another in their native Pocomam language. Aguilar’s little boy, 2, tried to mirror their movements, lifting a shovel nearly the size of his body.    Read More

3. Crunch Pak and Earthbound Farms Launch New Sliced Apple Bag 

Crunch Pak is making waves in the snack space with its new 12-ounce organic sliced apple bag, a collaboration with Earthbound Farms.   Read More

 

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4. Fruit World Sees Demand Growing for Seeded Heirloom Grape Varieties 

Fruit World has reported that consumers are showing a nostalgic preference for full-flavor, aromatic grapes, especially seeded varieties. While the company’s volumes will be up in 2022, demand is once again expected to exceed supply. "Retail buyers, particularly at specialty and gourmet grocery chains, are responding to consumer interest and placing early orders to lock in supply," said Fruit World co-founder and CEO Bianca Kaprielian.     Read More

5. Four Seasons Focused on Continued Organic Growth 

Four Seasons Produce, a full-service wholesale produce distributor servicing produce buyers in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, continues to see its organic footprint increase as it now represents more than 50 percent of units sold.     Read More

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