OPN Connect Newsletter 285 · September 8, 2022

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Concord Foods Honors Organic Farmers & Foods for National Organic Month

National Organic Month is celebrated annually in September. This month-long campaign raises awareness of organic farming and production. It brings attention to the benefits of organic farming for the earth and our health. Concord Foods is participating in the campaign by promoting organic farming and foods on social media and offering retailers themed National Organic Month floor displays.   Read More

2. Limited-Edition Organic Wine Grapes Now Available at The Fresh Market 

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Beginning September 1, The Fresh Market is offering three varieties of wine grapes for an extremely limited time: Organic Carignan, French Colombard, and Grenache. While often grown in the regions in Europe where they are used in wine, these organic grapes are grown in small batches in California, where the arid climate is similar to the vineyards where they are grown overseas.    Read More

3. Sage Fruit Company to Sell SugarBee Apples 

Sage Fruit Company is excited to announce that beginning with the 2022 apple crop, it will have organic and conventional SugarBee apples available for its retail and wholesale customers due to a newly formed partnership with Chelan Fruit.   Read More


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4. Aldi to Scrap "Best Before" Dates from Fresh Fruit and Veg Lines in UK

Aldi has announced plans to remove best before dates from around 60 of its own brand products to help tackle food waste in homes. By the end of the year, Britain’s fifth-largest supermarket will remove "best before" dates from around 60 fresh fruit and veg lines, including apples and pears, citrus fruits, potatoes, carrots, and onions.    Read More

5. Natural Grocers Honors Organic Month in September with Beyond Pesticides Fundraiser 

Natural Grocers, known as "America's Organic Headquarters," honors Organic Month with a fundraiser for Beyond Pesticides throughout September. Customers will have an opportunity to support the retailer's goal of raising $100,000 for the grassroots organization with donations at the register and a portion of proceeds from the sales of themed reusable shopping bags. Additionally, Natural Grocers will focus its monthly community educational efforts, discounts, samples, and giveaways on the organic food movement.    Read More

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