OPN Connect Newsletter 298 · December 8, 2022

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. OTA Wins Record Funding to Promote US Organic Globally

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is pleased to announce it has received a record level of funding of more than $1 million from the US Department of Agriculture’s Market Access Program (MAP) to promote US organic products around the world in 2023.  Read More

2. Campos Borquez and Deardorff Family Farms Unite for Organic Vegetables

NatureSafe September 2023

The Borquez family and the Deardorff family have each independently farmed for generations. The Deardorff family has been farming ever since they started in the 1930s in Los Angeles, California. The Borquez family has spent the last four generations developing its organic farming operations in various parts of Mexico. A mutual commitment to sustainability, transparency, and loyalty has brought these two families together under a go-to-market program.  Read More

3. Viva Tierra Aims to Make Organic Fair Trade Ginger Widely Available

Peru consistently supplies ginger for almost 10 months out of the year with a season that starts in July and runs through April. For Viva Tierra Organic, it’s the third year bringing certified organic ginger from Peru into the US, and the company just added the Fair Trade USA certification to its program this past July.   Read More


Vitalis September 2023

4. Kings River Packing Expands Portfolio to Include More Organic Items

Kings River Packing is joining in on the season of merriment with its latest portfolio expansions. The supplier has introduced a new grapefruit program as well as added organic options for mandarins, lemons, navel oranges, Cara Cara oranges, and Raspberry Oranges. Between these additions and import programs that allow for year-round supply, Kings River aims to stay true to its roots of quality.  Read More

5. Super Starr International Winter Honeydew Melon Season to Start

Super Starr International, Mexico’s premier papaya and melon grower, shipper, and processor, has begun the transition to Winter Honeydew Melon season with availability beginning early January 2023.  Read More

Chelan Fresh September 2023

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