OPN Connect Newsletter 314 · April 6, 2023

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Edible Garden Heartland Receives Organic and Safety Certifications

Edible Garden AG Incorporated, a leader in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), locally grown, organic, and sustainable produce and products, recently announced that the Edible Garden Heartland greenhouse facility has fulfilled the requirements and obtained all necessary certifications from both the USDA and PrimusGFS.  Read More

2. Natural and Organic Food Sales on the Rise

Whether they’re bonafide health fanatics or just looking for healthier options to add to the rotation, many shoppers today are focused on eating healthy, and are increasingly turning to the organic and natural food sections for their groceries. Organic food sales grew by roughly 2% to $57.5 billion last year, according to the Organic Trade Association.  Read More

3. Park Farming Organics’ Regenerative Transition Offers Lessons for Row Crop Growers

Regenerative agriculture is one of the buzzwords of the moment, with everyone from grassroot organizations to large corporations seemingly touting it as the holy grail of farming. But often, interesting concepts must face the challenges of the real world. And who is better than the people with boots on the ground to know what works and what doesn’t?  Read More


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4. New Zealand Will Play Bigger Role in US Organic Apple Imports This Season

The first organic Williams Bartlett pears from Argentina arrived in the US market mid-February, and the season is now in full swing for most other varieties. “In addition to Williams Bartlett, we have received Red Bartlett, Abate Fetel, Durondeau, Alexander Lucas, d’Anjou, and Autumn Bartlett, while Bosc are on the water,” said Chris Ford with Viva Tierra Organic.  Read More

5. Albertsons Revamps ‘O’ Organics Private Label

To kick off its bright and vibrant O Organics redesign, Albertsons is designating April as Organic Breakfast Month and encouraging customers to share their favorite breakfast routine on social media using #WakeUpOrganic. The private label is aiming to become the go-to brand for Gen Z and young millennials.  Read More

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