OPN Connect Newsletter 332 · August 10, 2023

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. 50 Years of Organic and Beyond with CCOF 

This year, we’re celebrating 50 years of CCOF and reflecting on how our organization has developed to what we are today. A formative part of our history is, of course, organic certification and the development of the organic standards at the California state and US federal levels. This give-and-take relationship between CCOF and regulatory bodies has shaped us into who we are today.  Read More

2. Idyllic WA Weather Sets the Stage for a Phenomenal CMI Orchards Apple Season 

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CMI Orchards is gearing up for a new crop with a large selection of branded, core, and organic apples and pears all in one place. Despite a late bloom, CMI’s Robb Myers, vice president of business development, said it was an excellent one.  Read More

3. Whole Foods Market Survived a Flood to Become an International Presence 

You would be hard-pressed to find an Austinite who hasn’t shopped for organic produce at Whole Foods Market or ice skated on the flagship store’s downtown rooftop. The natural foods grocer has had a resounding impact on the shopping landscape of both the Capital City and the country—here’s how it grew from a tiny local store to an international chain.  Read More


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4. Peri & Sons Farms Spotlights Organic Portfolio and Packaging Differentiation 

Peri & Sons Farms is one supplier that is delivering on its sustainability targets while livening the onion sector with its innovative packaging developments. Exploring all the onion maven has to offer, we just had to get our eyes—and camera lenses—on the provider’s robust organic portfolio.  Read More

5. Stemilt's Brianna Shales Details EZ Band Ahead of Incoming Organic Crops

An exciting release is on the horizon with Stemilt! Marketing Director Brianna Shales gives us an inside scoop on what to expect this autumn. “Coming this fall, we’re really excited to roll out more EZ Band by Stemilt sustainable packages for apples,” says Shales. “They are four-count of organic or club variety apples, packaged into a paper board-based package that’s recyclable for home containers, and it's a great way to drive organic bulk sales of larger-size fruit in a vessel that’s a scannable unit.”  Read More

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