OPN Connect Newsletter 337 · September 14, 2023

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Urban Farm Grows Organic Food for One of Chicago’s Most Underserved Neighborhoods

For many seasons, most of the kale, chard, tomatoes, beets, napa cabbage, carrots, and collard greens harvested by Growing Home, a 1.5-acre organic urban farm in the impoverished Englewood community on Chicago’s South Side, was destined for marketplaces within the city’s more affluent communities. But when Janelle St. John accepted a development role at the farm four years ago, her insight, combined with the need to respond to food insecurity during the pandemic, led to a dramatic shift in the distribution of the farm’s harvest.  Read More

2. Best Organic Meal Kits For 2023

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Eating organic can help you to enjoy a balanced and nutritious diet. Meal kit companies are increasingly getting on board the organic train by highlighting sustainable farming practices and high standards for ingredients. There's limited data out there, but we know that organic foods have been linked to possible health benefits like increased nutrients and lower levels of toxic chemicals. But beyond the label, what exactly does organic mean when it comes to your food?  Read More

3. Natural Grocers Celebrates Organic Month

Natural Grocers, known as the nation’s Organic Month Headquarters, raises awareness towards Organic Month with discounts on organic products, community educational efforts, and much more.  Read More


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4. Good Life Organic Launches Eco-Friendly Packaging

Oftentimes, a large factor in consumers’ decisions to buy organic produce is the potential for increased sustainability. This value proposition has gotten that much stronger with Good Life Organic’s latest launch. The Veg-Fresh Farms subsidiary recently debuted its compostable biodegradable packaging for organic potatoes.  Read More

5. Equifruit Sales Director Becomes Co-Owner

Equifruit, the North American leader in Fairtrade-certified bananas, is overjoyed to announce that its Director of Sales & Marketing, Kim Chackal, has become an owner of the company.  Read More

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