OPN Connect Newsletter 358 · February 15, 2024

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Stemilt Celebrates 60th Anniversary and Founding Father’s Legacy

A once-quaint family farm started on Stemilt Hill in Wenatchee, Washington, with a dream and just 10 acres of apples, pears and cherries. Today, Stemilt Growers is a global producer of fruit with its sights set on cultivating people and delighting consumers through excellence. Read More

2. Zespri Looking Ahead to Promising 2024 Season

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Zespri ended the 2023 season as the #1 selling kiwi brand for the fourth straight year. Consumers love the refreshingly sweet taste of Zespri’s SunGold, which has generated double-digit growth in both dollars and volume. Zespri has helped propel the kiwi category, outpacing the total fruit department growth rate by +7 points. Read More

3. Mother Earth Mushrooms Launches New Website

Mother Earth Mushrooms, a fifth-generation family-owned Pennsylvania mushroom farm, is launching its completely refreshed website this month. Read More


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4. Dole Celebrates 125 Years of Bananas; William Goldfield Details

Way back in 1899, four men in New Orleans, Louisiana, made a fateful decision that would impact the fresh produce world 125 years later. These men laid the groundwork for Dole Food Company to sell its famed DOLE Bananas, and this year, the company is celebrating the milestone—the Dole 125th Banana-versary—with an extensive campaign. Read More

5. Rocky Produce Optimistic Another Strong Year Ahead

Rocky Produce, working out of the Detroit Terminal Market, carries a full line of quality fruits and vegetables—both organic and conventionally grown. “We source locally, domestically, and internationally to offer a year-round supply of the freshest produce,” said Dominic Russo, general manager of the Detroit-based company. Read More



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