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OPN Connect Newsletter 200
Eataly's Kristen Quito, Organic Meals in Schools, Wholesum, Tomato Update, and more…
Wholesum, a certified organic produce grower and distributor, has been shaped by three generations. When founder Miguel Crisantes Gatzionis passed down the farm to his son, it was accompanied by a deep love of agriculture and respect for the land and the people working on the farms.
Kristen Quito is head of product for Eataly North America, an Italian-inspired marketplace with locations in Boston, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and, most recently, Dallas. Kristen joined OPN for a conversation about why Eataly offers organic produce, the importance of storytelling in marketing and consumer education, the company’s most popular organic produce items, and more.
Nonprofits Friends of the Earth and Conscious Kitchen recently released a report detailing the organic meal programs at three Bay Area public schools.
With the start of the new year, the West Mexico organic tomato deal from the Culiacan district in the state of Sinaloa is starting to heat up. Cooler weather has resulted in a continuation of the demand-exceeds-supply situation that has been the norm for the past 10 months—but that should change in the coming weeks.
1. NOP Changing Approach to Organic Oversight in India
2. Fruit World Experiences Exceptional Citrus Growing Season and Increases Organic Acreage
3. North Shore Living Herbs + Greens Launches New Animated Video
4. AGCO’s New Leader Takes Reins
5. Senators Introduce Justice for Black Farmers Act