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OPN Connect Newsletter 190
Organically Grown Company, Avocado Promotions, Nate Lewis, Organic Farm and Acreage Growth, and more…
Avocados have been on a great run for the past 15 years with supply generally growing with demand and solid markets the norm. On the organic side, supply has struggled to keep up with demand as the per carton price has risen into the stratosphere time and time again.
Nate Lewis, owner of Oyster Bay Farm in Washington State, recently joined the Washington Farmland Trust as conservation manager for the South Puget Sound region. Nate brings over two decades of experience, including participation with the Washington State Department of Agriculture and the Organic Trade Association.
Mike Boyle is vice president of sales and sourcing at Organically Grown Company (OGC), an organic produce distributor headquartered in Eugene, Oregon. With five hubs throughout the Northwest, Organically Grown distributes organic produce north to Alaska, east to Montana, and south to the California-Oregon border. In addition to its regional distribution service, the company also acts as a national sales and marketing agent for 18–20 organic growers. Mike joined OPN for a conversation about organic produce trends, OGC’s customer base, the company’s recent brand refresh, and more.
The number of organic farms in the United States, acres used in organic production, and the value of organic products sold have increased dramatically over the last three years, with California organic fresh produce commodities leading the way, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s (NASS) 2019 Organic Survey released last week.
1. Earl’s Organic Promotes Two Employees to Buying Positions
2. CAP Reforms “Insufficient”
3. Loblaw Furthers Food-Waste Reduction Efforts
4. UK Organic Sales Show Largest Increase In a Decade
5. Time to Bulk Up with Stemilt’s Artisan Organics Apples & Pears