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OPN Connect Newsletter 193
Jimbo's Ryan Peterson, Blueberry Update, OTA Organic Produce Council, OGS Grower Roundtable 2020 Announcement, and more…
The organic produce industry accounts for more sales than any other organic category and also faces a wide array of issues. Organic produce industry leaders, along with the Organic Trade Association, have collaborated to create the Organic Produce Council to tackle the industry's biggest challenges.
Ryan Peterson is produce director for Jimbo’s, an independent natural foods retailer with five stores in San Diego County. Founded in 1984 by Jim (“Jimbo”) Someck, Jimbo’s has strict ingredient standards for all its products and features an exclusively organic produce department. OPN caught up with Ryan for a chat about Jimbo’s strong relationships with local growers, his department’s creative merchandising efforts, the three produce items he looks forward to each year, and more.
As the popularity of blueberries rises during the holidays, South American suppliers are ready to meet the demand. OPN chatted with several of the category's players and discussed sourcing and volume during this season.
The Organic Grower Summit has announced its virtual event, Organic Grower Summit Roundtable 2020. This keynote presentation will feature three of the nation's most recognized and progressive organic growers on December 9th.
1. Grimmway Farms Donates $5 Million to Cal Poly College of Agriculture
2. California Farm Groups Urge Costa Appointment as Ag Committee Chair
3. Awe Sum Organics is Making a Difference in Both the Local and Global Community
4. Wholesum Hires Harumi Kuniyoshi, Ph.D. as Director of Research and Development
5. BioFlora Launches Sale of Fulvex in California