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OPN Connect Newsletter 197
Awe Sum's Peruvian Grapes, Shenandoah Growers, Bjorn's Vision for an Organic Pajaro Valley, Down to Earth Market, and more…
Shenandoah Growers Inc., a Virginia-based produce supplier that believes it is the nation’s largest provider of fresh organic culinary herbs and leafy greens, is scheduled to open three new growing facilities in 2021, bringing its total to 15. These openings will further expand the company's hold on nationwide distribution and allow its products to travel shorter, more carbon-footprint-friendly distances to customers.
Alexander G. Fiesta is produce manager for Down to Earth market in Kahului, Maui. Established in 1977, Down to Earth is a Hawaii-based natural foods chain with one store in Maui and five in Oahu. Serving 90,000 customers each year, the retailer has annual sales of $46 million, and it features a wide variety of organic produce. Fiesta joined OPN for a conversation about why carrying organic produce is so important to Down to Earth, the unique sourcing challenges posed by the company's island location, and more.
During last week’s Organic Grower Summit Roundtable, Soren Bjorn, president of Driscoll’s of the Americas, shared his vision for a completely organic Pajaro Valley. Citing his desire for “continuous improvement” when it comes to the organic industry, he said he believes working towards an organic-only Pajaro Valley would be a long-term goal worth pursuing.
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