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OPN Connect Newsletter 203
MilkRun's Keith Bidwell, Superior Fresh, Organic Retail Signage, Weather Slows Veg from Mexico, Market Update, and more…
Keith Bidwell is supply chain manager for MilkRun, an online grocer in Portland, Seattle, Vancouver (WA), and Austin. Founded by farmer Julia Niiro in 2018, MilkRun serves thousands of customers, delivering groceries from more than 100 local farmers, butchers, bakers, and other producers. Keith joined OPN to talk about MilkRun’s relationships with local farms, the company’s explosive growth during COVID, organic produce trends, and more.
The month of January ended with strong supply and demand for Mexican winter vegetables, but this week's East Coast snowstorm has heavily impacted volume and markets.
Wisconsin-based Superior Fresh is using aquaponics to grow organic food. The company has created a complete living ecosystem that incorporates three groups of organisms: fish, plants, and bacteria.
The beginning of February brings a variety of high-quality and highly promotable organic options for buyers. Cooking vegetables—including brussels sprouts, green beans, and a variety of peas—are in excellent supply. Still reigning in pandemic popularity, organic garlic and ginger continue to show strong sales and promotable pricing. More inside...
1. Cal-Organic Now Shipping Seasonal Celery and Red Bunch Carrots
2. Teens Invited to Growing Stronger Conference
3. Delhaize’s Organic Fruit and Vegetable Department Soon to Be Mostly Plastic-Free
4. Wholesum Launches Line of New Earth-Friendly Packaging
5. Pacific Coast Fruit Acquires Northwest Specialty Produce