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OPN Connect Newsletter 210
Artichoke Update, TOC's Jessica Shade, Pacon Packaging, Old Dominion Organic Farms, Market Update, and more...
Twelfth-generation farmer Jordan Brandon continues his family’s farming legacy, which traces back to 1654. He is the last member of his family remaining in farming and the first in five generations to not grow tobacco.
Cold weather has delayed the typical increase in organic artichoke supplies that accompanies the arrival of spring, but the delay is temporary with good volume expected by mid-April.
Dr. Jessica Shade is director of science programs at The Organic Center, a DC-based nonprofit that operates under the administrative auspices of the Organic Trade Association and whose mission is “to communicate and conduct credible, peer-reviewed research about organic food and farming.” Dr. Shade joined OPN for a conversation about the health and environmental benefits of organic produce, how marketers can best communicate those benefits, and more.
Pacon, Inc. has developed packaging solutions that help organic customers market their products and differentiate them from conventional offerings. Pacon’s packaging options include drawstring mesh bags, pouch-style bar seal bags, labels, netting, and protective sleeves.
1. Judge Rules in Favor of USDA’s Certification of Organic Hydroponic Producers
2. Starr Ranch Growers Celebrates Spring with Juici Variety Promotion
3. Maine Prison Engages Inmates in Farming and Food Education
4. Chelan Fresh’s Kevin Stennes Discusses the Growth of Its Organic Brand
5. A Texas Grapefruit Farmer’s Organic Journey