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OPN Connect Newsletter 212
Peter Oszaczky, PCC Farm-to-Food Bank Program, Cherry Update, Stout AgTech, Market Update, and more...
For more than three decades, PCC Community Markets, a natural foods retailer with 15 locations in the greater Seattle area, has supported local food banks with its shopper-funded food bank program. When the coronavirus crisis hit last year, many aspects of the food supply chain were significantly impacted, which, in turn, affected food banks.
Though California’s conventional fresh cherry crop is expected to produce its first fruit toward the end of April, the first organic cherries will not likely be in the marketplace until after the first week of May, with increased volume as May plays out. The entire cherry crop is running about a week to 10 days behind last year’s crop because of colder spring weather.
Peter Oszaczky is general manager of Organic Harvest Network, a sales and marketing company that exclusively represents organic growers. Peter joined OPN for a conversation about Organic Harvest Network’s history and mission, its recent acquisition by GrubMarket, and more.
Over the past decade, many farms have been facing the challenges of diminishing labor forces, increasing labor costs, chemical-resistant weeds, increasing demands for organic commodities, and regulated pricing models. Due to these pressures, Stout AgTech has been working directly with farmers over the past few years to develop and perfect a weeding and cultivating solution that will work on almost any farm.
1. Campos Borquez Driving Healthy Growth with New Brand Partnerships
2. Superfresh Organics Soar
3. Grimmway Farms' Bob Borda Details Strong Opportunities for Spring Promotions
4. Organto Enters into Exclusive Organic Avocado Supply Agreement with Mexican Partner
5. APMA and AgSafe Partner with HeavyConnect