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OPN Connect Newsletter 215
Grimmway's Legacy of Excellence, Naturipe's Janis McIntosh, Grape Update, Pelger on Customer Loyalty, Market Update, and More…
Grimmway Farms traces its roots back to the early ’60s when Rod and Bob Grimm opened a produce stand. By 1969, that stand had evolved into a fully operational carrot farm, and the Grimm brothers expanded the business by acquiring farmland throughout Southern and Central California.
Early to mid-May is typically a time when organic table grapes are in short supply, and that will be the case again this year. Currently, supplies of organic grapes from Peru and the Mexican state of Jalisco are available, but they are few and far between.
Janis McIntosh is director of marketing innovation and sustainability at Naturipe Farms. She recently joined OPN for a conversation about Naturipe’s significant reduction of plastic in its packaging as well as some of the company’s other sustainability initiatives.
From small, dull fruit and soiled leafy greens, organic produce has traveled several long winding and bumpy roads to reach the popularity level it has today. The variety and availability of product is more abundant as farming companies have converted portions of conventional land over to organic production.
1. Can CA Organic Growers Unlock the Secrets of No-Till Farming?
2. Lakeside Organic Gardens Offers Sweet Baby Broccoli
3. USDA Seeks Proposals for Approaches to Conservation on Ag Lands
4. Prima Wawona Announces Major Expansion
5. Oppy’s First CA Avocados Hit the Market