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OPN Connect Newsletter 234
Homegrown's Kiwis, Hatch Chilies, Grape Update, NOSB Meeting, Market News, and More...
Homegrown Organic Farms is ready to make some big news in the world of kiwis—literally. The company will be introducing its new Mammoth Kiwi brand during the Organic Produce Summit in Monterey, CA, Sept. 15-16.
The chile roasters are out in New Mexico and nearby states as Hatch chile season is in full swing. “This is my favorite time of year—the air is thick with the smell of roasting chilies,” says Jennifer Knapp, value chain specialist for La Montañita Co-op Food Market, a four-store cooperative grocer in New Mexico that sells and distributes fresh organic Hatch.
A trio of California shippers agree that there will be solid retail promotional opportunities for organic table grapes as production from the San Joaquin Valley moves into fall.
The Fall 2021 National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting is just around the corner, October 19-21, and will be held virtually via live webinar. The NOSB will deliberate and vote on allowed and prohibited materials and make other decisions potentially impactful for organic producers and handlers.
1. Revol Greens Begins Planting in Its Sustainable California Greenhouse
2. New Hampshire Organic Farming Association Celebrates 50 Years
3. Rainier Fruit Sees Continued Demand for Organic Apples
4. Increased Movement on Northwest Organic Peaches
5. ‘Radio Organic’ – Sound Bites from the Organic Community