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OPN Connect Newsletter 261
Eco Farms' Gahl Crane, OPS Education Announcement, Upward Farms Vertical Farming, WestFresh Distributing, Market News, and More...
In early 2023, Upward Farms expects to open what it claims will be the world’s largest vertical farm. The 250,000-square-foot facility will be built in Luzerne County, PA, and will provide fresh, locally sourced, and certified organic microgreens—as well as sustainably raised hybrid striped bass—to consumers across the East Coast.
Gahl Crane is sales director for Eco Farms, a grower-packer-shipper based in Temecula, California, that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Specializing primarily in avocados and organic citrus, Eco Farms sources its fruit from California, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Peru, and Chile. OPN caught up with Gahl for a chat about Eco Farms’ organic commodities, its customer base, the company’s partnership with Oppenheimer, and more.
OPS Announces 3rd Ed Session: “Sustainability Through the Supply Chain: What’s Working and What’s Not?”
Organic Produce Summit’s third-announced educational session for 2022 will examine how the organic fresh produce industry is addressing sustainability issues and the obstacles and opportunities involved.
WestFresh Distributing in Monterey, CA, has increased its production of organic green bell peppers from the desert and is anticipating a sizable crop from the Coachella Valley, with harvest expected to begin in mid-April.
1. Braga Fresh Family Farms Details Spring Transition
2. Duncan Family Farms Achieves Sustainably Grown Certification
3. AgTech Workforce Development Summit Comes to Salinas
4. Grower Challenges and Seed Needs Loom Large for Organic Industry
5. Kirschenman Expands Organic Program