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OPN Connect Newsletter 282
Giumarra Expands Organic Avocado Program, WA Apple Update, Bristol Farms, Miller Nu-Film P, Market Update, and More…
Earlier this year, 14-store SoCal grocery chain Bristol Farms premiered a new retail format at the Irvine Spectrum Center, an upscale open-air shopping mall in Irvine, California. “Bristol Farms Irvine presented an exciting opportunity to build new relationships with local farmers and increase our hyperlocal itemization," says Director of Produce Operations Scott Wiggans.
When Miller Chemical and Fertilizer originally started in 1937, the Baltimore-based company was strictly a pesticide and farm fertilizer manufacturer. After being acquired by the J.M. Huber Corporation, the company has refined its area of focus to be primarily fruits, nuts, and vegetables, and the team is working hard to bring their products back to the forefront of the organic marketplace.
The total 2022 Washington apple harvest is expected to be about 11 percent less than last season, with production of organic apples forecast at 14.4 million boxes, or 13 percent of the total harvest, according to the Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA).
One of the largest conventional and organic avocado grower-shippers in the US, Southern California-based Giumarra Companies says it plans to continue increasing its organic avocado program.
1. Divine Flavor Expands Organic Bell Pepper Program into Summer
2. Envisioning Food Systems Change with New Center for Agroecology Executive Director Darryl Wong
3. Amy's Garden Provides Central Virginia with Organic Produce for More Than 20 Years
4. AgSharks Pitch Competition Accepting Applications
5. Bolthouse Farms' Shelby Layne Discusses Regenerative Agriculture