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OPN Connect Newsletter 319

Equifruit's Jennie Coleman, Organic Grapes, Terreplenish, New OPS Ed Session Announced, Market News, and More...

May 11, 2023
May 11, 2023

As inflation and rising costs have impacted organic sales over the past year, producers and retailers are seeking new ways and opportunities to grow sales. The Shifting Organic Assortment at Retail will be the subject of the fifth-announced educational session at Organic Produce Summit 2023, featuring an exclusive analysis of organic fresh produce sales through the first half of this year, an examination of how consumer purchasing behavior is changing, and an exploration of opportunities to drive sales in an inflationary environment.

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Vitalis September 2023

May 11, 2023

After a prolonged gap, organic table grapes should hit the market again in late May, and promotable supplies from both California’s Coachella Valley and Mexico’s Sonoran Desert will be available in June.

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May 11, 2023

Jennie Coleman is President of Equifruit, a Montreal-based importer and marketer of organic and conventional Fairtrade bananas. OPN recently caught up with Jennie to learn about her background, Equifruit’s mission, the company’s relationships with growers, and more.  

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Chelan Fresh September 2023

May 11, 2023

Founded in 2012 by Cathy Scratch, Feed Earth Now is the parent company of Terreplenish, a liquid microbial soil amendment created from green waste. Terreplenish’s benefits include improved plant quality and yields; enhanced soil microbe populations; increased nitrogen availability; pest and disease prevention; and better soil water absorption and retention.

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NatureSafe September 2023

May 11, 2023

1. Michelle Obama Announces the Launch of PLEZi Nutrition

2. Florida Legislature Helps Craft Farm Bill

3. Organic Food Sales in the US in 2022 Broke Through $60 Billion

4. Pennsylvania House Votes to Make "PA Preferred Organic" Program Permanent

5. USDA Announces New Steps to Enhance Organic Markets and Support Producers

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Braga Fresh September 2023

Lakeside Organic September 2023

OGS 2023 Reg Open

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