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OrtoRomi and Canova sign agreement to produce extracts, soups and ready meals

The consumption of traditional fruit juice is dropping, while extracts are going strong. OrtoRomi and Canova are working together to develop organic fruit and vegetable extracts, but the cooperation will also include soups, ready meals, fresh-cut and pre-cooked products.Elio Pelosin (in the photo), president.....

Earthbound Farm to launch new organic line of riced veggies and chopped salad kits

Meeting rising consumer demand for more convenient ways to include organic vegetables in everyday meals, Earthbound Farm is launching a new line of organic riced veggies and chopped salad kits.The new items will be previewed at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit show October 20 and 21, with full.....

Spain: "We are receiving orders for organic citrus"

The demand for organic citrus fruits is crossing borders and various European Union countries are trying to order this product from Spanish producers. "We don't grow organic citrus, but we do work with producers which have them available," explains Fernando Ruiz, of La Sabrosa Fruits.They have asked for their.....

Spain: Almeria's organic agriculture grows by 70% in two years

What started as the commitment of a group of producers has become the goal for Almeria's entire horticultural sector, which has been on the path towards integrated production for two decades and is now facing a new, decisive step to gain a foothold on the markets.The data published by the Government of.....

Mexico and California-grown produce

New organic offerings of sweet corn and asparagus

Jacobs, Malcolm & Burtt (JMB) ships over 4,000,000 cases of asparagus per year and over 100,000 cases of packaged sweet corn annually; a portion of that is now made up of organic produce. Both vegetables are sourced year round from California and Mexico. Conventional asparagus comes from Mexico year round.....

First multi-product organic fruit and veg brand arrives in Spain

The consumption of organic products in Spain already amounts to around 1,500 million Euro per year; a figure that continues to increase. According to the latest data from the Spanish multinational consultancy firm Everis, the industry could be generating 12,182 million Euro by 2020, which would entail a 26%.....

Jacco Merkens:

"Even more dependent on the whims of nature in organic"

Those who think that the switch to organic cultivation is easy, should read this article. "First of all it's a whole ordeal in the area of cultivation. It is also a way of life. We are in the middle of the switching period at the moment and it wasn't too bad in some ways, but other things were disappointing......

NatureFresh Farms and Van der Knaap

Organic cultivation of peppers in Canada started thanks to Dutch system

On Thursday, September 21, Van der Knaap Groep and NatureFresh Farms from Canada agreed that NatureFresh Farms will grow peppers organically with the newly developed cultivation system by Van der Knaap. The company has developed a system to work organically from the soil up. Both parties see the cultivation.....

Florette expands their organic range

Florette already offers organic rocket and is now increasing their offer with four new products which have been available since the start of the month. Lambs lettuce and green salad will be sold for a RRP of €2.20-€2.35 for a 100g bag. Batavia, the leading variety in the fresh fruit aisle, will be sold in 125g.....

US: Minnesota ranks ninth nationally in organic production and sales

Minnesota ranks ninth nationally in organic production and sales with double-digit growth that mirrors trends around the countryThat makes the state a major player nationally, according to a new survey of certified organic farms done by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The state was also among the leaders.....

Diversification is key to success for organic California grower

The decision to transition to organic is one faced by many farmers as they weigh up the cost and potential benefits of becoming an organic grower. "Back in 2013, D’Arrigo California started to get requests from customers to carry organics," said Matt Amaral, of D'Arrigo. "Because of the demand, the company.....

Thanksgiving 2017:

Organic apple farmers optimistic despite harvest failure

Local apple farmers are dealing with a harvest failure of up to 70% compared to last year. This is caused by the the same weather conditions that damaged the trees in 2017.However, the organic farmers are not too worried. They rely on their long-standing relationships with the natural food retail trade and are.....

US: Number of organic farms in Wisconsin grows by 6%, New York by 13%

A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows Wisconsin remains second in the U.S. for the number of organic farms, despite increasing competition from other states.The number of organic farms in Wisconsin increased by 6 percent to almost 1,300 operations between 2015 and 2016, Wisconsin Public.....

Short growing phases cut down on contaminants

Organic mushroom popularity increasing monthly

Sales in the organic mushroom category are up every single month for Highline Mushrooms. CEO, Aaron Hamer says a big focus for the company continues to be innovation – through the ongoing rollout and expansion of their top seal program (an easier to open mushroom packaging). “We think the industry is trending.....

First Report of Truncatella angustata on 'Topaz' Apples

In the Netherlands, approximately 30% of organic apples are made up of scab-resistant cultivars such as Topaz and Santana. However, Topaz organic apples show a high incidence of rot after storage. The hot water treatment (HWT) of fresh apples before placing them in units for months is an important strategy to.....

Spain: Huge increase on consumer organic spends

"We are living in a sweet moment. Finally, after 25 years, our work is being appreciated and the national consumption of organic products is on the rise. We are no longer just the pantry for Europe, but also for our own country," stated Álvaro Barrera, president of Ecovalia, the sector's main association, who.....

US organic sales continue growing with 23% increase in 2016

The sales and production of organic agricultural continued to increase in 2016, when U.S. farms produced and sold $7.6 billion in certified organic commodities, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).Results of the 2016.....

New Jersey grower expands organic offerings with new partnership

With the intent to boost its presence in the organic produce market, Vineland, NJ’s Dandrea Produce has entered into a strategic partnership with organic grower Summer Wind Farms. Summer Wind, which is also based in Vineland, is community supported agriculture (CSA) United States Department of Agriculture.....