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Organic fruit marketer announces Bee Better Certification for organic blueberries

Homegrown Organic Farms is pleased to announce Bee Better Certification for their Oregon blueberry production. This certification recognizes the cultural practices these farms have adopted to protect bees and other pollinators and demonstrates the conservation-mindedness of the company and the farmers the company represents.

The Xerces Society developed Bee Better Certification to promote pollinator conservation in agriculture. The Bee Better production standards are science-based and field-tested and ensure improved pollinator well-being. Third-party verification from Oregon Tilth ensures that the certification process is transparent and trustworthy.

Scott Mabs, Homegrown Organic Farms CEO said, “Being in the organic fruit business, we are very aware of how much our crops rely on bees. Going through this certification was just one of the ways we are working to care for our land and environment and ultimately ensure the sustainability of our farms long-term. We are very excited and proud of this achievement and look forward to another outstanding organic blueberry season now through September.”

Liz Robertson, Bee Better Certified Administrator with the Xerces Society said, “Homegrown Organic Farms’ adoption of Bee Better Certified is a milestone not only for their company but for Bee Better
Certified as well. We are continuing to see widespread adoption in the fresh fruit industry, and we are thrilled to have a company such as theirs join the ranks of Bee Better Certified products that are
available in stores. We look forward to partnering with them for years to come.”

The company’s Bee Better Certified blueberries will be packaged with the Bee Better tape-seal as a tamper-proof closure and are available to ship immediately.

Cherie France
Homegrown Organic Farms
Tel: 559-306-1750

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