Awe Sum Organics will be attending the Organic Produce Summit in Monterey, CA this month, as they have done every year since the inception of this unique event in 2017.
“We missed OPS last year, as it was cancelled due to COVID. We are excited for this year’s show because this year’s OPS will be Awe Sum’s first public event or trade show since before COVID. It will be wonderful to see all our friends and colleges in the organic produce trade again, OPS is our favorite show because it is 100% focused on organic produce, just like Awe Sum Organics is and has been since our inception over 36 years ago. And we love it because we are so passionate about what we do, organic farming, getting the fruits of our labor to our customers and to consumers across the country, sustainability, awe sum tasting organic fruit, and the organic food movement.” said David Posner, President, CEO, and Founder of Awe Sum Organics of Santa Cruz, CA.
“I started the company in 1985 with the vision to help create a year-round supply of a wide range of organic produce so that retail shelves and consumers could have healthy, organically grown produce options year-round."
Awe Sum Organics has evolved over the years to specialize in seven organic commodities: grapes, kiwi, apples, pears, blueberries, citrus, and avocados.
Over fifteen years ago, Awe Sum Organics started working to develop a method to grow grapes organically where there is no natural dormancy, or very limited dormancy, so that they could supply organic table grapes in the US during the winter months.
"Our Peruvian organic table grape growers use our patented method for improving budbreak in table grapes that is organically approved by the USDA, NOP, and OMRI. And, our growers also use our cutting-edge organic fertilization, and pest/disease control program for organic table grapes. We are showcasing this project in the Organic Innovations Showcase at OPS."
Awe Sum's organic Peruvian grape season runs from December through March with consistent supply of both red and green seedless (all IFG varieties, mainly Sweet Celebration and Sweet Globe), and with a smaller program of Red Globe for value oriented organic shoppers.
"Most of our Peruvian organic grapes are certified by Fair Trade USA because we believe in sustainability, fair wages, good working conditions, and giving back to the communities where our organic fruit is grown and packed. This part of our business is so gratifying for us because so far, over the years, we have contributed over $700,000 US dollars to the small community in Peru where our largest organic grape farm and pack-house is located."
AweSum Organics has green kiwi 52 weeks per year, and Gold kiwi for 9 out of the year also a limited volumes of organic red kiwi during the winter. The company also has organic pears from the Rio Negro Valley of Argentina and organic apples from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand as well as blueberries from South America and citrus from California.
They will soon be introducing organic avocados from Colombia. They will be available year-round and are grown with 100% natural irrigation from rainfall.
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