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Pierre Gélébart, Prince de Bretagne:

“The current economic context keeps the onion market balanced in spite of the drop in production”

The French onion production has been impacted by the summer drought, with a significant decrease in volumes. “Like most European producers, we have suffered from the heat waves of the summer,” explains Pierre Gélébart, product manager at Prince de Bretagne. “As a consequence, our yields have dropped by…

Wouter Andeweg, TOFF:

"Organic mangoes are always sought-after during the festive season"

TOFF's first organic Kent mangoes are on their way and should arrive in week 50. "We waited until their Brix reached the desired level before shipping them," explains Wouter Andeweg. He recently visited his Peruvian suppliers and is optimistic about the season. "The harvest should be average. Last year…

Planting of organic kiwifruit in China is increasing year by year

In recent years, as consumers pay more and more attention to the quality and safety of agricultural products, the cultivation of organic kiwifruit in China has increased year by year. However, organic kiwifruit planting is also facing many challenges. Firstly, the planting cost is high, and the output is…

Jean Contreras, Arco Fruits:

DaVida, the new BIO+ and CO2 neutral brand of citrus fruit to give the organic market a push

Organic citrus fruit with a positive impact, grown on preserved land in western Andalusia. This is the commitment of DaVida, the new brand developed by Arco Fruits for the French organic market. The goal is to make this brand the reference of a new organic agriculture. But DaVida also wants to become an…

Organic ginger from a Dutch greenhouse

From its outset, Sawari Fresh has had a clear mission: supplying the highest quality ginger from across the globe to its clients in Europe and beyond. In 2020, that focus led this Dutch company to move beyond importing and packaging ginger. That year, to flesh out its business strategy partners Sander…

OP Agrologica

Organic vegetables are doing well

Franco D'Angelo, manager of OP Agrologica, a producer organization located in Chiaramonte Gulfi (Sicily), reports that "the commercialization of organic table grapes is coming to an end. Despite the difficulties, we have managed to commercialize it abroad thanks to the constant demand from Germany,…

The organic market gains three new vegetable varieties

This fall, the Dutch seed company, De Bolster, is marketing three new vegetable varieties: 'Bronzy' cherry tomatoes, 'Ormato' snack tomatoes, and 'Kaikura F1' snack cucumbers. Several organic growers, including Organic Greenhouse Farm Carnas' Martin Carnas,  have extensively tested all three. Before De Bolster introduced these new…

Manica province, central Mozambique

Mozambique growers will export 400 tons of organic lychees this year

Farmers in Manica province in central Mozambique are set to export 400 tons of organic lychees to the European Union market before the end of this year.  The fruit is being supplied…

Cuba embraces eco-farming due to tightened US sanctions

Growers in Cuba are increasingly adopting ecological farming methods as the US trade embargo continues to restrict the country's access to chemical fertilizers. Without these…

Looking ahead to the Organic Grower Summit 2022

Two days of educational sessions, a sold-out trade show floor, and networking opportunities await attendees of next week's fifth annual Organic Grower Summit (OGS) in Monterey, California. The event is presented by Western Growers and Organic Produce Network and held November 30–December 1 at the Hyatt…

Anthony de la Taste, Les Domaines de la Taste

“We took up the challenge of restarting production of organic avocados in Corsica”

After switching to an entirely organic production in 2007, Les Domaines de la Taste has decided to give the avocado a try. The family business specialized in citrus fruit spreads over 110 ha in Pianiccia and it is currently managed by 3 brothers, Anthony, Yoann and Loïc, who share a desire for dynamism…

Baptiste Geoffray, SICA Gerfruit:

“Our connected hives allow us to measure the actual impact of our orchards on biodiversity”

Beyond the values advocated by organic farming, SICA Gerfruit has decided to take its commitment to agroecology even further. Given the lack of studies on the topic, the company chose to create its own database to measure the actual impact of its activity on biodiversity. Romain Tessier, producer and co-president…

So far, only hardy organic baby potatoes

Seven supermarket chains in the Netherlands agree on 100% robust potatoes for their organic ranges

On Friday, 31 Dutch chain parties signed a new deal in which they pledged to switch entirely to organic robust potato varieties. That means Bintje, Frieslander, and Agria will no longer be grown organically. Instead, seven supermarket chains will offer potato varieties that are resistant to Phytophthora.…

Bio-Fachforum

Knowledge and trust as well as visibility and attention in the organic industry

Why is it so difficult to communicate the content and quality of organic food? How can an organic market potential be generated? Prof. Dr. Antje Risius from the University of Göttingen addressed these and other questions and presented her findings in her lecture: 'The power of communication - what do…

Organto expands fruit and vegetable products into one of Europe’s largest supermarket chains

Organto Foods Inc., a provider of organic and value-added organic fruit and vegetable products, is pleased to announce that after recently beginning sales in the Czech…

Christian Kaufmann, Managing Director of Naturkost Schramm Import-Export Ltd

Stable prices, moderate demand for organic ginger

Ginger is known for its healthy properties and it is popular both in the catering industry, but for some years now increasingly in home cooking as well. Christian Kaufmann, managing director of Naturkost Schramm Import-Export Ltd from Appenweier, mainly offers ginger from Peru, with occasional goods from…

Bio-Fachforum: Review of organic potatoes, organic onions and other vegetables

"Impact of global conflicts on the German organic market"

In the "Market and Trade" thematic block, experts presented their respective findings on individual products. The discussion began with a keynote presentation by Christina Rampold on the topic of "Impact of global conflicts on the German organic market". According to Rampold, the 2021 organic acreage in…

Elshof Organic Fruit aiming for near year-round local supply

"A good harvest means we can meet local, organic apple demand until July"

In the Netherlands, Elshof Organic Fruit is just about finished harvesting its new crop of organic top fruit. "We're now only picking our Bellebio apple brand, and thanks to a wonderful summer, this year's quality is outstanding. Of course, the economy is challenging in several ways, but when people…

Coexphal's forecasts for the 2022/23 campaign

The volume of organic tomatoes will increase by 15%

According to an estimate by Coexphal, its affiliated producers will market about 4% more conventional tomatoes in the 2022/23 campaign than in the previous campaign. Pear…

6th Bio-Fachforum in Visselhövede

How can 30 percent organic farming succeed in Germany?

30 percent organic farming in Germany by 2030 - that is the declared goal of the German government. But how can this be achieved, in view of existing crises and challenges? How can new farms be won over, old organic farms be preserved and consumers be convinced of the benefits of organic produce? Experts…

Photo report: 6th Bio-Fachforum Gemüse und Kartoffeln in Visselhövede

Despite the challenges, the organic industry shows willingness to discuss and look for solutions

Representatives from all sectors of the organic industry met at the 6th Bio-Fachforum Gemüse und Kartoffeln in Visselhövede. On the one hand, they talked about current crises and challenges, but they also focused on new developments and marketing opportunities, as well as strategies and solutions to cope…

Kenyan farmers in Kiambu lured by benefits of organic farming

Organic farming was introduced to local residents in Kiambu, Kenya, and was embraced by them, who now grow crops that will find a market daily. In farm visits to Gitiha…

Gemüsebau Roland Bötz GbR

Roland Bötz on the marketing of organic cress:

"If these cost increases continue, the situation will eventually become very critical"

In October and November, the marketing of organic cress is encountering the seasonal sales slump. "Although we observe a certain buying restraint among consumers, the demand is still there," says Nuremberg cress specialist Roland Bötz. However, the omnipresent production cost increases are making things…

New ed sessions announced for Organic Grower Summit 2022

A pair of recently announced educational sessions will explore the growing importance of biologicals as a tool of organic crop production and offer a look at the growth of organic fresh produce sales at grocery stores across the nation this year as the final parts of the 2022 Organic Grower Summit (OGS)…

Bernd Feenstra of Xenia Europe:

"Our ideal world is a single European certificate for food quality and sustainability"

Xenia Europe, the sales organisation of more than 70 Xenia growers in the Benelux has successfully undergone a QS Agency audit for the third time. QS certification is important for the largest German customers. Bernd Feenstra says: "We have a complete package of certifications as a sales organisation,…

Inflation forces consumers to reconsider their priorities

Organic food sales are down for the first time in a decade

As the current inflation numbers are forcing consumers to reconsider their priorities, sales of organic food have dropped for the first time in a decade. According to new…

Export turnover of Vietnamese organic products has reached about US$335 million/year

The organic product market is becoming important in countries such as China, Korea, India, and Thailand. Organic tropical fruits, nuts, and spices account for a large…

Interest in organic pears picking up

Supplies of organic pears out of Washington continue to be strong. Ethan Abendroth, senior buyer for Earl’s Organic Produce says it has good volumes of organic Bartlett, Anjou and Bosc and while the early fall red pear, the Starkrimson is wrapping up, its late fall counterpart red Anjou is taking its…

The It’s Bio project emphasizes the importance of depth of range for organic fruit and vegetables in Europe

Organic consumption holds up if the supply range is extended

It's Bio is a project funded by AOP Gruppo Vi.Va to promote the consumption of organic products in Italy, Belgium, and Greece. During the workshop, recently held in Bologna…

A&R Fruchtimpex GmbH

Organic wholesaler A&R Fruchtimpex Ltd scores with organic rescue boxes

"It is particularly important to us that everyone can afford organic goods"

Since the beginning of the month, Rosbach-based organic trading company A&R Fruchtimpex has been offering rescued organic fruit and vegetables for regional food retailers. This service kills two birds with one stone, says managing director Klaus Reinhard. "This product is of course clearly a thing born…

Vegetable grower showcases new organic product size offering

Duda Farm Fresh Foods, a grower of fresh vegetables and citrus, will spotlight its new single-count Organic Celery Heart product at the IFPA Global Produce and Floral Show…

Maurice Koppen, Oakfield Champignons:

"Mushroom demand, luckily, keeps being good; the organic segment is struggling, though"

This year's mushroom market is very tumultuous, notes Maurice Koppen of the Dutch company Oakfield Champignons. "Growers' energy costs - depending on their contracts - increased sharply. But so did energy costs at raw material suppliers, who've pushed up their prices significantly. Minimum wages are to…

Jean-Noël Carles, Juliet- Optimal harvest conditions for good conservation

France: good start of the season for the organic Juliet apple

The harvest of the famous organic Juliet apple is taking place in particularly great conditions this year. “We started harvesting the first fruit at the beginning of October when the sugar and starch regression rates indicated optimal ripeness. The harvest usually takes place in 2 or 3 rounds, and we are…

Spurs TV

Tottenham Hotspur on the lookout for organic gardener to grow fresh fruit and veg

North London football club Tottenham Hotspur is looking for an organic gardener to grow fresh fruit and veg for its players. The gardener will look after vegetable plots and fruit trees at the club's training ground. Alas, compared to Tottenham's multi-millionaire players, the gardener's wage is a little…

Amir Porat, Gezer Shluhot:

“Very unique and toughest year for Israel’s carrot industry”

A strong local currency, almost no scope to export to Europe and the war affecting the major export market of Russia, sharp increases in shipping and input costs all contributed to the toughest year for Israel’s carrot industry. “This year is one of the toughest years for Israel’s carrot industry.…

Inflation hits US organic fresh produce in Q3

Ongoing inflation resulted in higher retail prices of organic fresh produce during the third quarter of 2022, generating a 4.1 percent increase in total organic dollars but also contributing to a decline of 4.5 percent in organic volume compared to the same period last year, according to the Q3 2022…

Energy costs could be up to 6 times higher

"Moderate sales and high costs could eventually kill organic"

Sales are going to be the biggest problem for the upcoming organic top fruit season. "We sell our fruit mainly through the Belgische Fruitveiling and are already seeing almost 60 per cent lower sales in apples, for example, compared to previous years," says Gerard Kenens, who runs organic cultivation…

Possibilities for Costa Rican organic crops to enter Denmark

The study “Marketing models of fresh and processed organic products in Denmark” carried out by the Foreign Trade Promoter of Costa Rica (PROCOMER) reveals the possibilities of…

Rising energy prices: warning from French organic producers

The drought has already had a strong impact on the volume of the harvests, but French groups of 100% organic producers are now faced with two new major difficulties: the sharp…

Organic Grower Summit 2022 announces Grower of the Year

The Organic Grower Summit, presented by Western Growers and OPN, will honor long-time organic grower Jeff Huckaby as the fifth annual Grower of the Year. Huckaby, president…

In 2021, there were 72,341.2 hectares

Almeria's organic production area increased by 22%

According to estimates based on data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (MAPA), which is still provisional until Eurostat publishes the final data, the area…

Felix Schmidling, organic value chain manager at Franken-Gemüse Knoblauchsland:

"We all knew that the peak in demand that prevailed during Covid could not be sustained"

In December 2020, the Franken-Gemüse Knoblauchsland producer cooperative from Nuremberg commissioned the "GemüseWert" project, which is 80% financially supported by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The project deals with organic regional vegetable cultivation and its marketing. We…

Keynote for Grower round table announced for Organic Grower Summit 2022

Leadership from three of the nation's most progressive organic growing operations have been confirmed as panelists for the keynote presentation at the upcoming Organic Grower Summit (OGS) 2022, presented by Western Growers and OPN. The event is slated for November 30 to December 1 in Monterey,…

José Manuel Escobar, of LQA Thinking Organic: "When prices rise like this, consumption suffers"

Shortages of organic zucchini and cucumber in the markets continues to drive prices up

The delays in organic zucchini and cucumber plantations in Almeria and the early end of the production in central and northern Europe have led to supply shortages in the markets and skyrocketing prices for these products. "For the 2022/2023 campaign, the area planted with zucchini has been reduced by between…

Number of farmers switching to organic down as well

Demand for organic produce outgrows supply in the US

Demand for organic produce has outgrown the supply in the US. Worse, instead of growing to meet the demand, the number of farmers switching to grow organic crops is dropping.…

Organic grower-shipper reflects on its evolution as Orlando show approaches

Bridges Produce looks forward to the return of the IFPA this year in Orlando, Florida. It has been exhibiting at the PMA Fresh Summit, now IFPA Global Produce & Floral Show, since 2009. During this time, the company and the industry as a whole have gone through numerous transformations and many…

Markus Schraff, Obst vom Bodensee Vertriebsgesellschaft

Organic fruit from Lake Constance: top quality pome fruit and a bigger yield for organic apples

Obst vom Bodensee Vertriebsgesellschaft (OvB) can report positive figures from the organic harvest this year, says Markus Schraff, Sales Manager of the Organic Division of OvB. Markus Schraff and Larissa Lorch from Obst vom Bodensee Vertriebsgesellschaft (OvB) and Hans-Josef Stärk from BayWa Obst  & Co at the…

USDA

USDA promises up to $300 million to recruit farmers to switch to organic

US organic growers can’t keep up with demand

The demand for organic food is increasing so fast that US growers can’t keep up with the demand. This increase in demand food, coupled with the number of organic farmers in America dropping, prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture to promise up to $300 million to recruit farmers to make the switch.…

Wisconsin cranberry crop meets a tight market

Wisconsin’s cranberry crop can be tough to predict and with price increases for all forms of cranberry, where those cranberries will land in the market is even tougher to put a finger on. Some growers are reporting a bumper crop of cranberries as compared to last year and the supplies look to be much…

Salento Bio boasts 150 hectares of organic prickly pears

After the death of all olive groves in southern Apulia due to Xylella fastidiosa, the Salento Bio company, fearing the desertification of its land, opted to cultivate crops that suit the soil and weather conditions in this part of Italy.  Crate commercialized by Salento Bio "We finished planting the last 40…

Three ag tech sessions announced for Organic Grower Summit 2022

A trio of sessions focused on the ever-changing landscape of ag technology has been announced as part of the educational program for the upcoming Organic Grower Summit (OGS) 2022 presented by Western Growers and OPN, slated for November 30 – December 1 in Monterey, California. Left to right: Bart Walker,…

Nazaret Mateos Álvarez, from Spain, was recognized as the best organic farmer

Winners of the first EU Ecological Awards

On September 23, representatives of the European institutions and the ecological sector presented the first EU Ecological Awards. Eight winners from seven categories received…

Organic carrot production in Minnesota expanding

Carrot production in Minnesota is growing--particularly organic carrot production. “This is our second year of organics. Last year we started on a small scale to feel out the market and get a better understanding of the growing process and how it would go for us here,” said Matthew Wulf of Fresha based…

"This season there will be far fewer sweet potatoes on the market"

The Spanish sweet potato season is starting in the south, and according to Manuel Ayllón, this year's campaign is marked by an overall reduction in the production. "This season, Hortícola Flora has reduced the acreage devoted to organic sweet potato cultivation by 30%, and we expect to produce between…

Spain's organic agricultural area increased by 8%, exceeding 2.6 million hectares in 2021

In 2021, Spain used 2,635,442 hectares for organic production, i.e. 8% more than in the previous year. With this increase, the area dedicated to organic production already…

EU organic import volume went up 2.8% in 2021

A recent report by the European Commission maintains that organic imports will increase by 2.8% in 2021. Total imports of organic agri-food products into the EU have increased…

Azienda Agricola del Grillo

Organic products from Sicily are gaining ground on foreign markets

"The tomato season was disappointing in terms of yield in the summer due to the extreme drought. We can hardly deliver the planned quantities to our customers. The climate has been a worrying factor for years, along with the exorbitant cost increases in every stage of the production chain. And although…

Hydroponic and container production systems

Three judge appeals panel rules in favor of USDA certification of organic hydroponic producers

The Coalition for Sustainable Organics (CSO) is pleased that a three judge panel of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco affirmed the legality of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to have the authority to recognize and certify growers using hydroponic organic production methods in a ruling issued…

Texas A&M AgriLife research to improve organic spinach production

Despite the greatly increasing consumer interest for organic spinach in the U.S. and worldwide, production is not keeping pace with demand. To help overcome some of the challenges facing organic spinach production, Vijay Joshi, Ph.D., a Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant systems physiologist at the Texas…

Educational Session, Organic Grower Summit 2022

Exploring organic grower challenges and solutions

A two-part educational intensive featuring the results of two recently released reports on organic farming and an in-depth workshop discussing how organic farmers can address current challenges has been announced as part of the 2022 Organic Grower Summit (OGS).  The 90-minute ed session, "Exploring Organic…

Miguel Gómez of FenixFood: "We are already organizing the next season of organic Butternut and Hokkaido pumpkins from Egypt"

"Pumpkin prices may continue to rise"

In the market, pumpkins currently reach prices "of up to 1.20 and 1.30 Euro per kilo," said Miguel Gómez, of FenixFood's sales department. "Due to different factors, such as high temperatures and a lack of water, which have affected the production, and perhaps also to high consumption, the European stock…

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service helps to grow global market for Texan organic produce

The number of Texas acres devoted to organic production — including cropland, pastureland and rangeland — increased by about 97% from 2014 to 2019, with the amount of…

Photo report from Natexpo 2022

The 2022 edition of Natexpo, the international trade show specializing in the organic sector for over 60 years, was held in Lyon until Tuesday. Click here to view the photo report An event not to be missed for the organic sector, which was organized by Natexbio/La Maison de la Bio. In total, 1,800 exhibitors and brands, professionals…

Bio-Maroc

Morocco obtains new organic certification

Morocco has obtained the certificate of admission for the Moroccan organic standard “Bio-Maroc”. This indicates its alignment with the IFOAM - Organics International (OI)…

Nearly 100 organic companies join hands with Hema Fresh

The sales of organic produce grow year by year in China

As people pay more and more attention to health in China, the consumption of organic vegetables, organic meat, and organic baby food is increasing year by year. The report Organic Product Certification and the Development of Organic Industry in China 2022 released by the State Administration for Market…

Klaus Schilling Ltd & Bio-Großhandel Hannover:

"Young people are eating more and more organic fruits and vegetables"

Organic and regional products were particularly popular with consumers during the pandemic. The organic specialist trade was certainly able to profit from this upswing. However, the huge rise in procurement costs and the associated price increases coupled with the discontinuation of the 'corona bonus'…

Sustainable Food Monitor 2021: Share of sustainable food purchases increases

Consumers spent €9.5 billion on sustainable food in 2021. We are spending more and more on products with sustainability labels like Beter Leven, Organic, and Rainforest Alliance. These are the conclusions of the Sustainable Food Monitor 2021, which was carried out by Wageningen University & Research and…

Yoann Morin, BioBreizh:

“We plan to harvest 430 tons of organic squash this year”

The French region of Brittany has not been spared by the drought and the predictions are mixed for this year’s squash season. “For the moment, the producers have not reported any impact on calibers yet. Only the volumes are lower than expected since nearly a third of the flowers fell due to the lack of…

"The results of this campaign will be key to expanding the hectares of organic grapes in the coming months"

This year, the low temperatures (two degrees lower than normal) delayed the early table grape campaign in northern Peru. As a result, the production in Piura that will be…

”Organic growers figured out farming citrus without false codling moth, and now we’re completely pushed out.”

Europe puts a lid on organic orange production in South Africa

The new cold protocol on oranges from South Africa is presenting an almost insurmountable obstacle to the country’s organic orange growers. Results from trials with plant-based waxes on organic oranges under the new cold regime have been mediocre and inconclusive, with chilling injury to around 50% of…

WinCommerce

Organic NZ apples more popular with Vietnam’s largest retailer

At a time that the demand for safe, healthy organic produce is increasing in Vietnam, that nation’s largest modern retailer is strengthening its direct relationships with…

Andhra Pradesh:

Organic vegetables to be used in Tirumala free meals scheme

At a meeting with organic farmers on Tuesday, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Executive Officer A.V. Dharma Reddy encouraged the farmers of Rayalseema districts to grow organic…

Ronald Gielleit (Top Fresh Handel) about European carrot market:

"Soon there will be increased pressure from growers wanting to sell off-land to avoid high cooling costs"

The Europe-wide drought and the parsnip yellow fleck virus impact are already causing shortages on the carrot market. "It remains to be seen how supplies will develop in the coming weeks," says Ronald Gielleit of the Dutch company, Top Fresh Handel. "Last week, it rained again all over Europe. That's too…

Data of the organic sector presented at Sana 2022

In 2022, 89 percent of Italian households bought organic at least once

Italy remains at the top of the organic sector in terms of share of agricultural area, operators and exports. However, many are the changes affecting domestic consumption. This is a crucial moment for the organic sector. On the one hand, there are the effects related to the pandemic, on the other hand,…

UK: Riverford Organic Farmers embraces regenerative farming, using parasitic wasps and hoverflies

Guy Singh-Watson, founder of organic veg-box firm Riverford Organic Farmers, continues to experiment with new ways of producing food and promoting wildlife. Riverford Organic…

For efficient weighing and packing new organic snack carrot variant

DanRoots chose Newtec's weighing and packing solution to optimize production sustainably

DanRoots has selected Newtec's weighing and packing solution to optimize production sustainably. Newtec’s innovative weighing solutions offer reliability and efficiency of production for customers in the food industry. With its focus on establishing long-lasting trust with customers globally, the company…

New chairman for Organic Produce Association

The Organic Produce Association (OPA) has elected Theojary “Theo” Crisantes Jr., chief operations officer for Wholesum, as chairman. Crisantes has been serving in an acting…

Director of Bionext shares thoughts on sub-labels, visibility and the future

Europe: Vertical farming deserves recognition from the market

“Over the past decade we have had numerous discussions about vertical farming and specifically why products can be labeled as organic in the US but not in the EU. Although I am convinced that vertical farming has an important role to play when it comes to feeding a growing global population sustainably,…

Yaniv Cohen, Hadiklaim: "Early focus on central Europe, expanding to Far East"

Record date crop expected by Israel’s leading Medjool exporter despite late start

Israel’s biggest exporter of Medjool dates, Hadiklaim Date Growers Cooperative, has just started the season about a month later than usual. Despite the late start they have their sights set on a record harvest of 20 000 tons for their company and estimate a record of over 50 000 tons of dates to be…

Robert Elshof (Elshof Organic Fruit): "Switchover fruit shouldn't become a cheap organic variant"

"Bright prospects for organic top fruit after tough season"

Organic top fruit harvesting is in full swing at Elshof Organic Fruit in the Netherlands. According to Robert Elshof, this year's conditions are excellent. "Fortunately, most growers could irrigate. We've had a great summer which means the fruit is of exceptional quality and flavor," he begins. Robert says…

Potato breeder Jan-Eric Geersing about the potato breeding program

"With our latest variety innovations, we have been able to tap into the German market as well"

The new organic table potato Cammeo from Dutch potato breeder Geersing was one of the eye-catchers at this year's Weuthen Potato Day. With this and other highly resistant and visually striking new registrations, the potato breeder has managed to open up the German market. Managing Director Jan-Eric…

German business chamber helps Sri Lanka firms enter EU organic market

A Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka (AHK Sri Lanka) with the European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (ECCSL) has brought together domestic organic food…

Washington pear harvest sees later start to season

Like apples in Washington, pear harvest is also delayed. “We’re just getting rolling. Typically we would have been going for a couple of weeks. But with the springtime cold weather, everything is delayed,” says Dan Davis with Starr Ranch Growers. “So supplies of pears are a little tight to start.”…

Prices of organic Romaine lettuce have surged

Organic Romaine lettuce prices have jumped well over 100% between April 2021 and April 2022. The average price per pound went from $2 to $5 in that period. While the 2021…

Limited-edition organic wine grapes now available at The Fresh Market

Beginning today, The Fresh Market, Inc. is offering three varieties of wine grapes for an extremely limited time: Organic Carignane, French Columbard, and Granache. While typically grown in the regions in Europe where they are used in wine, these organic grapes are grown in small batches in California,…

Puente Blanco: "faces same challenges as rest of world - rising prices, fuel, logistics and fertilizers"

Good upcoming garlic export season expected from Argentina

“This year, weather conditions in Argentina have been very beneficial for the quality of our organic garlic and other produce so we are expecting excellent quality and quantities for the coming season. The most important market for Argentine garlic is Brazil, but our company mainly exports to Europe, The…


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