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“Organic is a way of thinking, a lifestyle. It’s a future for our children”

The market for organic apples is still developing, but not everything is smooth sailing for Polish organic exporters. Although some new markets are opening, others are still way too risky. Organic growers should be working together more, states Anna Gabler of AgroQueens. According to Anna Gabler, CEO of AgroQueens, the…

California organic lemons hitting supply stride

Production is humming along for California organic lemons this season. “It’s the peak of the organic lemon season so it’s very normal for this time of year. Supplies are excellent,” says Craig Morris of Homegrown Organic Farms in Porterville, Ca. “We have a lot of fruit right now in optimum maturity and we’re really…

9% organic share in the food retail trade

Austria: Organic boom continues

Almost 9% of the fresh food retail products (LEH) are organic products. The highest percentage is recorded with regard to eggs. An average of 148 euros a year is spent on organic fresh produce.…

More players in the organic lime market

Organic limes are currently slim on supplies. “They’re limited, especially from the East Coast of Mexico in the Veracruz area,” says Alex Madrigal of Covilli Brand Organics Inc. in Nogales, Ariz. “We’re starting to see diminished supply and more quality issues. But that’s normal for this time of the year for that region.” Madrigal…

First educational session for Organic Produce Summit 2019 announced

The first of six educational sessions at Organic Produce Summit 2019 will focus on the changing role of wholesalers and distributors of organic fresh produce and its impact in providing fresh organic items to consumers across the globe. “The Evolution of Wholesaler/Distributors of Organic Fresh Produce”,…

Organic specialist preparing for new crop apples and pears

It's won't be long until South American apple and pear imports begin to arrive in the United States. California-based organic specialist Viva Tierra is preparing for the arrival of its first organic apples and pears of the season from the southern hemisphere in a matter of weeks. The company has been…

US organic fresh produce sales hit $5.6 billion in 2018

In a year when total grocery store dollar growth only reached two percent, organic fresh produce once again surpassed the status quo according to new information released by the Organic Produce Network and Nielsen. In total, organic produce sales in the United States reached $5.6 billion in 2018, with…

Steady supplies of organic avocados continue from Mexico

Supplies of Mexican organic avocados are coming in regularly right now. “There are a lot of avocados out there and the quality of fruit is outstanding,” says Andy Martin of A & A Organic Farms Corp., a Watsonville, Ca.-based marketer of organic produce, who notes that A & A works with a family grower out of…

Despite difficulties, the organic blackberry market performs well

It's still a few months before organic blackberries begin production out of Santa Maria, but suppliers - especially organic suppliers - are looking forward to the season. Blackberries are reportedly among the more difficult berries to grow due to their sensitive nature and precise handling requirements. "Our…

More demand on PEI organic potatoes

Demand is strong and pricing up for organic potatoes from Canada’s Prince Edward Island. “We’re in a good position to finish by the end of March or early April,” says Dwayne Coffin of Vanco Farms in Mount Albion, PEI. “Demand is strong and along with that, a favorable exchange rate has allowed us to see higher pricing…

Greenhouse grower doubles organic production in Canada

Consumer demand for organic and locally-grown produce has inspired NatureFresh Farms to expand on their organic greenhouse offerings at their Ontario facility. The company is not only significantly expanding their organic acreage in Canada, but also adding a number of items to their organic list. The…

New England Organic Produce Conference announces keynote speaker

The New England Produce Council (NEPC) and the Organic Produce Network (OPN) announce the first New England Organic Produce Conference scheduled for May 1st at Gillette…


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