Global Focus Organics

First exports of organic kumquat from Almeria

Bio Campojoyma's founder and manager, Francisco Jesús Montoya Sánchez, had the idea of growing organic kumquats in the Spanish province of Almeria after tasting delicious pastries containing this citrus on one of his business trips to Germany. "We soon discovered that kumquat thrives in the climate of…

Mara Fruits believes the time is right to switch to organic papayas

"Organic papayas and passion fruit from Tenerife on the road to becoming Demeter/Bio Suisse produce"

Mara Fruits has been producing papaya and passion fruit (maracuja) for 7 years now. Current production of papaya and maracuja is on 4 hectares and 3 hectares is being added. In total there will be 5 Ha of papaya and 2 hectares of maracuja. "We have been growing these products with great pleasure. Our produce…

Logistics challenges weigh on North American organic greenhouse vegetable availability

Supplies of organic greenhouse vegetables continue to remain steady as they meet pressures on demand. Ray Wowryk, director of business development with Leamington, ON-based Nature Fresh Farms says it is now in full production on organic cucumbers in Ontario, including the Long English and Mini Salad…

Organic food provider adds Fairtrade organic mangoes to portfolio

Organto Foods Inc. an integrated provider of organic and value-added organic fruits and vegetables, announced that after a successful market test, it has added Fairtrade and organic mango to its growing product portfolio. Organto has entered into a strategic product supply agreement with a diversified…

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Romanian consumers spend RON650 million on organic food yearly

Romanian consumers spend about 650 million lei (€137 mln) on organic food (or 1.2% of the entire spending on food in the country), ZF has calculated from the data supplied by market research company Retail Zoom.Interest in health and the improvement in purchasing power led to a significant growth of the…

Expanding organic produce options in Mexico

Many food-related trends have emerged in the U.S. from the pandemic and a consistent one is the consumer’s increasing interest in organic produce. This turned out to be the case in Mexico as well. Which is why it might just be the time for Covilli Brand Organics, a Nogales, AZ-based company, to launch…

Week delay for start of Peruvian organic avocados, overall higher volumes expected

The avocado harvest on the north coast of Peru starts in March and runs through the middle of June. For Inkawald, the Hass avocado production is centered around organic avocados. “70% of our Hass avocados are organic, which comes out to about 480 tons for this year. The other 30% is conventional with…

Alba Bio continues to innovate and grow

From pioneering in organic farming to innovation and modernization

"At times where it could be easier and more convenient to complain or to become discouraged, our reaction is to refrain from slowing down," said Vittorio Gona of growers' organization Alba Bio. Gona believes that optimism can provide a way out of the difficult situation. That said, the company is…

First organic pears from Argentina to arrive in the US this week

This week, the first organic pears from Argentina are arriving into the port of Philadelphia. “There is a lot of excitement around the new crop as not a lot of organic pears are left in Washington,” says Chris Ford, Business Development and Marketing Manager with Viva Tierra Organic. Pears are brought in…

Organic kiwi growers seeing shifts in California industry

Unlike its conventional counterpart, organic kiwifruit from California is up in volume this season. “Due to weather issues that reduced fruit set, production per acre was significantly down across the state this season resulting in a 13 percent decline in total volume of kiwifruit in California…

Mexican organic asparagus volume will apply price pressure

With Mexican production of organic asparagus coming on significantly, there’s likely to be pricing pressure in the marketplace. Currently, supplies are coming from San Luis and the Imperial Valley. “We’ve seen supply become abundant here—literally within days,” says Ethan Abendroth, national sales…

Sander De Proost, BelOrta:

"Differentiation of the organic assortment high on the agenda for 2021

The organic segment of BelOrta closed positively last year with an increase compared to 2019. “A good result,” says Sander De Proost of BelOrta. “Organic is already a growing product group anyway and the corona crisis has had an impact on the organic sales at certain times of the year. Organic was…

Smooth movement on organic baby lettuce

Supplies of organic baby lettuce are good currently. Patty Emmert of Duncan Family Farms in Goodyear, AZ notes that supplies are coming from both the desert region of Central Arizona--Yuma and the Imperial Valley and supplies also come from Florida. Duncan will be in Arizona with these crops until April…

Organic banana growers battle multinational pricing

Supplies of organic bananas are slim currently. “It’s that time of the year when supplies are tight mainly because of the season and the cold weather. Bananas are usually tight mid-January to the beginning of June,” says Mayra Velazquez de León of Organics Unlimited based in San Diego, CA. She notes that…

Roy Zylka (Roy's Naturkost) on trends and market developments in the organic wholesale trade

"We definitely need more regional producers who want to convert to organic"

In these  times of Corona, German consumers are increasingly turning to regional and organic products. That's what the media have been saying since the beginning of the crisis. Organic wholesaler Roy Zylka - founder and managing director of the Nuremberg-based company Roy's Naturkost - can only confirm this.…

Organic Texas grapefruit supplies may end earlier

Organic grapefruit looks to be benefiting from the uptick that both organics and citrus have seen throughout the pandemic. “Our movement has been pretty solid throughout the season. We began in late October and demand was excellent and continued to be pretty strong throughout December,” says Dennis…

Stuttgart-based wholesaler Staiger LLC observes growing organic sales

"Organic convenience products are increasingly in demand for out-of-home consumption"

For 40 years, the Staiger food wholesaler has been supplying the heart of Baden-Württemberg in the Stuttgart area with fresh produce and more. As far as organic products are concerned, the company located at the wholesale market is still in its starting phase, but is ambitiously looking ahead because its…

Organic vegetable producer shipping celery and red bunch carrots

Cal-Organic Farms, a producer of organic vegetables in the U.S., is now shipping organic red bunch carrots and celery from Coachella, CA. A division of Grimmway Farms, Cal-Organic is offering its red bunch carrots for a limited time and supplies are expected to last through the Easter holiday.…

New line of sustainable packaging for Fair Trade organic grower

Wholesum, Fair Trade certified growers and shippers of organic produce, launched a new sustainable packaging line of vegetables that will hit retail shelves this month. The new line will carry Wholesum’s staple, year-round items including organic slicer cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, bell peppers…

FreshPlaza February Global Focus on organics

FreshPlaza's February Global Focus is on organics. Are you involved in the organic trade? How has the market been affected by the pandemic? Is there increased demand for organic produce? We would love to hear about your organic products. You can contact us via info@freshplaza.com  MarketingWould you like to…


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