Organic

Expands product portfolio with full line of fresh cut organic herbs

Organto finalizes acquisition of Fresh Organic Choice BV

Organto Foods Inc., a provider of organic and value-added organic fruits and vegetables today announced that it has finalized definitive agreements to acquire 100% of the…

Gautam Buddha Nagar district, Uttar Pradesh

Push for more organic farming: 100 new shops to be set up

Gautam Buddha Nagar district in the state of Uttar Pradesh will see more organic vegetable markets being set up. The goal is to promote the sales of fresh vegetables and…

An overview of the situation by Paolo Pari, marketing director of Almaverde Bio

Organic products are in great demand, especially abroad

The demand for organic fruit and vegetables is increasing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. "The trend is growing also because of the lack of supply from Spain, due to the bad weather. The lower the product, the higher the demand," - explained Paolo Pari, marketing director of Almaverde Bio.…

Eight-week organic blueberry storage trial shows positive results

RipeLocker has completed a trial in which its containers held freshly harvested organic blueberries in pristine condition for eight weeks. In the trial, the company used six pallet-size RipeLocker containers to store fresh organic blueberries from blueberry grower Blueberry Hill. Blueberry Hill also owns…

"Calinda is no ordinary organic strawberry"

New in Eosta's product range are the organic Club Variety Calinda Strawberries. Not an ordinary organic strawberry according to Eosta, but a "premium club variety that not everyone can feed". "It's a protected variet…

Tighter supplies of Washington apples brings pricing back in line

Supplies of Washington apples are slimmer than usual. “Right now, the overall crop is 15-20 percent off from what we estimated last year, so supplies are certainly tight across the board,” says Dan Davis of Starr Ranch Growers in Wenatchee, WA. He notes conventional supplies are tighter than their…

COVID-19 slows imported blueberry programs

Blueberry supplies are tight and the blame can be largely laid on COVID-19. “It’s affecting supply and operations in the U.S.—it’s just affecting the business at the moment,” says Luciano Fiszman of Redondo Beach, CA-based Gourmet Trading Co. Left to right: Gourmet Trading's Scott Hulsey, Luciano Fiszman…

Spanish police investigate international scam involving sale of non-certified organic grapes

The Guardia Civil of Alicante has started an investigation on two men and a woman of Spanish nationality for fraud, belonging to a criminal group, document forging and crimes…

EU agrees to recognise UK organic standards until 31 December 2023

UK growers are happy about the news that the agreed UK-EU trade deal includes an agreement on organic equivalence; this means the EU has agreed to recognise the UK as…

More home cooking leads to boost in herb demand

Supplies of cooking herbs are ample—enough so to meet the increased demand retailers have seen recently. With consumer demand for herbs surging, Milas Russell, general manager with North Shore Greenhouses Inc. in Thermal, CA says the company’s worked to keep retailers in need stocked with product as well…

Costa Rica to increase supply of inputs for Mexican organic agriculture

A recent study on the marketing of inputs for organic agriculture in Mexico, carried out by the Foreign Trade Promoter of Costa Rica (PROCOMER), concluded that Costa Rica…

Strong demand continues for California citrus

California organic and conventional citrus is moving well as the state begins moving into production on some new varieties this month. Mandarins: “Everything was about two to four weeks late this year on conventional and organic mandarins,” says Bianca Kaprielian of Fruit World in Reedley, CA. She notes…

Organic grower unveils newly renovated greenhouses in Mexico

Wholesum, Fairtrade-certified grower and shipper of organic produce, inaugurated its newly renovated tomato greenhouses at Wholesum Farms Pacific. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Wednesday, December 9th in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. The event consisted of a virtual live stream on the company’s…

Peru

The first organic banana cluster is established in Piura

Solidaridad, an international NGO has been working with the support of the Ministry of Production's Innóvate Perú program on the basis and the constitution of the first…

Spain: Fraudulent organic pistachio sales - €6 million in illegal profits

The Spanish Guardia Civil, with support of the French Gendarmerie Nationale and Europol have dismantled an organised crime group involved in the production, distribution and…

Peruvian organic banana production is expected to decrease by 10%

The president of the National Banana Board (JNB), Valentin Ruiz Delgado, said that this year's national production of organic bananas would be 10% smaller in volume than the…

Argentinian exports of organic blueberries booming

With 3.7 million hectares under organic monitoring during 2019, Argentina ranks 2nd in the world ranking for certified organic area, coming in after Australia. There is an…

Consumer association CLCV:

‘Organic produce in France in supermarkets not cheaper’

Organic fruit and vegetables sold in France are not cheaper in supermarkets compared to buying them in health food shops, a new study has found. According to Consumer…

UC Agricultural Issue Center report:

'Organics still gaining ground in California'

In the three-year period from 2013 to 2016, farm gate sales of California organic agriculture more than doubled as the California organic farming industry saw increases in…

"floraPell stands for a good quality nitrogen supply"

Sheep's wool pellets and their practical use for organic gardening

Together with his partners, Richard Specht runs the Piluweri nursery in Müllheim-Hügelheim. A total of around 60 different types of vegetables are being grown there. The nursery is a pure organic entity; it produces vegetables according to Demeter guidelines. In cultivation, the growers rely on organic…

Organic food start-up Organisch Overseas aims for 30 percent revenue growth

Agri-start-up  Organisch Overseas sells organic fruits and vegetables in Delhi-NCR. The company is expecting 30 percent growth in its revenue this fiscal year, to around Rs 40 mln.…

Sizable volume jump in Autumn Glory supplies

Supplies of the Autumn Glory apple are up significantly this season. Harvest came early this year for the Autumn Glory. The apple, grown in Washington State by Domex Superfresh Growers, is up 20 percent in conventional supplies and up 55 percent in organic volume. “We have the largest volume we’ve had so far…

Krist Hamerlinck, Eco Veg, Belgium

“Good organic greenhouse vegetable season ends on a difficult note”

“Organic greenhouse vegetables had a good year. But, we ended the season on quite a difficult note. For a few years now, our retail clients have been switching to Spanish products sooner. About ten years ago, we could deliver until the end of the season, in week 49. That's gradually become earlier and…

Brazil develops its first-ever organic mango farming system

Brazil has its first-ever organic mango farming system. Research had been underway for over 10 years at the Mandioca e Fruticultura (Cassava and Fruit Culture) unit of the…

Organic Grower Roundtable highlights bright spots and challenges

Leaders from three organic fresh produce companies agree that the outlook for the organic industry is positive heading into the new year, as they explored a wide range of issues during the Organic Grower Summit Roundtable discussion that premiered yesterday. Moderated by Dave Puglia, president and CEO of…

Organto to acquire Fresh Organic Choice BV

Organto Foods Inc., a provider of organic and value-added organic fruits and vegetables, today announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) to acquire 100% of the…

Barcelona mayor Ada Colau inaugurates Mercabarna's Biomarket

On December 9, the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, was in Mercabarna to inaugurate the Biomarket, the first wholesale market for fresh organic food in Spain and also the largest in Europe in terms of concentration of fruit and vegetable companies. The event was also attended by the president of Mercasa,…

CEO Organics Unlimited receives global award

Organics Unlimited, CEO and president Mayra Velazquez de León has been named the 2020 Global Trade Ambassador – Mexico award recipient from Women in International Trade – Los Angeles (WIT-LA). The award is given to leaders who have made unique contributions to the community and the international business…

OF&G welcomes news of the recognition of all six UK organic control bodies by the EU

OF&G (Organic Farmers & Growers) welcomes the news of the recognition of all six UK organic control bodies by the EU. This will allow UK organic produce to continue to be…

Organic grapes available in two new recyclable cardboard grape packages

OTC Organics expands sustainable packaging line

The months of December until March will be dominated by organic grapes from South Africa at OTC Organics, distributor of organic fruit and vegetables. Last year, the first steps were taken in the development of sustainable packaging. This year the packaging line for grapes has been expanded with two new…

Christophe Laffon, of Hnos. Fernández:

"Biomarket will serve as a showcase for Spanish organic products to other markets"

Last week, Biomarket, the first wholesale market devoted exclusively to organic products in Spain, located in Barcelona, launched its commercial activity. One of the companies with the most presence in this market is Hnos. Fernández, which has three stalls offering organic products and services to its…

Organto expands supply of organic limes

Organto Foods Inc., an integrated provider of organic and value-added organic fruits and vegetables today announced the expansion of its organic limes portfolio with the first…

Bigger volumes of California organic citrus

Organic citrus supplies are starting strong out of California. “We’re only in the first month of the organic crop. We’ve got another six months to go but we have a very solid crop set with plenty of promotable opportunities,” says Craig Morris of Homegrown Organic Farms in Porterville, CA. Morris notes HGO…

Non-toxic crop protection spray gains certification for EU, Japanese and Costa Rican organic standards

The interest in the agricultural sector to change the methods of pest control to more environmentally friendly methods has been increasing worldwide. In 2017, the Costa Rican company ClearLeaf launched operations and since then they have designed and developed four distinct products, as well as validated…

Magdalena du Plessis – Carpe Diem

Orange River organic grape grower plans strong volume increase over coming years

A container of organically grown Early Sweet white seedless table grapes is due to shortly depart for Europe from Cape Town Harbour. This is the opening to Northern Cape grower Carpe Diem’s new grape season, a “short but intense” campaign that usually runs for eight to ten weeks in which they ship ten to…

Mythja

Vietnam organic growers reap the fruits of their work

As the demand for healthy products is increasing, both in Vietnam and elsewhere, the nation’s organic growers are seeing their investment and hard work over years pay off.…

Renzo Muro, of Fundo Los Paltos: "The impact of the pandemic on the consumption of organic products is worrying"

Peru's organic table grape campaign has already started, with greater volumes

Peru's table grape campaign has already started and the production is expected to grow by around 16% compared to the previous season. This means 7 million more boxes, which will bring the season's total to 56 million boxes. "This week, we are starting the harvest of the first organic seedless red varieties…

Organicoop

The Chilean Organic Producers Cooperative is born

The Chilean Organic Producers Cooperative, Organicoop, whose mission is to be recognized as Chile's most reputable producer and supplier cooperative of organic products, was…

The American company Berry People signs alliances with Peruvian producers

Berry People, the California-based marketer of organic and conventional berries and avocados, has signed alliances with producers in Peru to cover the supply gaps for these…

Juan Mora, manager of Frutas Antonio: “It is the right time to start this adventure”

"We will start with 100,000 kilos of organic Asturian kiwifruit in our first year at Biomarket"

The inauguration in Barcelona of Biomarket, the first wholesale market devoted entirely to organic food in Spain, is just a few days away and the companies participating in this ambitious project are finalizing their preparations. One such firm is Grupo Frutas Antonio, which will have 3 stalls in this…

Juan González, of Greenline Gate:

"Organic blueberries are going to compete strongly with the conventional"

The production of blueberries, which play a big role in the European organic berry market, is developing in the southern hemisphere. Latin America stands out as an important supplier and has recorded a notable growth in the demand in recent years. In fact, the European Union has promoted an ambitious…

Organic potatoes and onions ready for the holidays

With a quality crop of organic potatoes and onions ready for market, Morning Kiss Organic brings a healthy aspect to this year's much-needed comfort cooking. As the pandemic continues, food will play a larger role than ever in bringing the holiday spirit to smaller gatherings planned more around safety…

Homeless garden project in Santa Cruz, CA

Awe Sum Organics making a difference in both the local and global community

Awe Sum Organics has made a leadership pledge to the Homeless Garden Project’s new permanent home and expanded farm located in the hills just above the city of Santa Cruz in the Pogonip area near the University of California, Santa Cruz. Awe Sum Organics was inspired to get involved with a local…

Biomarket, the first market in Spain devoted exclusively to organic products

"We expect that the Biomarket will initially account for 20% of the organic fruit and vegetables marketed in Catalonia"

On November 23, the Biomarket will be inaugurated in Barcelona; the first wholesale market in Spain and the second in Europe exclusively devoted to organic products, mainly fruit and vegetables. Located in the Mercabarna facilities, the Biomarket will initially work with ten wholesale companies, some of…

Naturkost Schramm: Spanish season is going full speed ahead

"Despite Corona, there is a good supply situation for organic citrus"

The supply of citrus fruits from the Mediterranean region is currently going full speed ahead, in the area of organic goods as well. "About four weeks ago, the first organic clementines arrived from Spain. There are increased quantities of oranges as well now," says a purchasing agent from Naturkost…

Wholesum hires Harumi Kuniyoshi, Ph.D. as Director of Research and Development

Wholesum, Fair Trade certified growers and shippers of organic produce, recently hired Harumi Kuniyoshi, Ph.D. as their Director of Research and Development. "While Wholesum…

A. & K. Engemann goes into the new marketing season

"There is more growth potential for organic chicory, within food retail as well"

For some two weeks, leading organic company Engemann GbR has been delivering new organic chicory. "The volumes to be marketed are still modest, but should soon increase," says Fabian Borgwald, salesman at the company. "Due to the colder weather, the desire for chicory has returned and we are seeing some…

Organic Grower Summit Roundtable 2020 announced

While the Organic Grower Summit will not be held as a live in-person event this year, a virtual keynote event featuring leaders of three of the nation’s most recognized and…

Update on the California crop

More interest in organic sweet potatoes this year

Demand has risen significantly for California sweet potatoes. “It’s skyrocketed. Especially in packaged items and trays with mixed baby varieties, etc. Those seems to be really big this year,” says Dustin Robinson with Yagi Brothers Produce in Livingston, CA. “Anything that’s prepackaged and ready to go…

UK House of Lords raises concern over post-Brexit organic exports

UK peers have called for an update on UK-EU talks surrounding a post-Brexit organics equivalence agreement as farmers fear organic food exports could be banned. Lord Kinnoull,…

Better green bean supplies for Thanksgiving 2020 compared to last year

Supplies of green beans are ample for this month’s U.S. Thanksgiving. “Supplies look very good. It’s night and day to last year,” says Mark Munger with 4Earth Farms in Los Angeles, CA. Munger says that last year, the season faced back to back tropical storms in the primary Mexican growing region and the…

“This year we can export turmeric to the USA, with USDA certification”

It’s almost time for the harvest for turmeric in Thailand, as the harvest should start sometime next month. The higher humidity during cultivation has delayed the harvesting by two weeks to almost a month. One farmer, thanks to the USDA certification, can export the turmeric to the United States. The turmeric…

Antonio Ruiz, commercial director of Murgiverde: "The cold and the virus have kept the production low and prices high"

"In 2021, 50% of our production will be organic"

The transition from the vegetable production of central and northern Europe to that of the south of the continent is almost complete. "Last week there was a switch to Spanish peppers, while the transition to the cucumber season in Almería was completed approximately three weeks ago," says Antonio Ruiz,…

Canada's organic farm acreage has increased 121 percent since 2006

A survey by the Canadian Organic Trade Association (COTA) indicates purchases of organic food accounted for 3.2 percent of all grocery sales in 2018. This is an increase from…

Iowa farmers are growing more organic crops

Iowa farmers are growing more organic corn, soybeans, hay and oats. According to a new USDA report, this creates a 30% spike in the state’s organic acres over the past three…

Sonoran citrus season begins

Pacific Organic Produce announced the beginning of another Sonoran citrus season and an exclusive marketing agreement with Citrus Game. Citrus Game, or Flavor King, is a high quality citrus grower and post-harvest handler servicing several growers in the Hermosillo Sonora growing region. Citrus Game/Flavor King is a vertically…

Grant helps Crystal Spring Farm focus on carrots & blueberries

The growing season for carrots and blueberries might be over, but there’s still plenty of work ahead for the owners of Crystal Spring Farm as they move forward with plans to…


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