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Better season for California citrus

“It’s been a great California citrus season so far, and we’ve just entered the high flavor part of the season.” So says Bianca Kaprielian of Fruit World Co. Inc. in Reedley, Ca., and the good season is especially welcome after challenges last year. “We had a lot of challenges, primarily due to the heavy…

Diego Roig, director of Ecological:

"In 2020, Spain will continue to be the largest European organic producer"

In 2020, Spain is maintaining its position as the leading European organic producer and the fourth largest worldwide. Although Italy's growth rate is faster and this country could become the biggest producer soon, for now Spain is still in the lead. Diego Roig, director of Ecological Bio, who was picked…

Demand for organic produce surges in US

According to the 2019 Supermarket Perimeter Consumer Fresh Food Shopping Trends Study, two-thirds of consumers buy organic fruits and vegetables, and 52% are willing to pay…

OPS comes to Monterey, CA, in July

First speakers for Organic Produce Summit announced

Co-founders of the nationally acclaimed fast casual restaurant chain 'sweetgreen' have been confirmed as the first of three keynote presentations at the fifth annual Organic Produce Summit (OPS), this coming July in Monterey, CA. Nicolas Jammet and Jonathan Neman, co-founders and co-CEOs of sweetgreen…

Chiquita Bananas works to meet increased demand for organics

Thirty-one percent of respondents in a recent survey said that one-quarter to one-half of their annual produce purchases are organic. With demand for organic produce on the rise, Chiquita has put forth the resources to meet this newer consumer need. The steady increase in demand is primarily led by young…

Juan Manuel Sánchez, of CAAE:

"We are the only Spanish entity to certify organic products for Japan"

“At a time when the world's organic production generates over 92,000 million Euro, the opening to the Japanese market for operators in Spain and Latin America (through the JAS certification) appears to be a unique opportunity for growth,” says CAAE certification director Juan Manuel Sánchez Adame.…

The company will supply the European market for 17 consecutive weeks

Spain's HaciendasBio will supply organic asparagus from mid-January

HaciendasBio, the biggest organic fruit and vegetable producer in Spain and leader in the export of these products to Europe, mainly to Germany, will be the only one supplying organic asparagus to the market during the months of January, February and March. It is thus ahead of the usual harvesting season…

Cornelis Ernst and Bart van der Vliet, OTC Organics

South African organic grape imports start sustainably

The South African organic grape season started earlier this year, and its prospects look favorable, say Cornelis Ernst and Bart van der Vliet of OTC Organics. This Dutch company started importing organic grapes from South Africa more than a month ago again. They are t to operate more sustainably as a…

Organic Research Centre appoints Lucy MacLennan as new CEO

Since the departure of long-standing and well-respected CEO Nic Lampkin last year, Stuart Rogers stepped in as interim CEO and continued to develop the strategic direction of…

Future of France’s organic products may lie in hands of large supermarkets

If the production of organic products continues to grow every year in France, mass distribution will supply even more of these products by 2022, according to an analysis from…

Danish organic Ø brand celebrates 30 years; demand has never been this high

This year, the red ‘Ø’ organic label has been in existence for 30 years. This label can be found on an increasing number of products in Denmark. Since this brand's…

Citromax organic lemon grove surpasses 100,000 tree mark

Citromax Group has announced that the company’s organic lemon groves have reached a substantial milestone, passing the 100,000-tree mark and approaching 110,000 organic lemon trees. Citromax’s organic lemon groves are located in the foothills of the Andes, in a unique sub-tropical climate that creates an…

Zanzivivai Bio supplies plants and scions

The organic status is authentic if it starts from the plant nursery

Even though the overall situation of the pear tree is not ideal, organic farming seems to be an opportunity to make profits. And Zanzivivai Bio has the possibility of supplying organic plants and scions, produced by its own apple and pear stumps, with a guarantee for the whole supply chain. Enrico Zanzi and…

Major movement in organic greenhouse vegetable market does not materialize

December is not the busiest month for organic greenhouse vegetable growers, so it is also quieter at the sales offices. That, however, does not mean people sat still in the run-up to Christmas. The 2019 balance sheet was drawn up, and last-minute plans for 2020 were made. Across the board, 2019 was…

Citrosol closed 2019 with launch of new Biocare organic range

For more than 50 years, the Valencian company Citrosol has been creating solutions to extend the shelf life of citrus, vegetables and other fruits, as explained by its general…

Australian boom time as organic goods’ value hits $2.6 billion

Australia's organic sector is forging out a path with high-value, traceable products for consumers. The industry was worth just under $1 billion nine years ago, and according…

David Posner - Awe Sum Organics

“Our first organic grapes from Peru will arrive in the US in the first week of January"

As Awe Sum Organics ramps up their imports of Chilean blueberries with the first arrivals from their main Organic Blueberry Farm located in Southern Chile, which are due to arrive on both the East and West Coast over the Christmas Holiday period, David Posner, Awe Sum’s CEO takes a look at what is coming…

"The application of environmentally friendly practices is the only way forward"

Good prospects for Spanish organic cherry tomatoes

“It is clear that Almeria is reducing its tomato acreage. This year, the area devoted to the crop has been 4,000 hectares smaller. Imports from third countries are also putting tomato cultivation under pressure. The rising production costs have motivated some to switch to peppers or eggplant, which…

Julien Torrent, Alterbio:

“Positive development in the production of organic Jerusalem artichokes in France”

The harvest of root products like the Jerusalem artichoke was rather complicated this year because of the heatwaves in the summer. However, Julien Torrent, head of Pôle Détail Fruits and Vegetables at Alterbio France, explains that the production in the Roussillon was not affected by this problem.…

Robert Elshof, Elshof Organic Fruit:

"I expect Dutch organic top fruit sales to soar in the second half of the season"

Organic top fruit sales are not going too badly. This is according to Robert Elshof of Elshof Organic Fruit. This Dutch company sells organic pears that they grow themselves. They also sell top fruit from 13 other organic farms. "I expected slightly higher prices over the whole line," Robert says. "But I…

Nigeria: FMARD wants organic agriculture to spread across the north

Nigeria’s The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), says it wants food grown in an environment free from artificial agrichemicals spread across the north east and west of the country. Mr Isa Adamu, Assistant Director of Farm Input Support Services, organic division of the FMARD…

BioVibe certified for Biogarantie Made in Belgium

"Calm demand for organic vegetables due to the mild temperatures"

“For the trade, it can get a little bit colder outside. Sales are currently running fairly smooth and the stir for Christmas have not yet begun. Demand is expected to pick up again at the end of the week, but for now it's calm, ”says Johan Verhaeren from BioVibe. “The range of winter vegetables is very…

Organic vegetables from own greenhouse in Brazil

Sustainability: Daimler now grows vegetables as well

Urban farming has recently come into play at the Mercedes-Benz do Brasil truck and bus plant in São Bernardo do Campo. According to the company, organic vegetables are grown in a greenhouse next to the main restaurant, in accordance with organic farming guidelines. This is used for the customers of the factory…

Quarter of UK shoppers don't trust organic label

A new survey has found that over a quarter of UK shoppers say they are “not confident at all” that food labelled as organic has been produced under organic farming methods. While shoppers do have more ethical considerations when shopping, there is apparently a deep suspicion over the labelling of ethical…

Christian Gimperlein: "Up to 80% of our winter products end up in regional grocery stores or discount stores".

Slow market for organic cress, Christmas business only to start in week 51

Regionally cultivated cress are well received by German consumers all year round. In spring in particular, more cress is sold, while demand in winter is usually somewhat lower. During the cold season, the sale of cress shifts more from wholesale to supermarkets. "From Christmas onwards, sales of various types…

Denmark: Prices organic exports dropped for first time in 2018

Danish organics have been very much in demand abroad for a number of years now, but exports fell for the first time in 2018, reported national statistic keeper Danmarks Statistik. The figures showed that Danish organic exports decreased by 46 million kroner between 2017 and 2018 and now account for just…

Success for Bangladeshi organic mandarin growers

Ten years ago, Murshed Mia and his wife Swapna Begum tried their luck farming mandarins in Moulvibazar’s Juri district. After finding out how chemical-tainted fruits pose threat to human health, Murshed and Swapna decided to grow fruits following only organic methods. Their profit from the first harvest…

Introducing new slashing equipment on banana plantation has proved to be a real time-saver

A North Queensland banana grower has improved his productivity and saved time, since the introduction of an under-tree slasher at his farm. Matt Abbott, from Rabbits Organics, explained to fellow growers that mowing the grass was a pretty big job for his staff, so they applied for a grant to attach an…

Sales of organic products in the US continue to grow

Retail sales of organic fruits and vegetables in the US continue to grow, but the way each store assumes their sale and the presentation strategies they use to do so may differ considerably. The five stores of Sunset Foods Inc. in Highland Park, Illinois, usually offer more than 200 green items, said…

New European regulation will facilitate the organic certification of small producers

On January 1, 2021, the new regulation on organic production and product labeling will come into force, providing new opportunities to small producers, who will be allowed to join groups to obtain collective certifications. As stated by the Deputy Director General of the Directorate General for…

Agriculture department Chief Minister Sonowal

Assam government will set up 100 organic markets for selling Indian bio products

In a move to incentivise organic farming, the state government of Assam will set up 100 organic markets for selling organic products. Chairing a meeting of Agriculture…

Organic and Organic Fairtrade available for the entire import season at Fairtrasa Holland

"Only Demeter mango supplier in Europe"

The Brazilian organic mango season is in full swing at Fairtrasa Holland. This fruit distributor is based in 's-Gravenzande, the Netherlands. "We receive these mangos from our supplier, Fazenda Tamandua. This started a few years ago with a few containers. We are now marketing their entire harvest. As a…

Polish organic market growing thanks to retail chains

The organic food market in Poland is already growing at a double-digit rate, and this has been possible thanks to retail chains, says Karol Gębka, trade director of Farma…

Togo: Largest West-African exporter of organic agri products to Europe in 2018

In 2018, Togo was the largest West-African exporter of organic agricultural products to Europe. According to a report, the country sold 22,123 tons of organic agri products to…

3rd Meeting of Agroecological Health

Great interest in the organic production of citrus fruits and berries in Huelva

The Huelva town of Lepe has hosted the 3rd Agroecological Health Meeting, organized by Fundación Agroecosistema, which has been attended by almost 150 participants. At the inauguration, the territorial delegate of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development of Huelva, Álvaro Burgos,…

The Bulgarian organic food market is thriving

In the growing market for healthy food, Bulgaria is well placed to take advantage Over the past 10 years, the number of producers of organic products increased from 311 in…

Frusoal

Sweden, a new destination for Portuguese organic oranges in 2020

Frusoal, the leading citrus growers organization in Portugal, will start exporting organic oranges to the Scandinavian countries next year under the Algarve organic citrus…

George Stergiou, Anyfion Greece:

"Delayed harvest of Greek organic citrus"

The season for organic citrus fruit from Greece is starting late this year. The weather during flowering delayed the growth and now the Swiss market has to be patient for a little longer until the popular goods arrive. George Stergiou, the CEO and export manager of ANYFION GREECE spoke to FreshPlaza…

Jean-Luc Charbonneau, BioGaronne:

“Our storage capacity allows us to offer organic squash all winter”

Every year, red kuri squash and butternut producers are faced with the same problem. At the beginning of the season, in September, all of the producers without storage capacity try to sell their products on the fresh market. Until November, the offer is enormous, while consumption remains low until it…

Main volumes in week 49

First small volumes of Chilean organic blueberries arriving

Awe Sum Organics has small volumes of organic blueberries arriving now from Chile, and larger volumes will be available starting at the beginning of December."At the moment we are air-freighting in small volumes of organic blueberries from the north of Chile. We have already started loading ocean…

The area devoted to organic citrus in Spain grew by 16% during 2018

The demand for organic products by Spanish consumers is being backed by the confidence of the producing sector and the supply of supermarkets and restaurants. As far as fruits are concerned, the citrus sector has experienced a significant increase in the acreage devoted to organic production. In fact,…

Almaverde Bio

Italian organic fruit exported all over Europe

Almaverde Bio exports kiwifruit to Finland, apples to Great Britain and strawberries all over Europe. "We registered a 10% increase in sales in October, however we must say things have not always gone smoothly this year because of the weather. At the moment, the situation is good," explains Canova…

Organic avocado pricing becoming more accessible to consumers

Supplies of organic avocados from Mexico look strong. “We are in a position right now to carry us through to the Superbowl,” says Maria Elena Alvarez of A&A Organic Farms out of Watsonville, Ca. “We have good volume on the strong sizes--48s and 60s. We should be in a good position to push those 48s and…

Norway: No demand for organic fruit or vegetables

Growers were instructed to grow more organic fruit and vegetables, but consumers don't buy it. Instead, it is sold as regular fruit according to Lars J. Nå: who says "I lose…

Sander De Proost, BelOrta

"Organic fresh produce prices often more stable than for conventional products"

The Belgian organic top fruit and winter vegetable season has started at BelOrta. The glasshouse vegetable season is at its end. The last supplies are currently being moving out the door. “We in a major switchover phase between summer and winter vegetables. There is a little demand for organic winter…

Organic sales numbers from the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture

White grapes: One in ten sold was organic

In September, around 385 t of white organic grapes were purchased in Switzerland. Compared to the September values ​​of the three previous years, this is a significant…

Processing plant of GEKO GmbH receives organic certification

Pre-processed Brandenburg organic potatoes and vegetables available to Berlin school caterers

From now on, Brandenburg will have an efficient peeling plant for the processing of organic potatoes. GEKO Uckermärkische Fruchthandels LLC has had its existing processing plant…

Organic cultivation in India : Acreage, export, facts and figures

Speaking on the occasion of Biofach 2019, Mr Paban K. Borthakur revealed facts and figures with respect to Organic Cultivation Acreage and Exports. As on 31st March 2019, the total area under organic certification process (registered under the National Programme for Organic Production) was 3.56 million…

China helps Murray River Organics grow

This week, Murray River Organics announced that exports of its products had increased by 27 percent year to date over FY2019 for the corresponding period and anticipates this…

Extension of the organic range: red onions at Aldi Süd

The importance of organic products in the German fruit and vegetable sector is increasing unendingly, so many players in the food retail sector are increasing their selection.…


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