Organic Produce

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Organic Produce

Chiquita using new containers for organic bananas

Chiquita now uses Star Care Containers for 100% of the organic loads shipped to the United States.

4Earth Farms in expansion mode

Los Angeles-based 4Earth Farms is in expansion mode, said Mark Munger, vice president of sales and marketing.

Dole invests in organic pineapples

With heavy investments into organic pineapple farms over the past decade Dole Food Co. is experiencing significant growth in its organic pineapple business.

Organics Unlimited focuses on GROW

The emphasis is on education for San Diego-based Organics Unlimited, a grower and distributor of organic bananas from Mexico and Ecuador.

Stemilt marks 30 years of organics

Artisan Organics, the organic brand of Stemilt Growers LLC., is 30 years old this year.

Vision looking to import lemons

Vision Import Group, Hackensack, N.J., is looking to import organic lemons from Argentina next year.

Wada Farms program growing

Wada Farms Marketing Group LLC, is in its second full year offering organic russet, red, yellow and purple potatoes.

Organic Produce Business Updates

For the third year, Access Organics Inc., Kalispell, Mont., will be sourcing product from the Navajo Pride Organic program starting around Aug. 19, said Access Organics president Bonnie Poux.

Foodservice organic business still smaller

Foodservice operators aren’t heavy buyers of organic fruits and vegetables, but organic produce suppliers haven’t given up on them.

Organic peppers popular

The organic category accounts for a plethora of peppers, grower-shippers say.