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Banded organic cara caras available from Morning Kiss Organics

Morning Kiss Organics, Chelsea, Mass., expects to see its biggest year for specialty citrus, with sales of cara caras increasing significantly over the past five years.

Organic citrus gaining ground

Citrus has become one of the produce department’s leading organic items.

Organic apple volume rises

Organic apple volumes are up year-over-year, and Nielsen data from November 2019 shows that organic apples make up 8% of apple category volume and 10% of category dollars on average in the U.S.

Organic produce industry eyes sustainable packaging

Organically grown products and sustainable packaging should go hand in hand, so many organic growers, shippers and distributors are launching programs to reduce the use of plastics.

Fungus hits Florida strawberries

Growing organic strawberries has never been easy for Florida farmers, but the task got a lot more challenging in late December, when a fungus called Pestalotiopsis took hold in some of the state’s berry fields.

Organic volume from West Mexico grows

West Mexico provides a large amount of the fruits and vegetables consumed in the U.S. each winter, and that includes an ever-expanding selection of organic produce.

GOPEX delivers energy, insight into organic produce

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — The Packer’s third annual Global Organic Produce Expo brought in more buyers and exhibitors than previous years and garnered many positive reviews.

Panel discusses food safety expectations for produce suppliers

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Dave Corsi, VP of produce for Wegmans, shared perspective about how CPS research continues to inform Wegmans and other buying organizations in regards to food safety standards for produce suppliers.

2020 CCOF conference: Root for organic advocacy

On Feb. 19, California Certified Organic Farmers will hold its annual meeting and advocacy day and Proponents of organic produce will have an opportunity to share their opinions about organics.

GOPEX retail panel takes global look at organic produce

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Interest in organic produce is on the rise in Asia and the Middle East, while growth in North America is leveling out, according to a panel that convened Jan. 10 at the Global Organic Produce Expo.