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Wholesum debuts heirloom tomatoes at Global Organic Produce Expo

Wholesum, Amado, Ariz., will be shipping a new line of organic heirloom tomatoes soon.

Jerry D’Amore joins USDA’s organic standards group

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has appointed Jerry D’Amore, who has worked in agriculture for more than four decades, including a focus on berry companies for half that, to the National Organic Standards Board.
Dec 09, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Organics, #USDA

Ocean Mist touts organic artichoke retail packs

New recyclable corrugated packaging options are available from Castroville, Calif.-based Ocean Mist Farms.

USDA seeks info from organic growers for 5-year update

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will be asking more than 22,000 producers of organic products — everything from fresh produce to meat and dairy — about aspects of their operations, from production to marketing.
Nov 20, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Organics, #USDA

Organic produce business updates

Browse organic industry business updates for companies like Boskovich, Sage Fruit, Chelan Fresh and Lakeside Organic Gardens.

Organic produce booming in Northern California

Organic fruits and vegetables can be big business in the Northern California market.

Stemilt’s Artisan Organics celebrates 30 years

It’s been 30 years since Tom Mathison transitioned his first conventionally grown apples to organic.

Organic produce trending upward in the produce aisle

Supermarket sales of organic fruits and vegetables seem to be trending upward, but the role of organics play can vary from place to place.

Organically Grown meeting focuses on purpose over profit

What began as a way for the Organically Grown Co., Portland, Ore., to focus on “purpose over profit into perpetuity” is gaining ground as a movement that places an emphasis on values-aligned ownership models.

Mexico’s Rio Rico Farms stresses social programs for workers

Rio Rico Farms, Hermosillo, Mexico, which supplies Bridges Produce Inc., Portland, Ore., with organic vegetables, views social programs as a way to change workers’ lives on and off the farm.