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Morning Kiss Organic mandarin program expands

DiSilva Fruit, Chelsea, Mass., is expanding its Morning Kiss Organic mandarin program.

Organic fruits and vegetables expand the marketplace

Organics have been a part of the mainstream market for years now, and while the shoppers still see them as their own category, consumers tend to accept organically grown produce as an “added choice”.

Public and private efforts both needed to fight fraud

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. — Government and private sector efforts are both needed to prevent organic fraud, speakers at the 40th annual EcoFarm Conference said.

Packer Insight — Produce online plus Lucky's and EcoFarm

Tom Karst and Ashley Nickle review stories of interest including new research about produce and online grocery, to the latest on the Lucky's Market bankruptcy, to takeaways from the EcoFarm conference.

EcoFarm panel looks at supply chain challenges

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. — Organic farming and marketing is not getting any easier, and a panel of organic supply chain experts at EcoFarm 2020 said the causes include regulations, competition and rising consumer demands.

Session looks at shifting organic marketing channels

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. — Finding the right marketing channels in an increasingly competitive organic market was the focus of a session at the 40th annual EcoFarm Conference.

Organics Unlimited GROW tours showcase social responsibility

Organics Unlimited, San Diego, recently gave tours of its Mexico farms to employees from Portland, Ore.-based New Season Market.

Jalapeño joins Shenandoah Growers line of organic purées

Shenandoah Growers, Rockingham, Va., has a spicy addition to its That’s Tasty brand line of organic stir-in purées — jalapeño pepper.

Veg-Fresh opens La Quinta, Calif., office

Veg-Fresh Farms, Corona, Calif., has opened a sales office in La Quinta, Calif., to handle an expanding citrus and melon. Program

Lakeside Organic Gardens brings back arugula

Lakeside Organic Gardens has brought back organic arugula based on demand and has introduced a new winter crop.