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Mandarins, asparagus, Brussels sprouts among high-growth organic items

NASHVILLE — Seven organic produce items have seen sales grow 25% or more in the last year, according to a presentation at the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Innovations event.

Attendees praise Southern Innovations for networking, expo

NASHVILLE – Exhibitors gave high marks to the Southeast Produce Council’s foodservice and organics conference Southern Innovations both for the show itself and the connections it facilitated.

Panel discusses how retailers can grow organic produce sales

NASHVILLE — Panelists at the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Innovations event gave several examples Sept. 13 of ways retailers can help educate consumers about organic and grow organic produce sales.

Shuman Farms packing organic onions in reduced-plastic bags

Shuman Farms, Reidsville, Ga., is revamping its organic onion packaging with a netted bag that uses less plastic.

Practice gratitude to enrich your life

“What if I focus more on what is right in the world than what is wrong? What if I focus more on the positives of this industry, rather than the challenges?”
Mar 15, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Opinion, #SEPC

The case for food as medicine grows stronger

ORLANDO, Fla. — There’s never been a better time to highlight the inherent health benefits of fresh produce in marketing strategies: Food is medicine, and the science keeps backing it up.