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Nature Fresh Farms introduces the first organic greenhouse strawberry

- General News
Nature Fresh Farms becomes the only greenhouse producer to grow and market organic, greenhouse grown Strawberries in North America; filling the demand for premium, organically grown Strawberries that offer increased flavor and freshness with their introduction of Nature Fresh Farms Organic Greenhouse Berries.

Albertsons fights food insecurity with organic private label

- Retail
Albertsons Companies, Inc. today announced the launch of its O Organics “Fight Hunger, Serve Hope” initiative to combat hunger during the summer months when households with school-aged children face higher rates of food insecurity.

Lipman to feature ‘Grown True’ organic vegetables during OPS

- General News
Lipman Family Farms will be exhibiting in booth 511 during this summer’s Organic Produce Summit, where they will be showcasing their Grown True organic vegetable line of tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchinis, peppers, and green beans.

GrubMarket partners with CCOF to support disadvantaged farmers in obtaining organic certification

- General News
GrubMarket today announced a multi-year partnership with California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), a nonprofit organization that advances organic agriculture through organic certification, education, advocacy, and promotion.

Braga Fresh introduces two organic vegan chopped salad kits

- General News
Braga Fresh, home of Josie’s Organics, is introducing two organic, vegan chopped salad kits to its family of products, just in time for National Salad Month.

Wholesum now offers organic seeds

- General News
Wholesum, Fair Trade Certified growers and shippers of organic farm-fresh vegetables, is treading the path to becoming a more fully integrated farm by building in-house capabilities to produce organic seeds.

OPN: Inflation takes bite out of organic fresh produce sales in Q1 2023

- General News
Ongoing inflation continued to impact organic fresh produce sales in the first quarter of 2023 as overall dollar sales grew by slightly less than 1 percent, and volume declined by 3.4 percent from the same per year-over-year period, according to the Q1 2023 Organic Produce Performance Report released by Organic Produce Network and Category Partners.

OPS 2023 announces ed session on sustainability compliance

- General News
As more retail organizations request sustainability information from their suppliers, opportunities exist to bring buyers and producers together using survey data to improve their respective operations.

Plant-based athletes: new OPS Ed Session announced

- General News
As plant-based and vegetarian meals continue to gain in popularity, world-class athletes are helping to lead the trend by abandoning traditional meat protein-based diets for plant-based ones and touting their benefits for health and athletic performance.

Edible Garden Michigan greenhouse gets organic, food safety certifications

- General News
Edible Garden AG Incorporated, a leader in controlled environment agriculture (CEA), locally grown, organic, sustainable produce and products, today announced that the Edible Garden Heartland greenhouse facility has fulfilled the requirements and obtained all necessary certifications from both the USDA and PrimusGFS.