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Plus: Rescued Organic program takes aim at food waste


February 6, 2023


 
  Organic fresh produce sales grow 3% in 2022, OPN report finds

Organic fresh produce sales grew by 3% in 2022 despite declining volume, with total sales topping $9.4 billion, according to a new report.



 
 
   
 
  Rescued Organic program aims to reduce food waste, support farmers

Specialty retailer Sprouts Farmers Market has launched its Rescued Organic program in its 130 California stores.



 
 
   
 
 
 
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  Rain, cold weather putting damper on strawberry supply ahead of Valentine’s Day

Extensive rains in California and cold weather in Florida in Mexico are contributing to light supplies of both organic and conventional strawberries as the traditionally strong Valentine Day’s retail period approaches.



 
 
   
 
  New publication provides organic transition information

Farmers and ranchers interested in organic certification have a new resource — a federal publication with information on practice areas and transitioning strategies.



 
 
   
 
 
  OTA’s Farmers Advisory Council adds 2 new members

Two organizations representing a combined 1,500 organic farmers have joined the Organic Trade Association’s Farmers Advisory Council.



 
 
   
 
  Organic snacking and heirloom tomatoes to see rising volume in February

Tomatoes take center stage in Organic Produce Network’s Week 4 Report, with promotional opportunities forecast for both organic snacking tomatoes and organic heirloom tomatoes into next month.



 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

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