Monday, October 18, 2021


 
  Organic Trade Association honors industry leaders

Today, the Organic Trade Association announced the names of their 2021 Organic Leadership Award honorees: five visionaries who have advanced organic by promoting the industry’s climate change mitigation practices, investing in social responsibility initiatives, leading organic transition programs, and keeping the organic community safe during COVID-19.



 
 
  Revol Greens acquires Living Fresh of Athens, Georgia

Greenhouse lettuce and organic salad grower Revol Greens recently acquired BJ’s Produce Inc, operating under the widely recognized Living Fresh brand, in Athens, Georgia, to establish its first East Coast greenhouse operation.



 
 
 
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Great Lakes EXPO returns in-person for 2021 show!

The Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO and Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo looks forward to welcoming exhibitors and attendees back to an in-person event in 2021. Set to take place from Dec. 7-9, the EXPO will be returning to the Amway Grand Plaza and DeVos Place in Grand Rapids — a staple for EXPO attendees for many years running.

 

 
 
 
 
  Great Lakes EXPO Farm Market Bus Tour returns for early December

The annual Great Lakes EXPO Fruit & Vegetable EXPO’s annual Farm Market Bus Tour is back for 2021.



 
 
  Taylor Farms names ag operations director

Taylor Farms recently hired Joe Pezzini to the position of senior director of agricultural operations, effective Oct, 11.



 
 
 
  Turkish fruit exporter Mapeks Organics invests in 15-minutes-per-ton optical sorter

Mapeks Organics, a Turkish, large-scale exporter of frozen organic fruit, recently disclosed it purchased a speedy TOMRA optical sorter to expand its capacity.



 
 
  Sales of organic, fresh fruits and veggies up 3% in Q3, OPN reports

Total organic fresh produce sales for the third quarter of 2021 saw a continuation of year-over-year growth, increasing 3% from the same period last year and nearing $2.3 billion for the quarter, according to the Q3 2021 Organic Produce Performance Report released exclusively by Organic Produce Network and Category Partners.



 
 
 
 
 
 

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