Jul 5, 2018
Ocean Mist expands organic operation
Stephen Kloosterman

Dan Solomon

Fresh artichoke grower Ocean Mist Farms is expanding its organic vegetable production.

The company July 5 announced a “significant increase in organic vegetable acreage” while not describing the number or location of the added acres.

The fourth-generation family owned and operated organization dates back to 1924. It started farming organic artichokes in 2000 and now provides 16 additional vegetables sold under the Ocean Mist Organic label.

“We have been thoughtfully expanding the Ocean Mist Organic brand over the past three years, strategically increasing production, while ensuring Ocean Mist Farms’ strict standards are being met,” said Diana McClean, senior director of marketing at Ocean Mist Farms. “At Ocean Mist Farms, each individual takes personal pride and responsibility in their role to grow and deliver the very best fresh vegetables every day.”

In addition to the increase in acreage, the company has hired Dan Solomon organic production manager. He has more than 22 years of experience in the fresh produce industry, formerly with Earthbound Farm.

“I am excited to join the Ocean Mist Farms team and look forward to contributing to Ocean Mist Organic’s brand growth,” Solomon said in a news release from the company.

To showcase the growth of Ocean Mist Farms’ organic production, the company is sponsoring two field tours the morning of July 11 to kick-start the Organic Produce Summit. Following the field tours, the Ocean Mist Organic team will be exhibiting at the Organic Produce Summit July 11-12 at booth #303.

Solomon checking crops in a field. Photos: Ocean Mist


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