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1-2 December 2021

New educational sessions added for Organic Grower Summit

Two new educational sessions will explore how technology is enhancing organic crop production and offer a look at the growth of organic fresh produce sales at grocery stores over the past two years as part of the 2021 Organic Grower Summit (OGS) presented by Western Growers and OPN educational program,…

Carbon neutrality as driving force for the agricultural sector

There is a lot of talk in Europe about the sustainable revolution that will transform the old continent into the first group of carbon-neutral Countries by 2050. Greenhouses covered with Plastic Films lasting several years The financial commitment required for the sustainable transformation of Member…

Sri Lankan experience with organic farming might be a lesson for Kerala

The sudden switch to organic farming in Sri Lanka, that had some unfortunate consequences, has raised many questions regarding the concept's efficacy and practicality. In the…

Demand continues to grow for California organic kiwi

California organic kiwifruit production has kicked off and is anticipated to go until Thanksgiving next month. Travis Noland of Wild River Fruit Inc. in Marysville, CA says Wild River began harvest two weeks ago on time, unlike other recent commodities in the state. “Kiwifruit is much different than…

US grocery store expands offering of indoor grown lettuce

Springworks Farm announced that it is now the exclusive provider of whole-head romaine lettuce to Hannaford Supermarkets in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Springworks Farm’s certified organic lettuce travels just 34 miles from its aquaponic greenhouse facilities in Lisbon to Hannaford’s…

The price is reduced by 1.5 times to 2 times that of ordinary vegetables

Fresh Hema Beijing prepares to build the first organic seedling cultivation base in China

According to Fresh Hema, Huaixiang Agriculture, the largest organic vegetable production base in Beijing, has settled in Machangying Town, Pinggu District. 70% of the organic…

Melon movement even throughout North America

Supplies of melons in North America look to be steady. Elizabeth Smart, melon category manager of Nogales, AZ-based Divine Flavor said organic seedless and mini watermelons are good out of Nogales and should remain that way through U.S. Thanksgiving next month. “The supplies are about the same as last…

Diesase threatens growers across New South Wales, Queensland and increasingly Victoria

Expanding crop protection for blueberry rust control on organic farms

Plant Pathologist dr Jay Anderson from the Centre for Organics Research has joined a team of experts to expand the range of crop protectants available to organic blueberry…

Costs, climate and more pressure on organic banana production

Supplies of organic bananas are nearing the end of peak production for the year. “While earlier in the year supply was affected by a number of storms, supply today is right where it’s to be expected,” says Mayra Velazquez de León, president and CEO of Organics Unlimited based in San Diego, CA, who adds…

Colorado indoor organic farm Spring Born announces two new hires

Spring Born, a 2.5-acre organic greenhouse in Colorado, welcomes Danielle Davis, the new director of marketing and sales, and Josh Budka, the new head grower, to the team. Davis is a food systems, marketing, and sales expert with more than a decade of experience within fresh produce, meat, and seafood.…

US organic fresh produce sales continue outpacing conventional growth

Total organic fresh produce sales for the third quarter of 2021 saw a continuation of year-over-year growth, increasing by three percent 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…

The Government encourages the agri-food sector to strengthen itself through R&D&i with new European funds

The director of the State Research Agency (AEI), Enrique Playan, stated in his speech at the Biotech Attraction Conference, which was organized by Biovegen during the fruit and vegetable fair held in Madrid last week, that the economic recovery after the pandemic will also affect agricultural R&D&i.…

The state of North American organic produce

Taking a look at post-pandemic trends and emerging issues for organic foodstuffs

The impacts of the pandemic on US retail prices, volumes, and premiums have differed by product. After years of slowing, the growth rate of retail organic food sales increased…

Organic growth of women working in agriculture sector seeds positive change

A team of inspiring female leaders at one of South Australia’s most reputable organic farms is setting the pace for gender equality in South Australia’s agriculture sector and has used International Day of Rural Women to encourage others to take a leap of faith and consider forging a career in the…

US organic produce sales still going strong

US organic produce sales continued strongly in quarter two of 2021. According to a report from the Organic Produce Network, they confidently overcame the reopening of…

$3 million grant to enable cover crop breeding for organic farmers

A Cornell-led national network of scientists and farmers is developing new varieties of cover crops that are better adapted to local regions and stressors – changes that could…

Organic California citrus season is here

While other parts of the country embrace fall's cooler temperatures, Progressive Produce is entering its prime growing season for its extensive California-grown citrus program which includes organic navels, lemons and grapefruit. Progressive is expanding its organic heirloom navel program this season and…

Guido Aaldering:

“Everyone finishes their own onions first”

Dutch organic onion sets' quality is disappointing. Organic onions will, however, have a good season. That is Guido Aaldering's cautious prediction. The market was not yet…

Products now available at train stations throughout the Netherlands

Organto's I AM Organic fresh cut fruits added to the menu at Julia’s

Organto Foods Inc., an integrated provider of organic and value-added organic fruits and vegetables today announced that it has listed a variety of ready-to-eat organic fresh…

Frutura:

Harvest time at the BioBienenApfel project

"In recent months, our organic farmers have created new flower meadows according to strict ecological guidelines as part of the unique society project. Around the cultivated…

Organic Grower Summit

Education session focuses on innovative ag inputs for organic growers

An examination of how organic growers can best use approved bio inputs in the most efficient and effective manner for their crops and bottom line will be the subject of a just announced educational session as part of the 2021 Organic Grower Summit presented by Western Growers and OPN (OGS) educational…

Fruit Attraction Hall 8, stand 8B02

Organic fresh fruit and herbs with complete transparency

Organto is a fast-growing global provider of fresh organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs. As healthy eating trends, including sustainable organic foods, continue to grow worldwide, Organto is well-positioned in these fast-growing markets. Together with their strategic growers and supply chain partners,…

Increased supplies of dates for 2021-2022 season

Date volumes look to be up this season. “We’re definitely having some large crops of Medjool dates. There is a large supply from all vendors,” says Neil Merritt, director of North American sales at Bard Valley Date Growers. “It’s mostly conventional though so organic dates continues to trend upward, even…

Name change into Friendly Organic Foods

Ecuadorian organic banana grower switches operations

Certified organic banana exporters since 2004, Guayaquil-based company Exporganic S.A. switches operations and is now Friendly Organic Foods S.A. The new company merges all operations under one company and introduces some changes and additions to its product line-up. Since the beginning of 2021, and…

Sven Ziegler from Kipepeo Bio und Fair Ltd:

"Fair trade organic avocados without artificial irrigation from Uganda"

"Trade not aid" or change through trade is the motto of Kipepeo Bio & Fair Ltd from Frickenhausen. Since 1999, Kipepeo has been importing only fair-trade and certified organic products from smallholder cooperatives in countries such as Tanzania, Uganda, Indonesia and Thailand. Sven Ziegler talked to us…

Mexico banana shippers sound alarm on rising organic banana costs

Over the past 18 months, society has endured unprecedented health, social and economic turmoil simultaneously on a global scale. The Mexican organic banana industry has successfully produced and delivered the highest quality fruit possible. "In the last 12 months, our industry has delivered more than…

Launch of the “European Organic Day”

Last Thursday, the European Parliament, Council and Commission celebrated the launch of the “European Organic Day”, an event that will be organized each year on the 23rd of…

Organic shoppers demand sustainable packaging

Recent research indicates that businesses selling organic products can gain a competitive advantage by using more circular, sustainable packaging.  A Soil Association survey found that over half (55%) of consumers expect organic fresh produce packaging to have a low or no environmental impact. Two out of five…

More organic cranberries from Wisconsin this year

Supplies of organic Wisconsin cranberries will be up this season. “Last year was the first year with organic cranberries for us and it really took off. So this year we’ll be picking a substantial amount of organic,” says Kevin Tritz of Twin Lake Cranberry in Vesper, WI. “It would have been nice for the…

Homegrown Organic Farms announces new category manager

Homegrown Organic Farms is pleased to announce Jonah Reardon as the newest addition to its sales team. Reardon will operate as a category manager within the citrus and grape…

Fresh crop to market is the focus for Colorado potato grower

Colorado fresh crop potatoes are moving well. “In our area, the potatoes are looking really good this year. I feel good about the crop we have coming and we’re in the position to have a good potato year,” says Amber Strohauer of Strohauer Farms in La Salle, CO. Strohauer Farms is based in Northern Colorado,…

Laureano Villada, manager of Agriorbis:

"We have focused on becoming a 100% organic fruit and vegetable company"

Organic food consumption is a growing trend throughout Europe, and Spain plays an important role as an EU supplier of organic products. According to figures from the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Spanish acreage devoted to organic production grew by 3.5% in 2020 compared to the…

Soil health practices workshop added onto Organic Grower Summit

An in-depth workshop on soil health practices and strategies employed in organic production systems that can build resilience to climate shock has been announced as part of the 2021 Organic Grower Summit (OGS) presented by Western Growers and the Organic Produce Network educational program, slated for…

Arizona welcomes sizable organic apple crop for 2021

The supplies of organic apples from Arizona this season have bounced back to a bumper crop over last year. “We had a really good start this year with Arizona apples,” says Alejandro Madrigal of Covilli Brand Organics Inc. based in Nogales, AZ. “We haven’t had any issues with people getting sick because…

It will be held in a hybrid format on October 5 within the framework of the Fruit Attraction fair

Proexport co-organizes Biofruit Congress, forum on organic vegetables and fruits in Spain

The IV Edition of the Biofruit Congress, the most important organic fruit and vegetable production forum in Europe, will be held on October 5 at Fruit Attraction (Ifema, Madrid) in a face-to-face and online format. "Some 400 sector professionals will discuss the advances in organic production, its…

Swedish organic farmers struggle to sell their apples

In Sweden, the 37 organically certified apple farmers are in the midst of harvesting. This year's crop is good. But few KRAV-certified organic apples will be available in Swedish supermarkets. Most will have been processed into apple juice. There are two main reasons for this. Firstly, there is a lack of…

CNIPT

“Abundant supply of French organic potatoes”

In the new issue of Pomme de Terre Hebdo, CNIPT indicates that “for the second consecutive year, the increase in supply is not in line with what the demand can absorb, in a…

tegut... is once again Germany's number one for fruit and veg in the organic products category

It is one of the most important awards presented within food retailing: The 'Retail Award'. Leading German market research institute GfK SE surveys 9,000 households on behalf of Fruchthandel Magazin, looking for their their opinion of the fruit and vegetable ranges offered by the various retail groups.…

Organic shipper talks new partnerships and Fair Trade at Fresh Summit

With PMA Fresh Summit landing during the busy fall season next month in New Orleans, LA October 28-30, one grower-shipper looks to highlight key organic items including Mexican row crops, Northwest potatoes and onions and a full cranberry line. “During our Mexican season, we work with five grower…

Organic apple and pear distribution increases

Honeybear Brands kicked off its organic apple and pear harvest last month and expects to complete domestic harvest in October. As more of its organic trees come into production this season, Honeybear will have a significantly larger domestic organic crop. Organic Gala, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, Fujis,…

Results and perspectives of Italian and European organic products highlighted at MacFrut

After more than a year and a half of remote events, webinars and initiatives that have kept the link between producers, professionals and consumers alive, the events in presence are finally back. To celebrate this important return Made in Nature, the project funded by the European Union and CSO Italy to…

Excellent organic Medjool date harvest anticipated this year

Joolies, a grower of organic California medjool dates, has shared with customers and retailers a promising forecast when it comes to this year’s organic medjool date harvest. With 1,000 acres of date palm trees that will be harvested in the next two months coupled with optimal sunny and dry conditions…

New line of organic fresh herbs unveiled

Duncan Family Farms, a fourth-generation multi-regional certified organic farm and grower of baby leaf items, is proud to announce the launch of its organic fresh herb line. These will be on display for the first time at the Organic Produce Summit. “These new items are a natural extension of the existing…

Department of Agriculture Cost-Sharing Program

North Carolina: Program allows organic farms to grow

After years of growing tobacco, T.Y. Baker decided to make the shift to grapes. From the start, Baker and his son Yates knew they wanted to do it all organically. Around five…

The second edition of the Organic Food fair in Madrid was a success

Ifema Madrid hosted almost 300 organic product companies at the Organic Food and Eco Living Iberia fair on September 8 and 9. This highly anticipated fair was attended by a…

California Brussels sprouts kick off and new line of baby sweet potatoes unveiled

Progressive Produce is harvesting California Brussels sprouts and launching Mim's Specialty Sweet Potatoes this fall. The company recently started its California Brussels sprouts season, which runs through the end of January, with peak volume expected by October, just in time for the fall and winter…

Organic Matters 2021:

The UK horticulture conference created by growers for growers is back!

The Organic Growers Alliance (OGA) is pleased to announce the second Organic Matters conference. It held the first Organic Matters in 2019 to facilitate the exchange of…

Luis Miguel Fernandez, Managing Director of Coexphal:

"Almeria must now be Europe's organic garden"

Luis Miguel Fernandez, the managing director of Coexphal, made a presentation within the framework of the ODS agroAlmeria agri-food conference, which was recently held at the…

Christophe Besnard, purchase manager Fruit and Vegetables at Relais Vert:

“No shortage of stone fruit this year and the quality was better than last year”

With 25,000 tons of fruit and vegetables sold each year and 250 to 280 products offered each day on the market, Relais Vert has made its place as a true link between manufacturers, producers and organic stores. For more than 35 years, the company has been developing additional expertise in sourcing,…

Azienda Agricola Arcobio

Aware consumers increasingly interested in organic products

"The previous citrus fruit campaign was good. There may have been a few problems with the fruits, especially of the Tarocco variety, due to the abundant rain that lead to rot issues and small grades, however we were pleased with both the production and economic results," reports Angela Arcoria, owner of…

California: Organic almonds get higher prices, but transition is risky

Although lower market prices for conventional almonds may spur on more growers to switch to organic cultivation, production challenges and other economic factors continue to…

Kai Horwath, Kärcher Ltd & Co:

"Organic mushrooms do well all year round"

The fall season is just around the corner and businesses are once again devoting more attention to mushrooms. Kai Horwath is responsible, among other things, for the purchase and sale of herbs and mushrooms at Kärcher Ltd at the Stuttgart wholesale market. He spoke with us about the popularity of German…

Picking the way to a better asparagus future with robotic harvesting

A robotic asparagus harvester project led by growers and supported by the Government is set to reinvigorate the New Zealand asparagus industry, by alleviating ongoing labour challenges. The New Zealand Asparagus Council (NZAC) and Tauranga-based Robotics Plus will work alongside New Zealand asparagus…

David Posner - AweSum Organics

"We are showcasing organic fertilization, and pest/disease control program for organic table grapes"

Awe Sum Organics will be attending the Organic Produce Summit in Monterey, CA this month, as they have done every year since the inception of this unique event in 2017. “We missed OPS last year, as it was cancelled due to COVID. We are excited for this year’s show because this year’s OPS will be Awe…

Twenty years of organic trade? That calls for a celebration

On Friday, September 3rd, it was exactly 20 years ago that Edward Out and Fred Kloen went into business. They opened a small office in Lelystad, the Netherlands. And Tellus Produce (later OTC Organics) was born. Since then, OTC Organics has grown into a 35-employee strong company. It imports and exports…

Increased movement on Northwest organic peaches

Northwest organic peaches are seeing particularly strong demand this season. “Usually demand is pretty even between peaches & nectarines. But this year we saw a real uptick in peach sales. Maybe 20 percent year over year vs. some other varieties of stone fruit,” says Brian Keogh of Eugene, OR-based…

Peter Andreas Meesters from MingaBio Ltd & Co.:

"There is a higher demand for organic mangoes"

The Trübenecker family from Munich has been present at the Viktualienmarkt since 1993, where they supply their customers with fresh fruit and vegetables from the region. The online store of the same name followed in 2013. The company's product range primarily includes organically grown produce. Peter…

Plantations International launches Organic Durian Research & Development Centre

Malaysian based United Tropical Fruit Sdn. Bhd. (UTFSB), a fully owned subsidiary of the Plantations International Group Of Companies, is very pleased to announce that it has…

24,000 hectares farmed organically

Serbian agri exports up 13.6% in first half of 2021

Good agri prices, but unfavorable weather conditions and lower yields marked the situation in Serbian agriculture this year. That nation’s Minister of Agriculture assessed the…

Agroscope, Raphaël Wittwer

Agroscope:

Advantages and trade-offs of organic and conventional farming

A long-term study by Agroscope has for the first time experimentally investigated the ecological, agronomic and economic strengths and weaknesses of four different farming systems. Organic farming is at the top in terms of environmental performance. However, it still lags behind conventional agriculture…

Chris Ford with Viva Tierra Organic on the Organic Produce Summit

“It’s a huge advantage to have like-minded people in one place”

In two weeks, Viva Tierra Organic will exhibit at a trade show for the first time in almost two years. “We are purposely choosing the Organic Produce Summit to return to the exhibit scene,” says Chris Ford with Viva Tierra Organic. “We believe it is important to have a presence at this all-organic show…

Sainsbury’s launches vegetable box for the autumn season

Just in time for Organic September, Sainsbury’s is offering its first-ever SO Organic Veg Box. The limited-edition boxes, which are packed with a variety of vegetables, will…

Banana prices in free fall

Prices of imported bananas in Europe are historically low, and the trend should last. Less than 10 euros [12 USD] per box of 18.5 kg this summer. An extremely low price which was last seen in 2011 on…

US domestic production for melons continues through September

Demand is steady right now for melons. “Our programs are national and we typically see steady demand on melons through the summer,” says Jeff Nichol of Los Angeles, CA-based Pacific Trellis/Dulcinea® Farms. Dulcinea's melon volume has increased over last year.  He notes that overall Dulcinea’s volume has increased…

Thomas Heeren, Fruchtagentur Altes Land about the lemon season:

"We have slightly larger volumes of organic lemons this year than last year"

Fruchtagentur Altes Land Ltd is located in the largest contiguous fruit growing area in Northern Europe, directly in the Altes Land. It has been working closely with the company P.A.S.A.M Agrumi - a lemon producer from Sicily - daily for over 15 years. "We exclusively market the organic lemons from…

Strong demand anticipated for organic eggplant

Growers are readying for the strong demand that meets the start of the Mexican organic eggplant season. Organic eggplant production in Mexico begins October 10th. Photo: Fair Trade USA  “Eggplant gets a lot of attention when we start. We are going to start on October 10th. Every year I try to push it because…

A project seeks to add value to the 30,000 tons of organic bananas that are discarded annually in Piura

The 'International Market Study of New Products Derived from Organic Bananas and Fresh Organic Bananas', carried out within the framework of the Agroindustrial Innovation…

Organic banana grower kicks off GROW Month

Organics Unlimited, San Diego-based grower and distributor of organic tropical fruit, will celebrate its 16th annual GROW Month starting today.  This year, Organics Unlimited is partnering with The Produce Moms® to highlight all of the GROW program’s global social responsibility efforts. These include promoting…

30% of Camposol's blueberry acreage is organic

The Peruvian agro-industrial company Camposol currently has 2,670 hectares of blueberries, 30% of which are grown organically. All of Camposol's blueberry areas are located in…

Sri Lanka

Government to invest over Rs. 750 mln to establish ‘Sathosa Organic Supermarket’ retail chain

The Sri Lankan government is investing over Rs750 million (€3.15 mln) to step up its efforts to open and expand first-ever pesticide-free, state-run retail chain; the Sathosa…

Increasing costs pressure organic banana growers and shippers

Supplies of organic bananas are in peak production currently. “A storm and hurricane did impact farms in our growing areas. But thanks to being at peak production, there is a lot of fruit and we have been able to offset any storm damage as our farms have recovered,” says Mayra Velazquez de León of…

Australia

Organic sales boom pushes need for mandatory label and certification law

Australia's $2.5 billion organic industry is keeping up the fight for mandatory truth in labelling laws banning the word "organic" on uncertified goods. Industry experts hope…

Begoña García highlights the importance of the sector in the region, its growth and export orientation

Organic production gains ground in the Spanish region of Extremadura

Last week, Extremadura's Councilor of Agriculture, Rural Development, Population and Territory, Begoña García, paid a visit to the organic park of Haciendas Bio, in Mérida.…

September 6th-10th, 2021

France: 20th Organic World Congress will be held in Rennes

Organized every 3 years, the Organic World Congress will be held in France this year, at the Couvent des Jacobins in Rennes, from September 6th to 10th, under the patronage of…

Chipinge District, Manicaland Province

Zimbabwe growers attain organic certification

Forty-five smallholder pineapple farmers in Rusitu Valley, Chipinge, have received a major boost through the organic certification of their pineapples by EcoCert. The Ecocert…

California: O-G Packing & Cold Storage Co.

Large fire at fruit packing facility east of Stockton

The O-G Packing & Cold Storage Co. along Beyer Lane, east of Stockton, put a massive plume of black smoke into the sky Thursday night. Officials said the fire started around…

Sullana is the main producing area in the Peruvian department of Piura

Piura's organic banana exports already exceed 91 million dollars

Piura is the main organic banana producing and exporting region in Peru with a 93% participation in the sector. Between January and the second week of August of this year,…

"Organic herb sector growing better than expected"

Organic herb sales are going well. Consumers making more conscious, healthier choices certainly contributes to this. And there is still much more to come, according to Wilco Heemskerk of Fresh Organic Choice. "These products' visibility and distinctiveness in the supermarkets can be improved. That's…

MasterChef’s Andy Allen announced as Ambassador for Australian Organic Awareness Month 2021

MasterChef Australia Judge and renowned Chef Andy Allen is the official Ambassador of Australian Organic Awareness Month 2021, and the much-loved foodie is calling for Aussies…

Organic asparagus volumes expected to tighten next month

Supplies of organic asparagus out of Mexico look good. “I don’t see any hiccups on supplies through the end of the month,” said Jackie Grindle of San Francisco, CA-based…

Norma

Independent certification confirms discounter's environmental strategy

Norma first discounter to be certified as Green Brand Germany

Nuremberg food retailer Norma is the first German discounter to be awarded the Green Brand seal of approval. This guarantees controlled, ecologically sustainable quality and underlines Norma's sustainability strategy, which was confirmed with the Green Brand seal of approval in an extensive monitoring…

Bioland wants to realise organic circle regions in South Tyrol

The principle of an organic circle region is based on the closing of economic and ecological cycles in a region. "Economically, for example through a strong and common good…

Nevada facility brings organic grower-shipper closer to consumer

The Nunes Company, Inc. will be an exhibitor (Booth #338) at the 2021 Organic Produce Summit (OPS) in Monterey, California. A two-day event dedicated to bringing together producers and buyers of the organic fresh produce industry. "We look forward to returning in-person and the opportunity to reconnect…

Strong Peruvian blueberry season makes for year-round availability

After a bountiful domestic season, California Giant Berry Farms anticipates a high-quality, on-time start to the import season thanks to its Peruvian-grown blueberries. This strong harvest in Peru – coupled with a 100 percent increase in volume – means retailers can market fresh California Giant Berry…

Editorial Special Organic Produce Summit

Between August 16 and September 15, FreshPlaza will run an Editorial Special on the upcoming Organic Produce Summit.The show will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey, California on September 15 and September 16. The event will feature retailer and buyer field tours, an opening reception,…

Company also announces Second Quarter 2021 Results

Gladstone Land acquires organic blueberry orchards in Oregon & California

Gladstone Land Corporation announced that it has acquired approximately $42.3 million of farmland, blueberry plantings, and improvements located in Kern County, California,…

US sales of organic products up during pandemic

Home cooking during the pandemic has resulted in bigger overall sales of organic products in California and across the US proper. According to an annual survey conducted by…

Organic farming in Iran

'Future for organic agriculture in Iran looks quite bright'

The future for organic agriculture in Iran looks quite bright. At this point in time, there are 43,000 ha of certified organic agricultural land. A high growth rate experienced over the last few years suggests a fast and considerable development in this sector. Due to different climatic conditions across…

Birgit Gutberlett of Ökobo Ltd on the apple season:

"Demand for organic products is continuous"

Ökobo Ltd from Lake Constance can look back on a good harvest and is slowly starting the new season. "Demand was good and prices remained stable. We were able to deliver until the beginning of August," says managing director of Ökobo Ltd, Birgit Gutberlett. "Since about 90% of our crops are grown under…

South Africa: Organic fruit farming hampered by limited data

According to Hein Coetzee, CEO of TopFruit, a lack of relevant farming information is keeping South African fruit farmers from capitalizing on the growing global demand for…

Compostable bags solution for fresh produce growers

Strawberry Fields Organic Farm grows an extensive range of vegetables and herbs but had struggled to find a supplier of compostable bags at an affordable price until they discovered the C BAG from flexible packaging and lidding films supplier KM Packaging and their partner Treetop Biopak. The C BAG is…

The marketing of organic grapes from the Sicilian Naro variety has kicked off

At the end of July, the Brucculeri family from Sicily started selling biodynamic grapes again. Dario Brucculeri on a plot with grapes of the Italia variety in protective bags "The crop has so far had to cope with the intense heat of the past few weeks, but the yield does not seem to have suffered much, also…

The aromatic garden of the Italian company Ortoflorovivaistica F.lli Simonato

Organic herbs on the rise thanks to health and environmental concerns

"One of the emerging trends in Italian consumption is the increased focus on healthy food. There is a growing awareness that organic products are a valuable ally for those who lead a lifestyle focused on health, respect for the environment and the consumption of quality products," said Carlo Simonato,…


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