Organics find niche in Texas - The Packer

Organics find niche in Texas

11/13/2013 04:15:00 PM
Jim Offner

“He’s plugged in on everything that’s going on,” Erickson said.

The organic category is seeing some gains, however modest, in the region, said Ray Prewett, president of the Mission-based Texas Citrus Mutual.

“It’s not dramatic but, certainly, we do have some very successful organic growers, and we’re seeing a little bit more acreage all the time,” Prewett said.

Some grower-shippers say they have dabbled in organics but bowed out; some say their content to leave the category to others in the region.

“Organics is not our play,” said David Krause, chief executive officer of Delano, Calif.-based Paramount Citrus, which bases its Texas operations at the former Rio Queen facility in Mission.

“We know what we’re good at and organics are not something that we’re really adept to or feel as though we need for our product offerings,” Krause said.

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A. Mac  |  November, 14, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Good news! The more organics the better. Hopefully the consumer will continue to demand organics enabling more and more farms to provide this very important resource. Thanks for doing the article Jim and continuing to get the word out about organics and the benefits for everyone and our surroundings. And best of luck and continued success with the farm Dennis! If interested, I'd suggest taking a look at a product called Freshana Organic Solutions. Compliment the organics going into your body with using organics in your surroundings. If Organics is a way of life for you like it is for us, check out 100% Cleaning Products by Freshana Organic Solutions. It's just as important for the health of your body with what you use in your environment as what you put in it.

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