Source Organic adds peppers and tomatoes from Israel and Holland

10/04/2011 04:16:00 PM
Mike Hornick

Source Organic plans to offer a certified organic greenhouse pepper and tomato import program in North America starting in mid-November.

That’s when Israel’s pepper and tomato season kicks off. The offering is expected to go year-round and include Dutch certified organic greenhouse products arriving in April, according to a news release.

Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Source Organic is a subsidiary of United Natural Foods Inc.

The program will include red, yellow and orange bell peppers plus vine tomatoes in large and cherry sizes. It marks the introduction of a sweet pointed organic pepper variety, the palermo, to the U.S. market. The palermo was previously available in Europe.

Source Organic represents three organic exporters operating in Israel – Edom UK, Arava Export Growers Ltd., and Gilad Desert Produce Ltd.

Various options in private labeling, packaging, organic bulk Price Look-Up-stickered product, f.o.b. and door-to-door logistics will be available, according to the release. Source Organic also offers sales training and category marketing initiatives, among other services.



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francisco javier gonzalez alonso    
el ejido-almeria-spain  |  October, 05, 2011 at 01:38 PM

the leading producer of organic vegetables in greenhouses in Europe is the area of ​​Almeria, Spain, also a world leader in integrated control biological production, Murgiverde sca.2 ° is the most important company in the area, volume, quality control, traceability and food security

Jeff Roetzel    
akron, ohio, usa  |  October, 10, 2011 at 07:27 PM

Are the plants grown in water or in soil? I didn't think a product could be USDA certified organic unless the product was grown in soil. Has this requirement changed and if so what is the source of food for the plants?

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