East Coast represents opportunity for organics

01/25/2007 12:00:00 AM
Susie Cable

Twenty-eight of more than 100 ethnic crops were selected for inclusion in the study, based on the possibility of producing them on the East Coast, Sciarappa said. Researchers considered each crop’s climate requirements, growth cycle, availability of seed and competition.

[Editor’s Note: for a breakdown of the most popular organic produce purchases by specific ethnic consumer group, see the Jan. 29 print or digital edition of The Packer.]

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