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Organic Produce business updates

05/03/2013 10:43:00 AM
Melissa Shipman

Jacobs was selected out of several hundred nominees, according to Marina Pace, director of marketing, Jacobs Farms/Del Cabo.


Nature Fresh Farms tries organic peppers

Nature Fresh Farms, Leamington, Ontario, is doing some organic trials for organic peppers, according to Peter Quiring, founder and president.

“We’ve been working on it since last summer, getting information on the nutrients that are allowed and available, growing conditions, and certification,” Quiring said.

The company’s organic trials began in mid-February with yellow and orange pepper varieties.


Naturipe Farms to grow more organic berries

Naples, Fla.-based berry grower-shipper Naturipe Farms LLC expects growth in its organic berry production for 2013, according to Jim Roberts, vice president of sales.

The company offers a large organic strawberry, blueberry, and blackberry program.

“On the whole we are expecting a 40-50% increase in organic berries this year versus last year,” he said.

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