Organic production is about the same as it has been for the last couple of years, when the board began tracking it, Zanobini said. He expects to see organic production increase, even though the market for it seems unsettled.
“For a while, there was a pretty strong increase in demand for (organic pears),” Zanobini said. “But when the economic challenges started, pricing made a pretty big impact on demand.”
Zanobini said there is a market for organic pears, but it’s hard to tell how big it is or how fast the market is growing.