( Courtesy of Fruit Growers Marketing Association )

The Newcomerstown, Ohio-based Fruit Growers Marketing Association has partnered with Fremont, Ohio-based Great River Organics to launch a local organic line of vegetables, said Alex Buck, president of the Fruit Growers Marketing Association.

“Organic is an important and continuously growing part of the industry, and we need to be a part of it,” Buck said.

The association also has hired 25-year food-industry veteran Jeff Givens as its new quality assurance manager, Buck said.

“His focus will be on maintaining high quality for our customers and along with several field/orchard manager du-ties,” Buck said.


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