OPPY: Rachel Mehdi, organic category manager and sales representative for Vancouver, British Columbia-based The Oppenheimer Group, displays a package of organic Envy apples. Oppy was also featuring Pacific Rose apples.
“There’s a lot of growth in these two varieties,” Mehdi said. “We also have the Jazz, but we’re sold out of that, so that’s the other variety that goes with these (two) from Enza.
“There’s tremendous growth, last year versus this year, so we were able to extend the season a little bit longer than we normally do,” Mehdi said. “Typically we’re sold out of these at the end of December, beginning of January, and right now we’ll go through mid-February on the Envy and easily into mid-March on the Pacific Rose.”
Oppy was also promoting organic kiwifruit from New Zealand and Italy, organic mangoes from Ecuador and Peru, and organic bell peppers, cucumbers and mini sweet peppers from greenhouses in Mexico.