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OPN Connect Newsletter 114
Organic grapes, Glyphosate update, Four Seasons Produce, NEPC Organic Conference, and more...
The genesis of Ephrata, PA-based Four Seasons Produce, Inc. harkens back to 8-year-old David Hollinger selling his first garden crop to a store in the area, following in the footsteps of his father, who ran a family market. As he grew older, Hollinger continued to work with fresh produce, volunteering at a farmer’s co-op in Mississippi with his wife Debbie, before taking over the family business. In 1976, Four Seasons Produce was officially born as a wholesale distributor that grew out of the family farm market, in a 5,000-square-foot building, with the company providing fresh produce to local restaurants and markets.
More than 200 produce industry members from the greater New England area gathered last week for the first ever New England Organic Produce Conference at Gillette Stadium. The daylong event featured a series of educational sessions focused exclusively on organic fresh produce and culminated in a featured a keynote presentation from organic restaurateur Shannon Allen.
Glyphosate made the headlines last August when a jury in the Superior Court of California of San Francisco awarded an individual $289 million, claiming the weed killers caused him cancer. Bayer AG now faces over 11,000 similar lawsuits in the US alone.
1. Organic Farming with More Biodiversity Lowers Food Safety Risks
2. NOSB Call for Nominations
3. New Director of Business Development for California Grower
4. Upcoming Webinar: Citrus Greening & the Quest for an Organic Solution
5. USDA Launches Organic Integrity Learning Center