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OPN Connect Newsletter 122
Celery Falls While Lettuce Soars, Grimmway/Cal-O, Robinson Fresh’s Castagnetto, Washington Fruit, and more…..
It was in 2014 that Washington Fruit & Produce Co., Yakima, WA, began transitioning some of its acreage from conventional to organic production. The company marketed its first organic production in 2017 and now about 10 percent of its apple volume is devoted to organics, with continued growth on the horizon.
After months of sky-high f.o.b. prices for celery, the market came crashing down on conventional product during the last week of June falling from $60 to $20 in a couple of days. Organic celery didn’t fall quite as far but the market this week was below $30.
As a family-owned company that can trace its roots all the way back to a single produce stand in Anaheim, CA that began in the early ’60s, Grimmway Farms still relies on the same commitment to customers and honoring sustainable practices that was the cornerstone of that original entity.
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