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OPN Connect Newsletter 141
Consumer and Retail Trends, SUPERMRKT’s Olympia Ausult, Organic Cannabis and The Last Harvest at OGS and More...
Olympia Auset is the founder of SÜPRMARKT, a low-cost organic grocery that makes it affordable to eat well in South Central and in neighborhoods across LA. Since its founding in 2016, SÜPRMARKT has distributed over 35,000 pounds of organic produce through its pop-up markets and weekly delivery service. She recently joined OPN for a conversation about her work.
An exclusive showing of the award winning Driscoll’s documentary The Last Harvest, which shines light on the labor shortage and immigration reform, will be held at the upcoming Organic Grower Summit, followed by an open forum discussion among produce industry leaders.
Last week, California’s Department of Food and Ag’s “Comparable-to-Organic Cannabis Working Group” met for the fifth and final time, with the task of developing a program for organic cannabis registration in California that is comparable to the National Organic Program (NOP) by 2021.
‘Tis the season…for holiday meal planning and shopping, and for the publication of annual trend reports. From flavors, ingredients, menus, attitudes, lifestyles, and beyond, trend watchers are publishing what to expect in the year ahead. Heading into 2020, organic produce sits squarely at the intersection of leading consumer and retail trends that are expected to strengthen, deepen, and endure in the decade ahead.
1) Growing Demand for Organic Blueberries in China
2) Climate Change Upends California Growing Season
3) Bob Nunes, Nunes Company Co-Founder and Pioneer in Marketing Produce to Consumers, Dies at 88
4) Grimmway Farms Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Local Cleanup Day
5) Organic Farming in Southeast Asia