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OPN Connect Newsletter 168
Organic Stone Fruit Update, Dr. Ron Weiss and Ethos Farm, Vets Growing Hops, Produce Live, and More...
Dr. Ron Weiss is a primary care physician who owns and practices medicine on Ethos Farm, a 342-acre historic property in Long Valley, New Jersey. A strong believer in the healing power of food, Dr. Weiss counsels his patients to eat an organic plant-based diet for optimal health. His farm grows a wide range of certified organic produce, all of which is available for purchase at an on-site farm stand. In addition to offering healthy organic produce, the Doctor’s Farm Market, as the farm stand is known, also provides consumers with information about the specific health benefits of the fruits and vegetables it sells. Dr. Weiss joined OPN to talk about his interest in food as medicine, his farm’s many programs, the disease-fighting properties of organic produce, and more!
Marine Corps veteran Sebastien Lajeunesse has turned his passion for craft beer into a fulfilling opportunity for himself and other veterans. Founder of St. Johns Hops in Florida, Lajeunesse has achieved what some believe to be impossible in the Sunshine State: growing organic hops.
California organic stone fruits will be ready to go for the summer holiday promotions after facing some seasonal growing challenges. But a warm spring, along with sufficient chilling hours, has resulted in a good crop that is on the verge of breaking out.
Produce Live offers organic growers a marketing tool to advertise what products they have to new and existing customers in order to grow their business. Posts result in real-time notifications to those who have flagged that commodity as an item of interest. Users can then contact organic growers directly through the website/mobile web/App to initiate a sale transaction.
1. Homegrown Organic Farms Earns First EFI Certification
2. Historic $10 Million for California Stewardship
3. West Pak Avocado Expands, Refines, and Automates Facilities
4. Organic Produce Market to Generate Revenues of Over $30 Billion
5. Taste the Tropics with Piñata Apples from Stemilt