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Report: Local produce edging out organic

Report: Local produce edging out organic

MEDIA RELEASE It seems like just yesterday natural/organic was the hot ticket, but local is quickly becoming a consumer favorite, as locally-sourced products are becoming more popular at grocery stores and restaurants alike across the country. According to recent Mintel research, the same is true in the fruit and vegetable industry with more than half […]

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USDA data offer in-depth look at organic farming

USDA data offer in-depth look at organic farming

MEDIA RELEASE The nation’s organic farms and ranches have higher average sales and higher average production expenses than U.S. farms overall, according to results of the 2008 Organic Production Survey released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. “This was USDA’s first wide-scale survey of organic producers, and it was undertaken in […]

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On a rainy Wednesday morning before Thanksgiving, Fred and Betty Blas have gathered friends and nine high-school students from Hawaii Academy of Arts and Sciences Public Charter School to harvest fruit from an organic farm in Kurtistown. The produce will be donated to Da Poi Bowl food pantry in Pahoa the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Students and volunteers bring in the harvest for the Puna community

On a rainy Wednesday morning before Thanksgiving, Fred and Betty Blas have gathered friends and nine high-school students from Hawaii Academy of Arts and Sciences Public Charter School to harvest fruit from an organic farm in Kurtistown. The produce will be donated to Da Poi Bowl food pantry in Pahoa the Friday after Thanksgiving.

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