organic market

$100 Million Opportunity to Develop Organic Markets

In the coming months the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service will be releasing an RFP focusing on Pinpointed Organic Market Development as part of their Organic Transition Initiative. This program will develop new and expanded markets for targeted domestic organic products by providing more resources and market certainty for producers and processors transitioning to organic or initiating new organic production and processing capacity. 

2022 Organic Industry Survey Shows Steady Growth, Stabilizing Purchasing Patterns

Market Volatility and Pantry Loading Subsiding, Industry Growth Shifting Back Toward Historic Trends, According to Organic Trade Association's Latest Industry Survey

Following an unprecedented year marked by pantry loading and supply shortages, the latest Organic Industry Survey from the Organic Trade Association (OTA) shows consumers returned to more stable, buy-as-you-need shopping patterns in 2021. Between 2020 and 2021, organic sales surpassed $63 billion, with $1.4 billion (2 percent) total growth over the year.

What’s the Latest in California’s Organic Marketplace?

CCOF and CalCAN hosted a virtual briefing for California state legislators and agency officials to learn about current opportunities in California’s organic marketplace. This briefing provided context for CCOF-sponsored AB 2499 (Maienschein), which creates an Organic Transition Program to provide underserved farmers with financial and technical assistance to transition to organic and requires a statewide market analysis of the organic sector.

Organic Fresh Produce Sales Up Three Percent in Third Quarter 2021; Continue to Outpace Conventional Produce Growth

Monterey, CA (October 12, 2021) — Total organic fresh produce sales for the third quarter (Q3) of 2021 saw a continuation of year-over-year growth, increasing by three percent from the same period last year and nearing $2.3 billion for the quarter, according to the Q3 2021 Organic Produce Performance Report released exclusively by Organic Produce Network and Category Partners. 

Organic Food Moving into Mainstream — from The Conversation

Organic food once was viewed as a niche category for health nuts and hippies, but today it’s a routine choice for millions of Americans. For years following passage of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, which established national organic standards, consumers had to seek out organic products at food co-ops and farmers’ markets.

CCOF Hosting GLOBALG.A.P. Public Workshop – HPSS in Santa Cruz, California

Register now for the GLOBALG.A.P. IHT, Capacity Building, and Farm Assurer Workshop-HPSS, hosted at the CCOF office in Santa Cruz, California on December 17-19, 2019.

CCOF is hosting the GLOBALG.A.P. experts for an in-depth review of the Harmonized Produce Safety Standard (HPSS), with two days of classroom education and one day of on-farm mock inspection using the HPSS.