LUNDBERG FAMILY FARMS has partnered with Thai Organic & Fairtrade Agriculture Group—a network of Thai rice farmers—to bring organic, Fair Trade Certified™ Thai Hom Mali Jasmine Rice to U.S. retail shelves. The rice is grown in the Mekong River Valley of Thailand’s Amnat Charoen Province. The rice products are available in four pre-cooked microwavable pouches—white, brown, red, and red and white blend (www.lundberg.com).
THE HAIN CELESTIAL GROUP has introduced Garden of Eatin’® organic boldly seasoned corn tortilla chips in Nacho and Ranch favors. The chips are certified organic, gluten-free and certified Kosher, and contain 25 percent less fat than the leading conventional competitor (www.hain.com).
ORGANICALLY GROWN COMPANY now offers certified organic retail and foodservice fresh cut packs from Hendrickson Farms, packed with the Hendrickson Farms label. All are cut fresh to order daily and certified organic. Shelf life is 7-10 days (www.organicgrown.com).
BIG TREE FARMS has introduced organic golden coconut sugar that is a 1:1 replacement for refined white cane sugar. It is made from Nira—coconut blossom nectar—harvested from the company’s sustainable collective of organic Indonesian farmer partners practicing regenerative agriculture (www.bigtreefarms.com).
MERCARIS has recently released four new reports that analyze prospects in various organic markets. These include The Organic Dairy Sector, The Organic and Non-GMO Corn Market Guide, The Organic and Non-GMO Soybean Market Guide, and The Organic Wheat Market Guide (www.mercaris.com).
HARMLESS HARVEST has launched a line of organic probiotic cultured coconut beverages available in original, strawberry, blueberry and açai, mangoes and acerolas. The beverages combine organic coconut water, coconut meat from young coconuts, active probiotic cultures, and organic fruits (www.harmlessharvest.com).
BEETNIK has expanded its line of organic single-serve entrees, sauces and meat categories by introducing four new organic single-serve meals (Shepherd’s Pie, Lemon Chicken with Cauliflower Rice, Chili and Sweet Potatoes, and Chicken Stir Fry with Cauliflower Rice), two organic pasta sauces (Beef Bolognese and Chicken Cacciatore), and organic and gluten-free cooked Beef Meatballs (www.beetnikfoods.com).
OREGON ICE CREAM’s Julie’s Organic is introducing 11 new pint flavors this year, including eight super premium organic ice creams and three organic silky sorbets. The company has also rebranded the packaging to spotlight the organic ingredients in the products (www.juliesorganic.com).
UNCLE MATT’S ORGANIC has introduced an organic Orange Energy drink and an organic Honey Lemonade, as well as a new look and packaging for its 12-ounce organic juice line and a new 28-ounce juice line (www.unclematts.com).
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YUMEARTH has added six new organic products to its candy line. The company’s Sour Beans and Sour Twists are certified organic, as are four of its licorice lines—peach, pomegranate, strawberry, and black (www.yumearth.com).
ORGANIC VALLEY has debuted Might Sticks, the first organic 100 percent grass-fed beef snack sticks. The snacks, which contain 5-6 grams of protein and 3 grams of carbohydrates, are available in Original, Teriyaki and Spicy Jalapeño flavors (www.organicvalley.coop).
BLEUET NORDIC now offers certified organic dried wild blueberries, infused with cane sugar or apple juice. The products are also Non-GMO Project Verified. Considered a superfruit, the blueberries come directly from the forests and organic fields in Quebec’s pristine northern region (www.bleuetnordic.com).
CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY has introduced Bolthouse Farms’ first line of refrigerated, certified organic dressings. Two are vinaigrettes and the other two are yogurt-based versions (www.bolthouse.com)
PATAGONIA PROVISIONS offers two quick cooking side dishes made with certified organic bulgur wheat, quinoa and KAMUT® brand Khorasan wheat: Organic Savory Grains Kale + KAMUT® wheat and Organic Savory Grains Mushroom + KAMUT brand Khorasan wheat. These ancient grains are high in fiber, low in fat, and a source of meat-free protein (www.patagoniaprovisions.com).
THE HOMEMADE ORGANICS COMPANY has launched a certified organic, vegan, cruelty-free eco-friendly baby care collection line, Lavender Love™—all gluten-free, hypoallergenic and handcrafted in Canada (www.HomemadeOrganicsCompany.com).
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