Moving Organic! Organically Grown Company Connects with Growers and Consumers through New Online Resources

December 5th 2017

Northwest-based organic produce distributor Organically Grown Company (OGC) has launched two new additions to their website, organicgrown.com. As consumer’s eagerness to better understand where their food comes from continues to grow, and pioneering organic growers begin to really focus on succession planning, both ends of the supply chain are seeking resources and opportunities to network and connect.

One of the ways OGC is able to have the largest reach is through their new online Grower-Handler Resources Portal. “This project strengthens OGC-farmer partnerships by providing a centralized location for growers to access key resources strengthening both partners’ performance capabilities” says Kimberlee Chambers, OGC Supply Chain and Sustainability Program Manager. “Access to these resources could assist growers with food safety requirements and produce standards, labor resources and succession planning, promote on-farm economic sustainability by providing bookkeeping and other tools, and on-farm sustainability through resources such as Salmon-Safe information, and funding support for on-site energy installation and irrigation efficiency.”

At the other end of the supply chain, OGC is working to further engage retailers and eaters through the launch of their new blog, Moving Organic. The blog focuses on trade advocacy, news & events and sustainability topics. Additionally, the blog houses their weekly Produce Report which highlights exciting seasonal product and growing region updates, merchandising tips, fun facts and profiles of growers.

“We have always been more than a just a produce wholesaler. We have nearly four decades of experience leading, and engaging in, trade advocacy within the organic trade. An important element of advocacy is building awareness through both seeking and providing knowledge about our food systems. The addition of this resource is an extension of that work.” Stacy Kraker, OGC Communications & Marketing Director.

Visit Organically Grown Company’s website organicgrown.com to check out these new resources.