Driscoll’s has announced its plans to expand its organic nursery plant production in the US, providing all of its USDA-certified organic growers with organic nursery plants.
The global berry company has been involved in expanding its organic nursery programme for strawberries for the past seven years, investing in research for the viability of growing organic strawberries commercially.
It will now expand its organic nursery plant programme to include blackberries, blueberries and raspberries in coming years.
“Since our first sales of organic berries in the late 1980s, we’ve seen tremendous growth in our organic business due to increasing consumer market demand,” Soren Bjorn, Executive VP of Driscoll’s said in a company statement. “We are committed to fully deliver on the spirit of the organic programme across all our berries and see this process as a journey to an exciting future.”
Driscoll’s farmers are certified by third-party certification agency, California Certified Organic Farmers.