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Organic breakfast delivery startup goes retail

A Quebec startup offering organic oatmeal and granola direct to consumers via online subscription is now taking a first step into the bricks-and-mortar retail market. Montreal-based Oatbox announced in June it will sell four flavours of its granola and oatmeal products, in 300-gram family-size packs, at Metro grocery stores within Quebec. Set up in late […]

Organic demand mostly quiet, though feed grains seen strong

By Marlo Glass Glacier FarmMedia staff Demand for organic crops has been muted across Canada, adding to a complicated 2019 growing season. along with unpredictable weather in the east and west. Scattered rains across the Prairies in June boosted selling activity slightly, though many buyers are covered from the previous year’s stocks. “It was a […]

Organic commodity prices holding firm after falling

Glen Hallick Glacier FarmMedia staff Prices for most organic commodities have been firm during May, with little prospect of them changing, according to a number of dealers. “I don’t think they’ll go down anymore until harvest,” said Bryce Lobreau of Pristine Prairie Organics in Pipestone, Man. Lobreau said Pristine was paying C$7.50 per bushel delivered […]

Supply glut dragging down organics market

By Marlo Glass Glacier FarmMedia staff A supply gut and questionable market demand has organic farmers concerned. “What we’re hearing from farmers is they’re having a tough time marketing anything,” remarked Scott Shiels of Grain Millers Canada Corp. in Yorkton, Sask. Many organic grains are in a supply glut, which sees feed wheat contracts trading […]

Organic supply pressuring demand, prices getting squeezed

By Phil Franz-Warkentin OrganicBiz staff/MarketsFarm The organic sector may be seeing steady growth from both producers switching to the organic route and consumers paying closer attention to their food choices, but increases on the supply side of the equation are outpacing demand for a number of crops and pressuring prices. The organic pea market in […]