Organic fresh produce sales grew by 3% last year while total volume dropped by 3.7%.  The Organic Produce Network said total sales topped $9.4 billion for the year.  The 2022 Organic Produce Performance Report says the fresh berry category was the top organic produce category with more than 16% of organic fresh produce dollars in 2022.  Fresh berry sales topped $1.6 billion for the year, with organic packed salads a close second at $1.55 billion.  Total fresh produce sales gained 7.3% in dollars during the year but dropped 1.3% in volume from the prior year.


Photo: OPN
Photo: OPN


During 2022, 13 of the top 20 organic produce categories by total sales posted increases in dollars, with organic onions generating the largest increase at 15.4%.  That increase was followed by cucumbers, potatoes, and avocados.


Organic performance in 2022 was consistent across the nation as dollars grew and volume declined.


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