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RPE’s Organic Potato Program continues to expand

RPE: Organic Potato Program continues to expandOrganic produce is in record-high demand, selling more than $11 billion worth in 2015 alone. To meet the demand, RPE, Inc., has been continually expanding its organic program. As more households purchase organic produce than ever before, RPE and its growers are stepping up to meet that challenge. RPE’s long-time growing partner, Chad Malek, began growing organic potatoes in 2011. In late 2015, Malek’s farm experienced an unfortunate warehouse fire. When rebuilding, Malek used the opportunity to expand his organic program and provide other organic potato growers the space and capacity to wash, cool and store their organic potatoes. The new facility is capable of handling more varieties and sizes at one time. More

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