Member News

Maggie’s Organics Celebrate 25 Years of Fair Trade Organic Apparel!

November 14th 2017

Maggie’s Organics, Dexter, Michigan, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017. Maggie’s has been a leader in fair trade and organic apparel since 1992. Their mission has been to ensure that every step of their supply chain – from farm to finish – is fair and equitable, while creating and producing classic, beautiful and affordable pieces for season after season of wear. Maggie’s new Holiday Socks are flying off the shelves! Made in the USA, these certified organic merino wool socks [Read More]

Community Food Co-op in Bellingham Washington Announces Both Stores are Energy Star Certified

September 26th 2017

The Community Food Co-op is proud to announce that both the Cordata and Forest stores are Energy Star® certified for 2017! And not only that, but we are the ONLY grocery store/supermarket that has been certified for the last two years on the West coast*! We are listed in the grocery store/supermarket category on the Energy Star website – we are the only co-op in the state and the only grocery store north of Seattle to ever achieve this [Read More]

Sprague Invites Members to Innovation in Pest Management Conference

September 26th 2017

Sprague is organizing a two-day educational conference themed on Smart Ideas in Brand Protection for the food industry. You are invited to join us for the Innovation in Pest Management conference. Join us for an impressive lineup of pest management food industry speakers – not to mention strategies for building a risk-based pest program with real life application. We believe food facilities are in need of more connection and better tools to handle the complexity in the food supply chain, [Read More]

Oregon Organic Coalition Honors Seven Organic Trade Innovators with Awards for Excellence

September 18th 2017

The recipients of the 2017 Oregon Organic Coalition (OOC) Awards for Excellence were announced yesterday at a celebratory luncheon at the Ecotrust Building in Portland, Oregon. More than 50 representatives from Oregon’s farming, retail, academic, political and food production communities gathered together to honor these organic innovators. Oregon Organic Coalition Chair, Stacy Kraker, opened the program with anecdotes of the robust growth the organic trade has seen and the imperative nature in continuing to have a unified ‘Oregon organic voice’. [Read More]

Sprague Pest Solutions Answers Questions from Curious Customers

September 18th 2017

What is the best way to tell if a pesticide is organic or not? In an organic facility, the first step when solving a pest issue should never be the use of a pesticide. Start by looking for sanitation issues. Half full trash cans are an ideal breeding habitat for pests. Spilled food powder, like flour, can accumulate in vents and pipes, and provide food source. Water from condensation, drains or leaks can give pests all they need for survival. [Read More]