Member News

Maggie’s Organics Wins Prestigious World Fair Trade Organization Award

December 26th 2017

DEXTER, MICH. November 27, 2017 — Maggie’s Organics, a pioneer in fair trade and organic apparel, was awarded the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) Mohammed Islam Design Award for Best New Fashion Accessory at its international conference. The biennial conference, which gathers Fair Trade producers, workers, policy makers and academics from around the world, took place in Delhi, India, from November 9 to 13. Maggie’s Organics winning garment, the one-size-fits-all shawl vest, is warm and cozy, yet dressy and versatile. [Read More]

Marilyn Scholl, CDS Consulting, Inducted into Cooperative Hall of Fame

December 18th 2017

CDS Consulting Co-op manager, Marilyn Scholl, is being inducted into the 2018 Cooperative Hall of Fame. Marilyn joins an esteemed group of cooperators who are honored for their indelible contributions to the co-op movement. Marilyn is also the fourth member of the CDS Consulting Co-op to be granted this recognition, which includes Bill Gessner, Walden Swanson and Kate Sumberg. We are beyond proud of all of our inductees and co-op heroes for the work they do to support, grow and sustain food [Read More]

Moving Organic! Organically Grown Company Connects with Growers and Consumers through New Online Resources

December 5th 2017

Northwest-based organic produce distributor Organically Grown Company (OGC) has launched two new additions to their website, organicgrown.com. As consumer’s eagerness to better understand where their food comes from continues to grow, and pioneering organic growers begin to really focus on succession planning, both ends of the supply chain are seeking resources and opportunities to network and connect. One of the ways OGC is able to have the largest reach is through their new online Grower-Handler Resources Portal. “This project strengthens [Read More]

Community Market Holding a Music and Tap Takeover Fundraiser

December 4th 2017

Community Market in Sonoma County is holding a Music and Tap Takeover at the Garden Taproom in their Sebastopol store on December 9th from 3pm-8pm.  The event is a fundraiser for the Sonoma County Wildfire Victims. As you may know, Community Market is located in the heart of the devastating NorCal wildfires that roared through here in October. We were lucky to only be shut down for a week (at one location) and not burned down. We could see the [Read More]

SnoTemp Warehouse Acheives USDA Organic Certification

November 20th 2017

SnoTemp Cold Storage has achieved USDA Organic Certification as a storage facility after a compliance audit by Oregon Tilth. SnoTemp now offers storage services specifically for USDA organic certified processed foods, fruits, vegetables, and beverages. Oregon Tilth is a nationally recognized third-party nonprofit organization and the Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO) system requires strict standards for certification. As a USDA Organic Certified Warehouse, SnoTemp can ensure that customer products are handled in accordance with USDA Organic Standards, maintaining organic integrity [Read More]

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]