Member News

Organically Grown Company Releases 14th Annual Sustainability Report

April 21st 2018

In preparation for their 40th year, the organization looks back to guide them forward PORTLAND, Ore. (April 20, 2018) – It has been 48 years since the very first Earth Day Celebration in 1970. Forty years ago this movement helped shape Organically Grown Company and their commitment to promoting and ensuring the long term viability of organic and sustainable agriculture! In this historic anniversary year, they will be celebrating the incredible growth of organics, and preparing to stay true to their [Read More]

SnoTemp Cold Storage to Open Refrigerated Warehouse in Redmond, Oregon

April 2nd 2018

Slated to open in early 2019, the 40,000 sq. ft. warehouse will serve Central Oregon’s growing food and beverage industry  Redmond, Ore. – SnoTemp Cold Storage today announced plans to build a 40,000 sq. ft. temperature controlled warehouse in Redmond, Ore. This will be SnoTemp’s third Oregon location. The facility will be located at 775 NE Hemlock and construction is planned to start this summer with an opening date projected for early 2019. The Redmond location will offer frozen [Read More]

Sustainable Food Trade Association Selects New Officers

March 20th 2018

    Organic Valley’s Jonathan Reinbold to be SFTA board president New Castle, VA (March 20, 2018) – The Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA) Board of Directors elected Jonathan Reinbold, Organic Valley’s head of sustainability, as SFTA board president at its March 8, 2018 board and annual member meeting in Anaheim, CA. Other SFTA officer appointments include: Vice President Renaud des Rosiers (Amy’s Kitchen), Treasurer, Bri Saseen (Chico Natural Foods Co-op), and Secretary Peter Golbitz, (Agromeris, LLC). Derek Singer of [Read More]

Scratch and Peck Feeds Gets into Gardening

March 20th 2018

To stand behind our vision of a world where organic and whole foods are found on every table, Scratch and Peck Feeds is digging into gardening, and encouraging our customers to do the same. Whether it’s gathering eggs from our backyard chickens or picking leaves from a basil plant on our kitchen windowsill, growing our own food is empowering. It creates a deeper connection to what we eat, helps us connect the dots of our food system, and builds community by being able [Read More]

Oregon’s Wild Harvest Redesigns Label on Award-Winning Biodynamic® Herbal Tonic Line

March 12th 2018

REDMOND, OregonMarch 7, 2018 – In an effort to better align its Demeter Certified Biodynamic® herbal tonics with the identity of its flagship brand, Oregon’s Wild Harvest is introducing a bright, new label for this 13-SKU set. The new design enhances the readability of product attributes while boosting shelf impact and maintaining brand consistency. With a color wheel of hues, it visually prioritizes the variety, certifications, use and flavor. The redesigned labels will debut at the 2018 Natural [Read More]

Oregon’s Wild Harvest Combines Two of Nature’s Best Herbs in New Cognitive Support Product

March 12th 2018

  REDMOND, OregonMarch 1, 2018 – Stress, depression and associated mental health problems have increased tremendously in modern times. Oregon’s Wild Harvest’s newest herbal combination supplement, Ashwagandha Ginkgo, provides something just about everyone can use today – support for a calm and focused mind.* This cognitive-enhancing supplement contains certified organic Ashwagandha root and a clinically studied dose of Ginkgo leaf powder extract, and is free from excipients, stearates and binders. Ashwagandha Ginkgo is now available in 90-count [Read More]

Free Herbalism Project

February 27th 2018

Free Herbalism Workshops in EugeneSunday, May 6, 2018, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene Eugene, Oregon – Mountain Rose Herbs, a local purveyor of organic, fair trade and sustainably sourced botanical products, is hosting the Free Herbalism Project at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum on Sunday, May 6 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. This free biannual event features herbal education talks, live music, food trucks, and free organic tea. While the event is free, Mountain Rose Herbs encourages [Read More]

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]