Member News

Vice President of People and Planet Job Opening – Organically Grown Company (Eugene)

July 29th 2019

THE COMPANY: In most workplaces, throwing tomatoes at your boss would be frowned upon. At Organically Grown Company, we have a day set aside each year to do just that – the world knows it as the Tomato WAR, we call it group catharsis. The organic produce industry is not for the faint of heart but will steal yours if you aren’t careful. We work really hard each and every day to bring the best organic produce to market from [Read More]

Alyssa Harding to head Sustainable Food Trade Association

July 22nd 2019

New Castle, VA (July 23, 2019) The Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce its selection of Alyssa Harding as the next SFTA Executive Director. “We are thrilled to bring on Alyssa as Executive Director (ED) at this important juncture for the organization. With the increasing public concern about everything from climate change to disposable packaging, companies involved with the food system are uniquely positioned— both as impacted parties and positive change agents—to address these [Read More]

Organically Grown Company Welcomes New Innovative Leadership

July 9th 2019

Mike Boyle moves into VP of Sales and Sourcing role and Bryce White joins as VP of Business Operations PORTLAND, Ore. – July 9, 2019 – Northwest-based organic produce distributor Organically Grown Company (OGC) has recently promoted Mike Boyle to Vice President of Sales and Sourcing and welcomed Bryce White as Vice President of Business Operations. Mike Boyle brings an exceptionally strong and diverse background in produce retail, wholesale distribution, commodity procurement, sales, and team leadership. Mike joined OGC in [Read More]

Final Week to Apply for Mountain Rose Herbs’ $4,000 Grants 4 Plants Opportunity

July 8th 2019

One Week Left to Apply for $4,000 Grants4Plants Opportunity Five $4,000 grants to be given to mission-driven botanical lovers Eugene, Oregon –Mountain Rose Herbs (MRH) is one week away from closing entry to its second annual Grants 4 Plants program. This grant opportunity, funded entirely by MRH, will award five $4,000 grants to people or organizations that need extra assistance to bring their plant- or conservation-centric projects to fruition. Applicants must: Create a video (under three minutes) that describes the project [Read More]

Organically Grown Company Spearheads Passage of Landmark Legislation Offering Businesses a New Stewardship Trust Model

July 8th 2019

Oregon Passes Landmark Legislation Offering Businesses a New Stewardship Trust Model Portland, Ore. – July 3, 2019 – For Oregon’s mission-driven businesses, one of the biggest wins during the 2019 Legislative Session was Governor Kate Brown signing into law a bill making Oregon the first state in the nation to adopt a new alternative ownership option called the Stewardship Trust. House Bill 2598 was sponsored by Representative Julie Fahey (D-Eugene), a longtime business consultant who recognized that private sector leaders [Read More]

Good Food Awards Entry Period Now Open

July 8th 2019

2020 GOOD FOOD AWARDS ENTRY PERIOD NOW OPEN Accepting entries July 8-31, including new Grains category San Francisco, CA (July 8, 2019) – Today marks the launch of a coast-to-coast call for entries of beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider, coffee, confections, elixirs, honey, fish, oils, pantry, pickles, preserves, snacks, spirits and (new this year) grains. The Good Food Awards celebrates the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. As the only national initiative to recognize [Read More]

Tribute to Marlene Beadle, Founder and Owner of Marlene’s Market and Deli

June 24th 2019

A Life of Enormous Impact Announcing the passing on June 16th of Marlene Beadle, founder and owner of Marlene’s Market and Deli in Federal Way and Tacoma, WA, and longtime Provender Alliance member and supporter. “Marlene is alive through all of us holding her vision for Health & Wellness!” – Stephen Markham, Nature’s Path Foods “Marlene was a steadfast pioneer and innovator. She had an impressive commitment to both a pure natural food retail store, and to community education [Read More]

Blue Lotus Chai Wins Silver sofi™ Award for their Traditional Masala Chai

June 17th 2019

On June 23rd, several representatives from Eugene-based Blue Lotus Chai Company will be flying out to New York to receive a Silver sofi™ award at the 2019 Summer Fancy Food Show. Dubbed by Bloomberg News as “the Oscars of Artisanal Foods”, this award is presented by the Specialty Food Association and recognizes Blue Lotus Chai Company’s flagship variety Traditional Masala Chai for excellence in innovation and taste.

CDS Consulting Co-op Changes Name to Columinate

June 17th 2019

A name change announcement from CDS Consulting Co-op: We have some exciting news to share with you, CDS Consulting Co-op is now Columinate! (Columinate.coop) Our new name is inspired by our commitment to your community. Columinate is rooted in our cooperative origins, and tells the story of how we use our expertise to help build brighter communities, together. Our goal is simple. We want your organization to thrive. Our mission is an enhanced version of what we have always known [Read More]

Sweet Creek Foods: Launching New Products as a Regional Producer

June 13th 2019
Sweet Creek Foods

By Sweet Creek Foods What does it look like as a regional producer expanding our line-up with new products? Well, we just launched an organic green tomatillo salsa, a zesty addition made from locally grown Pacific Northwest ingredients and crafted in small batches for premium quality and flavor. Also, we’ve added a new organic jalapeño relish – medium, a spin-off of our popular relish line and a cousin to our Pickled Jalapeños.  If you’re really looking to spice things up, [Read More]

Vital Leaf Hires New Sales Manager

June 3rd 2019
Vital Leaf

by Christina Sasser, CEO and Chief Product Officer at Vital Leaf Vital Leaf is pleased to welcome Michelle Prince as the new Sales Manager. Michelle joins their growing team with over 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the Natural Products Industry and a passion for the healing potential of CBD. Certified in multiple holistic health modalities, with a long background in wellness education, she’s perfectly aligned with Vital Leaf’s core values and vision to infuse vitality into the [Read More]

Hummingbird Wholesale Announces Services in Addition to Organic Food Wholesale Distributor

April 14th 2019

Hummingbird Wholesale is more than just an organic food wholesale distributor! by Hummingbird Wholesale Hummingbird Wholesale offers a diversity of products and services. You may know about their wholesale and distribution services, as well as the small-batch artisan products they make in-house, but did you know that they also operate a Eugene, Oregon storefront, @hummingbirdwholesalestorefront? Hummingbird provides co-packer services, has a food safe, certified organic warehouse available [Read More]

Dr. Bronner’s Releases New Short Film – Journey to Pavitramenthe

April 8th 2019
Dr Bronner's

Dr. Bronner’s recently  released an inspiring new short film, Journey to Pavitramenthe, which tells the in-depth story of how small scale farming communities in Bareilly, India are using regenerative organic agricultural practices to produce the mint oil for Dr. Bronner’s products while increasing yields and soil fertility, and fostering resilience in the face of a changing climate.

Central Co-op Honored for Sustainability and Community Leadership

April 8th 2019
Central Co-op

Central Co-op receives Chinook Book’s Heart of Seattle and Sustainable Seattle’s 2019 Sustainability Leadership Award Seattle, WA – [April 5, 2019] Central Co-op today announced it is being honored with two awards recognizing its commitment to sustainability and community leadership. Sustainable Seattle’s Sustainability Leadership Awards celebrate businesses that are engaged in mitigating the effects of climate impact and forging new pathways for the Puget Sound region. Chinook Book’s Heart of Seattle Awards recognize local businesses with stellar social and [Read More]

‘Organization for Competitive Markets’ Reintroduces Agribusiness Merger Moratorium Act

March 26th 2019
Organization for Competitve Markets

The Organization for Competitive Markets is a farmer/rancher-led and farmer/rancher-staffed advocacy and research think tank that fights for anti-monopoly and economic justice in the farm and food markets. The organization is reintroducing a bill about the Agribusiness Merger Moratorium Act. The merger moratorium would put a freeze on any further mega-mergers and -acquisitions in our farm and food markets from seed to retail. It’ll make more room for our “alternative” producers, processors, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and allied organizations and individuals to produce, [Read More]