Member News

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! ( 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]

Organic Trade Association Warns of Organic Fraud Alert of Some Certifiers from Eastern Europe and Turkey

March 26th 2019
Organic Trade Association

by Organic Trade Association ORGANIC FRAUD ALERT It has come to the attention of the Organic Trade Association (OTA) that the European Commission (EC) carried out an investigations of suspected irregularities in relation to several lots of products from Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates that had been certified as being organic by ‘Control Union Certifications.’ In response, the EC published its ruling today to withdraw its recognition (accreditation) of Control Union Turkey, Moldova, UAE, Russia, and Kazakhstan. The [Read More]

Oregon’s Wild Harvest Adds Brain Formula to Its Family of Herbal Supplement Capsules

March 18th 2019
Oregon's Wild Harvest

Organic Lion’s Mane, Ginkgo and Vitamins Deliver Cognitive and Memory Support, Naturally  by Oregon Wild Harvest Memory retention, mental clarity, concentration, and focus— cognitive functions many people strive to maintain under the pressure of daily life and sustain as they age. To help adults of all ages nurture brain health, Oregon’s Wild Harvest has developed Lion’s Mane Plus, an encapsulated supplement formulated with an effective blend of certified organic Lion’s Mane, organic Ginkgo leaf powdered extract, and plant-based vitamins. “We [Read More]

Community Market Needs Your Help after Devastating Flood in Sebastopol, CA

March 11th 2019

Community Market has served Sonoma County, CA for over 40 years. Their unique business structure provides a worker-run, not-for-profit model with a mission to provide local, organic and ethically sourced products and education about nutrition, environmental and sustainability issues. During the recent flooding in Sonoma County, their Sebastopol location sustained significant damage, beyond the scope of their financial resources.  They had to lay off 70 workers and are in the midst of trying to clean up so they can reopen. [Read More]

Oregon’s Wild Harvest Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Donation to The Climate Collaborative

March 5th 2019

A Portion of Every Biodynamic® Herbal Tonic Sold Will Support the Nonprofit’s Work to Reverse Climate Change REDMOND, Ore. – March 1, 2019 – Oregon’s Wild Harvest, a leading grower and manufacturer of certified organic and Biodynamic herbal supplements, is celebrating 25 years of healing people and the planet by supporting the Climate Collaborative’s efforts to help reverse climate change. For every bottle of Oregon’s Wild Harvest Demeter Certified Biodynamic® herbal tonic sold, 25-cents will be donated to the [Read More]

News from Queen of Hearts Hemp Foods

February 4th 2019

Hemp Seed GRAS Status has Queen of Hearts Hopeful Hemp seeds are now officially recognized as GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) by the FDA after the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill in December. That gives many companies confidence in putting hemp seed foods on the shelves and adding hemp hearts and other hemp seed produce to their finished products without any question as to whether it’s safe or legal. It’s both! Provender member Queen of Hearts Hemp Foods, the [Read More]

GloryBee Honey is Now True Source Certified

January 28th 2019

GloryBee Honey is Now True Source Certified Eugene, OR- January 25th 2019 – Pure, delicious honey has always been a top priority for GloryBee, a honey and natural ingredient company that has been sourcing high-quality honey for decades. The True Source Certified® program, a program dedicated to certifying ethical and traceable honey, is a logical next step in their pure honey journey. Not all honey is legally and ethically sourced, and despite federal crackdowns, fraudulent honey may still be entering [Read More]

Seats are On Sale Now for Deli Ops 101

December 10th 2018

Are you ready to take your prepared foods operation to the next level? Seats are now on sale for the 2019 presentation of DeliOps 101, Feb. 19-21 in San Francisco. Produced and presented by Michelle O’Connor and Allen Seidner, DeliOps is packed with critical content you can really use — delivered in an interactive small group environment to create a highly productive and rewarding experience. A foodservice operations intensive designed specifically for natural foods co-op and independent retailers, DeliOps is a [Read More]