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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]

Mountain Rose Herbs Announces Week-Long Take Back Recycling Event

November 13th 2018

Help us leave a lighter footprint on this Earth! Eugene, Oregon – In response to the changes in local plastic recycling policies, Mountain Rose Herbs (MRH) is hosting a week-long Take Back Recycling Event from Monday, November 12 through Sunday, November 18. The event will take place at the Mountain Rose Herbs Mercantile at 152 W 5th Avenue, Eugene. Mountain Rose Herbs will be accepting clean MRH plastic product packaging, including: Plastic herb bags (no kraft bags or plant cellulose [Read More]

Hummingbird Wholesale Launches New Website

October 9th 2018

New Website Launch! We are excited to share that Hummingbird Wholesale’s website will have a new face starting today! This is step one in a two part launch series—updating Hummingbird’s brand and improving user experience on our website. We look forward to being able to share meaningful and interesting stories about our vision and mission, our sustainability efforts, our farmers, and our products.For the first part of the new website launch, you will see is a more modern look and feel when going to [Read More]

Mountain Rose Herbs Hosts Free Herbalism Workshops in Eugene October 14th

October 9th 2018

Featuring Expert Herbalists Dr. Tieraona LowDog and Paul Bergner Eugene, Oregon – Mountain Rose Herbs (MRH), is proud to present the Free Herbalism Project at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum on Sunday, October 14 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Free Herbalism Project is a day of full of herbal education, whimsical live music, scrumptious food trucks, and a bounty of organic tea. Paul Bergner will share The Power of Topical Herbs by discussing their traditional uses, including combinations and formulas [Read More]

Organic Trade Association Shares Social Media Kit For Setting the Record Straight on What’s Not in Organics

September 18th 2018

Help us set the record straight. Share these graphics on your social channels!   Suggested posts to share with the graphic: Consumers deserve to know the truth. Check out the long list of chemicals that are banned from #organic production and handling There’s too much misinformation about #organic out there. Let’s stick to the facts. Here is a long list of chemicals that are BANNED for use in #organic food and farming. Look for the USDA organic seal. Organic [Read More]