Inside Sales Representative Job Listing – Maple Valley Cooperative (Remote)

September 21st 2021

Organic Grocery Sales – US West Region (Remote, Initially part-time with full time potential) Maple Valley Cooperative, a producer of certified organic maple syrup products, is in search of an hourly based Sales Representative (with added commission opportunity) to manage an existing book of business while onboarding new customers. Remotely based, (Open to anyone located in the western U.S.) this position is perfect for an established salesperson in the natural/organic products grocery space. Check out the full job description here [Read More]

Melissa Minton: The Passing of a Provender Powerhouse and Beloved Friend

July 6th 2021

Provender lost a dear friend and long-time member last week. Melissa Minton, who we all knew as Mel, died on June 29th from metastasized breast cancer. Mel was a quiet powerhouse in the natural foods world. She was the General Manager of Community Market, a worker-run, not-for-profit natural food store, for over 25 years. With her servant leadership style and financial know-how, the Market grew to two stores that serve and support the community in Sonoma County, CA. Mel got [Read More]

Cafe Manager Job Opening – Sacramento Natural Food Co-op (Sacramento, CA)

April 9th 2021

POSITION SUMMARY: The Café Manager is responsible for ensuring a phenomenal experience for customers in the Café area through leading product and service selection, high product quality, and consistently exceptional customer experience. This position upholds the co-op’s standards through effectively developing and supporting their team, implementing efficient and productive systems, demonstrating stellar leadership, and being accountable for the financial performance of the department all in a manner that demonstrates the values of Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op and the co-operative identity. [Read More]

Paul Stamets Selected as a Fellow in The Prestigious Explorers Club

October 6th 2020

Olympia, Wash. Fungi Perfecti, LLC (maker of Host Defense® MushroomsTM) is pleased to announce that Founder and Chief Scientist Paul Stamets is officially an Explorer! Paul’s extensive work in the field of mycology has earned him an official induction into The Explorers Club. Founded in New York City in 1904, The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences. The Club’s members have been [Read More]

Advisory Board

March 3rd 2020

The Ad-Hoc Advisory Board is part of Provender Alliance’s community brain trust, comprised of members who advise the Executive Director with their feedback, input, and overall expertise on an as-needed basis.   Dag Falck [Read More]

Lundberg Family Farms receives Grower of the Year award from Organic Growers Summit

November 5th 2019

Organic Grower Summit Announces Grower of the Year Award Recipient Monterey, CA (November 4, 2019) — California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and the Organic Produce Network (OPN) will honor long-time organic growers Lundberg Family Farms as the recipient of the third annual Organic Grower Summit’s Grower of the Year. Lundberg Family Farms was selected based on the company’s ongoing commitment and dedication to excellence in organic production and organic industry leadership and innovation. The Grower of the Year award will [Read More]

Provender and Positively Natural Team Up to Offer Members Discounts!

September 10th 2018

          Positively Natural Members Save on Provender Conference Registration Are you a member of Positively Natural?  Would you like to come experience the 42nd Annual Provender Alliance Educational Conference?  Provender is offering current members of Positively Natural the same rates as Provender members on conference registration, a savings of up to $225.  To find out more about the conference, see the full schedule of events HERE.  Please contact Vicki for a special registration code if you [Read More]

Climate Change and Small-scale Family Farmers: What We See and What We Can Do

April 30th 2018

Dana Geffner and Bená Burda came together as friends through their work with small-scale producers around the world.​ Each of them has seen first-hand how changing weather is ravaging small-scale farmers on every continent.  The 450 million smallholder farmers globally are critical to addressing climate change and meeting the world’s food security needs. Share their experiences: one in the world of non-profits and public policy, and one with on-the-ground supply chains. Witness farmer realities, hear about agricultural and industry initiatives, [Read More]