Provender News

July Inspiration from the Board: Joe Wade

July 15th 2019

by Joe Wade One of the most gratifying parts of being on the Board is having a reason to stay in touch with our community.  Reaching out to long-time member organizations, former Board members and volunteers, and to newcomers to our community is deeply enriching.  When I do this, it reminds me of why I choose this lifestyle and career. I’m reminded that there are many others who are intentional members of this community. Some of our members have been [Read More]

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Production Associate Job Opening – Hummingbird Wholesale, Eugene

July 15th 2019

Production Associate  Full Time -40 hours per week Schedule- Hours may vary- must be available weekends Competitive Wage, Great Benefits! Open until filled. Position Summary In this position you will work in several areas of the Production Department, repackaging dry goods, decanting liquids into jars and buckets, labeling, washing and sanitizing for our container return program, working in our manufacturing room making our granolas, sprouted nuts, and dehydrating [Read More]

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Customer Service & Sales Representative Job Opening – Hummingbird Wholesale, Eugene

July 15th 2019

Customer Service and Sales Representative Full Time, 40 hours, non-exempt Monday – Friday between 7:30am-5:00pm; some weekends and evenings, as assigned Travel: Occasional travel to meet with customers and/or attend conferences Competitive Wage, Great Benefits Open until filled Position Summary The Hummingbird Wholesale Customer Service and Sales Representative has a passion for Organic food and agriculture, provides excellent customer service, and will help drive and grow sales with [Read More]

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Storefront Representative/Warehouse Associate Job Opening – Hummingbird Wholesale, Eugene

July 15th 2019

Job Opportunity – Hummingbird Wholesale Storefront Representative/Warehouse Associate Full Time -40 hours per week Schedule- Hours may vary- must be available weekends Competitive Wage, Great Benefits! Open until filled. The Storefront Representative has a passion for Organic food and agriculture, while providing excellent customer service, keeping the Storefront well stocked and tidy, and handling of both wholesale & public transactions accurately. The Storefront Representative works in conjunction with the Customer Service/ Sales, Office and Warehouse teams to serve [Read More]

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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]

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Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat

July 8th 2019

Presented by Keynote Speaker Jonathan Kauffman This dynamic talk is presented by Jonathan Kauffman, a Portland-based writer who covers the intersection of food and culture, from the spread of regional Chinese cuisines in the Bay Area to the race to develop cultured meats. A former line cook turned journalist, he was a restaurant critic in the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle for more than a decade, and then a columnist with the San Francisco Chronicle. He is also the [Read More]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Pricing Assistant & Sales Support Specialist Job Opening – Organically Grown Company

July 1st 2019

Do you love organic fruits and veggies? Would you like to work with a lively bunch of sales folks bringing fresh organic produce to the people of the PNW? If so, you may be our new team member! We work really hard each and every day to bring the best organic produce to market from hundreds of awesome farms. We are owned by a perpetual purpose trust that is designed to advance sustainable food and agriculture, forever. We look for [Read More]

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Store Manager Job Opening – Community Food Co-op, Bellingham WA

July 1st 2019

The Community Food Co-op is hiring at their Downtown location: Store Manager at the Forest Street location Full-time position, salary starting at $47,300/yr + D.O.E Position Summary: Store Managers oversee all areas of store operations, supervise the retail department managers, and ensure that our stores are clean, well-stocked, and well-staffed to provide a great shopping experience for members/shoppers. Store managers sit on the Co-op’s Senior Management Team. We proudly support our staff with fair and comparative wages, excellent benefits, steady [Read More]

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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]

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Sales & Customer Service Assistant Job Opening – Vital Leaf, Portland

June 17th 2019

COMPANY: Vital Leaf, Inc LOCATION: Portland, OR TYPE: Full-time SCHEDULE: Mon-Fri COMPENSATION: $32,000-$37,000 Sales & Customer Service Assistant Along with a resumé, candidates must submit a written cover letter that demonstrates prior experience and alignment with company values. Candidate must have at least 5 years of professional experience with positive references. JOB DESCRIPTION Vital Leaf is seeking a Sales & Customer Service Assistant to provide excellent customer care and sales support to the Sales Manager. DUTIES ●  Serve [Read More]

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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.

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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]

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