Provender News

Oregon Organic Coalition Honors Seven Organic Trade Innovators with Awards for Excellence

September 18th 2017

The recipients of the 2017 Oregon Organic Coalition (OOC) Awards for Excellence were announced yesterday at a celebratory luncheon at the Ecotrust Building in Portland, Oregon. More than 50 representatives from Oregon’s farming, retail, academic, political and food production communities gathered together to honor these organic innovators. Oregon Organic Coalition Chair, Stacy Kraker, opened the program with anecdotes of the robust growth the organic trade has seen and the imperative nature in continuing to have a unified ‘Oregon organic voice’. [Read More]

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Sprague Pest Solutions Answers Questions from Curious Customers

September 18th 2017

What is the best way to tell if a pesticide is organic or not? In an organic facility, the first step when solving a pest issue should never be the use of a pesticide. Start by looking for sanitation issues. Half full trash cans are an ideal breeding habitat for pests. Spilled food powder, like flour, can accumulate in vents and pipes, and provide food source. Water from condensation, drains or leaks can give pests all they need for survival. [Read More]

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Here’s What’s Happening in August!

August 16th 2017

According to the countdown clock on the website there are 48 days, 18 hours and 20 minutes remaining until the start of the conference.  That is pretty darn exciting (and a wee bit scary on my end)!  I am so looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting all the wonderful people I’ve been emailing for the past five months. Things are really coming together.  I hope you have all had the opportunity to check out the Conference Announcement.  We [Read More]

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Board Announces Hiring of New Executive Director

August 16th 2017

Your Provender board is excited to announce the official hiring of Vicki Reich as our new Executive Director! After several months of job posting, screening and interviewing, the board narrowed the candidate field to 3 qualified and talented individuals. There were over 20 applicants for the position! Vicki has spent many years as a Provender board member and most recently as the Interim ED. Vicki’s skill set is broad and diverse. She has a great history and perspective with the [Read More]

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Notes from the Board

August 18th 2017

We all, as a people, have been affected by the recent, tragic, disturbing events in Charlottesville, leaving us reflecting on what this all means and how this fits into our ideas of who we are and who we mean to be. During these last few days I have been inspired by the chorus of voices singing in solidarity against hate, fascism, white supremacy, and the unacceptable equivocation of the President. Now that the worst among us seems to be rising [Read More]

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Marlene’s Market and Deli is Hiring!

August 21st 2017

We are seeking a Market Supervisor for our Federal Way, WA location. Are you interested in being a part of a healthy environment? Then this is the place for you! At Marlene’s Market & Deli we work to inspire health and positive lifestyles for each generation. We do this by creating a welcoming environment with the best selection of natural and organic products, a commitment to education, and a knowledgeable staff dedicated to outstanding customer service. Marlene’s Market & Deli [Read More]

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Maple Cinnamon Awakened Walnuts

August 16th 2017

I owed a restaurant for a very brief time.  Eight months to be exact.  It was kinda fun but mostly stressful and I did a hell of a lot of dishes.  I learned a bunch (mostly that I don’t ever want to owe another restaurant), including the magic of “sprouting” nuts.  My business partner call the process of soaking and then dehydrating nuts sprouting, but when I was in Sundance Natural Foods recently I noticed the sprouted almonds in the [Read More]

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Lifesource Natural Foods is Hiring!

August 21st 2017

Deli Manager We’re growing our prepared foods leadership team and looking for talent, experience and passion. If you have prepared foods management and/or cooking experience and have an interest in working in our successful organic and natural foods operation, we want to meet you! To apply, please complete an application by visiting us in person or completing an application online at ttp://www.lifesourcenaturalfoods.com/contact-us/work-for-us/

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