Provender News

Interim Executive Director Announced

March 7th 2017

Hello Provender Members, Your Provender Board is excited to announce Vicki Reich as our new Interim Executive Director. Vicki has been actively involved in the organization for many years as a member with Winter Ridge Natural Foods and the Moscow Food Co-op as well as 8 years as a board member. Vicki brings with her years of experience in the inner workings of our organization. She served on the board during the transition to Policy Governance and was active in [Read More]

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Meet Your Makers

July 1st 2016

Provender Alliance invites you to participate in another year of “Meet Your Makers”. The success of this event grows with each passing year.  This event is something like a tabletop show only Provender-style. We invite Provender member manufacturers and distributors and others come set up a table and tell the story of their business to conference participants. This is an opportunity for retailers to learn more about the people behind the products they sell and for everyone in the natural products community to network [Read More]

Keynote Panel Confirmed

July 20th 2014

Join our keynote panel for this discussion on current issues in our shifting landscape, and how working together we can create significant and meaningful change.  Panelists will discuss their work organizing on the national and state level on campaigns such as the Right To Know GMO, organics’ future and bringing fair trade home, and working for farm worker empowerment in our food system. Rosalinda Guillen is a widely recognized farm worker and rural justice leader. The oldest of eight she [Read More]

Categories: Conference


June 13th 2014

Do you know someone who qualifies for our One Person Can Make a Difference scholarship program?  It is funded by our silent auction and is designed to recognize someone who is making a difference in their community.  Here’s the application.

Conference Planning

June 13th 2014

We are working fast and furious on conference workshops and activities and are confident you will be delighted with the results.  Be patient, stay tuned and come back to visit often for most current updates to the schedule.

Categories: Conference


Keynote Speaker Announced

June 4th 2014

Ocean Robbins is co-founder and CEO of the 150,000+ member Food Revolution Network, adjunct professor in Chapman University’s Peace Studies Department, and co-author  with his dad, bestselling author John Robbins, of Voices of the Food Revolution.  At age 10, Ocean was baker, salesman, accountant and owner of “Ocean’s Bakery”, which sold natural and organic baked goods to hundreds of customers in his neighborhood. He launched Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES!) at age 16, and directed the organization for 20 years. Ocean [Read More]