Provender News

From Fear to Discovery: Harnessing the Power of an OPEN Mind

May 15th 2019

Presented by Keynote Speaker Margi Simmons In this laughter-filled, interactive keynote, you will gain inspiration and proven-techniques from the world of improvisation to help you expand your thinking and find new ways to thrive in an ever-changing industry. You will laugh, learn and practice stepping outside of your comfort zone. The experience will be perfectly suited for introverts, extroverts, analytical thinkers, creative types, perfectionists (recovering or not), and anyone in between! Join us in jumping in and saying “Yes, And” [Read More]

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May Inspiration from the Board: Jenica Caudill

May 7th 2019

by Jenica Caudill Sometimes it can be hard to articulate what’s special about the Provender Alliance. For many of us, it’s best captured by the way we feel immediately after the conference. But then we leave. We return to our registers, computer desks, packaging lines, and distribution vehicles; the glow wears off and reality sets back in. Sometimes, that reality can feel pretty heavy. And for those of us in the natural foods and products movement, there is no doubt [Read More]

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Hummingbird Wholesale Announces Services in Addition to Organic Food Wholesale Distributor

April 14th 2019

Hummingbird Wholesale is more than just an organic food wholesale distributor! by Hummingbird Wholesale Hummingbird Wholesale offers a diversity of products and services. You may know about their wholesale and distribution services, as well as the small-batch artisan products they make in-house, but did you know that they also operate a Eugene, Oregon storefront, @hummingbirdwholesalestorefront? Hummingbird provides co-packer services, has a food safe, certified organic warehouse available [Read More]

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Box Truck Driver & Warehouse Associate Job Opening – Hummingbird Wholesale, Eugene

April 14th 2019

Box Truck Driver & Warehouse Associate Full Time- Exempt, Salary Location: Eugene, OR Position Summary: Driver is responsible for a route with multiple deliveries. Job includes loading and unloading truck, delivering and freight pick up and excellent customer service. Truck Delivery route is Eugene area and Oregon territory. Warehouse Associate is responsible for the fulfillment of orders and shipment of outgoing product efficiently and accurately according to the policies and procedures of the Warehouse. Collaborates with Warehouse Team to organize [Read More]

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Food, Farm, and Climate Justice: A New Deal for a Just Transition

April 10th 2019

Presented by Keynote Speaker Eric Holt Giménez Over the last three years, farm, food, and climate crises have unleashed a perfect storm on our food system. Droughts, hurricanes, and fires have exacerbated the creeping disasters of erosion, food and water contamination, and have worsened food insecurity. Fracking, pipelines, CAFOs, and bankruptcies rock the heartland, as family farmers, farmworkers, and people of color bear the brunt of our agrarian meltdown. In response, frontline communities are forging alternatives and building bold new [Read More]

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Dr. Bronner’s Releases New Short Film – Journey to Pavitramenthe

April 8th 2019

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.

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Central Co-op Honored for Sustainability and Community Leadership

April 8th 2019

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]

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Farm Connections and Sourcing Manager Job Opening – Hummingbird Wholesale, Eugene

April 8th 2019

Farm Connections and Sourcing Manager Full Time- Exempt, Salary Location: Eugene, OR Monday – Friday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm Position Summary: We are looking for a passionate and energetic team leader who also actively participates in the duties of a Purchaser. The Farm Connections and Sourcing Manager ensures the team achieves excellence while striving to fulfill the company’s mission and goals. The Farm Connections and Sourcing Manager is responsible for directing a small team to meet department goals, coordinating the [Read More]

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Director of Business Development Job Opening – Vital Leaf, Portland, OR

April 2nd 2019

ABOUT VITAL LEAF: Vital Leaf (TM) is a purpose-driven CBD wellness company based in Portland, Oregon that infuses the healing potential of Cannabis & Hemp extracts into our products. We take a Plant Forward CBD approach to formulating all our products. We source only the finest organic, plant-based, fair trade, regenerative, and ethically sourced ingredients to ensure that our products are of the highest quality while simultaneously stewarding positive change in the environment and communities we interact with. Infusing vitality [Read More]

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Food Production Manager Job Opening – Vital Leaf, Portland, OR

April 2nd 2019

ABOUT VITAL LEAF: Vital Leaf (TM) is a purpose-driven CBD wellness company based in Portland, Oregon that infuses the healing potential of Cannabis & Hemp extracts into our products. We take a Plant Forward CBD approach to formulating all our products. We source only the finest organic, plant-based, fair trade, regenerative, and ethically sourced ingredients to ensure that our products are of the highest quality while simultaneously stewarding positive change in the environment and communities we interact with. Infusing vitality [Read More]

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‘Organization for Competitive Markets’ Reintroduces Agribusiness Merger Moratorium Act

March 26th 2019

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]

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Organic Trade Association Warns of Organic Fraud Alert of Some Certifiers from Eastern Europe and Turkey

March 26th 2019

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]

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Executive Director Job Opening – Sustainable Food Trade Organization

March 25th 2019

SFTA Board seeks Executive Director The Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA) Board is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director is the key management leader of SFTA, being responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing and community outreach. The position is full time. Location is flexible. The full job description can be obtained by contacting Jonathan Reinbold, SFTA Board President, jonathan.reinbold@organicvalley.coop. Letters of interest and [Read More]

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