Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers, is gearing up to host its ninth annual Kickapoo Country Fair, taking place Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in La Farge, Wis. with the cooperative theme of “Everything’s Better Together!” Nestled amid the steep hills and coulees of southwestern Wisconsin’s Driftless region, this year’s Kickapoo Country Fair will attract thousands to a day-long festival of growing, cooking, eating and sharing food, together.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) today honors four remarkable food visionaries for their trailblazing work to make our food systems healthier and more sustainable at the fourth annual "Growing Green Awards". The winners, who are leaders in regenerative ranch management, farmworker justice, farm-to-school food, and making organic food mainstream, will be celebrated this evening at the Palace of Fine Arts Rotunda in San Francisco.
Appreciating and raising awareness for the preservation of the Kincaid’s Lupine, an endangered species of wildflower, Mallonee Farms organic dairy will hold the 6th annual Lupine Pasture Walk on their family farm in Curtis, Wash., on June 16 beginning at 11 a.m. At this free public event, visitors are welcome to stroll the grounds and see Washington’s largest grouping of endangered Kincaid’s Lupine while learning how this species of wildflower has made an unforeseen resurgence over the last decade.
Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, announced today that Vermont farmer-owners Taylor and Nick Meyer of North Hardwick Dairy in Caledonia County received Vermont’s 2011 Highest Milk Quality Award for the eighth year in a row. The Meyers were recognized at the Dairy Farmers Banquet held during the 78th annual Vermont Farm Show on January 26, 2012.
More than 600 Organic Valley farmer-owners, half of whom hail from the Midwest, and several of whom came from as far away as California and Maine, converged in La Crosse, Wis. for the cooperative’s annual meeting activities Thursday, March 29 through Saturday, March 31. Event highlights include a keynote speech by Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, and an awards banquet during which Organic Valley rewarded its farmers for quality and commitment to organic and recognized the next generation of young organic farmer-leaders with “Generation Organic” awards.
Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, celebrated next generation farmers by awarding three of its young farmer-owners with Generation Organic™ (Gen-O) Awards.
Organic Valley, America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation’s leading organic brands, honored 573 of its farmer-owners with 2011 Quality Awards at the Cooperative’s Annual Meeting award banquet on March 30th in La Crosse, Wis. Producers of CROPP Cooperative (Organic Valley and Organic Prairie brands) dairy, produce, soy, eggs, juice, grain, and meat were recognized for 2011 quality achievements.
Organic Valley today announced that Paul and Maureen Knapp of Cobblestone Valley Farm in Preble, NY, were recently named the 2012 Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) Farmers of the Year for their outstanding stewardship of the land and their contributions to the New York organic community. The couple and their three sons were recognized at the NOFA-NY Winter Conference on January 22nd in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, today announced the launch of Organic Valley Grassmilk™, an organic specialty milk produced from cows that are 100% grass-fed. Organic Valley is the only national brand to produce 100% grass-fed milk.
Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, today announced the launch of Organic Valley American Cheese Singles—unprocessed, 100 percent real organic cheese slices, as opposed to “processed cheese food,” perfect for grilled cheese sandwiches, lunches and snacks. Organic Valley is the only national brand to produce unprocessed, organic American Cheese Singles.