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Organic Valley Urges Concert Goers to Ask 'Who's Your Farmer?' at Farm Aid 2011
Renee Kelly work 612-372-6472 Organic Valley La Farge, Wis.
August 11, 2011

Wisconsin-based Organic Valley, a farmer-owned cooperative with 1,636 organic farmers nationwide, is proud to support and participate in the 26th annual Farm Aid 2011 concert held in Kansas City, Kansas, on Saturday, Aug. 13. For years Organic Valley has supported and shared in Farm Aid’s mission to keep farm families on their land. read more…

Will Allen, Andrew Zimmern To Headline Kickapoo Country Fair, Saturday, July 30 In La Farge, Wis.
Renee Kelly work 612-372-6472 Organic Valley La Farge, Wis.
July 22, 2011

The Midwest’s largest celebration of organic food just got a little tastier! The Kickapoo Country Fair, taking place on Saturday, July 30 in La Farge, Wis., today announced its keynote speakers are to be nationally renowned food leaders Will Allen and Andrew Zimmern. Allen, an urban agriculture pioneer and founder of Growing Power, a farm and community food center in Milwaukee, and Zimmern, chef and star of the Travel Channel’s hit series, “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern,” both hail from the Midwest and have helped establish the region as a center for food culture and advocacy. Rounding out the day-long celebration will be country music headliner The Kentucky Headhunters. read more…

Organic Valley and National Cooperative Grocers Assocation Join Forces to Improve School Lunch
Elizabeth Horton work 207-838-0084 Organic Valley La Farge, Wis. and Iowa City, Iowa
June 30, 2011

Organic Valley, the nation’s oldest organic farmer-owned cooperative, and National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative serving 120 consumer-owned food co-ops nationwide, today announced they are joining forces to improve school lunch. 

The two pioneers in cooperative thinking will launch a national promotion this fall to support the National Farm to School Network, a nonprofit connecting schools and local farms to serve healthy meals in school cafeterias, improve student nutrition, provide agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and support local and regional farmers. read more…

Chef Michel Nischan and Organic Valley Get Grilling with Organic Prairie Meats
Elizabeth Horton work 207-838-0084 Organic Valley La Farge, Wis.
June 24, 2011

Organic Prairie, the brand of organic meats produced by the same farmer-owned coop as Organic Valley, today premiered what could become the hottest movies of the summer: grilling how-to’s featuring Chef Michel Nischan and starring delicious Organic Prairie meats sizzling on the barbecue.  read more…

Endangered Kincaid’s Lupine Star of 5th Annual Pasture Walk
Elizabeth Horton work 207-838-0084 Organic Valley La Farge, Wis.
May 09, 2011

The Kincaid’s lupine, an endangered wildflower in the state of Washington, will be the center of attention at the fifth annual Lupine Pasture Walk. In celebration of the plant’s unexpected success at an organic dairy farm in Lewis County, a free public event will be held on Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Mallonee Farm and nearby Baw-Faw Grange Hall, 995 Boistfort Rd. in Curtis, Wash.  read more…

Organic Valley Recognizes the Next Generation of Organic Farmers
Elizabeth Horton work 207-838-0084 Organic Valley La Farge, Wis.
April 22, 2011

In celebration of its growing network of fresh-faced farmers, Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers, has honored three of its youngest with Generation Organic (Gen-O) awards. Generation Organic is what Organic Valley calls its young organic farmers, aged 16 to 35, who represent a new generation of sustainable agriculture leaders and who believe in the power of organic agriculture to change the world. The Gen-O Award was presented to the young farmers at the cooperative’s Annual Meeting, held earlier this month in La Crosse, Wis. read more…

Organic Valley Farmer-Owners Receive Outstanding Quality Awards for 2010
Elizabeth Horton work 207-838-0084 Organic Valley La Farge, Wis.
April 14, 2011

Organic Valley, America’s largest cooperative of organic farms and one of the nation’s leading organic brands, recognized 512 of its farmer-owners with Outstanding Quality Awards at the cooperative’s annual meeting held last week in La Crosse, Wis.  read more…

Chefs take the best Spring has to offer for Earth Dinners: A Series Celebrating Local, Seasonal and Organic  
Elizabeth Horton work 207-838-0084 Organic Valley Boston, MA
April 12, 2011

This year, Chefs Collaborative and 65 restaurants are partnering with Organic Valley to bring Earth Dinners, a series to raise awareness about local, sustainable and organic food, to the dining public.  
 
Chefs across the country are taking the best Spring has to offer in an effort to raise funds for Chefs Collaborative, the leading nonprofit network of chefs and farmers that fosters a sustainable food system using the power of education, collaboration and responsible buying decisions. The Midwest dairy farmers of Organic Valley will match every dollar donated by each restaurant partner, up to $10,000. read more…

Organic Valley Begins First Quarter With Bonus Distribution To Farmer-Owners
Elizabeth Horton work 207-838-0084 Organic Valley La Farge, Wis.
March 10, 2011

Organic Valley, America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation’s leading organic brands, today announced it has distributed a bonus 13th check—traditionally, a cash distribution paid out when annual profits exceed sales goals—to its farmer-owners. 

“We were very pleased we are able to distribute a 13th check to the members of our cooperative this year, allocating funds right back to the farming families who work the land,” said George Siemon, C-E-I-E-I-O and founding farmer of Organic Valley. “It’s taken a few years of conservative supply management, but we’ve moved past recent economic and supply challenges and got to where we need to be, thanks to everyone’s cooperation, in the true sense of the word.”   read more…

Organic Valley Launches New York Fresh™ Organic Milk
Elizabeth Horton work 207-838-0084 Organic Valley La Farge, Wis.
March 10, 2011

Organic Valley, the nation’s oldest organic farmer-owned cooperative founded in 1988, today announced the launch of New York Fresh™milk, a locally-produced milk for its consumers in the New York metropolitan region. The milk is produced on the cooperative’s family farms in the Empire State and bottled, distributed and sold in the region, ensuring fewer miles from farm to table. 

The New York Fresh milk is available in skim, low fat, reduced fat and whole varieties in quart, half gallon, gallon, and new, convenient 96 oz. sizes. True to the iconic Organic Valley wood-cut design, the New York Fresh cartons will feature farmer-owners who produce the milk on their pastures and an introduction to their farm stories. The packaging will also display the “Pride of New York” logo. As with all Organic Valley products, the farmers who produce New York Fresh milk never use toxic pesticides or non-organic fertilizers. New York Fresh milk is produced without antibiotics, synthetic hormones or GMOs.  read more…

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