As communities across the nation prepare to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2010, the farmer-owned cooperative Organic Valley is partnering with four local Chicago chefs to embrace the spring tradition, offering a week’s worth of Earth Dinners.
Acclaimed Chicago chefs will offer special Earth Dinner meals to raise funds for Chefs Collaborative, the leading nonprofit network of chefs and farmers that fosters a sustainable food system through advocacy, education and collaboration. The Midwest dairy farmers of Organic Valley will match every dollar donated by each restaurant partner.
As communities across the nation prepare to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2010, the farmer-owned cooperative Organic Valley is partnering with three local Cincinnati chefs to embrace the Earth Dinner tradition.
Acclaimed Cincinnati chefs will offer special Earth Dinner meals to raise funds for Chefs Collaborative, the leading nonprofit network of chefs and farmers that fosters a sustainable food system through advocacy, education and collaboration. Organic Valley will match every dollar donated by restaurant partners.
Commitment to renewable energy will help the economy grow, decrease dependence on fossil fuels, and create a healthier environment for future generations. Acknowledging the widespread benefit of renewable energy development to farmers and rural America, Organic Valley today pledges its support of the renewable energy provisions within the Clean Energy Jobs Act, currently being considered by the Wisconsin legislature.
As communities across the nation prepare to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2010, the farmer-owned cooperative Organic Valley is partnering with four local Portland chefs to embrace the spring tradition, offering two weeks worth of Earth Dinners.
Organic Valley Family of Farms, America's largest cooperative of family farms and one of the nation's leading organic brands, recently recognized 396 of its farmer-owners, nearly 24 percent of its total members, with quality awards.
Organized in 1988, Organic Valley represents 1,652 farmers in 33 states and four Canadian provinces with the mission of saving family farms through organic farming. Approximately 300 of its farmer-owners descended upon La Crosse, Wis., last week to attend their annual meeting to discuss the cooperative's current direction, issues and goals for the year ahead.
An open community meeting will be held on Thursday, April 8, at the Cashton Community Hall to discuss and share information about the Cashton Greens Wind Farm, a community wind project of Organic Valley, Western Technical College and Gundersen Lutheran Health System.
Back-to-school season is just around the corner, and moms and dads everywhere will be looking to stock up on healthy, organic and brain-boosting lunchbox options for kids. With that in mind, Organic Valley is offering retailers nationwide "The Future is Organic," a turnkey, cause-related campaign focused on providing schools with educational materials to teach children about the important link between food, health and the environment. The Future is Organic in-store promotion also offers advertising in national consumer publications, valuable prizes, online education, point-of-sale promotions and coupons to boost sales of Organic Valley snacks and lunchbox-friendly products during the months of August and September, 2010.
Go Fish Oil! Organic Valley Family of Farms is now offering its delicious organic milk with the heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids ALA, DHA and EPA, the cooperative of 1,652 family farmers announced today.
A glass of Organic Valley Omega Milk will feature more Omega-3s per serving than any other organic milk on the market. And its all-natural Omega-3s are from sustainably harvested fish, while other organic milk brands supplement with Omega-3s from algae.
Organic Valley applauds the USDA National Organic Program’s new, tighter pasturing standards. The cooperative of 1,652 organic family farmers is also hoping the standards will usher in a more cooperative environment among those within the trade.
In 2009, Organic Valley’s farmer-owners, who like all farmers are facing the deepest and longest recession in more than 50 years, demonstrated once again the strength and resilience of the cooperative business model that has made Organic Valley a brand trusted by consumers and retail partners alike.
Sales for the nation’s largest organic farmer-owned cooperative were $520 million in 2009, down l.3 percent from 2008. Though Organic Valley remained profitable, it was the first time the cooperative, which formed in 1988, has experienced lower year-over-year sales.