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DIY Pumpkin Bowl

Could you think of anything more festive than eating out of a pumpkin? This pumpkin bowl makes for the perfect vessel for basically any food on your Thanksgiving table. Here’s how to create this statement piece that is sure to wow your guests and make them even more excited to eat the stuffing, mashed potatoes, …

November 18th, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, In the Kitchen


Egg Carton Bats

These recycled egg carton bats are the perfect Halloween project that are even easy enough for kids. They’re also a quick, easy and adorable way to use up your old egg cartons! Check out our step-by-step video and the instructions below to watch these little bats come to life. Cut bottom half of carton into 4, …

October 20th, 2016  |  Published in Family, Featured Post  |  4 Comments


In Quest of a World Food Plan: Part 2

This article was originally written by Theresa Marquez and Jerome McGeorge and published in 2010 on Organic Sense, Organic Valley’s first blog. We humans have been eating forever. For all of us food and nutrition begins in the womb. Our mother connects us with our first food memories. For a woman, what is more satisfying …

August 25th, 2016  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, From the Rootstock Vault, WomenShare


Dirt Rich: Purple Cow Organics on a Soil Education Journey

Not long ago, Sandy Syburg rolled into Flint, Michigan in his Soil Mobile. An old school bus repurposed to run on biodiesel and veggie oil, it’s designed to be a classroom on wheels. Syburg is teaching the public about the importance of healthy soil. Flint is notorious for its tough economy and crumbling infrastructure—most recently …

August 10th, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, Grass Up!, Organic Farming, Organic Gardening


Local Before Local was Cool

Whether you travel across the country or prefer to stay close to your home town, one of the things you may be noticing is the emphasis on “Buy Local” campaigns. This is based on the simple fact that it is important to support businesses that support our community. The Small Business Administration and the research …

August 5th, 2016  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues


Coon Valley: An Adventure in Cooperative Conservation by Aldo Leopold [1935]

There are two ways to apply conservation to land. One is to superimpose some particular practice upon the pre-existing system of land-use, without regard to how it fits or what it does to or for other interests involved. The other is to reorganize and gear up the farming, forestry, game cropping, erosion control, scenery, or …

August 5th, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Sustainability  |  2 Comments


“We, the Farmers”: Our Declaration of Interdependence

Preamble Whereas how we eat determines how the Earth is used, and Whereas agriculture is the largest polluter on Earth, and Whereas the act of growing food should not contaminate water, deplete soil, kill wildlife, destroy the ozone layer, contribute to antibiotic resistance, leave poisonous residues on the food so grown, compromise human health nor …

July 29th, 2016  |  Published in CROPP Culture, On The Record, Organic Farming


Organic Valley “Save the Bros,” “Soul of Farming” Win Exciting Awards!

Last week, Organic Valley and our agency partner Humanaut won an Effie award in the “new product or service” category for our “Save the Bros” campaign for Organic Fuel – the only entry to win an award in this category! The Effie awards are based on the effectiveness of a campaign to sell a product, …

June 10th, 2016  |  Published in CROPP Culture, Featured Post, On The Record


What You Need to Know About the USDA Organic Animal Welfare Regulations

On April 7th, the USDA proposed new organic animal welfare regulations. The long-awaited regulations would provide better living conditions, including more access to the outdoors, for animals raised for organic meat and poultry, and for organic egg production. The regulations stand to improve the lives of millions of animals and uphold the integrity of the USDA …

May 18th, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, On The Record


DARK Act Goes Down

On Wednesday, March 16, the U.S. Senate stopped the advance of a GMO-labeling bill pushed by Kansas Senator Pat Roberts by a vote of 48 (supporting) to 49 (opposing). Considering 60 votes were needed to advance the bill, the outcome is a resounding defeat of legislation that would prohibit states or the federal government from enacting …

March 21st, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues