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On the Record: Organic Valley Welcomes Organic Checkoff Comment Period

Promotion board for organic food can save more family farms and educate more organic consumers. The USDA public comment period is open until March 20, 2017. Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic family farmers, today welcomed the USDA’s notice and public comment period on a proposed research and promotion board for organic food. …

January 18th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, On The Record


Sweetening Life’s Possibilities Through Culinary Education

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest contribution from The Floured Apron. The Floured Apron is a non-profit based in the North Shore area of Chicago whose mission is to empower women from underserved communities in Chicago with the training, knowledge, and mentoring to forge a new and more economically-secure career path. Our objectives are to: …

January 10th, 2017  |  Published in Family, In the Kitchen, Power of We, WomenShare


Olive and Cream Cheese Penguins

These olive and cream cheese penguins are the perfect easy treat to add to your New Year’s party spread. With few ingredients and easy assembly, you can’t go wrong. They’re also so cute, they could be mistaken for a decoration rather than a treat! Watch our stop motion video and read the full instructions below! …

December 29th, 2016  |  Published in In the Kitchen


Food Gifts: Eggnog Bread

There is nothing more seasonal than eggnog, and the season for the luscious drink is unfortunately coming to a close. But you still have time to make it into a wonderful, yummy food gift! This eggnog bread is sure to please all of the eggnog lovers in your life, and it might even convert some …

December 21st, 2016  |  Published in In the Kitchen, Recipes


Food Gifts: Homemade Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the most classic holiday gifts one can give. Nearly every holiday food gift set contains a little morsel whether it is a chocolate bar or hot chocolate mix. But did you know that making your own chocolate bars could be as simple as mixing together a few ingredients which you probably …

December 19th, 2016  |  Published in In the Kitchen, Recipes


Egg Snowmen

These hard-boiled egg snowmen are the perfect item to add a little cheer to your holiday appetizer table. They are also a fun project to do with kids! Check out our stop motion video and our step-by-step tutorial to see how to make these wintry treats. Boil eggs for 9-10min Peel immediately so that the …

December 1st, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, In the Kitchen


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