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DIY Milk Jug Luminaries

If you’re trying to find an easy and fun-with-the-kids Halloween project, look no further.  These milk jug luminaries are a great afternoon project in prepping for one the most celebrated holidays for spooks, ghouls and goblins of all ages. Materials: Organic Valley gallon milk jugs (one for each luminary) Utility knife Scissors Pencil Construction paper …

October 16th, 2015  |  Published in Family, Featured Post, Sustainable Living

Excused Absences – Reducing Pesticides in Schools

Photo by Nick Amoscato Let’s start off with a pop quiz (insert obvious, loud groan here!): Are you aware of your school’s pest control management methods? I sure wasn’t, nor did I really think about it until recently. Knowing that my family doesn’t use pesticides at home made me take for granted that our school …

September 11th, 2015  |  Published in Family, Featured Post, Health & Wellness

Respecting the Heritage, Respecting the Elders

There is this place, hidden in the nooks of one of the many valleys in Southwest Wisconsin. This place isn’t just like any other small town in a valley; it’s the town that I call my home. As you enter the town from either side you become surrounded by the beautiful untouched hills of the driftless region; …

September 1st, 2015  |  Published in Family, Outdoors

Hobo Meals

Though the name suggests something less than to be desired, this meal is fun and super delicious.  Don’t let the name fool you!  Just ask my live-in food critics, Owen and Ellie.  Not only is it yummy, but it’s also a chance for them to make it themselves. The inspiration for the meal originated from …

August 7th, 2015  |  Published in Family, In the Kitchen, Recipes

Grow Creativity. Grow Closer as a Family. Grow a Garden.

The youth of today are disconnected from their food system more than ever before. Many have never lived or stepped foot on a farm in their life. This saddens me as an agriculturist, as a student, and as a consumer. Food is commercial. It is artificial. They do not know where their food comes from. …

July 24th, 2015  |  Published in Family

3 Things I’ve Learned As a New Mom

I am a new mom. With this new title I’ve suddenly adopted comes endless pieces of advice from family, friends, strangers you see on the street, and of course, the Facebook friends you’re not really friends with. I’ve heard various things like, “sleep when the baby sleeps,” or “let them cry it out,” and the list …

July 8th, 2015  |  Published in Family, Sustainable Living

Memories with Morel Mushrooms

Some of my earliest memories center around time spent outdoors with my parents and my four older siblings. Growing up on a farm, outdoor time was an everyday occurrence, not necessarily a special event. Taking time away from chores and farm work, now that was a special occasion! Morel mushroom hunting just so happened to …

May 27th, 2015  |  Published in Family, Outdoors

You Know You’re a Mom When..

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we asked employees throughout the co-op to finish this sentence, “You know you’re a mom when..” With over 100 submissions, the responses are funny, touching and all too familiar. Happy Mother’s Day to Mother’s everywhere! We appreciate all that you do. You know you’re a mom when.. You function better …

May 8th, 2015  |  Published in Family, Featured Post, WomenShare

Meat ‘n Taters

“Meat ‘n Taters” was guest written by Organic Valley Senior Copy Editor Kimberly Kafka. Don’t read on if you’re looking for recipes. Do read on if you like answers to “life’s persistent questions.” When most folks think of meat ‘n taters, they think “comfort food.” Sunday roast ‘n mashers, steak and bakers, burgers ‘n fries, …

April 10th, 2015  |  Published in Family, Featured Post, Health & Wellness

Farmer Love Stories

Have you read an Organic Valley farmer profile? If you have, chances are you’ve heard a remarkable love story. This Valentine’s Day enjoy six love stories from Organic Valley farmer profiles from across the country. Find a farm in your area and read their story. Tony and Carrie O’Reilly, MN There was something about that …

February 4th, 2015  |  Published in CROPP Culture, Family

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