Power of We Intro
As a cooperative of organic family farmers on a mission, we’ve long known that none of us is as smart as all of us – or as strong as all of us. That’s why we join hands with so many of you across the U.S. who are working to support our local communities and create a better food system for all.
Beyond our mission to provide a sustainable living for family farmers, we give 5% of our profits to hundreds of grassroots organizations who are committed to bringing the good and helping it grow.
Here you’ll find the stories of the partners we’re working with to cultivate a healthier future for people and planet. Together, there’s no limit to the change we can create. We call it the Power of We.
Recent Power of We Posts
Much has been written about the “graying” of American farmers; they are, as a group, getting older. As of the 2012 USDA Farm Census (the most recent), the majority of our farmers were 55 or older. But there are signs that younger farmers are getting into the business. Nearly 20 percent of the new farms …read more
Lowell, Massachusetts. The name is synonymous with the Industrial Revolution—not only its remarkable achievements, but the darkest chapters of its abuses: exploitation of children, bloody battles for workers’ rights, and the concentration of wealth in the hands of the owner class. If you haven’t checked in with Lowell since high school American History, you might …read more
The following is a guest contribution by Lindsey Lund & Josie McCarthy, sophomores at Wauzeka-Steuben School District in southwestern Wisconsin. On Thursday, March 2, 2017, Wauzeka-Steuben School District partnered with Organic Valley for “Read Across America Week.” All week, the pre-K through fifth grade classes held dress up days and participated in coloring and essay contests. …read more
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: …read more
Today’s kids are tomorrow’s leaders. And if that’s the case, it makes good sense to focus on education if we truly want to build a healthy, sustainable, and just food system. A number of organizations do just that: Encourage school children to learn about growing, preparing, and enjoying healthy organic foods. Farm-to-cafeteria programs, school garden …read more