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

A group of Neighboring Food Co-op Association staff hold a flag that reads co-op.

Go Co-op! Solving Problems, Changing the World with the Neighboring Food Co-op Association

There are probably as many reasons to shop at your neighborhood food co-op as there are shoppers: One person likes the sweet, fresh, organic fruit; another seeks food to fit strict allergies; a third wants to keep her food budget local by purchasing produce grown on area farms. But how many shoppers choose the co-op …

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A woman sells cabbages at a farmers market stand.

Feeding Everyone Well at the Jefferson County Farmers Markets

  Everyone deserves to eat well. That’s an ethic that most can agree to in principle. In practice, however, millions of people go hungry in the U.S., and many live in “food deserts” with little access to high-quality groceries. Researchers like Mari Gallagher have shown that low-income neighborhoods across the U.S. are more likely to …

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A woman purchases goods from a farmers market vendor.

The Land Connection: Farm Dreams to Farm Success

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 …

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From Industrial Revolution to Food Revolution: Mill City Grows

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 …

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Organic Valley and Wauzeka-Steuben Elementary Grow Readers Together

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. …

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