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May, 2017

Happy Mother’s Day Coupons

Mother’s Day is a chance for everyone to show love to the ones who love us most. Flowers are wonderful, but when we also give gifts of ourselves, it truly makes days even brighter. At Organic Valley, we want to help you show your love and appreciation. We created a Mother’s Day coupon booklet that’s …

May 12th, 2017  |  Posted by Jennifer Parsneau | Published in Family, Featured Post  |  13 Comments


Sharing the Joy of Gardening with a New Generation

Editor’s Note: This is a guest contribution as part of our Sustainability Scavenger Hunt series. Read more here, and download the fun activity book for families and classrooms! by guest contributor Megan Minnick Some of my earliest memories are in the garden. My mother had a huge organic vegetable garden, and from a very young age I …

April 21st, 2017  |  Posted by Stanley Minnick | Published in Featured Post, Organic Gardening, Sustainable Living


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. …

March 13th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in CROPP Culture, Power of We


Schoolyard Farms

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 …

December 28th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We


CROPPies and Panthers Cooperate to Grow Billion Dollar Readers

                                                         Photo by Jocelyn Parker Written by guest writer Jocelyn Parker, a senior at Kickapoo High School in Viola, Wisconsin, and the daughter of Organic Valley farmer-owners Mark …

March 8th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in CROPP Culture, Featured Post, Power of We  |  1 Comment


Rockland Youth Film Festival

In many ways, the village of Spring Valley, New York, an hour north of Manhattan, is much like other bedroom communities in the region. It has a typical mix of suburban charm and big-city diversity—wealth and poverty, Black and White, Hassidic and Hispanic all share the densely populated streets of the village. The burg is …

October 26th, 2015  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We


5 Tips for Celebrating Farm to School Month

One of our favorite things about Farm to School Month is October’s abundance of farm-fresh foods, many in a rainbow of colors that children don’t often associate with food. Apples in colors other than red; carrots in colors other than orange; white, yellow—even blue!—potatoes fresh from the soil. And nothing beats the flavor of vine-ripened, …

October 1st, 2015  |  Posted by Wendy Allen | Published in Featured Post, Power of We


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  |  Posted by Brittany Iverson | Published in Family


Calling all mooooovie makers!

In a day and age when arts programs are being de-funded in public schools, the youth of America aren’t giving up on creativity and self-expression. Last year, a group of students attending the EELEF after school program in Spring Valley, New York took it upon themselves to keep the arts alive by creating their very …

May 28th, 2015  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We  |  3 Comments


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  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in Family, Featured Post, WomenShare


 
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