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May, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day IOUs

Mother’s Day is a chance to show love to the women who love us most. Flowers are wonderful, but when we also give gifts of our time, 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 IOU booklet that’s easy …

May 4th, 2018  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in Family, Featured Post

Rootstock Radio: Food Allergies & Why Organic is Not a Fad

Download We’re hard at work on some great new episodes for 2018, so today on Rootstock Radio, we’re bringing you a very popular episode that originally aired in March 2017. Robyn O’Brien is an author, former food industry analyst, TEDx speaker and mother of four. She is also founder of the AllergyKids Foundation, an organization that aims …

December 26th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Family, Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio  |  1 Comment

Highly Qualified

My husband and I and our two sons run this farm.  My sons do most of the mechanical repairs and improvements here.  Those two boys can rip apart any piece of machinery and get it back in working order.  They’ve torn apart the combine, tractors, augers, belts, chains, even took our old farm truck and …

March 27th, 2017  |  Posted by Theresa Westaby | Published in Family

Holiday Conundrum

Holidays are a great time for families to get together.  However, animals don’t recognize holidays and their care doesn’t either.  Around our farm, we try to have lunch around 1:00 so we can finish milking and get the cows out, the barn cleaned and bedded.  We eat lunch, visit, relax, then at 4:00 p.m., we go …

November 14th, 2016  |  Posted by Theresa Westaby | Published in Family, Featured Post, Organic Farming

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  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in Family, Featured Post  |  4 Comments

Garden-Able: Elder Care for the Whole Person

When Noreen Thomas’s mother moved into a facility for the elderly, most of her needs were met. The staff helped her manage the daily tasks that many older folks have a hard time managing, and her safety was assured. But still, something was missing. “She was an avid gardener,” says Thomas, an Organic Valley co-op …

August 3rd, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Organic Gardening, Power of We

Rootstock Radio: “Connecting the dots” with Farmer Charlene Stoller

Download Today on Rootstock Radio, Theresa Marquez interviews Charlene Stoller, an Organic Valley dairy farmer in Sterling Ohio. Charlene is not only a farmer, a wife, and a mother of eight, but also an educator and a speaker. Currently, she’s working on writing her own cookbook! When Charlene and her husband Scott began farming organically it …

July 28th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio

Happy Father’s Day from the Next Generation

It doesn’t happen very often in the busyness of life when I sit back to look around and appreciate the world I live in and the little things in life. Tonight, however, we sat on the front porch of the farmhouse with my family, and I was able to do just that. Father’s Day is …

June 17th, 2016  |  Posted by Jake Wedeberg | Published in CROPP Culture, Family, Featured Post

Farmer Traditions

A lot of big farmers today use GPS technology to plant by, they use tractors that turn themselves around, and they plant as soon as the frost is out of the ground. On our farm, we do things a little different, but with a lot of family tradition. Ralph Westaby (my husband’s grandfather, born in …

March 8th, 2016  |  Posted by Theresa Westaby | Published in Organic Farming

The Weekend in the Country

Photos courtesy of HZDG This article was originally published on the HZ blog by HZ copywriter, Dan Weber. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, HZ is an advertising agency currently working with Organic Valley. HZ employees and their families recently visited an Organic Valley farm in rural Maryland to learn more about our organic farming and our cooperative. For most of …

November 30th, 2015  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in CROPP Culture, Organic Farming

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