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September, 2017

Animal Welfare Q&A: How Organic Valley Goes Above & Beyond

The USDA’s organic certification program is the gold standard when it comes to ensuring the quality of your food. An act of Congress sets the organic standards, and a 3rd party verifies compliance with the standards annually. Organic food is produced without artificial hormones, antibiotics or persistent pesticides, and is always non-GMO. As a certified organic …

September 7th, 2017  |  Posted by Maya Peters | Published in Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming

Earth Dinner with the Organic Valley Interns!

As an intern at Organic Valley this summer, I’ve had the privilege of getting to know a group of incredibly smart, kind, and innovative interns. We’ve all wholeheartedly embraced the unique culture at Organic Valley, and its cooperative spirit of collaboration and progress. For such a special group, I knew I needed to host an …

September 1st, 2017  |  Posted by Maya Peters | Published in CROPP Culture, Earth Dinner, Featured Post, In the Kitchen

Our Cooperative is Something Special

Organic Valley is a co-op.  What that means is that the farmers own it.  The farmers manufacture the milk and Organic Valley is the marketer of our products and thus considered the farmers’ employees.  That puts it in simple terms.  However, I would like to try to describe what Organic Valley truly embodies. Our Annual …

March 16th, 2017  |  Posted by Theresa Westaby | Published in CROPP Culture, Featured Post

Olive and Cream Cheese Penguins

These olive and cream cheese penguins are the perfect easy treat to add to your New Year’s party spread. With few ingredients and easy assembly, you can’t go wrong. They’re also so cute, they could be mistaken for a decoration rather than a treat! Watch our stop motion video and read the full instructions below! …

December 29th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in In the Kitchen

Food Gifts: Eggnog Bread

There is nothing more seasonal than eggnog, and the season for the luscious drink is unfortunately coming to a close. But you still have time to make it into a wonderful, yummy food gift! This eggnog bread is sure to please all of the eggnog lovers in your life, and it might even convert some …

December 21st, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in In the Kitchen, Recipes

Egg Snowmen

These hard-boiled egg snowmen are the perfect item to add a little cheer to your holiday appetizer table. They are also a fun project to do with kids! Check out our stop motion video and our step-by-step tutorial to see how to make these wintry treats. Boil eggs for 9-10min Peel immediately so that the …

December 1st, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in Featured Post, In the Kitchen

DIY Pumpkin Bowl

Could you think of anything more festive than eating out of a pumpkin? This pumpkin bowl makes for the perfect vessel for basically any food on your Thanksgiving table. Here’s how to create this statement piece that is sure to wow your guests and make them even more excited to eat the stuffing, mashed potatoes, …

November 18th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in Featured Post, In the Kitchen

De-Stressing At the End of the Day

Because of working full time and being a Mom with 2 active boys ages 9 and 14, coming home from work isn’t always the best time for me to unwind after a long, hard day.  Supper, sports, homework, breakfast dishes in the sink, laundry and many other tasks are calling as soon as I get …

October 20th, 2016  |  Posted by Jennifer Bjorklund | Published in CROPP Culture, Health & Wellness, Outdoors

7:10/4:30 in the Vanpool

7:10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. are the most imperative times vanpool members must remember. At Organic Valley, many of us live 30 to 60 minutes away from the office, so the company provides shuttles, or vanpools, to reduce the expense (and environmental impact) of us all commuting individually. But this requires cooperation. Although members on …

September 6th, 2016  |  Posted by Abby DeMorett | Published in CROPP Culture, Sustainability

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

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