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OPN Connect Newsletter 8 - April 20, 2017

Earth Day’s History and How Others Are Celebrating

Earth Day’s History and How Others Are Celebrating


While most people are somewhat familiar with Earth Day and give a nod to April 22 each year, below are some interesting facts about Earth Day and how various companies and organizations are celebrating in the U.S. 

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Ocean Mist
Organic Growers Observe Earth Day with Every Harvest

Organic Growers Observe Earth Day with Every Harvest


By Melody Meyer

On April 22, 1970,  the Earth took center stage as twenty million souls took to the streets in defense of the natural world.  The rally cry was for clean air, water and soil, a society that protected the wondrously biodiverse planet we call home.  Forty-seven years later, the earth is a cleaner albeit hotter orb and organic farmers play a crucial role in protecting the planet's future.  

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Wholesum Family Farms
In Their Words:  Former White House Chef John Moeller

In Their Words: Former White House Chef John Moeller


Chef John Moeller joined the White House kitchen in 1992 as sous-chef to Pierre Chambrin and later, Walter Scheib, eventually acting as White House Chef in 2005.  During the thirteen years he served as chef to three first families – Presidents George H.W. Bush, William Jefferson Clinton and George W. Bush.

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Awe Sum Organics
Taylor Farms Develops First of its Kind, Sustainable Energy System

Taylor Farms Develops First of its Kind, Sustainable Energy System


Taylor Farms unveiled a new, three tiered renewable and alternative energy system at its Gonzales, CA facility last week.  Utilizing wind, solar and cogeneration energy, the new system will offset energy usage by an average of 90 percent, making it the most advanced system of its kind in the agriculture industry.

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AMF Farms / Bay Baby Produce
Organic Week in Brief: Five Need-to-Knows

Organic Week in Brief: Five Need-to-Knows


  1. Organic Produce Drives Research for New Biopesticides
  2. OFRF Awards 2017 Research Grants
  3. Wholesum Harvest is U.S. First Certified Fair Trade Farm
  4. Tessemae’s Debut in Fresh Organic Produce Category
  5. Evolution of Organic, New Film About Organic Agriculture Movement, Premieres this Thursday in San Francisco 

 

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Organic Produce Network (OPN)
Wholesum Family Farms
Awe Sum Organics
AMF Farms / Bay Baby Produce
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Organic Grower Summit