Blog posts by Cassandra Christine

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Written by Cassandra Christine on Monday, November 3, 2014 on Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund

As a gesture of solidarity, Sambrailo Packaging will donate a portion of sales from their recently-launched Go Greener!™ clamshells to CCOF in support of the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund. This fund aids kindergarten through eighth grade, high school, and vocational and higher education students in their journey to become organic farmers. You can find the Go Greener!™ clamshells in the CCOF web store, and donations will be calculated from sales through the store between November 3, and December 31, 2014. Go Greener!™ clamshells are made with 100% post-consumer recycled PET from clear and...
Written by Cassandra Christine on Monday, October 27, 2014 on directory

Tuesday, November 4 is the deadline for your ad space reservation in the 2015 Organic Directory & Resource Guide!  View our advertising rates.  Prices at-a-glance:  Business card - $425  Quarter page - $750  Half page - $1195  Full page - $1750  The Organic Directory & Resource Guide is a full color publication that we print annually. This directory includes all of our certified organic farmers, processors, handlers, packers, and retailers, and lists organic crops, livestock, processed products, and business services. In addition to our certified members and Business Partners who...
Written by Cassandra Christine on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 on events

A great deal of mud and an unexpected amount of rain didn't dampen the spirits of those who attended Enza Zaden Research Center's lunch on September 25.The soles of our shoes were heavily layered in mud as we toured the trial beds in the much welcomed rain. My tour group included group leader Erica Renaud, North America Business Development Manager of Vitalis Organic Seeds Seeds (the organic division of Enza Zaden); Paula Linton, Sales Executive of GreenLeaf; and Laura Batcha, CEO and ED of Organic Trade Association. Touring the beds, we learned about the challenges of meeting consumer and...