Meet OGC Mission Fund Recipient: Oregon Food Bank
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by Ana Johns
6d ago
Oregon Food Bank is on a mission to eliminate hunger and its root causes. They’ve been helping folks in our community for over 40 years through a wide range of programs, including distributing food across Oregon and Southwest Washington, organizing volunteers, supporting growers, and more. Through their work, they give away food today, and through their advocacy efforts, they support legislation to ensure food security for the future.    Unfortunately, the need for Oregon Food Bank’s services is great and continues to grow. Due to inflation and the pandemic, in the last few years, f ..read more
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Why Organic Citrus? Some Great Reasons to Stock Up with OGC!
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by Ana Johns
1w ago
Many shoppers know the health and environmental benefits of selecting organic produce, especially for products that fall under the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” for pesticides in produce. Citrus avoided inclusion on the list until 2021 when conventional tangerines secured a less-than-coveted spot. With the cost of food rising and shoppers feeling the pinch, now’s a great time to remind eaters why selecting organic citrus is worth it! Good for Planet The list of planet-friendly benefits of choosing organic is long! Organic citrus production helps protect natural resources, seques ..read more
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California Rain Slowing, But Not Stopping, Citrus!
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by Ana Johns
2w ago
The rain in California is dragging on longer and dumping more precipitation than anyone hoped for, and it's certainly impacting citrus harvest, especially the availability of specialty varieties. While the season has slowed, it has not stopped! Through the perseverance of our grower partners during this challenging weather situation, there is still a bounty of incredible organic citrus to choose from at the moment. Judging by how quickly cases are flying out of the OGC coolers, shoppers are hungry for it! Here are some of the varieties that are available now and eating great: Cara Cara and Na ..read more
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Meet OGC Mission Fund Recipient: Berg’s Berries & Organic Produce
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by Ana Johns
2w ago
Located in Alvadore, OR, Berg’s Berries has farmed organically since the 1950s, long before organic certification existed or most people even knew what it meant. Carl Berg, who took over the farm from his father, inherited the mindset of respect for the planet and a focus on nourishing foods. The farm has been growing strawberries since the beginning and, when he took over, Carl expanded into blueberries, quince and some other, smaller crops for farmers markets. Carl, reminiscing about when he first started working with OGC, mentioned that “We were one of the first growers through the doors ..read more
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Learn to Supreme Pummelo!
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by Ana Johns
3w ago
Hefty, aromatic and with uniquely textured flesh, organic pummelo is a citrus that has earned its reputation as a fantastic fresh-eating fruit. But for many, it remains shrouded in mystery.  Similar in appearance to grapefruit with a flavor described as grapefruit-like but without the sour punch, pummelo is the largest of all citrus varieties.  One of the best ways to enjoy this fruit requires a little knife work. Knowing how to supreme, the formal term for this simple process, is a great skill for citrus fans, especially those in possession of a pummelo. Check out OGC’s pummelo enth ..read more
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Organic Produce That Checks All The Boxes This Season: Feast, Party, Luck & Resolution!
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by Ana Johns
1M ago
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Peak Season Flavor: Satsuma Mandarins Are On!
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by Ana Johns
1M ago
This quintessential variety is on in great volume and the quality of the fruit is fantastic. Sweet, seedless, easy-to-peel Satsuma mandarins are essential in December citrus displays. Perfect for vitamin C-packed snacking and available in bulk, bags and festive gift boxes, be sure to bring in plenty of this must-have fruit ..read more
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Organically Grown Company Donates $100,000 to Three Organizations focused on the Future of Organic Agriculture. 
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by Ana Johns
1M ago
With a mission to promote and inspire the growth of the organic agriculture movement, Organically Grown Company (OGC) made strategic investments in organic trade advocacy and research in 2022, supporting the work of the Oregon Organic Coalition, the Coalition of Organic and Regenerative Agriculture and The Organic Center.  This year, $100,000 in funding was distributed to the three trade allies with an aim to positively impact the organic food and farming community in the Northwest and nationally through policy advocacy and critical research on organic strategies to mitigate and adapt to ..read more
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In the Spirit of Giving, OGC Delivers Over $165,000 in Grants,Nourishing 65 Organizations in 2022
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by Ana Johns
2M ago
Organically Grown Company’s mission is to promote and inspire the growth of the organic agricultural movement. For decades, OGC has given back a portion of our profits to mission-aligned organizations dedicated to fighting for causes we believe in and nourishing the Northwest communities we serve.  Our Mission Fund, created when OGC became the first company in the nation to transition to perpetual trust ownership in 2018, distributes grants each year. This year, OGC gave $150,000 in grant funding to 65 organizations across our region. “Cultivating a resilient organic supply chain and in ..read more
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Citrus Toolkit
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by Ana Johns
2M ago
Citrus fans rejoice! Harvest has started in California’s growing regions, and OGC is thrilled to be the Pacific Northwest’s premier source for all that sunshiney goodness. Navel oranges, Satsuma mandarins and a collection of specialty citrus have already hit the racks, and there is so much more to come, to the tune of over 60 varieties!  We’re here to help you prepare for this months-long season with plenty of tools to help grow category interest and drive sales! Dig into OGC’s Citrus Toolkit to find POP, an Availability Chart and an updated Citrus Primer. Stay tuned to our dedicated cit ..read more
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