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OTA Annual Awards Celebration to honor organic visionaries

Start your Expo East trip off with a fun and inspirational event. Plan to join us for OTA’s Annual Awards Dinner at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore on Wednesday, September 17, to celebrate with your colleagues and recognize organic visionaries who are transforming our sector. OTA’s 2014 Organic Leadership Award honorees will be […]

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Batter up for Organic PAC

Interested in being involved in Organic PAC? If so, you have the opportunity Friday, September 19, to spend an evening watching the Baltimore Orioles play the Boston Red Sox from a private suite in Camden Yards. Join us for stadium fare and frosty beverages while viewing the game from left field in a climate-controlled box. […]

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COTA retail survey

Who doesn’t love chocolate, especially when it’s organic? COTA is developing organic integrity training for retailers across Canada and needs your help. We’re asking Canadian retailers to participate in our survey so that we can better understand current activities and areas where you could benefit from training support. For more information and a chance to win organic chocolate, […]

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COTA elections under way

COTA’s elections are under way; members should be on the look-out for a full ballot package by mail. The ballots include information on confidential voting by reply mail or online ballot. This year, two members will be elected to the Board, and a third appointed by the incoming board. The 2014 COTA ballot includes the following eligible […]

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Staff visits New England businesses

Organic Trade Association and The Organic Center staff traveled to Vermont this past week to visit organic businesses and participate in program planning meetings. OTA staff teams visited over one dozen members and member prospects of all sizes and types across the region. This special News Flash highlights a glimpse of some these visits- which […]

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The sweet taste of success

OTA’s Digital Communications Manager Kelly Taveras, Senior International Trade Manager Monique Marez, and newly named Development and Operations Project Coordinator Tracy Campany were given an insider’s look at the nation’s largest organic maple syrup operation with a visit to Coombs Family Farm in Alstead, NH. Arnold Coombs shared the maple syrup-making process from tree to […]

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Collecting organic soil samples

The Organic Center’s Director of Science Programs Jessica Shade visited Rosaly’s Garden, the second largest certified organic farm in New Hampshire and the oldest certified organic farm in the state. Jessica met with owner Rosaly Bass and Farm Manager Matt Gifford for a farm tour that included over 20 varieties of tomatoes, 90 varieties of […]

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“Milking it”

Organic Valley farmers Mary Ellen and David Franklin of Guilford, VT, are basking in an organic milk haven. Their 272 acres are a green lush buffet to their 42 cows. The land spans across the Massachusetts and Vermont borders, and has no space unused. The woods behind their farm buildings help them produce 489 gallons of […]

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Equivalence expands opportunities

Jason Bellingham, president and owner of OTA member company JBL Foods Inc. in Manchester Center, VT, expressed gratitude to the Organic Trade Association for its role in helping the United States achieve an equivalence arrangement with the European Union, thus enabling small organic apple producers in Serbia to have ready access to U.S. markets. This […]

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100 percent employee ownership

OTA staff Associate Director of Conference & Project Development Angela Jagiello, Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Marni Karlin, and Membership Manager Linda Lutz visited with New England Natural’s Brand & Sales Marketing Manager Larry Cornick during the OTA staff retreat. The company, which has been a member of the trade association for […]

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