The Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance is a regional trade association of companies that promote natural food businesses through relationships, education and sustainable business practices.
We know that our success as a company is not due only to our own efforts. Our valued partners are instrumental in our effort to provide the best products, information and community outreach.
The American Beekeeping Federation is a national organization with about 1,000 members that continually works in the interest of all beekeepers, large or small, and those associated with the industry to ensure the future of the honey bee. Our members share a common interest to work toward better education and information for all segments of the industry in the hope of increasing our chances for survival in today's competitive world.
The Oregon State Beekeepers Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of honey bees and to the fields of beekeeping, apiculture, research, and education.
We are a diverse bunch of individuals who share a fascination for the honey bee and its workings. Our members range from full-time beekeepers and pollinators with thousands of hives to hobbyists involved in back-yard beekeeping. Some members do not even keep bees, but are fascinated by the six legs and four wings of Apis mellifera.
The National Honey Board is a federal research and promotion board under USDA oversight that conducts research, marketing and promotion programs to help maintain and expand markets for honey and honey products. The National Honey Board is not a regulatory agency nor does it have powers of enforcement. The ten member board, appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, represents producers (beekeepers), packers, importers, and a marketing cooperative.
The National Honey Board condemns any practice that jeopardizes the purity of honey or the reputation of the honey industry. We fully support the efforts of our government agencies to find and put a stop to such illegal and unethical behavior. The National Honey Board encourages the honey industry to work proactively with government regulators and agencies to ensure product safety.
The Sustainable Food Trade Association is a non-profit trade association that represents North American organic food companies. We support our members in implementing innovative sustainable business practices across the supply chain, from farm to retail. Our mission is to build the capacity of the organic food trade to transition to sustainable business models.
For more than 70 years, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has been unlocking the potential of the food science community by creating a dynamic global forum where members from more than 100 countries can share, learn, and grow.
We’ve helped the members of this community connect both in person, through scientific and technical education venues and forums such as the world’s largest annual food expo, and virtually, through our publications and other resources.
By serving as a leading advocate for food science and a catalyst for change around the world, we’ve educated the media and policy makers and worked with governments to shape regulations.
As a visionary organization, IFT is feeding the minds that feed the world.
QAI (Quality Assurance International) is a leading USDA-accredited organic product certifying agency. Founded in San Diego, California in 1989, QAI has been an active leader in the organic industry, advocating for high integrity organic regulations since its beginning. QAI is committed to ensuring organic integrity at every link in the organic production chain and providing excellent customer service, domestically and internationally.
AIB provides a comprehensive list of audits and inspections, including our globally-recognized GMP Inspection, custom audits, and certifications under the Global Food Safety Initiative. AIB’s GMP inspections, based on a widely-recognized set of Consolidated Standards that describe the requirements of a superior food safety program, are recognized by food companies as a measure of world-class programs that qualify for business worldwide. AIB audits are backed by more than 60 years of experience in the field for food manufacturing, beverages, ingredients and packaging. AIB conducts audits in more than 120 countries ranging from multinationals to small, independent producers. Every auditor receives extensive classroom and practical experience before conducting an audit. Staff training is updated every year to maintain the highest quality of professionalism.
Apimondia is the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations and other organisations working within the apiculture sector. The Federation was founded by resolutions passed at the XIII International Apicultural Congress of 1949 in Amsterdam and is the successor to the International Apiarist Congress Secretariat founded in 1895. Apimondia exists to promote scientific, technical, ecological, social and economic apicultural development in all countries.
Bee Culture, The Magazine Of American Beekeeping, is designed for beginning, sideline and commercial beekeepers who want the latest information on the science and art of keeping bees.
Edurelief was founded in 2006 in response to an issue that is affecting thousands of Mongolian children and their families. Due to economic decline in the country, a lack of funding in the education system is forcing families to either purchase textbooks required for their children’s education or have their children drop out of school. Because of low wages and high unemployment rates, the cost of these textbooks, often the equivalent of a month’s salary per child, is simply out of reach for many families. edurelief works with local school systems across Mongolia to provide these textbooks to the neediest families ensuring that every child receives their right to education and a brighter future.
We accomplish our mission by soliciting, collecting, rescuing, growing, preparing and packaging food for distribution through a countywide network of social service agencies and programs; and through public awareness, education and community advocacy.
Pearl Buck Center enriches the lives of those affected by disabilities, through vocational, recreational and educational programs.
The Relief Nursery is a non-profit program proven to strengthen high-risk families and keep their vulnerable young children safe and healthy. Nationally recognized, the Relief Nursery stops the cycle of child abuse and neglect with its blend of therapeutic early childhood services and comprehensive family support, including alcohol and drug recovery support services.
We are the Healthy Green Pages providing extensive locally available choices in businesses, products, services and information. Our aim is to support your choice for healthy, sustainable lifestyles and communities in the Willamette Valley and beyond
The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) works to protect community and environmental health and inspire the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides.
For 32 years, NCAP has combined community outreach, education, advocacy and organizing to protect the health of people and the environment by advancing alternatives to pesticides. Rural residents and reforestation workers concerned about herbicide spraying in Northwest forests formed the group in 1977.
NCAP has a variety of programs benefiting rural and urban communities throughout the Northwest. NCAP is urging better protections to keep pesticides out of water; establishing safe, pesticide-free places for kids to live, learn and play; strengthening sustainable agriculture and rural economies; and educating people about using alternatives to pesticides in and around their homes.
Provender Alliance, which began in 1977, is a non-profit membership organization providing networking, outreach, and education to natural foods and related companies doing business in the Northwest. The word "provender" means provisions or foodstuffs. Part of the reason the industry is so strong in the Northwest is due to efforts of Provender Alliance members and the annual Provender conference.
Members currently represent nearly 200 retailers, distributors, manufacturers, brokers, consultants, and individuals from Northern California, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, British Columbia, and Alaska, plus areas outside of the Northwest.
The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit multi-stakeholder collaboration committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.
Our shared belief is that everyone deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified organisms. We offer North America’s only third party verification and and labeling for non-GMO food and products.
The Willamette Farm and Food Coalition is a community based non-profit committed to developing a secure and sustainable food system within Lane County, Oregon. Our projects and services facilitate greater understanding of the social, economic, and environmental impacts of our food choices, and promote the purchase of locally grown and produced foods to keep our farms and food businesses viable and to strengthen the local economy. Our members represent a diversity of stakeholders in the local food system including: farmers, food processors, distributors, farmers' markets, retailers, restaurateurs, institutional food buyers, consumers, anti-hunger advocates, children’s health advocates, faith communities, agricultural scientists, and sustainability educators.
The purpose of the California State Beekeepers Association is to educate the public about the beneficial aspects of honey bees, advance research beneficial to beekeeping practices, provide a forum for cooperation among beekeepers, and to support the economic and political viability of the beekeeping industry.
For more than 100 years, the Chamber has been committed to meeting the needs of the local business community. When you join the Chamber, you become part of an active, dynamic association of business and community leaders dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Eugene-Springfield area.
Green America is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1982. (We went by the name "Co-op America" until January 1, 2009.)
Our mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.
The Oregon Organic Coalition (OOC) is an organization founded to advance the development and growth of the organic industry and community in Oregon. This group was formed to address the lack of unified support for promoting our industry in Oregon. The OOC brings together representatives of Oregon-based constituencies, both from the organic trade and from the other stakeholders active in the organic community, to provide direction and endorsements of activities that promote Oregon's organic industry.
Founded in 1918, the Retail Bakers of America (RBA), a 501c6 not-for-profit trade association is committed to the success of the retail baking industry. We are a baker’s business partner connecting buyers and sellers to build profitable bakeries. Together with our members, we create industry-specific training programs and develop small business programs. We foster the community of retail bakeries providing a forum for exchange of industry and business information, as well as networking, learning opportunities and mentoring among bakers, future and existing. We also create industry standards through professional certification, industry research and school programs.