Oregon Governor Kate Brown has recognized our state’s thriving organic industry by proclaiming September 11-17 as Organically Grown in Oregon Week. This designation kicks off a statewide celebration that was started in 1988, well before there was a USDA Organic Standard. During this week, we’ll delight you with the best Certified Organic products from every department
Oregon has always been a leader in the organic movement, passing the country’s first organic standards legislation in 1973 and publishing the first organic certification standards in 1987. Back then Ashland Food Co-op was among the ranks of activists pushing for organic standards and remains a strong voice to promote organic agriculture through the Oregon Organic Coalition. Organic agriculture is a vital and expanding segment of our state economy, with 525 Certified Organic farms that generated over $237 million in farm-gate sales in 2015, with a projected growth of nearly 12%. Ashland Food Co-op remains the only Certified Organic Retailer in southern Oregon. We recently passed our 2016 inspection with flying colors. You can trust that your food co-op is a recognized leader in Oregon’s organic industry as well as in the national organic movement.
Rogue Valley Eat Local Celebration
Many exciting activities are planned for Thrive’s annual recognition of our rich and diverse local food landscape. From farm tours to farm dinners to watermelon spitting contests, there will be an event you will want to attend during the weeks of September 9th through the 25th, including Local Love at the Ashland Food Co-op.
Join us during the Eat Local Celebration for local-centric deli specials, in-store promotions and Meet the Maker demos. We Love Local! For more events in the Rogue Valley visit www.buylocalrogue.org.
Ashland Food Co-op
237 N. First St.
Ashland, OR. 97520