GROW by Organics Unlimited Receives the Honorable Mention Award for Community Partnership
2015 is off to a strong start for both our business and Social Responsibility program. As we embark on the 10th anniversary of GROW (Giving Resources and Opportunities to Workers), we are pleased to announce that GROW by Organics Unlimited has earned the Honorable Mention Award for PR Daily’s Best Corporate Community Partnership. (more…)
Recipe: Gluten-free Banana Peanut Butter Brownies
Rich, soft and chocolaty, this brownie makes a delectable dessert guaranteed to have you savoring each bite. Best of all? You’re likely to have all the ingredients in your pantry already! Easy and fun, this grain-free and gluten-free delight melds the delicious flavor of bananas in every square. (more…)
Study: supermarket share of local food sales grows
Supermarkets are stealing some local food demand from farmers markets, a new U.S. Department of Agriculture report indicates.
Called “Trends in U.S. local and regional food systems,” the 89-page USDA Economic Research Service report said inflation-adjusted sales through farmers markets did not increase between 2007 and 2012, while overall sales of local food increased by nearly 30% in roughly the same period.
While sales of food through direct-to-consumer outlets (farmers markets, roadside stands, you-pick operations) have leveled off, local food sales through intermediated marketing channels (distributors, food hubs and retailers) appear to be increasing, according to the report. “Growing consumer demand for local food may have been met by retailers rather than through direct to consumer sales,” according to the report. (more…)