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Donate to Help Those Affected by California Wildfires

The Bellwether Farms Foundation has established a grant to help those affected by the recent fires in California. 
Bellwether Farms Foundation is matching your donations up to $25,000. For every dollar you give, the foundation will double it, up to a total of $50,000. Together, the gift will go to organizations providing direct assistance to northern California  communities through food donations and the support they need now and for the long recovery ahead. The organizations receiving support will include the Redwood Empire Food Bank which is highly-ranked in Charity Navigator for its impact, governance and transparency.
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Join Foster Farms in Donating to Help Feed Those in Wildfire Country

As communities throughout Northern California recover from multiple wildfires, Foster Farms is delivering more than 10 truckloads of holiday turkey to food banks and community groups in California, Oregon and Washington. In total, Foster Farms will donate 126,000 pounds of turkey this holiday season, enough to serve more than 140,000 individual meals. Read more to find links to more food banks that can use your donation to help those in areas affected by wildfires as well as other communities in the Pacific Northwest.

Register Now for the Winter Fancy Food Show

The Specialty Food Association (SFA) returns to San Francisco January 21-23, 2018, with its 43rd annual Winter Fancy Food Show. Held at Moscone Center, the largest specialty food and beverage trade show on the west coast will feature the latest in innovative specialty food products. Registration is now open.

More than 1,400 exhibitors will cover more than three and a half football fields of space and showcase 90,000 specialty food products. From the United States, California will have the largest show presence, with more than 351 companies represented, followed by New York (98) and New Jersey (52). Vendors from 23 countries will travel to the show, with Italy, Japan and France having the largest pavilions. Top names in retailing, foodservice, and hospitality flock to the show to discover new products, observe trends, and network. —–> Read more.

Registration Open for Las Vegas Winter Market

Registration for the winter 2018 Las Vegas Market – the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market and the leading furniture market in the western U.S. – is open at More than 4,000 gift, furniture, bedding, lighting, flooring and home décor lines are available to buyers at Las Vegas Market, creating an extraordinary showcase of innovative, trending designs and a total home destination. The winter 2018 Las Vegas Market runs January 28 – February 1, 2018 (Sunday to Thursday).

United Fresh Winter Meeting to Transition to Fresh Start Foundation Annual Conference

The United Fresh Start Foundation will become the host event in January 2018 for both the association’s and foundation’s traditional winter leadership meetings.

The United Fresh Start Foundation Annual Conference January 16-18 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, California, will feature a new half-day program focused on growing access to fresh fruits and vegetables; all of United’s traditional volunteer leadership board, council and committee meetings; the Foundation’s annual fundraising golf tournament, a new silent/live auction, and the organization’s annual gala dinner recognizing the recipient of United’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. —–> Read more.

Flow Water Inc. Receives B Corp Certification

Flow Water Inc. has received its announced its official designation as a Certified B Corporation. Certified by global movement B Lab, Flow Water, which produces a naturally alkaline spring water, is being recognized as meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.—–> Read more.

Survey of Millennial Parents Indicates Future Growth for Organic

Twenty-five percent of the Millennials in America are parents. In the next 10 to 15 years, 80 percent of Millennials will be moms and dads. What this means for the organic market could be transformative.

A new and expanded survey on the organic attitude of U.S. families released September 14 by the Organic Trade Association shows that Millennials are big buyers of organic, and that becoming a parent will only deepen the strong affinity for organic shared by this powerful generation. —–>Read more.

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