Organic Processing Magazine is happy to wel-
come Heather Larson as a contributing writer
and editorial intern. Larson has worked in sev-
eral realms of journalism including radio and
online news and has written for several publications including VegNews. You
can see her first article with OP on page 40. Larson
Inc. Magazine ranked Sambazon No. 186 on its 26th annual Inc. 500 list of the fastest-
growing private companies in the U.S. One of seven companies named in the food & bever-
age category, Sambazon harvests and markets products with acai– a very nutritious purple
berry that grows in the Amazon rainforest.
Under the Canopy, manufacturer of organic and sustainable fashions for
women and the home, has brought on a new CEO, Barbara Cavanagh, former
vice president of product development for Saks Fifth Avenue Real Clothes
Collection. Cavanagh will oversee all aspects of the brand, from design and
global sourcing to maintaining strict organic and sustainable manufacturing
Cavanagh standards, marketing and strategic alliances.
Edward & Sons Trading Co. recently announced that it has added Road’s End Organics
to its family of organic, gluten-free and vegetarian specialty foods.
Clarkson Soy Products LLC announced the completion of a major plant expansion of their
Organic Soy Lecithin processing line at the American Natural Soy facility in Cherokee, IA.
Paul Hepperly, Ph.D., a world-renowned authority on organic agriculture
and the research and training manager at the Rodale Institute, has been honored as a recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Award. As part of this he will work
with research scientists, educators, students and farmers to develop programs to assist the development of organic agriculture in Uruguay.
Numi Organic Tea recently opened an enchanted Tea Garden in Oakland’s Hepperly
Embarcadero Cove. Guests can enjoy Numi’s full selection of loose tea as well as a menu of
light snacks. The Tea Garden also offers a retail store, a music lounge and community events.
Pure Design has changed their name to Pure Branding to better represent the services
they offer including brand identity, brand packaging and other branded communication.
A.M. Todd announced the acquisition of a 50,000 sq. ft. building on 5. 5 acres north of
downtown Cincinnati. Sales, administration, customer service and operations from the former Moore Ingredients site will be transferred to the new organic-certified location.
New organic food, beverage, fiber and
personal care rollouts
Larocca Vineyards has officially introduced the first-ever
USDA certified organic
sparkling wine with no sulfites.
This hand-riddled brut blanc is
made with 100 percent estate
grown organic Chardonnay
grapes and uses the “Method
Champenoise,” which means that each
bottle is sparkled individually, not in a
13-15 Winter Fancy Food Show, San Diego, CA. Contact: National
Association for the Specialty Food Trade, 202.482.6440;
18-19 Oregon Tilth’s Annual Conference, Salem, OR. Contact:
Oregon Tilth, 503.378.0690; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.tilth.org.
22-23 Food Safety for Organic Production and Handling of Fresh
Produce Conference, Pacific Grove, CA. Contact: CCOF,
24-27 Guelph Organic Conference & Expo, Ontario, Canada.
Contact: University of Guelph, 705.444.0923;
21-24 BioFach, Nuremberg, Germany. Contact: NurnbergMesse
GmbH, + 49. 9. 11.86.06.0; www.biofach.de.com.
27-28 OTA Spring Hill Visit Day, Washington, DC. Contact: Organic
Trade Association, 413.774.7511; email@example.com; www.ota.com
13-16 Natural Products Expo West, Anaheim, CA. Contact: New
Hope Natural Media, 303.939.8440; www.expowest.com.
a new line of
of rice, steel cut
oats and multi-grain. Each cereal is sweet-
ened with pure organic agave nectar.
Amy’s also launched a low-sodium line of
their best selling frozen entrees as well as
a new kid’s meal, Mexican Quesadilla with
Rice & Beans and two new tamales, Black
Bean Tamale Verde and Cheese Tamale
R. W. Knudsen Family
is partnering with The
Berenstain Bears for the
launch of Sensible
Sippers, 100 percent
organic juice boxes that
feature classic Berenstain
Bears characters and offer a lower sugar
option and 40 percent less calories.
Tea is a ready-to-drink cold
mate available in pomegranate, lemon,
blueberry, peach and mint-honey. This
beverage boasts 90 percent more antioxidants than green tea and a unique trio of
caffeine, theophylline and theobromine
which offers a great calm energy withou t he coffee jitters.