About Only Organic

By | September 20th, 2013 |

Who We Are

At Organic Voices, we believe in trust.

Of course, trust must be earned. Thanks to tough federal organic standards, organic farmers and food companies have nothing to hide. It’s the positive notion of knowing exactly what you’re getting. We are a group of folks devoted to telling the story of organic agriculture and food production with the hope of instilling the peace of mind that going organic gives. Our aim is to cultivate a better understanding of what being organic really means and the environmental and health benefits choosing organic provides. We’re pretty passionate about it and hope you will be too!



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Pioneers

Everything we know about the organic industry began with some very influential people. Read about many of the groundbreaking leaders in the organic industry.


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Seth Goldman
Honest Tea

Seth started with homemade lemonade stands as a kid. Being an entrepreneur at heart led him to turn the conventional world upside down with initiatives ranging from pioneering a national service prog...

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Annie Withey
Annie’s Homegrown

Back in 1989, Annie and her friend Andrew Martin started up a small business making healthy macaroni and cheese. For them, it’s about using nature’s ingredients, with no artificial anything, to bring deliciousness to a household favorite.

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Nicole Bernard Dawes
Late July

It began with a pregnant Nicole searching for organic saltines. Nicole’s search led her to partner up with her father, Steve Bernard, a natural-foods leader, to start the organic snack revolution. ...

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Arran Stephens
Nature’s Path

Always leave the soil better than you found it Arran comes from a heritage of caring for the earth. His father’s mantra, “Always leave the soil better than you found it,” drew Arran to purs...

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Shazi Visram
Happy Family

Shazi wanted to make baby food as a mom would, but without spending hours in the kitchen. She found herself in good company with organic farmers and other mothers also wanting healthy food for their ...

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Drew and Myra Goodman
Earthbound Farm

Drew and Myra arrived in Carmel Valley, California, with the intention of doing the right thing. For them, this meant devoting themselves to the land organically. They were the first to bring pre-was...

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Stephen McDonnell
Applegate

Stephen loves meat. After an affair with vegetarianism, he returned to being an omnivore when he realized not all meat is created equal. It started with seeing nitrite-free bacon and toying with the ...

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Nora Pouillon
Restaurant Nora

Nora is a pioneer and champion of organic, environmentally conscious cuisine. Born in Vienna, Austria, Nora came to Washington, D.C., in the late 1960s. She was shocked to discover the processed, chemical-laden foods Americans were eating, which she realized contributed to their health problems.

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Farmers

Organic farming is a crucial part of protecting our environment and food from harmful toxins. Click here to see some of the amazing and hardworking organic farmers here in the US.


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Otto Kramm

Otto Kramm of Earthbound Farm in Salinas, California, started his farming career as a conventional grower who relied on toxic fertilizers and pesticides to raise his crops. “But it always puzzled m...

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The Mahaffys

You could say that dairying is in Peter Mahaffy’s blood. He studied horticulture in college, thinking that he might try planting fruit trees on the Coos County, Ore. dairy farm that had been in his family since the 1930s, but soon realized that it wasn’t for him. Mahaffy began taking more animal science classes and eventually met Jon Bansen, a dairy farmer who had just joined Organic Valley.

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Charles & Kaye Williams

In the central Texas county of Comanche, roughly 100 miles west of Dallas, lies a 1,300-acre dairy operation belonging to Charles and Kaye Williams. Part of that acreage began as Grandfather Williams’ farm in 1915.

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Althea & Matthew Raiford

Gillard Farms is a family-run organic farm, growing under the watchful eye of sibling farmers Althea and Matthew Raiford, who are the sixth generation to farm this land. The farm was first established in 1874 by Althea and Matthew's great great great grandfather Jupiter Gilliard.

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The Crisantes

For more than 80 years, Wholesum Harvest, a third generation family farming operation, has been growing safe and wholesome produce. Run by brothers Theojary, Ricardo and Adrian Crisantes, Wholesum Harvest grows certified organic tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, eggplants and mangoes at its farms in Arizona and Mexico.

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The Perez Family

J&P Organics began with a shattered dream. In 1997, Pablo and his wife, Florencia, were leasing a small raspberry farm. While in full production, a water pump broke. Although they were willing to...

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Edgar Hercila

First-generation American and urban farmer, Edgar Hercila did agriculture development in war-torn areas of Iraq. After leaving the ARMY and coming home, he began growing organic food for inner-city...

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Benny McLean

What’s it like to be an organic citrus grower? We sat down with Benny McLean, production manager at Uncle Matt’s Organic and Uncle Matt’s father, to find out. Benny has been a part of the citrus industry for almost 50 years, and has been an organic citrus grower for nearly a decade and a half. Here’s what this farmer had to say about life in the groves…

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Videos

There is so much to learn about organic. See all of our fun, informative and hilarious videos here.


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VIDEO: The Natural Effect

'The False Advertising Industry' reveals the shocking truth about what is allowed in 'Natural' food. Only the USDA Organic Seal guarantees your food contains no Genetically Modified Organisms, no toxic pesticides, and no growth hormones or antibiotics.

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Video: Natural’s Best Friend

What does 'Natural' really mean? Not what you think it does. Find out more about why you should buy only organic--for yourself and your favorite pet. Look for the USDA Organic Seal.

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Video: GMO’s and God’s Work

Go behind the scenes of the 'False Advertising Industry' to learn about how 100% Natural is creating confusion for consumers and how CMO's use GMO's to do essentially create new life. Only the USDA Organic Seal guarantees your food contains no GMOs.

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Organic Valley
organicvalley.coop

Founded in 1988, Organic Valley is a cooperative of farmers producing award-winning organic milk, cheese, butter, soy milk, produce, healthy snacks & more.

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Nature’s Path
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Nature's Path is an independent, family-run, sustainably-driven, organic cereal and snacks company that believes in "leaving the earth better than we found it.”

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Plum Organic
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Plum was founded on the belief that little ones deserve the very best food from the very first bite.

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Annie’s Homegrown
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For the past 25 years, Annie's has been nourishing families with simple, down-to-earth foods that taste great and are easy to love.

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Happy Family
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Happy Family is a mom-founded and -operated premium organic food company that’s changed the way we feed our children.

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Stonyfield
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Yogurt that’s healthy for us, our kids, and the environment.

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Late July
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Everything we do centers on providing organic, great tasting, healthy and convenient snacks for busy families.

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Back To The Roots
backtotheroots.com

With ingredients from the kitchen, not a lab, our Ready to Grow and Ready to Eat products go beyond organic and bring great taste, discovery, and fun back into the kitchen & classroom.

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