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Oregon Organic Coalition Bestows Awards for Excellence on Seven Local Individuals and Companies

Organic Farmer Zoë Bradbury and Father, Former Oregon Secretary of State, Bill Bradbury, Inspire with Stories from the Corn Fields to the Capitol Steps, During Keynote at Luncheon Celebrating Local, Organic Food Trade

SALEM, Ore. – September 15, 2010 - The recipients of the 2010 Oregon Organic Coalition (OOC) Awards were announced today at a celebratory luncheon at the Ecotrust Building in Portland. Nearly 100 representatives from Oregon’s farming, retail, academic, and food production community gathered to honor these organic innovators. The event, a highlight of the annual Organically Grown in Oregon Week, featured a keynote duet by Zoë Bradbury, an organic farmer in Langlois, Oregon, and her father, Bill Bradbury, former Oregon Secretary of State and longtime legislator.

Awards were given to individuals and organizations that demonstrated innovation in organic practices,
service to the industry, expansion of organic business opportunities, and overall achievement in the state’s organic industry. This year, OOC recognized accomplishments in furthering the quality and growth of organic food in seven areas: processing, retail, wholesale distribution, certification, organic advocacy, organic policy and farm crops. View the list of individuals and organizations were honored with OOC Awards of Excellence.

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