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We source the majority of our nuts from Equal Exchange. All of EE's almonds are grown organically in Denair, CA by Burroughs Family Farms. The Burroughs family falls right in line with our ethos of organic, small-scale, innovative farming. All of our almonds are certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), and steam pasteurized in accordance with USDA standards. EE only buys almonds that are steam pasteurized, as this method eliminates potential contaminants, without "cooking" or destroying the proteins, vitamins, and minerals in the nuts. Steam pasteurization does not affect the nutritional or sensory characteristics of the almond, and the...

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Jan. 14, 2017 Michigan Women's Track & Field Hall of Fame Rebecca Walter 2006Beverly Hills, Mich. Among the most decorated distance Wolverines in history, Walter racked up three cross country All-America honors (2003-04-05) while donning the block M. In the spring of 2006, she doubled to win the 5,000 and 10,000-meter events, becoming a two-time Big Ten champion and first team All-Big Ten honoree in the process. She also collected four second team All-Big Ten recognitions (2004-05-06-07). Overall, she was a member of five Big Ten-winning teams (two indoor, three outdoor) during her time at Michigan. In cross country, she burst...

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Every business has values. The question is: does the business have transparency of those values? Logic: All businesses are run by people. People vote, people spend money and make commerce go 'round. When you spend a dollar, it is a vote for that business, which in turn becomes a dollar for the values of that business or the people profiting from that business. When a CEO speaks out about their values, I applaud them as someone who’s willing to communicate those values clearly. They are taking a big risk at loosing stock or customers, but they are providing transparency and...

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Corporate Partner Spotlight: Everyday Adventure Treats February 15, 2018 in Corporate Partner Spotlight, News Updates We’re so proud to partner with a local company like Everyday Adventure Treats. EAT creates tasty handcrafted, gluten-free, vegan, fair-trade snack bars from real, wholesome ingredients. We had a chance to chat with EAT’s founder Rebecca Walter to find out what inspires her and why healthy, portable snacks are so important for kids. How did EAT Treat’s relationship with The Patachou Foundation begin? I discovered Matthew (TPF’s executive director) and The Patachou Foundation on Instagram four years ago when we were both young organizations. As a...

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About 3 years ago, I started seeing these amazing stickers pop up around Indiana that said "We Serve Everyone," and it felt like a warm hug in a dark space. The Religious Freedom Act of Indiana was swirling about, business boycotts were rising, and Indiana was becoming a scary place for many small-businesses as well as individuals marginalized for any reason whatsoever. These joyful cartoonish stickers were PERFECT for creating something as simple as a smile. The pull to meet the face behind these stickers of love grabbed me spontaneously over my lunch-break one Tuesday afternoon. I shot the organization...

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