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Official Sponsors of the Taste of Tierra Viva Event: 

 

                     

Our Business Partners

We are grateful to these businesses and organizations for their generous support of our work. We encourage to you to check them out and consider supporting them.

Steiner Health is a non-profit offering out-patient and in-patient anthroposophic medical care and therapies. The out-patient practice runs on a cooperative economic model and the in patient center offers Life Force Intensive Sessions, Fasting Weekends and a Youth Medical Internship program each summer.  For more information visit steinerhealth.org

Weleda was founded in 1921 by Dr. Rudolf Steiner, who pioneered the Biodynamic® farming method, we have been making holistic skin care products for 90 years – in harmony with nature and the human being. Using only the purest ingredients to formulate our products, our raw materials are certified-natural by the European organization NaTrue.

Lundberg Family Farms is a fourth generation family-owned and operated company. After nearly 75 years, the Lundberg family still carries on their family heritage of using eco-positive farming methods to produce wholesome, healthful rice products while improving and protecting the environment for generations to come. 

Organic Valley is a farmer-owned cooperative representing 1,850+ organic farmers in 36 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. Focused on its founding mission of saving family farms through organic farming, the co-op produces a wide range of organic dairy, egg, soy and produce products sold around the world.

Malibu Compost is the first producer and distributor of Certified Biodynamic compost in the country.  We are led by a team of folks passionate about 3 things: stewardship of this Earth we all share, respect for its people, plants and animals, and utilizing business as a force for social change.

Like the seed of the mate tree, Guayakí started small on the California Central Coast in 1996.  From two with a vision to five friends on a mission, we set out to share yerba mate and pioneer a revolutionary Market Driven Restoration business model to empower customers to drive tangible change with every purchase.   

Founded in 1985, JPI is a national producer and distributer of biodynamic preparations serving over 2,500 customers in the past three years alone. As a nonprofit, JPI also supports the biodynamic community of North American by providing education, research, and outreach activities on the making and using of biodynamic preparations. 

Eco Terreno Wines was born from the land, cultivated by passion and fueled by dedication. Today, we’re proud to present our unique, small batch offering of meticulously crafted wines that Mark Lyon and the Alexander valley are known for. We are working towards organic and Biodynamic certification in 2017.

New Country Organics make soy-free, certified organic feeds for poultry, goats, swine, sheep, cattle and horses as well as certified organic, kelp-based livestock minerals. And we carry hard to get products, like Thorvin® Icelandic Kelp,  CoolStance®, Hemp bedding, Grubblies, Luv-Nest™, Speedi-Beet®, Chaffhaye and Diatomaceous Earth.

Buchi comes out a rich history of makers that craft kombucha to cultivate the culture™ -- both the billions of beneficial bacteria in our bottles and a thriving human culture that celebrates the thirst for life™. By engaging in transparent, triple-bottom line commerce and catalyzing community centered movements, Buchi is advancing regional food systems to live in a more symbiotic way with each other and our planet.

High Mowing Seeds is an independent seed company offering 100% organic, non-GMO seeds. We believe a deeper understanding of how re-built food systems can support health on all levels – healthy environments, economies, communities and bodies. We believe in a hopeful and inspired view of the future based on better stewardship for our planet.

Coastal Roots Farm is a nonprofit community farm and education center where we nourish connections—to ourselves, our neighbors, and the land. Inspired by Jewish wisdom and centuries-old agricultural traditions, we practice sustainable farming and share our harvest with communities that lack access to healthy food. Our goal is to become a model for community farming and creative Jewish expression, both at home in Encinitas, California, and around the world.

Chateau Maris is located in the Languedoc region in the South of France. Managed using biodynamic practices by wine creator Robert Eden, Chateau Maris produces wines that are respected for their layers of fruit & supple texture. Chateau Maris is also the pioneer of the world's first winery made from hemp. Good for the planet, good for the wine, good for you.

In business since 1992, Seventh Ray Skin Care – an environment encouraging health and serenity- offers relaxed facials focused on results. Employing the latest from nature and science, our focus is on holistic treatments for the benefit of your skin. Working with natural, organic and paraben free products we customize each treatment.

The Weston A. Price Foundation is a non-profit nutrition education foundation dedicated to continuing Dr. Weston A. Price’s research of traditional foods and returning nutrient-dense foods to our diet. We foster these goals through a worldwide network of local chapters, a quarterly journal, educational brochures, a yearly shopping guide, an annual conference, and activism on the state and federal levels.

Zen&Bunni noticed that people were very receptive to discussing their health and the wellbeing of Mother Nature, after they experienced their beyond organic chocolate. Working with cosmic “regenerative farmers” from around the world allow Zen&Bunni to stone grind a magical chocolate free of dairy, gluten, soy, and refined sugars for you and the planet.

The Hudson Valley Farm Hub is a non-profit center for resilient agriculture located on 1,255 acres of prime farmland in Hurley, NY.   We provide professional farmer training, conduct and host agricultural research, and demonstrate innovative agricultural practices.  The Farm Hub is an initiative of the Local Economies Project. Our vision is for a collaborative food and farm economy that meets the economic and social needs of our communities while working in partnership with nature.

The Anthroposophical Society in America is a community of individuals supporting development, communication, and practice of Rudolf Steiner's anthroposophy, which underlies initiatives around the world like biodynamic farming and Waldorf education. At anthroposophy.org you can read being human magazine, find conferences, groups, and webinars, and explore the Rudolf Steiner Library.
 

Offering From Our Farm in Mount Shasta. Organic, Wild Crafted, Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil Blends, Creams, Salves and Aromatic Waters That Really Work! Vibrant Anthroposophical Remedies Crafted With Love and Intention.

www.floweroflifeblends.com

Connecting mindful consumers with the biodynamic community farmers, product producers, certifiers and charitable organizations - White Leaf Provisions LLC provides conscious consumer information, beyond organic and Biodynamic® Certified products, and an online community marketplace program for producers of Biodynamic products. WLP proudly supports educational programs for tomorrow’s biodynamic farmers.

Located 35 miles north of New York City, The Pfeiffer Center practices, teaches and promotes biodynamics, a spiritually based approach to working toward the renewal of agriculture. Our research and our educational programs are based on the practical work of creating a farm individuality in a suburban setting, working toward the biodynamic ideal of reuniting culture and agriculture.

Cafe Altura, founded in 1980, is a family run business focusing on Organic, Fair trade and Biodynamic Coffees. Cafe Altura's history is tied to the first Biodynamic coffee farm in Chiapas, Mexico called La Finca Irlanda. After visiting this strictly Biodynamic Finca in the seventies, Chris Shepherd founded Cafe Altura.

Pendragon Specialties is a proud supporter of the BDA providing machinery for sustainable farming including stirring machines for the unique biodynamic stirring process, ergonomic work carts that make intensive crop growing humanly sustainable, nut processing machinery, cultivating equipment and design/build services. We help farmers work better to live better.

Sustainable Soils can help you transform your soil to achieve optimum nutrition, efficiency, and sustainability by balancing critical mineral nutrients.We offer soil fertility consulting services, custom soil prescriptions, and organic soil amendments. Bringing together the knowledge of soil science,chemistry and plant biology, we maximize your soil's performance.

 

Kimberton Whole Foods is a multigenerational family business that continues to grow, while maintaining a passionate commitment to integrity and sustainability in agriculture. A true friend of the farmer, the store is regularly honored for ethical business leadership and meaningful contributions to regional sustainable agriculture.

Vermont Compost Company was founded by organic crop growing professionals to meet the need for high quality composts and compost based, living soil mixes for certified organic plant production. We are committed to helping our customers produce vigorous plants with organic methods, striving to provide the best technical assistance possible to ensure your success in our products.

 

For over 30 years, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute has been a leading innovator in the movement for profitable, environmentally sound, socially responsible, and sustainable agriculture. Through research, education, advocacy and community engagement, Michael Fields helps empower farmers and consumers. We believe that responsible food and farming systems can help solve some of the most pressing environmental and societal problems of the 21st century.

For nearly 50 years, Dr. Hauschka Skin Care has remained committed to health and sustainability. Dr. Hauschka products are formulated from the highest quality organic, Biodynamic and ethically wild-harvested ingredients, sourced from the company’s own Biodynamic gardens and independent growers the world over.

Become a Business Partner

Support and communicate with the growing biodynamic movement, and join us in rethinking agriculture, by becoming a committed Business Partner of the Biodynamic Association.

Business Partner packages are customizable and can include:

  • Business Partners Membership
  • Advertising
  • Conference & Event Sponsorships
  • Scholarship Fund
  • Employee Giving
  • Social Marketing

To find out more, contact Penny Molina at penny@biodynamics.com or (262) 649-9212 x7.

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Since 2005, Independent Natural Food Retailers Association has united natural and organic food retailers with the main goal of providing a collective voice and educating consumers on the benefits of real food. As Independents, INFRA members have the ability to represent their local communities and to work with farmers aligned with their own mission and values. INFRA looks forward to its partnership with BDA and continuing the conversation with consumers on the benefits of regenerative agriculture.

The 2017 Celestial Planting Calendar is a beautifully illustrated,  full-color document featuring lunar and planetary rhythms conducive for planting, weeding and harvesting. There are interesting articles on a wide variety of topics. With detailed explanations, this calendar is attractive on the wall and easy to use as a ready guide.

RSF Social Finance offers innovative opportunities to invest, give, and get funding that generate positive social, economic, and ecological impact. Since 1984, RSF has made over $450 million in loans, grants, and investments supporting social enterprises in the areas of food & agriculture, education & the arts, and ecological stewardship.

KeHE Distributors, LLC provides Natural & Organic and Specialty products to natural food stores, chain grocery stores, independent grocery stores and other specialty product retailers throughout North America. KeHE is the trusted B Corp Certified and employee-owned company with over 4,500 Careholders ™ in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more please visit KeHE.com

SteinerBooks is the publisher of the works of Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian educator, social reformer and esotericist who founded Anthroposophy. He is considered the father of Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture, anthroposophical medicine and spiritual science. Steinerbooks also publishes the works of contemporary authors expanding on his thinking. 

At SEPIXA we believe that the life and health of our soil is intimately connected to our own.  Connect with us today at SEPIXA to learn more about regenerative soil biodiversity. 

Badger is a family run and family friendly company that makes certified organic and 100% natural personal care products ranging from lip balms to sunscreens. Badger is a New Hampshire Benefit Corporation and a certified B Corp, demonstrating its hard work to create a healthy business with ethical and charitable principles.

The Camphill communities in North America are part of an international movement of intentional communities that bring together individuals of all abilities through a combination of community life, the arts and work on the land where the recognition of each individual’s contributions offer a model of renewal for the wider society.

Hawthorne Valley Farm is located on a 400+-acre biodynamic farm with dairy herd, small animals, vegetable gardens that serve 4 CSA groups and 5 Greenmarkets, on-site creamery, bakery, and lacto-fermented artisan food production, Hawthorne Valley includes diverse place-based learning opportunities from an early childhood through 12th grade independent day school to summer camps and afterschool programs, and ecological and social research initiatives as well as artistic studies.

Quantum Agriculture is devoted to global agricultural restoration, integrating biodynamics, agro-homeopathy and biological practices in forestry, grazing, dairy, grains, vegetables, fruits and aquaculture. Full spectrum problem solving from the soil up with easy to read graphs, accurate analysis and recommendations. Visit www.quantumagriculture.com for information classes, workshops, education, research, newsletters and new book, Biodynamics and Beyond from co-founders Shabari Bird and Hugh Lovel.

Eden Foods is a 48-year independent natural food manufacturer of more than 250 organic, traditional, pure pantry foods. We search out the best food possible and share it with others. The EDEN brand means zero untoward additives, irradiation, preservatives, food colorings, refined sugar, or GMOs.

 

 

  

    Yggdrasil Land Foundation’s purpose is to protect sustainable and biodynamic farmland, create land access for farmers, and cultivate agriculture-based regional economies. YLF owns land and manages conservation easements in three regions of the United States: Southeastern Wisconsin, Southern New Hampshire, and Northern California. YLF is a supporting organization to the Biodynamic Association (WI), Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (WI), and RSF Social Finance (CA). The three organizations appoint the majority of the directors, and make their respective resources available to further YLF’s mission.