Calgary, Alberta was the host for the first Canada Food West where companies were invited to show their retail, foodservice and food manufactured products. As part of the approximate fifty invites, Clear Creek Organics, cooked their organic fare of smoked sausage and smoked sausage with cheddar. In addition, they also offered samples of their new organic deli line including salami, summer sausage, and bierwurst.
The Canadian Health Food Association held it annual conference and Eastern Trade show the weekend of Oct 5th and 6th in Toronto. Clear Creek was a guest of the Tree of Life distributor and was able to give the visiting retailers and food distributors a sneak peek at their new product line.
Eco-buffers provide all the benefits of conventional shelterbelts with greater ecological paybacks.
It's easier to work with nature than against it, but can it also improve your farm's bottom line? So says the research.
I hate to be the purveyor of bad news but the weeds are winning. "So what else is new?" I can hear you all saying. Truth be told, the weeds have been winning of as long as agriculture has existed...
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The Canadian organic sector plans to ask consumers to "THINK before you eat!" With a sub text of "Think Canada Organic," the brand is the result of over two years of discussions and consultations among organic growers, processors, distributors, retailers and consumers from across Canada, says Gunta Vitins, chair of the Organic Sector Value Chain Round Table.
Thank you for your contribution to the success of the 2012 Organic Connections Conference and Trade Show. Your dedication to supporting the organic industry is appreciated.
Some Manitoba ranchers aren’t losing any sleep over the problems faced by the XL Foods beef recall. That’s because their beef is certified organic, and marketed through channels that operate totally independent of the big players.
Clear Creek Organic was pleased to take part in the recent Organic Connections which brought together consumers, producers, buyers, certifiers, scientists and organisers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 22, 2012) — A clinical report published online today by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) highlighting the many attributes of organic foods provides guidance to parents confused by conflicting marketing messages regarding healthy food choices for their children. Calling the report a major milestone for the organic sector, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) hails it as a confirmation of the significance of the benefits that organic provides.
Driven by consumer choice, the U.S. organic industry grew by 9.3 percent overall in 2011 to reach $31.5 billion in sales. Of this, the organic food and beverage sector was valued at $29.22 billion, while the organic non-food sector reached $2.2 billion, according to findings from the Organic Trade Association (OTA) 2012 Organic Industry Survey. These and other organic related statistics were release in conjunction with the trade association 2012 Policy Conference and Hill Visit Days.
Organic agriculture typically refers to the production of fruits, vegetables, grains, and other food products that are grown without the use of antibiotics, pesticides, herbicides, or other items that can prevent the spread of disease and promote growth. While organic agriculture has recently grown in popularity in the United States and some parts of Europe, it has not been similarly embraced by the citizens of Canada. In fact, despite significant amounts of government support for organic agriculture in Canada in the 1980s, there have only been modest increases in the number of Canadian organic farmers over the past few decades.
Clear Creek Organics was one of six local organic businesses invited to celebrate Earth Day with the guests and patrons of the Radisson Plaza Hotel Saskatchewan in Regina. The breakfast/brunch on April 22 served approximately one hundred and fifty guests. The local organic producers from the Regina area shared their experiences and discussion of their products with the patrons.
A recent article in The Western Producer, March 29, 2012 shows the increase of fungicide in conventional crop production on the prairies. Organic standards under the Canadian Organic Regime (COR), does not allow for any chemical application to crop production. This includes no application what so ever including, prior, during and post growing season. The old expression, “We are , what we eat” comes to mind when one reads this article.
Clear Creek Organics were pleased to be part of the Farmer Direct Coop annual meeting on Nov. 17. in Regina. Jason Freeman, general manager addressed the members of the coop and outlined the market potential for organic grains for 2012, as well as addressed the other service available to present and potential members. Jason and his staff also addressed the protocols on sampling grains and the importance of keeping the Coop updated as to the producers' inventory.
As part of their on going commitment to supporting their community that has supported their growth since June of 2008, Clear Creek Organics donates to organizations and charities that reflect the values of their company. To this end, CCO has recently supported the efforts of the Canadian Progress Club Regina Centre for the fourth year in a row with a donation towards their charity auction.
Clear Creek Organics would like to congratulate the Progress Club on their commitment to their community and would like to ensure them that we will be involved again next year!
On the weekend of Aug 12-14, Pangman, Sask. celebrated their 100th birthday. Incorporated in 1911, Pangman continues to be a hub of agriculture and industrial activities. Clear Creek is proud to be part of this economic development.
Clear Creek Organics recognizes that food safety is a prime concern to not only consumers and health agencies but to our company as well. To ensure CCO is providing the safest food possible, we have begun the long process to develop a HACCP plan.
Gene Kessler, CEO attended the one day workshop in Regina to investigate the possibility of exporting organic beef to China. The workshop, May 4, 2011 was well attended by importers and exporters alike.
Clear Creek Organics held their third annual meeting in Regina on March 7, 2011 at the Fireside Bistro. The general meeting at 1 PM is chaired by Lorne Schroeder of Leroy. This meeting was open to A share holders and B shareholders of the company.
January 25, 2011 marks the first year anniversary of Clear Creek Organics retail outlet at 425 Victoria Avenue East. as part of Dad's Organic Market.
Clear Creek Organics has been pleased to be partnered with the many fantastic restaurants that are available to Saskatchewan discerning diners.
As part of Clear Creek Organics mandate is to be an active member of the Saskatchewan’s organic community. To this end, Clear Creek took part in the "taste organics" which took place on Sunday, November 21. This event, which was open to the public, allowed for potential organic consumers to test the variety of organic fare that was available to them. CCO served their specialty all beef organic adult franks, served with organic fresh baking and organic condiments.
Clear Creek organics will be celebrating their first year anniversary on January 25, 2011 along with Dad's Organic Market. Their new store location was open one year ago at 425 Victoria Avenue E, Regina. Their meat and deli counter complimented the full-service organic grocery store of Dad's Organic Market as well as the Fresh Organic Bakery.
Gene and Pat Kessler, of Clear Creek Organics, attended the CHFA Trade Show Oct 23 and 24 , 2010 in Toronto. This show draws stores, consumers and distributors from all of Canada but in particular central Canada. Nearly 3000 visitors viewed over 500 exhibits, including CCO.
Gene Kessler, chief executive officer for a company that recently launched a line of prairie-raised organic processed meat products, said the project was years in the making. Clear Creek Organics officially launched its first eight products, certified by Ecocert Canada in Saskatchewan and Manitoba last month.
Too often farmers other than organic producers, perceive that organics are no more than receiving a premium for their products that are produced. It is in fact, a conscious effort to farm in a method that includes the soil, air, water, their livestock, crops and family that are harmonious with the natural environment.
CCO and Dad’s Nutritional Centre of Saskatoon are preparing to open a new organic and health food store in Regina. This centrally located space on Victoria avenue will provide the consumer access to a full menu of health foods, produce, meat, deli, baking and much more.
Clear Creek Organics staff and board members shared in the celebration of Two Farm Kids grand re-opening in Brandon. Sept. 26th and 27th saw the Natural and Organic food store re-open their doors on a bright new and colorful interior.
The mandate of Clear Creek Organics is to aid in the development of organic livestock management as well as to assist young people to realize the values of this type of livestock system.
Clear Creek Organics has partnered with a well-respected family and business in the organic trade. Dad’s Nutritional Centre has become the first to carry the Clear Creek Organics brand of fresh meat. Dad’s discerning customers have welcomed the move from frozen meats and with fairly priced product.
We have our new BBQ packs ready just in time for summer grilling!
Clear Creek Organicsh held its first annual share holders meeting in Weyburn on Wed. March 18th in Weybum. Eighteen "A’ share holders attended the merting at which time the financial report for 2008 was reviewed as well as a new executive elected.
Despite the cold weather in early December of 2008, many organic livestock producers attended Clear Creek Organics regional meetings. The meetings held in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, were designed to inform producers on the progress Clear Creek was making on marketing fresh and value added organic meat products and how they could become involved in the company.
Clear Creek Organics was an active participant at the recent Organic Connections in Saskatoon. This three day event was held November 16th to 19th the at the TCU Centre. Over 400 delegates shared the information sessions and trade show. Clear Creek and their representative were kept busy with questions on organic livestock production, market trends and the potential of fresh meat sales.