Sebastopol, CA-based Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, Inc. was honored with six awards between its two brands, Green Valley Organics and Redwood Hill Farm, at the 2012 American Cheese Society Judging and Competition, including first place in the Cultured Products Flavor Added category for its Green Valley Organics Lactose Free Strawberry Pomegranate Acai Kefir.

Numi Organic Tea, Oakland, CA, is the first tea company to become Non-GMO Project verified. Thirty varieties of the company’s tea will now feature the Non-GMO Project Verification mark. In related news, Numi Organic Tea has launched the Organic Tea Party movement. This non-partisan celebration of “People, Planet and Pure Tea” aims to unite consumers that are opposed to pesticides and GMOs in food production.

Justin’s Nut Butter, Boulder, CO, is transitioning to 100% post-consumer recycled plastic for its jarred nut butters. Partnering with TricorBraun, Justin’s nut butters have been re-launched in jars made with post-consumer resin.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, October 2012