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Five Learnings from BioFach 2013

HQO’s VP of Supply Chain, Toby Eck, and Senior Buyer, Just Gates, traveled to BioFach last month to meet with suppliers and gather insight on global organic trends.  BioFach is one of the largest global events dedicated to the organic … Continue reading


10 Takeaways from the Sustainable Foods Summit

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I had the pleasure of attending one of the only events totally dedicated to sustainability and food last month. The event was produced by Organic Monitor and is held each January in San Francisco. This year, the focus was on … Continue reading


The Faces of Thanksgiving

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It is said that the greatest of virtues is gratitude. At HQO, we believe this to be true and thank each and every one of our customers, employees, partners and family farmers for the blessings they bestow upon us daily. … Continue reading


Visiting China: The World’s Largest Food-Producing Country

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Earlier this month, I traveled throughout the dynamic country of China to increase our supplies of certified organic vegetables, botanicals and Fair Trade teas. China is a unique country:  one rich in ancient history with a diverse landscape – from … Continue reading


Toby’s Travels: Organic Ginger Farming in South America

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