Oregon Organic Coalition Names LivBar “Processor of the Year”

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In recognition of Oregon's thriving organic industry and ‘Organically Grown in Oregon Week’, the Oregon Organic Coalition presented Liv Foods, Inc. with an Award of Excellence, highlighting the positive impact of the company’s leadership in the state’s organic trade.

Jessi Freitag and Wade Brooks from LivBar, with Susan Schechter (middle) OOC Board Treasurer

LivBar is honored to be recognized by the Oregon Organic Coalition. We take great pride in making our bars organic and hope to use this award to further educate consumers about the benefits of supporting organic products.

LivBar was named “Processor of the Year” by the Oregon Organic Coalition in the 2019 Organic Awards for Excellence. To be considered for this prestigious award, nominees are required to qualify in a variety of categories, including innovation in organic practices; service to the industry; expansion of organic business opportunities; and overall achievement in the state’s organic trade.

The recipients of the 2019 Oregon Organic Coalition (OOC) Awards for Excellence were presented awards by OOC leadership during a statewide tour of recipient individuals and organizations. Susan Schechter, OOC Board Treasurer, presented LivBar’s award in Salem to CEO Wade Brooks and Director of Marketing and Operations Jessi Freitag.

Brooks said, "LivBar is honored to be recognized by the Oregon Organic Coalition. We take great pride in making our bars organic and hope to use this award to further educate consumers about the benefits of supporting organic products."

"We'd like to thank the Oregon Organic Coalition for their support of organic companies like LivBar,” Freitag said. “Everyone at LivBar is passionate about living and buying organic and also sustainability practices, such as compostable packaging. Together we can make real change in the consumer packaged goods industry!"

LivBar is setting a new standard for energy bars by creating a bar that is made from organic, whole food in a planet-friendly compostable wrapper. LivBar recently publicly challenged energy bar juggernaut CLIF Bar, and the bar community at large, to switch to compostable packaging in addition to all-organic ingredients. LivBar also does not use a co-packer and instead hand-bakes every bar in Oregon, creating and keeping organic product manufacturing jobs in the state.

This latest award for LivBar comes directly on the heels of the company’s nomination as one of the top gluten free snack bars by the Gluten Free Awards and their win as “Entrepreneur of the Year” from SEDCOR. Earlier in the year, LivBar was awarded “Most Mindful Consumer Packaged Good” by the Mindful Awards.

LivBars are currently available online at Amazon Prime, Amazon Subscribe and Save, direct from the LivBar website (http://www.livbar.com), and in hundreds of stores including Erewhon, New Seasons Markets, Market of Choice, Zupan’s, Garden Bar, and Roth’s Fresh Markets.

LivBar is distributed nationally through KeHE and DPI Specialty Foods.

About LivBar®

LivBar was founded in 2012 in Salem, Oregon, by two nutrition and fitness experts, Jan and Gabe Johansen. Jan was challenged to find any truly healthy energy bars she could recommend to her clients, so she created the LivBar recipes. LivBars are crunchy and chewy and come in five delicious superfood flavors: Coffee Maple Cacao, Raspberry Kale Maca, Blueberry Vanilla Kale, Ginger Lemon Turmeric, and Lemongrass Cherry Matcha. For more about LivBar, visit http://www.LivBar.com or check out our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & LinkedIn.

About Oregon Organic Coalition

The Oregon Organic Coalition (OOC) is a trade support organization, working to advance the development and growth of the organic industry and community in Oregon. The OOC consists of a wide array of key players in Oregon's organic industry who volunteer their time and energy-from farmers to wholesalers and processors, as well as organic certifiers, scientists, consumers and retailers. The OOC acts as an organizing body, providing direction and endorsement of activities in promotion of Oregon's organic trade, such as the celebration of OGOW every September, advocating for state policy in favor of Oregon’s organic trade and supporting continued federal support for organic research at Oregon State University.

About the Organic Awards for Excellence

The Oregon Organic Coalition Awards for Excellence provide an opportunity for the Coalition to honor colleagues and organic enterprises for their support of Oregon’s organic trade through their hard work and leadership—farmers, food processors, researchers, organizations and individuals who are leading the state’s organic sector. To be considered for this prestigious award, nominees are required to qualify in a variety of categories, including innovation in organic practices; service to the industry; expansion of organic business opportunities; and overall achievement in the state’s organic trade.

If you would like more information, please call Jessi Freitag, Marketing and Operations Director at (971) 200-5257.

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