Golly! So much to celebrate

October and November are filled with activities and events. Are you in the know?

AndyAre you celebrating and getting involved in Australian Organic Awareness Month? Are you in the running for a product or marketing award? Have you heard about or attended our sell-out networking events?

Thanks to your memberships and levies, the past year has seen our team overhaul the way we certify and regulate organic products, pursue mislabelling in the marketplace and promote to and educate mainstream Australian shoppers.

If you’re an Australian Organic member or an Australian Certified Organic client you would have seen the invitations to networking events on 13–15 November in South Australia – part of our commitment to a national focus. Events include two days of wine tours to eight organic wineries, industry awards, a networking dinner and our AGM. Please contact Australian Organic to book – limited spaces are filling fast. For details click here.

We had a waiting list for the Melbourne organic networking dinner at CERES’ Merri Table in September. Our popular events bring organic folk together and we will have many more in the year ahead.

The much-anticipated release of the biennial Australian Organic Market Report will be accompanied by a media launch in November.

We continue our focus on mainstreaming the organic message and your Australian Certified Organic logo. Social media has seen Australian Organic ambassador Pete Evans post to over 100,000 viewers on the Australian Organic Schools program – an educational gem that’s being discovered by a wider audience since we partnered with education service provider Kids Media.

Growing and protecting what we all stand for – the value and integrity of the organic marketplace under our certification programs – is our priority and commitment.

We continue to increase product testing and market compliance checks. Thank you to the organic operators and consumers who continue to pass information to our certification team to follow up.

Please get involved and celebrate Australian Organic Awareness Month in October by trying some new organic products and perhaps recommending them to others.

You change the world one purchase and one meal at a time.

Andrew Monk
Chair
Australian Organic