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a moment at the new ov work digs.

a moment at the new ov work digs.

landscaping is coming along at the new work digs! i spend some time every day in the fitness center with windows that face out on work being done on landscaping. there’s a nice, big patio and the rocks are framing what i believe will be a walking path around the campus. not sure where the employee gardens are going.

( shot with a moment wide lens )

painted lady.

painted lady.

oh nothing, just painting a giant wall sized cow mural at our new work digs, as one does. and nooooo, i’m not painting the whole thing. all the employees have an opportunity to come paint as much or as little as they want. then artist valerie miller from steel cow goes over it and makes it look amazing.

you can follow along with the ov employees painting barbara on steel cow’s facebook page.

so long, old bank building!

so long, old bank building!

almost three years ago we had a fire at organic valley headquarters and almost two and a half years ago to help make space while they rebuilt the burned portion of the building, the marketing department ( including me ) moved to a an old bank building in a town where if you look closely you might detect a hint of the local scandinavian heritage.

after work was done at hq there was still no room ( we’re always GROOOOOOWING! ) so we stayed in the old bank while work was being done on new work digs WHICH ARE NOW DOOOOOOONE!

which means after 3 years of all of us feeling like we’re in a temporary situation that’s not so temporary, we’re all finally moving into a nice, new building with all kinds of nice, new amenities and i really couldn’t be happier.

i had to stand in the middle of the street to get this shot and while trying to not get hit by traffic, i noticed someone waving wildly as they drove by – a local organic valley farmer looking amused to catch me taking a picture knowing i was capturing our last day in the building :-)

262/365. We Got The Beet! (TM).

262/365. We Got The Beet! (TM). I.

i am so loving the spicy beets with grassmilk yogurt and caraway sauce i made yesterday. i took it to work and got generally positive reviews and quite a few usage suggestions.

it totally works as a topping for a burger ( in this case, an olive and swiss ). and yes, you can also dunk it in fries.

although it can be eaten and enjoyed all by itself as a savory yogurt, it’s really a multifunctional, vaguely mediterranean, spicy sauce analogous to sriracha sauce.

as a brand manager, i think it needs an identity more interesting than “spicy beets with grassmilk yogurt and caraway sauce”, befitting of its festive red color and spicy attitude. how about “We Got The Beet!”? i guess i should look into what it would take 262/365. We Got The Beet! (TM). II.

the possibilities are endless. cut it with some olive oil for a spicy beet yogurt vinaigrette. it was lovely on a roasted beet salad with feta cheese and toasted walnuts.