Category Archives: chicken

Learning the Land

Water rights, even before this time of climate fluctuation, has always been the key to successful farming in a place where summer rain is sparse. Finding 8.5 acres adjacent to the South Fork of the Yamhill River not only eased … Continue reading

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A Dream Becomes Reality

Lori Rutledge woke up one morning and told her husband Steve that they would find land for their farm that would be surrounded by mountains. Steve was teaching classics at the University of Maryland and any farmland near there certainly … Continue reading

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WOW!!! Meat delivered to my door?????? I can get that????

In the years that I have been visiting farms and trying to spread the information to consumers (people who eat food, hey! that means YOU!) that there are healthy local options for food that make so much more sense to … Continue reading

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Controlling Growing Wild

Andre and Sheila Jaillet had a simple idea: find a flat piece of land in Oregon’a Willamette Valley and raise food for their family. Sheila had had a backyard garden growing up in Nebraska, but Andre’s experience in the San … Continue reading

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Delivered to Your Door!!!

Want eggs? Meat? Dressings? Honey? Wood chips for smoking? Milk and ice cream? and so so so much more. If you haven’t discovered the EASY way to get farm fresh and local food into your kitchen, do it NOW.  Go … Continue reading

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Getting a Fussy Person to Try A New Food

Recently we started a regular routine cooking for some friends and a few weeks later going to their house for dinner. The group had expanded to six the last time at their house and this past Saturday night we ended … Continue reading

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Diversification Makes Cents

Although her parents had long moved away, on a drive to check out her old childhood home on the ridge above Newberg, Ranee Solmonsson passed a parcel of land that was for sale. It turned out to be 9 acres … Continue reading

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Old Fashion Passion

Growing up in Southern California, Susan Richman actually enjoyed her share of chores in the family’s garden and orchard which provided garlic to an Italian chef and kumquats to the Asian fresh market both in downtown San Diego, CA.  But … Continue reading

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Well Planned and Continually Evolving

On one of her family’s summer vacations Chrissie Zaerpoor visited Oregon and knew she would manage to get back there. Years later, the opportunity presented itself upon employment with Intel. In fact, she muses, the fact that Intel has a … Continue reading

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Local Meat Market Closes

Kyle Christenson, a craft butcher in the Granary in McMinnville that specialized in local farm-raised meat, has shut his business. He hopes to open again soon to sell his sausages and we wish him well. Meanwhile, the farmers who have … Continue reading

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