Category Archives: health

Hungry?

Several years ago I heard an announcement on local radio that one of the former football players at the university who had gone on to the Pros was sponsoring a pick up of packaged food for the next day, Thanksgiving. … Continue reading

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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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Passion In Action

There is a house close to the Linfield College campus in McMinnville where a very quiet and cheerfully determined revolution is taking place. David Keller-Rode and Alex Freeman have developed a plan to bring us healthy food.  David’s pathway started in … Continue reading

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Why So Many Food Sensitivities?

Chicken and egg syndrome? Do we have so many people bothered by food sensitivities because we now have ways to identify them OR Do we have so many people bothered by food sensitivities now because the food we are eating … Continue reading

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The Cost of Eating

On the average, American families spend about $150 a week on the food they eat.  Some spend as much as $180. But cheap food is not usually quality food. And the fact that food can be had for cheap also does … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Local and Organic

Let me start by saying that Yamhill Valley Grown is NOT an organic market. Our emphasis is to provide great local food and information for consumers to understand how those foods were raised or grown so individual decisions can be … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

Did you know that one of your local grocers or a local wholesale produce distributor may agree to provide you “tired” or “expired” produce to feed your animals??? The animals don’t care and most of it is still unblemished and … Continue reading

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