Category Archives: local economy

What Does a Local Thanksgiving Mean

If you are a locavore you make an effort to eat foods raised by local farmers. Pretty easy in the summer when the farmers’ markets are bursting with fresh produce. What does it mean at this time of year and through … Continue reading

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You Thought the Polls Were Closed!

The recent GMO labeling vote once again raised a concern: how do we know what we’re getting when we buy food?? Yamhill Valley Grown is a way for consumers who want to get fresh ripe produce or locally raised meat … Continue reading

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Local Food for Your Plate

Jan Ellings and her family had a dream. All the years when work took them away from Newberg, the concept simmered gently on the back burner.  They owned land for 30 years but it wasn’t until they returned to Oregon about … Continue reading

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Food Porn

Oh my…..luscious bodies….eager to get my mouth on this!!   Or how about these?             Or these? Each of us gets excited by different things. Fresh produce definitely makes me feel…..HEALTHY! I feel very very … Continue reading

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Vibrant Passion

Take two young women from the city (one from Portland, one from San Francisco), add a course at Portland State University in Urban Farming, mix with concerns about the way food has become less healthy, season with hands-on learning combined … Continue reading

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Rising food prices? See if you Can Outsmart That!

The early blizzard last fall that killed thousands of cattle in the Midwest was the first news that we were in for higher meat prices. Then, this past winter, we heard that the drought in California will result in poor … Continue reading

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Nope, Get Excited!!!!

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Come and Get It!!!

Having shaken out very few minor issues during a soft opening effort, the Farmers Plate and Pantry is now ready for YOU!Breakfast service begins bright and early at 7am Friday March 14.   When I visited Chef Tim was preparing … 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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They Did It!!!

About a month ago I wrote about the Farmers Plate and Pantry under development in Carlton. I wrote again to let you know they had a Kickstarter project underway and today I want to let you know it has been … Continue reading

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