Category Archives: nutrition

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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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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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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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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Know Your Farmer

Are you one of those people who spent a long time to select your hairdresser? I know you want to look good, but hair grows out if you get a bad cut. Take at least a few moments to think … Continue reading

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10 reasons to Join Yamhill Valley Grown

Local food tastes better!  Without a doubt there is no comparison between fresh produce picked within a few hours of eating it and the fruits and vegetables that are shipped in from 100s and 1000s of miles away.  No matter … Continue reading

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Choices About Milk

Prior to getting involved in the local food systems in West Virginia the last few years I had little awareness that there were forms of milk available beyond what I purchased at my local grocery store. Like everything else in … Continue reading

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How Old are Those Eggs?

Having moved into the Yamhill Valley at the end of the summer, I enjoyed picking up fresh eggs at the local farmers’ markets. I assumed I would eventually connect with someone nearby who had backyard chickens or a nearby farm … Continue reading

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We’re #7!!!

Eating locally raised food is a commitment people are making more and more for many reasons. A recent blog by Strolling of the Heifers presented a list of how each state ranked according to the actions of its residents to … Continue reading

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Who are the people who enjoy fresh farm food?

Who are the people excited about the growing availability of fresh farm food?  Yamhill Valley Grown  connects local farmers and consumers in a new way! Surveys have identified many different motivations for enjoying this amazing service that brings food right … Continue reading

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