Category Archives: pork

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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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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Oink Oink

I visited Sunshower Hill Farm in Newberg in January and was excited to hear about the cherries and meet all the animals. At that time Ranee Solmonsson told us that she would be getting some hogs to raise.   We stopped … Continue reading

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The Things You Can Learn at the Library!!

I like to read so one of the early things I do when I move to a new town is get a library card. McMinnville has some services I had not experienced in other places; for example, they email about … 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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