Category Archives: vegetables

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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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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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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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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Transplanting Experiment

As a lifetime member of The Wild Ramp Market in Huntington, West Virginia, I was intrigued when I read that a farmer in the central, mountainous area of the state had been propagating wild ramp bulbs.  The Market had acquired … Continue reading

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