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The Berry Best

When I spoke with Carol Harroun about visiting Blue Acres I thought I would have to be persuasive; many farmers feel their land does not look at its best in the fall after harvest.  Carol, on the other hand, was … 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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Living on the Land

The desire to live out in the country came to Heidi Rexin early. Growing up in Salem she wanted that kind of environment, so when she connected with an old school chum things fell into place. Doug had also grown … 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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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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