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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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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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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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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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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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Well Planned and Continually Evolving

On one of her family’s summer vacations Chrissie Zaerpoor visited Oregon and knew she would manage to get back there. Years later, the opportunity presented itself upon employment with Intel. In fact, she muses, the fact that Intel has a … Continue reading

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