Tag Archives: heritage breed

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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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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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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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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Old Fashion Passion

Growing up in Southern California, Susan Richman actually enjoyed her share of chores in the family’s garden and orchard which provided garlic to an Italian chef and kumquats to the Asian fresh market both in downtown San Diego, CA.  But … Continue reading

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Winter Huddle

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Turkey Leftovers-Take 1

We purchased a beautiful 12-pound heritage turkey from Jerry Tindall of Grow International  this year.  Being new to this beautiful area, we knew we’d have a smaller than usual group gathering around our table so opted for a smaller bird this … Continue reading

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