Tag Archives: local economy

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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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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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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Why So Many Food Sensitivities?

Chicken and egg syndrome? Do we have so many people bothered by food sensitivities because we now have ways to identify them OR Do we have so many people bothered by food sensitivities now because the food we are eating … Continue reading

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