Tag Archives: local farms

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

Posted in Local food | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in agriculture, community, consumer demand, farm, farm market, heritage breed, holiday, local economy, Local food | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in agriculture, communication, community, consumer demand, local economy, Local food, local food stystem, marketing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What It REALLY Looks Like

Growing up I knew what a farm looked like. After all, it was in my story books.I grew up in the part of New Jersey which is NOT the Garden State…it is the paved state, so I had very little first … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, farm, garden, Local food, local food stystem | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in agriculture, community, farm market, local economy, Local food, local food stystem, oregon | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Silly Me Smart Me

I did something silly at my age. I took a part time temp job, helping at Bethel Springs Farms north of Rickreall. The farmer, Michelle Burger, looked at me and asked me if I knew it was hard work. Oh, yes, … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, farm, garden, high tunnel, Local food, oregon | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in agriculture, chicken, consumer demand, CSA, farm, garden, health, heritage breed, high tunnel, land use, Local food, local food stystem, nature, oregon, pork, season extension, vegetables | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment