Tag Archives: Willamette Valley

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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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

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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

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The Signs Are Clear

Even if the sky is not.

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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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Sunset Summer Night North of Yamhill

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Time to Smell the Flowers

Driving up to Marilyn and Brad Shaver’s land at the top of the Chehalem Ridge in Newberg provides some wonderful valley views but once you get on to their property the environment provides a different viewpoint. Wayward Winds Lavender Farm … Continue reading

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Harry MacCormack workshops in Forest Grove

Nana Cardoon is a beautiful garden-based learning center serving the Forest Grove area.  Charlene Murdock and Richard White share a full range of food knowledge and experiences. Their programs and events draw upon their cultural histories while honoring their connections … 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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