founded: May, 2006
Anthony Boutard, of Ayers Creek Farm, is not your typical farmer. Trained as a forester, he and his wife, Carol, backed into farming – as he likes to tell it.
This is a story about a farmer, his connection to the land, and the community of Potter County, in which he has lived throughout his life.
Minnesota farmer Steven Schwen has built an innovative greenhouse that allows him to extend his growing season and also reduce his on-farm energy costs. Schwen views this “thermal banking” technology as a key component of his farming operation, particularly in this time of global climate change and energy insecurity. He feels this project moves him closer to his ultimate goals of energy independence and self-sufficiency.
Fall is upon us, the summer’s harvest is coming to an end, and many farmers are getting fields ready for next years crop. But not everyone is slowing their pace.
Making artichoke pesto provides an interesting twist to pesto flavor. This demonstration with Michele Knaus shows you how easy it is to make.
In this demonstration with Michele Knaus offers some surprising tips for cooking artichokes.
Cathy Camper, a local Portland artist, makes interpretive portraits and images of nature from seeds.
Catherine Schon, of Sassafras Catering, demonstrates how to make a tasty homemade pie crust.
Eau De Vie, the French word meaning “water of life”, is a spirited drink produced from the distillates of fermented and mashed fruit.
Organic chestnut farmer, Chris Foster of Cascadia Chestnuts in Portland, Oregon shares some of his first-hand knowledge about the American chestnut tree, and its unique place in our history.
Normally, picking beans, strawberries, and pickling cucumbers by hand is demanding work. With this unusual device, that job has become a little easier for workers on Bi-Zi Farms in Vancouver, Washington.
While attending the recent Hood River Valley Harvest Fest in Hood River, Oregon, I saw Scott Cully, a master pumpkin carver working on a massive pumpkin. How big was it?
What an incredible year for Columbia River salmon! Over 1 million salmon have passed through the Bonneville Dam near the mouth of the Columbia River, and the daily runs have reached levels never seen before.
Manuel Recio, of Veridian Farms, shows us some of the uncommon types of beans that he grows from the Basque region of Spain and Southern France. One of the beans shown in this video are grown by only 9 farmers in the world!
Is dairy farming right for you? In this video, dairyman, Garry Hansen shares his perspective of the lifestyle, what he loves about being a dairy farmer.
While filming a fishing story about the Yakama Nation tribe in Washington, I took this photo of grazing buffalos just as the sun was cutting across the field with a beautiful yellow glow.