Fill Your Pantry, an annual post-harvest event sponsored by Ten Rivers Food Web, and Willamette Farm and Food Coalition, seeks to establish a regional food economy that benefits farmers, consumers, and the local community. As Jen Christion Meyers, Ten Rivers Community Food Organizer explains in the video, the idea is for farmers to sell their storage crops directly to consumers in bulk amounts for use throughout the winter months.
Janice Gregg from the Oregon State University Extension Service shares some of her knowledge on how to store staple foods over the winter months. As Gregg explains, edible grains, fruits, squashes, and other staples have different storage requirements in order to preserve their freshness, and avoid spoilage and rot.
Chef David Padberg of the new Raven and Rose restaurant, demonstrates an unusual way to serve up a grilled ham and cheese sandwich. Another great excuse to use your cast iron pan!
Lisa Mygrant grew up in a family that grew their own food, made the kitchen the center of the home, and appreciated seasonal foods prepared well. One day she dreamed of owning her own restaurant. Driving by a 130 year old building in downtown Portland, Mygrant discovered it was for sale— this was the beginning of a childhood dream come true.
Much of the food prepared at the Raven and Rose restaurant will be sourced locally. One of Mygrants philosophies is to support people who she feels are farming responsibly, and that philosophy is an important part of the inspiration behind her owning a restaurant.
The Weekly Roundup
- 100 Pounds of Home-Milled Grains: Grinding Your Own (Slow Food USA Blog)
- Whole Grains Guide: Recipes, Nutrition and Cooking Tips (Mother Earth News)
- The Coldscape: Tours of the Artificially Cold Places Food is Stored (The Cabinet)
- Shaved Brussels Sprout Slaw (The Forest Feast)
- Orange Rolls (Lottie + Doof)
- 10 Reasons to Cut Out Processed Food (100 Days of Real Food)
- Farm City, State (HomeGrown.org) Trailer for new documentary about whether a city can grow its own food.
- Sitka Salmon Shares: A Real Life Lesson in Sustainability (KCAW)
- Community Supported Agriculture for Seafood (Cooking Up a Story)
- Limiting Antibiotics on Farms is Fight That Can Be Won (The Cap Times)
- Quick Shrimp, Pork, Rice Noodle Stir-Fry (Shophouse Cook)
- One Lunch Lady’s Cafeteria Conversion (NPR)
- Worms Produce Another Kind of Gold for Farmers (NY Times)
- Fiscal Cliff Deal Includes Farm Bill Extension (Politico)
- Dry Beans: Toiling in the Fields (Cooking Up a Story)
- 10 Things the Restaurant Hostess Wishes You Knew (Serious Eats)
- Maple Huckleberry Coffee Cake (101 Cookbooks)
- A City Dweller Tests Four Composters(New York Times)
- Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups (The Cooks Next Door)
- How to Smoke Goose Breast (Hunter Angler Gardener Cook)
- Deal reached to avert milk price spike (Chicago Tribune)
- Thousands of shark fins found drying on Hong Kong rooftop – video (Guardian)
- The Reluctant Composter (New York Times)