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Food.Farmer.Earth Newsletter: Staple Foods

Buying Bulk Foods: Fill Your Pantry

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.

Expert Tips for Safe Home Food Storage

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.

How to Make Black-Eyed Peas & Cornbread

Chef Robert Wiley demonstrates a holiday tradition, showing us his version of black-eyed peas and cornbread. Here’s a link to the complete black-eyed peas and cornbread recipe.

Coming Next: Birth of a Restaurant

  • Tuesday
    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!
  • Wednesday
    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.
  • Thursday
    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.

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