Farmer, and local food activist, Laura Masterson shares her concerns for the future protection of urban farmlands in Oregon, and across the country.
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Fermenting foods has long been an important technique for extending the life of foods well beyond their harvest season. Otherwise, as humans, we would have very little to eat in the winter and probably suffer from unpleasant nutritional deficiencies like scurvy.
A local farm and eatery reaches out to the local community for help.
In Oregon alone, 20 regional food banks, and 950 local agencies are involved in distributing food to those in need. And, it’s not nearly enough. 25% of the state’s populace are receiving food stamps, and many of those are children.
In the Parana’ region of Brazil, about 100 small farmers are growing and preserving locally adapted seeds.
Chris Czarnecki demonstrates the Oregon White Truffle dish. Jack Czarnecki, takes us on a Oregon Truffle hunt.
March 30, 2010 This has been a hot topic in my community (Portland, OR) lately, and I see it is being discussed in Sacramento too. If you want to eat locally, it’s important to support local farmers and to plan (smartly) for the future: save farmland for farming and not necessarily to be developed. And […]
As a new USDA report documents for the first time the economic value of the local food economy, a local organization helps build deeper connections around local food.
The Molalla Country farm loop tour is open year round to the public, and offers a wide diversity of farms to visit, sample products, and meet the farmers.
Earl Blumenauer feels that the 2012 Farm Bill should benefit the majority of hard working farmers— not a small minority as currently exists.
Although Dick Shea started out as an Oregon grape grower for other producers, he also began producing his own wine.
Remy Drabkin grew where new winemakers were developing the nascent Oregon wine industry. She knew too she would one day become a young Oregon winemaker.
If Florida’s Tampa Bay turns out to be merely the “tip of the iceberg”, good luck finding locally sourced fresh foods.
This post is under construction. A new video player will be added shortly. The technical designation is CAFO, and it stands for “Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation”. To their detractors, they are often referred to simply as “factory farms”. Although CAFO can be very broadly applied to farms with even small numbers of livestock, for those […]
January 13, 2011 Get your party hats and glasses ready – there’s going to be a celebration! Prior to the announcement of this years James Beard Foundation Award nominations, there will be a gala event, in Portland, Oregon, to raise funds for the Oregon Culinary Institute. James Beard, a Portland, Oregon native, treasured good fresh […]
The University of Oregon Food Justice conference, Keynote Roundtable: Food Justice & Farm Advocacy in the U.S., defines what food justice means to them.
The Food.Farmer.Earth newsletter this week focuses on the Oregon White Truffle as we hunt and cook with elusive delicacy.
Who will be the next generation of family farmers? How will they access the needed land to farm? Listen in on this discussion between farmers and eaters.
This is the first video in The Yamhill Valley Wine Region of Oregon Series. We provide a brief glimpse of video stories featuring local wine producers.
Listening to Michael Pollan on a recent Terry Gross, Fresh Air interview, he reminds us where our modern agricultural policy began, and its intent.