Farmer, and local food activist, Laura Masterson shares her concerns for the future protection of urban farmlands in Oregon, and across the country.
This is more than about the safety of biotechnology; it’s about the ability to have a choice of the foods that we eat, and for our farmers to be able to freely re-use their own seeds, and grow food in the manner that they choose.
Chefs and bakers don’t regret the high cost of supporting sustainable meat, small farms and local artisan foods businesses, they improve the quality of life.
Many in the artisan community spend a huge portion of their income on quality food despite the price disparity between sustainable and conventional food.
Portland, Oregon, is a city on the cutting edge of artisan food. Yet, the sad irony is that the pay for skilled artisan food labor is terribly low.
Early on a dark November morning, fourteen members of the Eastside Egg Co-operative braved the driving rain to gather at Zenger Farm. They had come to move a chicken coop.
Listening to Michael Pollan on a recent Terry Gross, Fresh Air interview, he reminds us where our modern agricultural policy began, and its intent.
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.
Ken Meter expresses optimism for the future of local food economies, suggests we choose healthier foods to eat as a guide toward supporting local food economies.
Damascus, Oregon ponders how to integrate existing urban agriculture into its future urban fabric. City Master Plan will address urban farms preservation.