Applesauce Maker Decides Against Coburg

COBURG, Ore. — An international food processing company that was considering putting roots down in Coburg has decided to go another direction. After months of talks with Materne North America, a European company that produces the squeezeable applesauce brand GoGo Squeez, Coburg city leaders announced Wednesday that the company decided to go elsewhere. The news … Continue reading »

Applesauce Producer Not Coming to Coburg

EUGENE, Ore. — An applesauce producer that considered opening a location in Coburg now says it will not open there, the company Materne announced Wednesday. Materne had previously selected Coburg as an option for its new applesauce processing facility. Despite the news, county officials remain optimistic about future economic opportunities. “We established Lane County as … Continue reading »

Food For Lane County Cans Applesauce

EUGENE, Ore. — Food For Lane County usually spends its time collecting and giving out food to those in need, but on Wednesday they were making it. Several weeks ago, the nonprofit got a donation of 10,000 jars, so it set out to gather 25,000 apples to make enough applesauce to fill those jars. They … Continue reading »

Food Bank Collecting Apples

EUGENE, Ore. — Food For Lane County‘s drive to produce 10,000 jars of applesauce is off to a good start, but it still needs help to get there. On Saturday, volunteers helped pick apples at King Estate Vineyard outside of Eugene. They picked just over 8,400 pounds of apples, but they need more. The goal … Continue reading »

Volunteers Sought to Pick Apples

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’re ready to channel your inner Johnny Appleseed, Food For Lane County can use your help. The organization needs volunteers to help pick apples this Saturday. It’s part of the group’s food production program aiming to make 10,000 jars of applesauce. The inspiration for this project came from a sizable donation … Continue reading »

Food Company Planning Move To Coburg

COBURG, Ore. — The Coburg City Council approved a tax exemption program for an applesauce production company that’s looking to move into the city’s industrial park. The company, Materne North America, gave its first public pitch Tuesday night at a joint meeting between the Coburg City Council and Lane County Commission. The plans call for … Continue reading »