In the Garden: Plant Fruits and Berries

EUGENE, Ore. — You might be busy enjoying your favorite fruits and berries this time of year. But now’s the time to plant fruit trees and berries so they’re ready for next year. Caleb Johnson of Johnson Brothers Greenhouses shows us how to get started in the garden.

In the Garden: Gardens in Containers

EUGENE, Ore. — Container gardening is a lot of fun, and you can grow more things than you think in a container. It’s also great if you don’t have much space and want to bring a little nature to a storefront, patio, or a deck. Some plants that grow well in containers are raspberry shortcake, … Continue reading »

Oregon Berry Harvest in Full Swing

VENETA, Ore. — Oregon’s berry plant harvesting season is in full swing. The early heat this season caused an abnormally early harvest for some of Stillpoint Farm’s strawberry plants. Tucked under the leaves of their plants, red, ripe strawberries are ready for picking. “When we’re expecting the really hot weather like we have right now … Continue reading »

Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Berry Mix

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Public Health is warning of a Hepatitis outbreak. Nearly 40 cases were reported in the West since April 29 and linked to contaminated food. The contamination is linked to a frozen berry product from Townsend Organic Farms in Fairview, Oregon. The company’s Organic Antioxidant Blend is sold exclusively at Costco … Continue reading »

Hepatitis A Cases Linked to Berries

EUGENE, Ore. — A frozen berry product packaged in Oregon is to blame for nearly 40 cases of Hepatitis A. Lane County Health & Human Services says the cases were linked to 3-lb. bags of Townsend Organic Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend sold only at Costco stores. As of now, 75 of the bags have been … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Bountiful Berries

EUGENE, Ore. — Berries are such a treat for gardeners to plant in the Willamette Valley, and you can do it too. Gina Gartley at Johnson Brothers Greenhouses has some tips on how to grow the best blueberries and strawberries.