The Sustainable Table: Organic Hazelnuts

EUGENE, Ore. — The winter can be a challenging season for local farmers. Western Oregon’s constant rain is hard on crops. That’s why some farms are growing products that are good all year, like one farm that grows hazelnuts. “We’re in our fifth season of growing hazelnuts,” said Linda Perrine, Honor Earth Farm owner. Not … Continue reading »

Growing Fish and Produce Together

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon is home to the largest aquaponics farm in the country. The Farming Fish started with a lot of conversations. The farm’s three partners spent years researching their idea. “It’s the marriage of aquaculture–raising fish for food with hydroponics–which is raising produce or plants in water; so when you combine those two, … Continue reading »

Farm to School Educates Local Students

EUGENE, Ore. — A nonprofit is helping kids eat fresh fruits and veggies by teaching them about local farms. The Farm to School program, in its sixth year, shows local students the benefits of farm produce. Its goal is to connect students to the source of their food. Fifth grade students at River Road Elementary … Continue reading »

Local Christmas Tree Farms Doing OK

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Christmas tree farmers in the Midwest are feeling the burn of the drought this year.  The dry weather is killing off many of their new seedlings. Although Oregon isn’t experiencing a drought, recent hot weather and the lack of rain has affected some of the new local Christmas trees planted this year. … Continue reading »

Oregon Recruiting Young Dairy Farmers

CRESWELL, Ore. — Oregon is recruiting more young dairy farmers than other states. The state Dairy Farmers Association says the enthusiasm of the youth helps the industry keep up with the times. Harrold’s Dairy Farm is a fourth-generation farm. The youngest farmer there to take on the business is 23 years old. Bobbi Harrold just … Continue reading »

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