Blackberry Jam Festival Kicks Off Friday

LOWELL, Ore. — The 19th annual Blackberry Jam Festival opens Friday in Lowell. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. at Rolling Rock Park. On Thursday, preparations were well under way at the local grange. Some festival coordinators have been baking pies for hours for the big contest on Sunday night. “For Lowell, this is … Continue reading »

The Sustainable Table: PremRose Edibles

CRESWELL, Ore. — What’s your favorite kind of jam? You can get almost every kind of fruit or berry flavor, but why stop there? A local woman is putting a flowery twist on an old favorite. Tucked away in the hills outside of Creswell, Linda Shumate is putting the finishing touches on several jars of … Continue reading »