Shoppers Stocking Up on Local Food

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Fresh produce was quickly exchanged between seller and buyer. Farmer Sarah Hucka was shocked at how much she sold in the first few minutes. “I bagged like four bags of onions when I got here and thought that’ll do me for a while. I sold those even in you know, 5 minutes … Continue reading »

SPROUT! Promotes Local Food

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Lane County is one of the few communities that can boast a food hub, a center based entirely on supporting the local food industry. But how does its food hub work? “People talk about the Willamette Valley like it’s the garden of Eden. This is an amazing agriculture area that has more … Continue reading »

Conference Creates Local Food Connection

EUGENE, Ore. — A study reveals Lane County residents spend $1.2 billion on food each year, but only 5 percent is produced in the area. Local organizations hope to change that percentage through better connecting producers, buyers and consumers in the region. That’s what Monday’s local food connection conference was all about. “The goal is … Continue reading »