Sustainable Table: Giving Tree

MEDFORD, Ore. — On a day full of sunshine, perhaps you were tempted to do a little yard work. For most places in Southern Oregon it’s a good time to start pruning your fruit trees, and while you’re at it, find out the do’s and don’ts of creating a “giving tree.” If you were lucky … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Breeding Beef

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — For nearly two decades a Southern Oregon family has raised high quality Angus cattle by breeding for the best genetics. They are at the beginning of the process which may end with a steak on your plate. It doesn’t happen very often; in fact, it’s never happened to anyone from Oregon … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Local Loaves

ASHLAND, Ore. – In the cold months a hearty loaf of bread pairs perfectly with a hot bowl of soup. One Southern Oregon bakery is making a local loaf, made with ingredients harvested from around the region. You could say Sunstone Artistry Bakery has a “hands-on” approach. The care they put into each loaf is … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Local Bounty

MEDFORD, Ore. – If you’ve ever overlooked an apple because it was bruised, or passed-over tomatoes that had gone soft, they’ll likely end up in the garbage or the compost, but a Rogue Valley woman is using those items on a much larger scale. Anne Eldridge started “Our Local Bounty” about 5 years ago. In the … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: New Year’s Resolution

MEDFORD, Ore. — If you find yourself making the same resolutions year after year, how about switching things up? In this Sustainable Table, we feature five easy ways to live more sustainably in 2013. Number 5 on our list: Plant A Garden. A garden can be as simple or as intense as you want it … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Grape Juice

ILLINOIS VALLEY, Ore. – It’s cold in the Illinois Valley in December, but at Draper Valley Vineyards, cold is kind of a theme; something that leads to sustainability. Since 2006 the vineyards’ Pinot Noir Chardonnay Reisling and Caberney Sauvignon vines have been producing not wine, but juice. “The wine grapes have such intense flavor, such … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Local Latkes

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – Wednesday night is the 5th night of Hannukah. At MacLevin’s Whole Food’s Eaterie in Jacksonville, you could order up latkes, an incredible ruben, or brisket. The recipe is simple: just a few things added to shredded potatoes. “It has egg and onion and flour and baking powder and salt and pepper,” explained … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: CSA

APPLEGATE, Ore. – It’s the gift that keeps on giving: local food can benefit your health, your area farmer and the community’s economy. There is an acronym for just about everything these days. Here’s one you should get to know: C.S.A., Community Supported Agriculture. Becoming a member or giving a membership as a gift this holiday … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: A Grateful Hunt

CANYONVILLE, Ore. – It’s estimated there are more 300,000 hunters in the state of Oregon. Several things are in season right now, and one of those will be the centerpiece on at least a few Thanksgiving tables. NewsWatch 12’s Erin Maxson isn’t a licensed hunter but was able to go along with a very experienced … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Growers Market Grows

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market is just about to wrap up its 25th year, but you can still get some fixings for winter soups or a Thanksgiving meal. While it may look and feel a little bit different, the Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market still has plenty to offer … Continue reading »

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