Community Supported Agriculture Sign Ups

TALENT, Ore. — Farms from around the country are celebrating National Community Supported Agriculture or CSA Sign-Up Day on February 28. The day encourages food consumers to buy a share of their local farm’s harvest for the 2015 season. Farmers say there are many advantages to participating in CSA. First, farmers receive payment early in the … Continue reading »

In the Kitchen: Juicers

(In the Kitchen) — Chef Rachel Downing of Northwest Raw in Ashland joined NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor in the kitchen to talk recipes that can be made with a juicer.

Hungry Kids Fueled by Rogue Powerpacks

MEDFORD, Ore., — The Junior League of Jackson County has launched its relatively new Rogue Powerpack Program at Talent Elementary School. The group saw the need for a steady supply of food to be sent home with kids over the weekend. There are 14,000 children in Jackson County who qualify for free or reduced cost … Continue reading »

County Food Bank Needs Donations

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Josephine County Food Bank will be moving into a brand new warehouse in March. The new warehouse is the culmination of six years of work, planning, and preparation. It sits right next to the Raptor Creek Farm, where the food bank grows thousands of pounds of food each year. Administrators … Continue reading »

Greystone Court Concludes Food Drive

MEDFORD, Ore. — A popular holiday attraction in Medford served a noble purpose this year  by collecting funds and food for those in need. Greystone Court holiday light display raised more than $13 thousand, and collected about seven thousand pounds of non-perishable food items like canned soups, oatmeal, and boxed stuffing to benefit ACCESS. For every dollar … Continue reading »

Starbucks to Start Delivery Service

CNN – If you’ve ever dreamed of getting your coffee fix without the wait — that time has come. Starbucks has announced plans for coffee and food delivery services. The delivery service will be available to starbucks loyalty program members as part of its new mobile order and pay app. It will launch nationwide next … Continue reading »

Homeless Help Must Move to New Location

MEDFORD, Ore. — A couple of small, folding tables is all it takes to make a difference in the day of those in need. “We need to be a support to the most feeble in our community, the weakest in our community and help them,” Bobbie Holden with Friends Helping Friends. Holden has organized “Friends … Continue reading »

Food Banks Push for Tax Credits

EUGENE, Ore. — Local food banks and farmers could soon be benefiting from fresh produce donations. New legislation could provide tax credits for farmers who donate produce to local food banks, like Food for Lane County. Those supporting the legislation say it’s a win-win for both those who grow the food and those who’d be … Continue reading »

U.S.D.A. Inspections Not Impacted

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — While the government remains shut down in Washington D.C, Taylor’s Sausage Inc. in Cave Junction is still up and running. Owner Terry Taylor said initially he thought the inspectors would be impacted by the federal shut down, but the position is deemed essential. “They are actually working on kind of an … Continue reading »

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