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 »

Sustainable Table: Eat Local with Erin

MEDFORD, Ore. — In its 8th year, Eat Local Week is taking on a new challenge. Participants are encouraged to celebrate the social aspects of local food. There are 3 dozen events during Eat Local Week which will highlight the fun and sustainability of choosing to eat local. Wendy Siporen is the Executive Director of … Continue reading »

Feeding Firefighters Keeps Crews Busy

MERLIN, Ore. — While the Brimstone Fire continues to grow, so does the line of hungry firefighters returning from the fire lines. A team with Star Catering prepared the meals for the firefighters, a feat managers say is challenging itself. “It’s always a fight to get this many guys fed. When you’re looking at 700 … Continue reading »

Texas Roadhouse Opens in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — If you have a craving for a Texas style meal, you now have the chance. The Texas Roadhouse officially opened on Monday. One hundred and seventy-nine employees were hired for the steakhouse chain restaurant. It is located on Highway 62 near Sportsman’s Warehouse. Managers say they have been practicing for weeks and … Continue reading »

New Grocer Another Option To Buy Local

MEDFORD, Ore. — Customers lined up for the opening day of Natural Grocers Tuesday in Medford – the first location in Oregon. “We go into markets that are a little bit underutilized by other natural foods stores and we try to make a name for ourselves in those markets and I know we have more … Continue reading »

Thousands Show up for OR Cheese Fest

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – The Oregon Cheese Fest attracted 4,000 people from all across the state today for the annual event in Central Point. About 90 vendors offered cheese, beer, and wine. Vendors say today’s turnout is evidence of the growing artisan culture of Southern Oregon, which has seen an explosion of local food producers … Continue reading »

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