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: Bees Wax Candles

EAGLE POINT, Ore. – Some workers in Eagle Point have been as busy as bees. A candle is a simple thing, but it can bring warm to a room or a meal. A Rogue Valley family knows that all too well and their bringing that knowledge and that light to people around the world. Angelika … 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 »

Sustainable Table: Gospel’s Garden

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Gospel Rescue Mission in Grants Pass has a garden which is producing thousands of pounds of food. It took many donations of time and skills to make that garden grow, but now that it is, it feeds residents at the mission as well as those who are still in on … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Turkeys

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – Each year in the U.S. an estimated 270 million turkeys are raised. Of that, just 30% are used as Thanksgiving dinner; that’s still about 81 million birds served up in less than a month’s time. 14 turkeys from Quail Glen Farm, outside of Ashland, will be the centerpiece at holiday tables … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Growing For All

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – This is about the time of year the donations to food pantries really start picking up, but for one area food bank they’ve been picking their own fruit and vegetables. A farm that looks newly emptied from harvest is all that’s left from a 1/3 of an acre which produced 50,000 … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Farm To School Month

ASHLAND, Ore. – The national non-profit is doing big things locally, teaching kids about where their food comes from. It’s Farm To School Month, and statewide, the organization is working toward grant funding which would expand their mission. The Oregon State Legislature is currently considering a bill which would allocate $5 million in grant funding … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Seed Saving

MEDFORD, Ore. – It was a practice essential to our ancestors for thousands of years: if they didn’t save the seeds from one year to the next the consequences were simple: they didn’t eat. Seed saving is still going on, especially this time of year. Tuesday night, curious gardeners gathered at Jackson County’s OSU Extension … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Aquaponics

NEAR WIMER, Ore. – If you’ve heard of aquaponics, you’re ahead of most Americans. If you know how it works, you’re really on the ball, and if you’ve bought produce from The Farming Fish outside Wimer, then you might have bought it from the largest aquaponic farm in the entire country. From hard work on … Continue reading »

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