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 »

Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner: Casserole

WILD MUSHROOM GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE  by Porter’s Executive Chef Dustin Farley PARSNIP CREAM 4cups Parsnips (peeled and chopped) 1cup Shallots (chopped) 1Tbl Thyme (chopped) 4cups heavy cream 1cup goat cheese (chevre) ½ cup parmesan (grated) In a heavy bottom pot combine parsnips, shallots, thyme and heavy cream and reduce until parsnips are tender. Add parmesan … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Tomato Seeds

Medford, Ore. — Many plant seeds can be saved by simply collecting them as they dry, but it’s not always that easy.  Collecting tomato seeds can take more work. For a closer look on how to collect tomato seeds watch this ‘In the Garden’ segment. If you have more questions, contact the OSU Extension Master Gardener … Continue reading »

Heat Impacts Fruits and Vegetables

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The hot weather mixed with severe drought conditions is impacting fruits and vegetables in the Rogue Valley. With the hot sun beating down on crops across southern Oregon, one might think the crops would be dried up, but farmers said with the proper irrigation, some of their crops are even being … Continue reading »

Smoke Not Impacting Crops

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A thick layer of smoke still blankets the air, but according to farmers, the smoke is not affecting their crop. At Seven Oaks Farm in Central Point, customers picked through a selection of fresh melons, peppers, peaches, and other produce. According to Seven Oaks Farm owner, Jerry Mefford, the only thing the … Continue reading »

Saturday Market Opens in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. – Ashland is holding its first Saturday farmer’s market of the season. It’s the third year the market has been held at its downtown location on Oak Street. Space was maxed out with over thirty growers, food producers, and craft makers, plus some live entertainment. The market is a smaller version of its … Continue reading »