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: 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 »

Sustainable Table: Dairy Goats

APPLEGATE, Ore. – Every time the economy takes a downturn, the interest in goats or other small farm skills rises, and that was no different this time around. Maria Lehnhardt became interested in goats 24 years ago. “We wanted to do as many food things as we could, as healthy and natural as we could,” … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Eat Local Challenge

MEDFORD, Ore. – Finding local produce, meats, and dairy can be a challenge in a busy life. While hundreds participate in “Eat Local Week”, each year, during this time about 100 people take it to the next level. Augustine Colebrook cooks for a family of seven and is a local business owner. This year, she … Continue reading »

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