Sustainable Table: All About Alpacas

JACKSONVILLE, Ore., — From beginning to end, alpacas are the poster animal for sustainability. There are 26 alpacas on Rolling Hills Alpaca Farm outside of Jacksonville. Owner Jeanne Davidian spins her fair share of the fiber from her herd, but come June most of what’s known as the “first cuttings” will make the short trip … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Juicing 101

MEDFORD, Ore. — Getting all the recommended fruits and vegetables in each day can be a challenge, especially if they aren’t something you crave…but despite some people’s aversion to them, fruits and veggies pack incredible nutrients that can be hard to find anywhere else. Everything in your local produce department can be juiced, but the … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Rogue Flavor

MEDFORD, Ore. – Eat Local Week wrapped up a week ago, but its end, and our shift in seasons, doesn’t mean choosing local has to end. Kellie Hill helps others create a plan to trade in the cans, boxes, bags and supplements for whole, nutrient dense, local foods. As a nutritional therapy practitioner, Kellie started … 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 »

Sustainable Table: The Food Path

MEDFORD, Ore. — This time of year there are all sorts of fruits and vegetables are available locally, but a huge portion of the food we consume in Southern Oregon comes from outside the region. At Organic Produce Warehouse, owner Tom Marks has a very specific goal. “All of our [vegetables are] coming from an … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Produce for Pets

MEDFORD, Ore. — They may not be the favorite food on everyone’s list but vegetables and fruit have been proven to offer vital nutrients and vitamins. Your pet can benefit from produce straight out of the garden too. “As far as we can guess, half German Shepard, half Hound dog,” Dr. Glen Winters from Medford … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: OSU Extension Service

MEDFORD, Ore. — The summer and fall harvests in Oregon are worth waiting for, but by learning a few tricks you can eat local all year long. Jennifer Levin is a University of Oregon professor by day, but also a Master Food Preserver with the OSU Extension Service. “Sauerkraut is a great example of a … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Wylie’s Honey Brews

MEDFORD, Ore. — Armed with local honey and a long ingredient list of spices from as far away as Hawaii, a Rogue Valley man is brewing up something special. The only turmeric beverage in the entire country is made in the Rogue Valley, it’s one of several flavors of Wylie’s Honey Brews. “Turmeric, Ginger, Mate … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Standing Stone

MEDFORD, Ore. — At Standing Stone Brewing Company in Ashland, plates fly out of the kitchen at dinner time, hot food for hungry visitors. Some of that food hasn’t even traveled that far, just a mile down the road. A mile down the road live a couple flocks of chickens, a small herd of cattle, a … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Red Duck Ketchup

Ketchup is a classic condiment. Chances are, you have a bottle or two in your fridge. But it’s probably the traditional tomato type. Perhaps you’ve heard of the site, “Kickstarter.” It’s where people can donate to companies and ideas we feel are worthy. One of those ideas is pretty saucy and it’s fundraising ends Friday. … Continue reading »

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