• Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Growing Oregon

The Big Cheese in Oregon

The Big Cheese in Oregon

By Rachel Bertone for Growing Oregon magazine Cheddar. Pepper jack. Blue Cheese. Chevre. Queso Fresco. Pick a cheese, and it is made in Oregon. From large to artisan, Oregon cheese producers of all sizes are top notch in their craft. ...

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Fresh from the Fields of Oregon

Fresh from the Fields of Oregon

By Joanie Stiers for Growing Oregon magazine In Oregon, vegetables move quickly from field to freezer – locking in freshness and ripeness. Farms are located close to Willamette Valley-based vegetable processors so that fully ripened vegetables can be harvested and ...

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Home Turf from Oregon Grass Seed

Home Turf from Oregon Grass Seed

By Mitch Lies for Growing Oregon magazine There’s a good chance the seed used to plant your lawn came from an Oregon grass seed field. The Beaver State produces roughly 90 percent of cool-season grass seed in the U.S., says ...

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Oregon Market is Going Local

Oregon Market is Going Local

By Brittany Stovall for Growing Oregon magazine In southeast Portland, a Latin American public market and kitchen spreads the aroma of locally grown and made smoked meats, pressed masa and fresh herbs and pulls you in. Brightly colored food carts ...

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Oregon Ag Exports Overseas

Oregon Ag Exports Overseas

Feature photo: Oregon pear promotion overseas. By Mitch Lies for Growing Oregon magazine One might say that Oregon seafood, pears and straw get around. From live crab in Hong Kong to pears in Saudi Arabia to straw and alfalfa in ...

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Vintage Oregon

Vintage Oregon

By Teree Caruthers for Growing Oregon magazine Oregon winemakers know the key to producing some of the country’s most flavorful wine is to let Mother Nature do most of the work. Oregon is home to nearly 500 wineries, and what ...

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What’s Cooking in Culinary Tourism

What’s Cooking in Culinary Tourism

Feature photo: The Country Cat owners, Adam & Jackie Sappington. By Teree Caruthers for Growing Oregon magazine Oregon’s abundant variety of foods create a feast of flavors for hungry tourists flocking to the state each year. Judiaann Woo, an Oregon ...

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Oregon Seafood is a Great Catch

Oregon Seafood is a Great Catch

  By Teree Caruthers for Growing Oregon magazine The clean, cool waters of Oregon provide seafood defined by its freshness and variety. “From albacore tuna to pink shrimp and everything in between – Chinook salmon, Dover sole, Dungeness crab and ...

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Oregon Milk Matters

Oregon Milk Matters

Feature photo: SarBen Farms owned and run by Steve & Susan Pierson and their children and Susan’s dad Marlin Rasmussen. By Betsy Williams for Growing Oregon magazine It all starts with the milk. The key is freshness, quality and the care ...

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Grown in Oregon, Adored Worldwide

Grown in Oregon, Adored Worldwide

Feature photo: Oregon Christmas trees, photo courtesy of Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association.  By Keri Ann Beazell for Growing Oregon magazine Oregon is the nation’s largest producer of shade and flowering trees as well as conifers. Innovation propels growth in ...

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Oregon Farmers are Feeding a Need

Oregon Farmers are Feeding a Need

Feature photo courtesy of the Oregon Food Bank. By Rachel Bertone for Growing Oregon magazine Oregon farmers are doing their part to end the fight against hunger. Approximately 800,000 people in the state deal with hunger insecurity issues, or one ...

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Think Outside the Farm

Think Outside the Farm

  By Jessica Walker Boehm for Growing Oregon magazine From snacks to full meals, Oregon supplies thousands of Americans with their favorite fare. The state is a leader in the food processing industry, with several of its companies producing frozen ...

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Better Beef

Better Beef

Feature photo: Oregon beef cattle, photo courtesy of Country Natural Beef. By Keri Ann Beazell for Growing Oregon magazine Oregon ranchers know the difference between a good steak and a great steak: flavor. Oregon ranchers also know what consumers want ...

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Oregon Takes a Natural Approach

Oregon Takes a Natural Approach

Feature photo: Adam Buresh of Oregon’s Wild Harvest. By Keri Ann Beazell for Growing Oregon Magazine Oregon is a hotbed of naturopathic products and health supplements. A distinct, alternative approach to health, naturopathy focuses on a natural approach of healing the ...

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