• Saturday, December 7, 2019

2019 Oregon’s Harvest special

A 30-minute regional feature, Oregon’s Harvest, was created in partnership with KOIN 6. The special features ODA Director Taylor as well as Governor Brown promoting food and agriculture in Oregon. Throughout the summer of 2019, ODA traveled to the eight ...

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A Collage of Color

Everything about Tumalo Lavender Farms is beautiful. The stoic mountain ranges present a 360-degree backdrop, and the many varieties of lavender fields paint the foreground in distinct shades of purple and green. It’s the best kind of sensory overload. If ...

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Miss Oregon and a 60-year-old Scoby

It’s safe to say Stephen Lee knows tea. Lee is the founder and CEO of Kombucha Wonder Drink. In 1972 he co-founded The Stash Tea Company. After Stash Tea was sold in 1993, Stephen, with a few of his friends, ...

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Beware the Invaders

How Oregon is Detecting and Preventing Invasive Species By Keri Ann Beazell for Growing Oregon magazine Although it might sound like the plot of a sci-fi thriller, the fight against invasive species, from insects to noxious weeds, is a harsh reality. ...

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The 110-hour Work Week

Kookoolan Farms is nestled in the heart of wine country just outside of Portland, Oregon. Among the rolling vineyard hills and the grassy farmlands speckled with livestock, you’ll find Koorosh and Chrissie Zaerpoor’s farm — Kookoolan Farms — peacefully situated ...

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Native Tribe in Oregon Embraces Ranching Business

The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians invest in thriving ranching business By Mitch Lies for Growing Oregon magazine Like their ancestors before them, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians in southern Oregon is living off the ...

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Minty Fresh: Oregon Mint Adds Flavor to Products Worldwide

Oregon leads the nation in the production of mint crops By Mitch Lies for Growing Oregon magazine The next time the fresh, aromatic mint flavor in toothpaste hits your tongue, think Oregon. Odds are the mint was grown in the state that ...

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Oregon Entrepreneurs Excel in Food Business

By Mitch Lies for Growing Oregon magazine Jason Pastega grew up in the midst of his parents’ Blue Heron French Cheese Company in Tillamook. When he decided to start a business of his own, it didn’t take long for Pastega to discover how ...

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Global Delights

Oregon growers and food producers find inspiration and collaboration from Japan By Teree Caruthers for Growing Oregon magazine Japan and Oregon’s reciprocal relationship dates back nearly two centuries – some say even before Commodore Matthew Perry led an expedition to Japan ...

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Where There’s Wool, There’s a Way

Oregon boasts colorful history, promising future in woolen textile production By Teree Caruthers for Growing Oregon magazine From your coat to your socks, wool keeps you warm and dry. Textile mills have long been a part of Oregon’s history beginning in ...

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Taste the Trend

Oregon Rides the Wave of the Beverage Craze By Brittany Stovall for Growing Oregon magazine Sipping fruit-flavored vinegar. Savoring lemon infused kombucha. Tasting craft ciders on tap. Oregon’s cup runneth over with the latest beverage trends. Vinegar: Tangy Thirst Quencher Refreshingly ...

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Look for the Giant Jack-o-Lantern

Just outside of Springfield, Oregon, as you come around the bend of Highway 126 and cross the rapid waters of the McKenzie River, the observant traveler will notice certain landmarks that look unconcerned by the passage of time. Those who ...

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Keeping Cows Happy Since 1941

Howard and Gladys Gibson bought 120-acres and began Lochmead Farms in 1941 and since then, each generation has been part of this successful family business. Stephanie Gibson-Hawks, general manager of Lochmead Dairy, is a third-generation Gibson. Having grown up working ...

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Enlisting the Next Generation of Oregon Farmers

A typical day on the farm starts at sunrise. Whether that means getting up early to feed the livestock or going to the farmers’ market to sell what they produce, farmers live and work their entire lives and through every ...

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Oregon’s Harvest

“Oregon’s Harvest” is a 30-minute television special will take viewers to the cattle country of Seneca, Oregon to potato production in the Columbia Basin and to fishers and brewers in Tillamook County. Hosted by news anchor Jeff Gianola, the special ...

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