Posts Tagged ‘Family Farms’

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Photo provided by Hood River’s Fruit Loop.

“Fun festivities for the whole family in an open air setting! The Hood River Valley Harvest Fest takes place outdoors in large event tents on the Hood River Waterfront overlooking the Columbia River. Each year, more than 25,000 people wind their way through a bounty of festivities. Freshly harvested fruits and vegetables from the world class orchards and farms of the Hood River Valley. Over 100 art and craft vendors and local artists displaying their hand-crafted merchandise just in time for the holiday season”.- Via Hood River Harvest Festival.

Hood River Harvest Festival held October 15 through October 17, find out more!

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October is the perfect time to visit the Pumpkin Patch and explore the Outdoor Maize. With lush landscapes and family farms, one is sure to experience an enjoyable outing. The Pumpkin Patch has an animal barn, maize, fresh produce market, free hayrides, cafe and more. Visit The Pumpkin Patch for more information.

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Photo Courtesy of Hood River’s Fruit Loop

Hood River’s Fruit Loop Celebrates Pears, September 18 & 19, 2010.

“Hood River Valley is famous throughout the nation and the world for its wonderful pears. Autumn is the perfect time to take a leisurely drive on the back roads of the Hood River Valley, the largest pear growing region in the U.S. During the peak of pear harvest, fruit stands and attractions all along the valley’s scenic Fruit Loop celebrate with special activities. Sample more than 18 varieties of pears, enjoy pear desserts, artisan foods, a glass of pear wine, live music, a corn maze, and more”. -Find out more from Hood River’s Fruit Loop .

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Photo Courtesy of Portland Farmer’s Market.

The Wednesday market at Shemanski Park is held downtown at the north end of the South Park Blocks between Salmon & Main. Held May 5 through October 27 from 10am-2pm. This market is located in Portland’s beautiful park blocks and provides for a lovely outing or lunch options for those living and working in the downtown area. Enjoy local produce, eat healthy, support the local economy, encourage awareness, become part of your community, think sustainability, and live a conscience life.

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Photo Courtesy of Portland Farmer’s Market.

Mondays: Portland Farmer’s Market at Pioneer Square held June 21 through October 25 from 10am-2pm. Beyond being a tremendously enjoyable activity, attending and purchasing local products boosts the economy and provides support for your fellow community members. Enjoy local produce, eat healthy, support the local economy, encourage awareness, become part of your community, think sustainability, and live a conscience life.

The Monday Market at Pioneer Courthouse Square is located between SW Broadway & SW 6th and SW Morrison & SW Yamhill.

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Photo Courtesy of the Portland Farmers Market

Getting out on Saturday to visit the Portland Farmer’s Market at PSU (one of many locations) has always been a favorite of mine. For starters, the Portland State University Park blocks are stunning and add a charm to the Downtown City of Portland. Combining this already beautiful landscape with the Portland Farmer’s Market is simply wonderful. The market, which offers local produce and food products, provides for a fine activity that can continue to boost your soul/body throughout the week-due to all the delicious and organic eats!

Beyond being a tremendously enjoyable activity, attending and purchasing local products boosts the economy and provides support for your fellow community members. Enjoy local produce, eat healthy, support the local economy, encourage awareness, become part of your community, think sustainability, and live a conscience life.

Some words of wisdom provided by Portland Farmers Market: “From farm-fresh produce, baked goods, meats, cheeses, seafood and other artisan goods, our markets are bursting with local offerings from more than 200 vendors at the height of the season. Whether you are wondering who carries spring asparagus, fresh salmon, heirloom tomatoes or homemade berry jam, use the product search function to find which vendors have what you are looking for”.

The Saturday Market is located at Portland State University in the South Park Blocks (between SW Hall & SW Montgomery), held March 20 through December 18 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (March thru October) and 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (November & December).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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             Photos provided by Sustainable Table Website.

Sustainable Table’s mission: “Sustainable Table celebrates local sustainable food, educates consumers on food-related issues and works to build community through food”.

Sustainable table is a great resource for the consumer that wants to buy locally-grown, fresh, organic, and family farm foods. Sustainable table aims to educate consumers and provides information to help consumers get on the right track to healthy eating.

Here’s a bit more about the knowledge Sustainable Table has to share: “Sustainable agriculture involves food production methods that are healthy, do not harm the environment, respect workers, are humane to animals, provide fair wages to farmers, and support farming communities.  But rather than focus on the problems, Sustainable Table promotes the positive shift toward local, small-scale sustainable farming”.

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                   Photos provided by Sustainable Table Website.

Sustainable table will even help you find where you can purchase your local, sustainable, and organic eats. Simply type if your address and they will reveal what’s right around you.