Oregon State University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS) has gotten a lot of heat from The Advocate in the past. We outlined how their promises don’t match up to what we see in real life,[…]
Where to Get Your Thanksgiving Goodies in Corvallis
OSU organic growers so happy… they festival
Certifications, approvals, scrutiny… not for the faint of wallet
Organic vs. Free Range vs. Heritage and where you can get them in and around Corvallis
Spring is coming and with the longer days and budding trees farmers and home gardeners alike are planning the upcoming planting season. The Willamette Valley prides itself on having the nation’s most diverse crop varieties[…]
The two articles below are excerpts from more in-depth pieces (check out the links at the end of each article for the full versions!) based on a conversation that took place at OSU’s Marketplace West[…]
Gene flow is not a new problem for American agriculture—farmers have been facing it for, well, as long as humanity has been farming (that’s about 10,000 years). In agriculture, gene flow most commonly involves cross-pollination[…]
Many Corvallisites strive to use their money for good (yay!) and not evil (hiss, boo), but the stress of the holiday frenzy can make it difficult to “vote with your wallet” for every single gift[…]
The prices of organic produce come closer to representing the true ecological cost of growing, for example, a bell pepper; it’s not paying for itself at the expense of depleted soils and depleted fossil fuels.
Using an Oregon Trail card, electronic SNAP funds can be converted at the farmers market into wooden tokens used in place of cash to purchase goods.
In 2003, local organic produce grower Gathering Together Farm opened a Farm Stand that has since blossomed into a full-scale restaurant with Italian-inspired cuisine made from locally grown produce and meats. The food is delicious and the prices are perfect – be sure to make reservations!