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: Pumpkin Possibilities

ASHLAND, Ore. — It’s orderly chaos at the Ashland Co-Op’s Kitchen, as Tiazza Rose and her sous chefs prep for pumpkins. The “Cooking with Pumpkin” class is one of dozens at the Co-Op each year, offering the tips and tools to help people sustain themselves. “I think it’s the fact that people have never done … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Pumpkin Power

MEDFORD, Ore. — One Southern Oregon farm is harvesting hundreds of pumpkins and not a single one will turn into a jack-o-lantern or seasonal pie. Think pumpkin bread or pumpkin latte or pumpkin pie is the only pumpkin-y option this time of year? What about pumpkin seed oil or pumpkin seed butter? While the perfect … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Food Integrity

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The concern over what’s in our food has inspired a new movement in Josephine County and it’s delivering GMO-free options right to your table at some of the area’s most popular restaurants. Rossos Trattoria in Grants Pass is celebrating 13 years with a new adventure: it’s one of ten restaurants participating … 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: Brewfest 2013

MEDFORD, Ore. — Several Southern Oregon fairgrounds struggle with their financial sustainability, but he Jackson County Fairgrounds could get a boost from an event this weekend. The Annual Harvest Fair and Brewfest is expected to bring out 10,000 people over the three day event. Families from as far north as Portland and as far south … 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 »

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