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Who’s Your Farmer? www.gorgegrown.com

A guide to farms, farmers’ markets, CSAs and local food in the Columbia River Gorge. Published by Gorge Grown Food Network.

2013


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Who’s Your Farmer

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 4 7 8 10 11 13

Beginner’s Guide to Local Food Directors’ Note Community Resources CSA Guide & Gorge Farmers’ Markets The Local Food Consumer by Sue Kusch What Is Our Local Food System? by Michelle McGrath

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Where To Find Local Year Round Food: Regional Farms & Markets by Todd Dierker Fresh Local Food is Better For Your Health by Lauren Kraemer Gorge Farms - Quick Index Gorge Farms - Guide

Gorge Grown Food Network

Who’s Your Farmer? Team

Mission To build an economically and environmentally sound regional food system that engages, educates & improves the health and well-being of our community.

Guide Listings Michelle McGrath Sue Kusch

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Projects Farmers’ Markets Mobile Markets Community Food Assessments Community Food Leaders Farm to Institution Producers’ Working Groups Technical Assistance & Networking Website & eNewsletter Who’s Your Farmer? School Harvest of the Month Tastings Health Provider Nutrition Outreach and more!

Goals GGFN D.O.E.S! Demand: Everyone demands local food first! Organization: We have the organizational structure & financial resources to achieve our mission. Education: All community members are empowered with the knowledge and tools to grow and eat healthy, seasonal, local food. Supply: A year-round regional supply and distribution system rpovides a variety of abundant, fairly priced food.

Cover Layout Michelle McGrath Photo Credits: Jen Jones Moxy Int. jentakespictures.com Giselle Kennedy G. Kennedy Creative gkennedycreative.com Blaine Franger - BeautifulHoodRiver.com g

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Layout Leanne Haight Michelle McGrath Sue Kusch Articles Michelle McGrath Sue Kusch Todd Dierker Lauren Kraemer Dr. Erin Martin Our many thanks to community supporters whose contributions help this project and everything else we do to succeed by donating pro-bono services, office space, adminstrative support, and so much more! Contact us (541) 490-6420 info@gorgegrown.com

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1farmers’ markets 2 www.gorgegrown.com 3 farm stand or U-pick 4 CSA farm share 5 grocery store 6 restaurants Shop at a local

Find a Gorge farmer at our online local food directory

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Providing  Continuous  Education  in     4-­‐H  Youth  Development,     Gardening,  Horticulture,  Forestry,     Food  Preservation,  Nutrition,  Family  &   Community  Health       Contact  us  at:    541-­‐386-­‐3343  for  more  information.     http://extension.oregonstate.edu/hoodriver  

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Directors’ Note

In the back of these pages you will find the 2013 local food guide for the Columbia River Gorge. Keep one copy in the kitchen and one in the car for quick inspiration on how you can use local food first. Local Gorge farmers grace the cover of our guide this year. Randy (upper left) owns a diverse familyrun fruit orchard in Parkdale. He’s chosen a direct-to-consumer model that includes his farmstand, several farmers’ markets, and U-pick. Rebecca (upper right) is part of the next generation of farming with her husband Michael in Trout Lake. They are raising pastured meat and storage crops like heirloom potatoes and winter squash. These are some of the people who are growing food for Gorge tables- small, family farms taking their product straight to their neighbors and friends. They are your farmers. Because of the families who buy their groceries at the farmers’ market week after week, the teachers who embolden our community members with knowledge of growing their own food, and farmers who labor with love to grow local food for local tables year round, our local food system is growing. In 2006 when Gorge Grown was founded, CSA farms were difficult to find. Now there are well over a dozen farms offering you shares for the season (See our CSA guide on page 10). This growth in CSAs is emblematic of the growth in our local food system in general. It’s only been possible because of people like you! This local food guide is one of many ways Gorge Grown Food Network is engaging with the community to build a strong local food system. Our farmers’ market on Thursdays supports over 30 vendors, May through November. We also provide technical assistance—to farmers, chefs, business owners, consumers and others looking to engage with the local food system. We facilitate networking for farmers, ranchers, orchardists, value-added producers, farmers’ market managers, school garden coordinators, and local food champions. Our mobile farmers’ market program supports fledgling rural farmers’ markets by acting as an anchor vendor when these markets need it most. Our food stamp incentive program at the mobile market and the farmers’ market helps everyone have access to local food. Our presence in the region offers consistent behind-the-scenes efforts with farmers and the community to ensure the support and infrastructure needed for our food system to thrive are in place and are resilient. But without the people, without you, none of our work matters. So thank you for helping us strengthen our local food system, one plate at a time!

Michelle McGrath & Todd Dierker, Co-Directors Celilo is dedicated to locally and naturally raised products and is proud to support many local causes through food donations and community involvement.  Perfect for Lunch Meetings!  Happy Hour (Daily, 5-6pm)

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541.386.5710 www.celilorestaurant.com • 16 oak avenue, hood river open daily for lunch (11:30-3) and dinner (from 5)

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Community Resources FOOD BANKS Hood River County FISH • Hood River 1107 Pine St. MWF 9-11, 4-5, or call for pick up 541.386.3474 • Parkdale Community Church basement. Drop off Mon 4-6 Wasco County Mid-Columbia Community Action Council pickup locations: • Salvation Army, 623 E 3rd St, The Dalles. MWF 12:30-4 541.296.6417 • Seventh Day Adventist, 3339 E 13th St, Tues 11-3, 541.298-8373 • St. Vincent de Paul 505 W 9th St. M/T 1-4, Th 4-6, 541.296.9566 • Windy River Gleaners 3400 Crates Way 541.340.9306 Sherman County • Methodist Church, 3rd Sat. of every month 10-2 Klickitat & Skamania Counties WGAP - 509.493.2662 www.wgap.ws • White Salmon 1250 E Steuben T/Th 8:30-12, 1-3:30

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Stevenson 150 NW Vancouver Ave TWTh 9:30-12, 1-3:30 509.427.4334 Goldendale - Lutheran Church TWTh 9:30-12, 1-4 Seventh Day Adventist Church

COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICES • Klickitat County: 509.773.5817 • Hood River County: 541.386.3343 • Wasco County: 541.296.5494 • Skamania County: 509.427.3930

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Wasco County 541.296.5494 Klickitat County 509.773.6067

Master Food Preservers Inquire about kitchen rental equipment such as pressure canners, dehydrators as well as food preservation classes 541.386.3343 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Gorge Owned Business Network 541.490.7365 www.gorgeowned.org

FARM TO SCHOOL RESOURCES • OR Dept of Agriculture 503.872.6600 • WA State Dept of Agriculture 360.902.2029 • Eastern & Central WA Program 360.947.5091 • OR Dept of Education 503.947.5901 • EcoTrust’s Food & Farms Program 503.467.0751

Healthy People Alliance of Klickitat County: 509.493.6234 www.healthypeoplealliance.org

MASTER GARDENERS • Hood River County 541.386.3343

Gorge Winds Community Grocery info@gorgewindscoop.org www.gorgewindscoop.org

Community for Enrichment of Klickitat County: 509.773.6067 www.cekcwa.org RAICES/ROOTS cooperative garden program, The Next Door Inc. 541.436.0313

Support Gorge Grown Food Network!

Shoot Level $30-54 Flower Level $55-99 Fruit Level $100+ $15 Retired/Student $250 Other

To become a GGFN supporter, fill out this form and mail it with a check to: Gorge Grown Food network, PO Box 752 Hood River, OR 97031

Contact me regarding volunteer opportunities Name Business Address Telephone Areas of Interest

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Visit www.gorgegrown.org for a list of sponsor benefits!

“Without Gorge Grown, I don’t think we would have much of a local market at all.” Hood River vegetable farmer on why he supports Gorge Grown Food Network (8) WHO’S YOUR FARMER? 2013


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Gorge CSAs

Farmers’ Markets

“Foods grown locally are grown in season, which means they are grown during the time of year they were naturally meant to be grown in. They are harvested fresh, at the peak of ripeness, which means they have been allowed to fully develop the vital nutrients they possess and that our bodies need. Foods shipped from long distances lose their nutritional value fast. “So when you think you're getting great amounts of vitamins and minerals from that tomato you put in your salad that was grown in Mexico, think again - you're likely getting only a small fraction of what a tomato allowed to ripen fully and then consumed within days, not weeks of harvest will. “Our scientific measurements of food nutrients do not take into account foods grown in hydroponic greenhouses, picked before they're ripe, shipped from long distances, irradiated and waxed to finally make them look appetizing when they reach our supermarket produce section. It has only been in the last 10-15 years that summer crops have been widely available in the winter.” Dr. Erin Martin ~ TrueMed Institute ~ Hood River, OR (10) WHO’S YOUR FARMER? 2013


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Local Consumer Sue Kusch

The local food consumer

ne hundred years ago, we were all consumers of local food. Our lives were governed by the seasonal availability of fruits and vegetables that could grow in our climate and that meant for a lot less diversity in our diets and some skimpy months of fresh food, now referred to as the shoulder season.

produce. They know their farmers and may visit the small market farms so they are confident in the quality of the food they are buying. These consumers cook most of their meals and relish the diversity of foods produced locally. The quality of their food and their health is an important value in their daily lives.

But the world’s crops, differing seasons and climates, fueled by cheap oil, gradually assumed considerable space in our food industry and eventually our lifestyles. We now enjoy and expect access to whatever produce or product we desire at any particular moment. Cooking new and exotic recipes can be done on a moment’s whim as long as the 24hour grocery store is open. Why would anyone want to return to preparing and eating locally grown food that has limited seasons?

Another value that can be found among local consumers is the importance of healthy and sustainable environmental practices. They understand the necessary commitment to maintaining healthy soil and water and seek farmers who adhere to such practices. Healthy soil & clean water = healthy food

And yet we seem to be doing that very thing. According to the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Services Division the United States has seen consistent growth in the creation of Famers Markets. Who is the typical consumer of locally grown food? Turns out there is no such thing as a typical local food consumer! The reasons and associated values are as diverse as the consumers themselves. For many market shoppers and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) members, the most important reason is the fresher, nutrientrich and usually organically grown

fed, organic and antibiotic-free beef, pork, chicken or goat meat shop the weekly market or come once to pick up a year’s supply of meat from small ranches and farms. Cooks on a limited budget also shop for local foods. They understand that their food dollars are better spent on highly nutritious food that is freshly harvested when ripe and not a week before. Consumers who are committed to maintaining a strong regional economy support local farmers by purchasing their products. Restaurant owners & chefs, business cafeterias, and small eclectic shops proudly display their commitment by naming farms on their menus.

Some consumers supplement their And finally some consumers simvegetable gardens and grocery ply shop the market because it is a store purchases with occasional fun experience! Checking out venpurchases from local producers. dors each week, they buy here and In our area, we see this kind of there, and return home with some enthusiasm around the region’s unusual vegetable variety they abundant fruit production. Fruit have never tried. Often the farmer growers vend their ripe fruit at the has given them a recipe or prefarmers markets for a few weeks ferred preparation. Most weeks, each year and it is not unusual to their curiosity wins and they return see market shoppers stand in line to the market to see what is new. for large bags of cherries, flats of strawberries, blueberries, peaches and boxes of apples and pears. Wildcrafter + Herbalist + Proprietor Locally raised meat is seldom 509.493.3614 available in the large grocery www.THEWITHEREDHERB.com stores. Meat eaters seeking grass-

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Cedar Creek ALPACAS Open Farm Days

June 15 • July 20 • Aug 17 • Sept 21 10 am to 4 pm

Come see the new babies, learn about raising alpacas & their luxurious fleece. Alpaca kisses, fiber arts demonstrations and alpaca products. Can’t make it on these weekends? Call us and we would be happy to share our farm with you by appointment. Cedar Creek Alpacas is located at 182 McNichols Rd, Cook WA 98605 (541) 604-5765 Visit our website! www.cedarcreekalpacas.net

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e can agree that local food is fresher, tastier, nutritionally denser and offers more diversity, and we value the idea of supporting our local farmers and economy. But what does “local” actually mean in the Columbia River Gorge? Gorge Grown Food Network defines local as the five-county Columbia Gorge region of Oregon and Washington. The expansive size and east-west orientation of the Gorge, along with the distinct guardians of Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood, represents a climatically and agriculturally diverse food system. Diversity in a local food system is an added bonus. So if you are one of the 75,000 people who live and eat in the Gorge, count your blessings! But size and shape aside, what is our local food system comprised of? In 2007, the USDA reported that the agricultural economy of the Gorge was worth $281 million. Additionally, Gorge consumers spent over $200 million in their food purchases. But according to the census, they weren’t buying food direct from farmers. In fact, of all the food grown in the Gorge (hundreds of millions of dollars worth), less than 1% was sold as a direct-to-consumer sale. The remaining 99%+ was destined for wholesale markets, often as far away as Asia. Direct-to-consumer sales are one way to measure local food activity, and in 2007, it was the only tool the USDA used to do so. But

Local Food System Michelle McGrath

What is our local food system? the data reported to the census doesn’t capture the whole picture. We’ve set a goal that 20% of the food eaten in the Gorge will have been grown in the Gorge by the year 2020. For short, we call this our 20% x 2020 goal and we want to capture a clearer picture than the numbers reported in the USDA Census. Measuring our local food system is a complex task, but we’re excited to be developing metrics that can be used from year to year to measure the growth and fluctuations of local food purchases in our region. These metrics will include a broad range of economic data, such as estimated gross sales for farmers’ markets, CSAs, farm-to-restaurants, and overall direct-to-consumer. As well, it will also include metrics that measure our food system beyond economic data and better capture the resiliency of our food system. We’d like to know the number of school and community gardens. Some of the things we would also like counted: How many pounds of garden bounty are donated to the food bank? How

many pounds of orchard fruit are donated to gleaners? How many school and community gardens exist? We’ve been told 20% x 2020 is an outrageous goal. We respectfully disagree. We have seen the local food movement grow in the Gorge year after year, and we see the cascading positive effects. Shopping at your local farmers’ markets, CSAs, growing gardens, and using this local food guide to source your groceries locally, you can help us make 2013 the best year for local food yet. 20% by 2020? How about 20% by 2014?

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Local Food Year Round Todd Dierker

Where to find Local year round food: Regional farms & markets

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hat beats the sweetness of corn just pulled from the stalk, a tree ripened peach or sun kissed cherry tomatoes? For those with access to land, time and a green thumb some of it might lie out their back door. But the harvests from the Columbia River Gorge go beyond the garden to include fresh salmon fillets, lamb, freshly baked breads, artisan cheeses and much more. Your local farmers’ market is the place to source all of this bounty. We are fortunate to live in a region served by a dozen community markets that funnel the harvests from the farm to our plates. Whether you live in Stevenson, Moro, Trout Lake or Mosier you can meet the wonderfully talented and dedicated producers that grow, raise and prepare the freshest foods of the Gorge.

million in total sales. Hoop houses and greenhouses allow farmers to push the seasonal limits of vegetable production: imagine locally grown tomatoes in June! Valueadded food producers also making significant contributions: pesto, granola, tamales, herb blends, sausages, and other yummy creations with locally sourced ingredients. Value-added food also allows us to enjoy the local bounty after the markets wind down for the season. During the season, shoppers are able to do the bulk of their grocery shopping at their farmers’ market. Old-fashioned farm stands, Community Supported Agriculture

Farmers’ markets grow in popularity each year and are an important force in rebuilding our local economy. In 2012 over $400,000 was spent at Gorge markets and for 2013, market managers have set a goal of over $1

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(CSA) programs and sales to local chefs who prefer to use fresh locally grown ingredients for their restaurant fare are bountiful in the region. CSA shares allow you to establish a relationship with a farm for the season and get a weekly box of the products they offer (there are even meat CSAs now that provide an assortment of duck, chicken, pork, etc. to enjoy). When you go out for dinner, ask the waiter which products are sourced from local farms to help guide your choice (and to let them know that you care who grows your food). Farmers’ markets grow when you buy your groceries there week after week. Loyal customers build enticing demand that allows farmers to make a living doing what they do best—feeding nutritious food to local families. Every dollar you spend on local food is a vote for a vibrant regional food system. The money you spend on local food stays in the local economy, and purchasing directly from the farmer, means that more money stays with the farmer (farmer sees 90% of every dollar) rather than going to national marketing efforts of large grocery chains (farmer sees about 1/4 of every dollar). Your vote-by-purchase ensures that our diverse population of food producers will thrive and grow. If we focus on “Local Food First” we can all enjoy one very delicious summer, autumn, winter and spring!


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Better For Your Health Lauren Kraemer

“One of the most important resources that a garden makes available for use is the gardener’s own body. A garden gives the body the dignity of working in its own support,” writes Wendell Berry.

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Fresh local food is better for your health

orking the land does indeed work the body, but the land also nourishes our bodies with essential nutrients in the form of vitamins and minerals. The amount of nutrients in your food is linked to the quality of the soil, the level of ripeness when picked and amount of time from harvest to eating; the less separation between the dirt and your food, the better. When a local farmer harvests spinach the morning of the farmers’ market, it likely has close to 34 milligrams of vitamin C in one serving. By the time that same spinach gets to the market, its freshness is starting to decline. If you wait two days to eat that fresh local spinach, it’s vitamin C load has dwindled to 8 mg. Imagine now, the impact our industrial food system has on the nutrient levels of spinach that was separated from its dirt five days before it makes it to your dinner table. Vitamins, in particular, are susceptible to food storage and transit-induced losses.

food from your own back yard or your community farm, fresher food is better for you. So what happens in the winter when the Gorge is blanketed in snow and no longer producing tomatoes packed with lycopene, berries filled with vitamin C and asparagus overflowing with vitamin K? Scurvy. Just kidding. Lucky for us locavores, lightly blanching and freezing local food for later use is a great way to preserve the nutritional integrity of local veggies. In

many cases, blanching vegetables can actually make some nutrients more bioavailable. Additionally, preserving food through canning methods may preserve the nutrients in fruit and vegetables better than harvest stored for several days in less than tender conditions. To learn more about properly preserving the local bounty all winter long, sign up for OSU Extension’s food preservation courses offered throughout the year. You can also ask questions like “how do I can whole tomatoes from the garden?” to our Master Food Preservers. In addition to preservation, growing and eating seasonally throughout the year can ensure you still get your vitamins from fresh local sources of food. Kale, potatoes, carrots and other winter foods are nutritious regardless of the rain and snow and can be grown in a small amount of space or containers. The Master Gardener program offers classes and information on how to build a healthy soil, how to select plants and seeds that are best suited to our region, and how to harvest vegetables throughout the year.

OSU Extension Phone Numbers: Hood River: 541-386-3343 Wasco: 541-296-5494

Clearly, whether you are harvesting your

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Thanks for

Shopping Local!

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GOURMET MARKET & DELI

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Quick Index to Gorge Farms - 1 B 83 6 67 51 2 4 10 13 18 19 25 33 34 41 42 45 48 49 50 64 68 74 79 82 88 90 94 96 97 100 102 106 107 108 111 112 47 91 92 14 24 38 44 46 70 86 71 73 11 22 54 72 78 109 84 5 23

Ravens Eye Farms Azure Standard Mountain Shadow Ranches Jefferies Ranch Beef A & J Orchards, LLC Acree's Farm Casa Verde CSA Cody Orchards Cutflowers For You Dancing Moon Farm Escoe Farms LLc. Hoodriverblueberry Fresh Greens From Farm and Forest Hood River Organic Hood River UPick Cherries Hunter Farm Indian Creek Ranch Invernadero Comunitario RAICES / ROOTS Organic Community Greenhouse James' Blueberries Market Gourmet Morale Orchards LLC Nella Chestnut Farm Packer Orchards & Bakery Rasmussen Farms Sakura Ridge, The Farm & Lodge Saur Farming Siragusa Orchards Solle Farms Stillwater Pastures Tamiyasu Orchards The Gorge White House Tuckered Out Farm Tumbleweed Farm Two Peaks Blues Wildwood Farm Wilinda Blueberry Patch Imperial Stock Ranch Seed to Table Farm Shorttail Farms Columbia Blossom Organic Orchards Endless Summer Farm Heritage Seed & Foods Humble Roots Farm & Nursery, llc Idiot's Grace Mosier Valley Organics Root Orchards Mt Hood Organic Farms Mt. Hood Natural Beef - John Lowe Cascade Pastures Draper Girls Country Farm Kiyokawa Family Orchards Mt View Orchards and Fruitstand Outback Farms Upper Valley Farms Raz's Organic Annie's Apricots Emerson Dell Farm

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Quick Index to Gorge Farms - 2 B 26 52 53 69 77 85 89 98 110 21 3 17 43 55 61 59 40 9 16 29 31 37 56 60 65 30 39 81 28 32 63 113 12 27 36 75 76 99 101 103 105 1 20 35 57 80 7 8 15 58 62 66 87 93 95 104

EverSummer Gardens Joi's Chicken & Egg Ranch Kelly Wheat Morgan & Sons Honey Company Orchard View Farms Renken Farms - Cherry Canyon Dairy Sandoz Farm Sunny Daze Farm Vest Pocket Family Farm Dickey Farms Acadian Farms Crystal Creek Fibers Horseshoe Bend Ranch Klickitat Bison Company Little Farms Kupfer Sexton orchard High Roost Ranch Broken Boulder Farm Columbia River Beef Fletcher Ranch Four Mountain Milling Gunkel Orchards Inc. Klickitat Valley Chianina, LLC Lefever Holbrook Ranch Marlee's Goat Dairy Fordyce Farms High Prairie Garlic Raisin Hill Farm Fern Meadow Farm Fresh From The Farm Loop Road Garlic Wind Mountain Creamery LLC Cascadia Creamery Farmgate Organics, LLC. Green Pastures Farm North Land of Milk & Honey Dairy Oma's Market Garden Sunnybrook Farm The Big Barn Farm The New World Farm Trout Lake Abbey 5 Oaks Farm Davis Family Farm Green Mountain Ranch Kraus Honey Co. Quercus Farm Bean Haven Blue Skies Bakery & Farm Columbia Gorge Garlic Kreps Ranch Locavore Garlic Melissa Bees Rough Swan Ranch Simply Sierra's Small i Farm The Withered Herb

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G u i d e t o F a r m s & P r o d u c e r s -1 1. 5 Oaks Farm Underwood, WA/ 503.706.0354 5oaksfarm.com Naturally grown pears & concord grapes. CSA. Restaurant sales of vegetables flowers and herbs. 2. A & J Orchards Hood River, OR/541.386.1974 karenasai@hotmail.com Cherries - July 15 We are 4th generation Hood River growers of fresh cherries, pears, and apples. Please call ahead for orders. 3. Acadian Farms Carson, WA/509.427.4297 info@acadianorganics.com www.acadianorganics.com CSA. We are a small family owned farm that produces organically grown vegetables and also produces hand-crafted micro-brews & boutique wines. 4. Acrees Farm Hood River, OR/541.386.3717 rsacree@gorge.net Tree fruit. We are a small family-owned business. 5. Annie’s Apricots The Dalles, OR/541.478.3502 Tree-Ripened U-Pick Apricots grown the oldfashioned way! Handpruned and thinned for optimal growth, sun exposure, and flavor development. 6. Azure Standard Dufur, OR/541.467.2230 www.azurestandard.com Organically farming 4000 acres in Wasco, Sherman and Grant Counties. Family owned and operated distribution company of over 9000 natural and organic products delivered direct to customers. 7. Bean Haven White Salmon, WA/ 509.493.3138 beanmaven@wildblue.net

Bean Haven beef is a small family owned business that produces clean prime grade meat to our friends and neighbors in the Columbia River Gorge. Organically grown grass fed prime beef. Finished meat is ready in July. 8. Blue Skies Bakery & Farm White Salmon, WA/ 509.876.7395 blueskiesbakery@gorge.net We are a family owned wholesale bakery, striving to create the best breads and granolas. In the bakery we specialize in an organic, naturally leavened bread, as well as granolas that are made with local and organic ingredients. All of our farm produce is grown organically. 9. Broken Boulder Farm Goldendale, WA/ 509.773.3638 Rody@gorge.net Herbs, flowers, berries. Pesticide free and sustainably grown. Lavender - agriculture at its fragrant best. 10. Casa Verde CSA Hood River, OR/ 541.400.9510 casaverdecsa@gmail.com casaverdecsa.com CSA. Veggies grown organically, enriched by aquaponic (fish) nutrients. 11. Cascade Pastures Parkdale, OR/ 541.490.4546 Dairy, red meat & eggs. Organically grown, free range. 12. Cascadia Creamery Trout Lake, WA/ 509.395.9339 www.cascadiacreamery.com Dairy, raw, aged artisan cheese. Cascadia Creamery revives a long tradition of artisan cheese making in the Trout Lake Valley that began

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over 125 years ago. 13. Cody Orchards Hood River, OR/ 541.354.1085 codyorchards@hrecn.net www.codyorchards.com Berries, fruit, flowers, honey, vegetables. We are the third generation of this family to live and farm here! 14. Columbia Blossom Organic Orchards Mosier, OR/ 541.478.2084 jim@columbiablossom.com www.ColumbiaBlossom.com

Tree fruit. Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth since 1992. 15. Columbia Gorge Garlic White Salmon, WA/ 509.493.9490 Herbs, vegetables & value added products. Certified organic. 16. Columbia River Beef Goldendale, WA/ 509.773.4688 www.columbiariverbeef.com We sell hormone free beef that is grass fed and finished on locally grown hay and corn. 17. Crystal Creek Fibers Carson, WA/ 509.427.8454 margaret@crystalcreekfibers.com

www.crystalcreekfibers.com Lots of organic fibers, hand dyed fibers, spinning wheels and looms. Bringing fibers to you! 18. Cutflowers For You Hood River, OR/ 541.354.1893 hoemangray@embarqmail.com

Flowers. CSA. Seasonal cut flowers, organically grown. Available via CSA, markets, special events. 19. Dancing Moon Farm Hood River, OR/ 715.781.9818 eatwell@dancingmoonfarm.com

dancingmoonfarm.com Certified organic veggies, berries, flowers. CSA. 20. Davis Family Farm

Underwood, WA/ 509.637.5597 davisfamilyfarm@gorge.net www.davisfamilyfarm.blogspot.com

Pork and seed garlic. Family-owned, certified organic. 21. Dickey Farms Bingen, WA/509.493.2636 www.dickeyfarm.com Berries, nuts, fruit, grains, eggs, vegetables, plants/ starts, seeds, honey, specialty grocery. Storefront on Hwy 14. Family Owned and operated since 1867! 22. Draper Girls Country Farm Parkdale, OR/509.490.8113 draper.girls@yahoo.com www.drapergirlscountryfarm.com

Flowers, Tree Fruit, Berries, Red meat, eggs, valueadded products, vegetables, non-pasteurized ciders. Family-owned & conventional farmed. 23. Emerson Dell Farm The Dalles, OR/ 541.296.4747 emersondellfarm@gmail.com

emersondellfarm.com Red meat. Fifth-generation family farm offering grass & grain finished beef. 24. Endless Summer Farm Mosier, OR/ 541.478.3767 Organically grown berries. 25. Escoe Farms Hood River, OR/ 541.386.4804 hoodriverblueberry.com Certified organic berries. 26. EverSummer Gardens The Dalles, OR/ 541.386.9517 mmeskin@gorge.net eversummergardens.com Herbs. Certified Organic, hydroponically-grown herbs. 27. Farmgate Organics Trout Lake, WA/ 509.637.4652 farmgateherbs@gmail.com Flowers, berries, herbs, vegetables. Certified Organic,


Guide to Farms & Producers-2 second-generation family farm offering flowers, berries, herbs, veggies. 28. Fern Meadow Farm Stevenson, WA/ 509.427.5570 fernmeadowfarm@gmail.com

Herbs, eggs. Organically grown herbs and eggs. 29. Fletcher Ranch Goldendale, WA/ 509.250.1869

mtadamsview40@yahoo.com

Family-owned ranch specializing grassfed beef and lamb. 30. Fordyce Farms Husum, WA/ 509.493.8223 Eggs, berries, vegetables. We specialize in sweet corn and strawberries, and have not used chemicals in the 9 years. U-pick available. 31. Four Mountain Milling Goldendale, WA/ 509.773.4283 We harvest, clean, mill & package our whole wheat flour into a variety of delicious mixes. Family-owned farm- fields prepared with organic components. 32. Fresh From The Farm Stevenson, WA waconverse@yahoo.com

info@fromfarmandforest.com www.fromfarmandforest.com

Berries, herbs, eggs, valueadded products, vegetables, seaweed. Organically grown and/or sustainably wildrafted. 35. Green Mountain Ranch Underwood, WA/509.493.3624 scoop@embarqmail.com Flowers, tree fruit, red meat, poultry, eggs, vegetables, seed garlic, some hay. organic garden vegetables, natural grain-finished meats. Organically grown. 36. Green Pastures Farm Trout Lake, WA/509.395.2233 greenpastures@gorge.net Eggs. Free range, vegetarian feed. 37. Gunkel Orchards Goldendale, WA/ 509.773.4698 fruit@gunkelorchards.com www.gunkelorchards.com Tree fruit, value-added products, honey. Thirdgeneration family farm using sustainable farming practices. 38. Heritage Seeds & Foods Mosier, OR/ 541.806.6865 Since 1976, dedicated to the restoration of heirloom seeds. Contract production with organic farmers of red and purple sweet corn, garbanzos, soybeans, dry beans, and dry grains (hulless barley and Teff). 39. High Prairie Garlic Lyle, WA/ 509.365.6813

509.364.3312 highroostwa@gmail.com

www.highroostranch.wordpress.com info@imperialstockranch.com

Red meat, poultry, eggs, vegetables. CSA. Organically grown veggies & pasture-raised livestock. 41. Hood River Organic Hood River, OR/ 541.354.2111 csa@hoodriverorganic.com hoodriverorganic.com Tree fruit, vegetables, mushrooms, compost. CSA. Certified Organic Year-round CSA & wholesale 42. Hood River UPick Cherries Hood River, OR/ 541.359.4481 www.hoodriverupickcherries.com

Fruit, berries. U-pick cherries & raspberries. 43. Horseshoe Bend Ranch Centerville, WA/ 509.250.3755 mattchiles@ horseshoebendranch.net www.horseshoebendranch.net

Grass fed, healthy, sustainable beef from a family farm. 44. Humble Roots Farm & Nursery Mosier, OR/ 503.449.3694 humbleroots@gorge.net www.humblerootsnursery.com

Native plants and seeds. Specializing in ethically propagated native plants. Flowers, Herbs, Eggs, Veg45. Hunter Farm etables, Redworms, worm Hood River, castings, vermicomposting OR/541.490.6006 kits, brewed worm casting jeffhunter1859@gmail.com tea, Sprouted Fodder. NatVegetable, specialty salad urally-grown, biodynamic, mixes. Organically grown farm offering veggies, eggs, weather protected crops. herbs, worm composting 20 varieties of both indoor debronmcd@embarqmail.com and outdoor mixed salad supplies & products. Poultry, eggs, vegetables. 33. Fresh Greens greens for harvest in our offSmall family owned farm Hood River, OR/ seasons for restaurants and raising heritage breeds and special occasions 541.490.6677 free-range turkeys. Vegetables, fruit, berries. 46. Idiot’s Grace Field washed salad greens. Organically grown, but not Mosier, OR/ 541.490.5249 brian.idiotsgrace@gmail.com 34. From Farm and Forest certified. 40. High Roost Ranch Tree fruit, eggs, veggies. Hood River, OR/ Glenwood, WA/ Certified Organic. 541.806.3946 freshfromthefarminthegorge. wordpress.com

47. Imperial Stock Ranch Maupin, OR/541.395.2507 www.imperialstockranch.com

www.imperialyarn.com Sustainable ranching practices & production of cattle, sheep, grains & hay 48. Indian Creek Ranch Hood River, OR/ 541.386.6719 saxharp@gorge.net Tree fruit. Certified organic. 49. Invernadero Comunitario Raices~ ROOTS Community Greenhouse Hood River, OR/ 541.436.0313 jodyo@nextdoorinc.org www.nextdoorinc.org/ nuestra-comunidad-sana Herbs, vegetables, spring vegetable starts. Organically grown. 50. James’ Organic Blueberries Hood River, OR/ 541.386.5806 hyjames@yahoo.com Berries. Certified organic. 51. Jefferies Ranch Beef Grass Valley, OR/ 541.333.2421 keelyjefferies@hotmail.com Red meat. Local grass-fed, free-range, antibiotic and hormone free beef. 52. Joi’s Chicken & Egg Ranch The Dalles, OR/ 541.296.2722 joi.wilson@yahoo.com Poultry, eggs, willow tree starts. Chemical-free, free range poultry/eggs. 53. Kelly Wheat The Dalles, OR/ 541.980.3003 info@kellywheat.com www.kellywheat.com Locally Grown Pancake and Waffle Mix and bulk flour. 54. Kiyokawa Family Orchards

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G u i d e t o F a r m s & P r o d u c e r s -3 Parkdale, OR/ 541.352.7115 info@mthoodfruit.com www.mthoodfruit.com Tree fruit, berries, valueadded products. Both organic & conventional tree fruit, and berries. 55. Klickitat Bison Company Centerville, WA/ 509.773.4450 maryjean@centurylink.net www.klickitatbison.com Bison. Pasture-raised chemical-free, supplemented with locally-grown grass hay. We are a small producer that places great value on sustainable farming and a quality, healthy product. 56. Klickitat Valley Chianina Goldendale, WA/ 509.773.6141 kvcbobnjudy@gorge.net Natural Beef from Washington. 57. Kraus Honey Co. Underwood, WA/ 509.722.5307 58. Kreps Ranch White Salmon, WA/ 509.493.2361 Beef, Hay, Other Products 59. Kupfer Sexton Orchard Dallesport, WA/ 509.767.4295 Tree Fruit, Vegetables. Family-owned & conventional farmed. 60. Lefever Holbrook Ranch Goldendale, WA/ 509.261.0006 papa_pklh@yahoo.com Flowers, tree fruit, berries, herbs, red meat, poultry, eggs, value-added products, vegetables. CSA. Freerange, hormone free. 61. Little Farms Centerville, WA/ 509.225.0371 LittleFarms.org@gmail.com www.LittleFarms.org Red meat, poultry, value-

added products, rhubarb, pork. CSA. Forage based, free range, gently handled, no pesticides or herbicides on our pastures, no growth enhancing medications. 62. Locavore Garlic White Salmon, WA/ 509.773.5190 locavoregarlic@gmail.com Tree fruit, herbs, vegetables, garlic. Biological farming methods. 63. Loop Road Garlic Stevenson, WA/ 971.678.1688 cliffem3ss@yahoo.com Flowers, berries, eggs, vegetables, wooden products. Naturally grown. No chemicals. 64. Market Gourmet Hood River, OR/541.380.2544 Value-added products. Bakery 65. Marlee’s Goat Dairy Goldendale, WA/ 509.773.5190 tamegoats@yahoo.com www.columbiabasingoatguild. com/marlees.htm

Goat Milk from Nubian & LaMancha goats. 66. Melissa Bees White Salmon, WA/ 503.313.0378 elliottmelissa@mac.com Melissabees.com Organic, Biodynamic, Pesticide-free honey and hive products. 67. Mountain Shadow Ranches Dufur, OR/ 541.223.2984 Jimhanna@ortelco.net

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Free-range, sustainable red meat. 68. Morale Orchards Hood River, OR/ 541.354.1909 Moraleorchards@aol.com Tree fruit using sustainable

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77. Orchard View Farms The Dalles, OR/ 541.298.4496 www.orchardviewfarms.com Cherries. Global Gap and Food Alliance certified for our sustainable farming kristina@mosiervalleyorganics.com practices. www.mosiervalleyorganics.com 78. Outback Farms Organically grown fruit, Parkdale, OR/ 541.352.7798 vegetables, herbs, flowers, Vegetables, fruit, berries, red meat. flowers. 71. Mt. Hood Organic Farms 79. Packer Orchards & Mt. Hood, OR/ 541.352.7492 Bakery mthoodorganicfarms@gorge.net Hood River, OR/ www.mthoodorganicfarms.com 541.354.1140 Certified organic & biodywww.packerorchardsandbakery.com namic farm specializing in Fruit, berries, pumpkin tree fruit and value-added patch. products. 80. Quercus Farm 72. Mt. View Orchards Inc. & Underwood, Fruitstand WA/509.493.2637 Parkdale, OR/ 541.352.6554 bfmy@yahoo.com 800.529.6554 Organically grown lylem@gorge.net vegetables, berries, herbs, www.mtvieworchards.com eggs, flowers. Flowers, tree fruit, berries, 81. Raisin Hill Farm value-added products, Lyle, WA/ 509.365.3707 vegetables, dried fruit, pies. www.raisinhillfarm.com Organically grown. Certified organic vegetables 73. Mt. Hood Natural Beef and fruit, and eggs from Mt. Hood, OR/541.352.1053 free-range chickens. lowednj@gorge.net 82. Rasmussen Farms w3.gorge.net/johnlowe Hood River, Natural grass-fattened or OR/541.386.4622 grain fed beef. Pesticide free flowers, herbs, 74. Nella Chestnut Farm vegetables, u-pick tomatoes Hood River, OR/ & pumpkins. 503.730.8689 83. Ravens Eye Farms www.nellachestnutfarm.com Boyd, OR/ 541.340.0921 Fresh Colossal Chestnuts. Organically grown lavender Sweet and easy peeling. and herbs. 75. North Land of Milk & 84. Raz’s Organic Honey Dairy Rufus, OR/ 509.279.9534 Organically grown vegetaTrout Lake, WA/ 509.395.2802 bles and grass-fed beef Honey, Real Milk. 85. Renken Farms 76. Oma’s Market Garden The Dalles, OR/ Trout Lake, WA/ 541.296.3024 renkenfarms@gmail.com 509.395.2625 oma@heardfarm.com renkenfarms.com heardfarm.com Dairy, tree fruit, berries, red Certified Organic veggies & meat, poultry, eggs, flowers. vegetables from a Century practices. 69. Morgan & Sons Honey Company The Dalles, OR/ 541.98.5719 Raw and filtered honey 70. Mosier Valley Organics Mosier, OR/ 541.399.6146


Guide to Farms & Producers-4 Farm started in 1863. 86. Root Orchards Mosier, OR/ 541.478.3425 rootorchards@aol.com www.RootOrchards.com U-pick sweet cherries. 87. Rough Swan Ranch White Salmon, WA/ 509.493.3348 roughswanranch@hughes.net www.roughswanranch.com

CSA. Organically grown, pasture raised pork. 88. Sakura Ridge, The Farm & Lodge Hood River, OR/ 541.386.2636 www.sakuraridge.com Fruit, berries, honey, lamb, poultry. B&B. Commercial orchard. 89. Sandoz Farm The Dalles, OR/ 541.296.6291 sandozfarm@centurylink.net

sandozfarm.com Tree fruit, red meat, eggs, value-added products. Naturally raised beef & pork; pesticide free-vegetables. 90. Saur Farming Hood River, OR/ 541.380.1218 saurfarming@gmail.com Organically grown vegetables, herbs, flowers. 91. Seed to Table Farm Maupin, OR/ 503.539.7226 seedtotablefarm@aol.com seedtotablefarm.com Organically grown, no chemicals, pesticides or GMO seeds used on family farm. CSA. 92. Shorttail Farms Maupin, OR/ 971.570.7663 Flowers, tree fruit, berries, red meat, poultry, eggs, vegetables. We Grow our products in environmentally friendly method. 93. Simply Sierra’s White Salmon, WA/

541.490.8138 Herbs, Eggs, Vegetables. Organically grown, nonGMO seeds. A family own business run for fundraising of students leaning towards agriculture practice to promote less waste and health to communities. 94. Siragusa Orchards Hood River, OR/ 541.399.2388 Sustainable, family-owned orchard & vineyard. 95. Small i Farm White Salmon, WA/ 541.380.1562 CSA. Poultry, eggs, vegetables. 96. Solle Farms Hood River, OR/ 541.980.9693 jen@sollefarms.com www.sollefarms.com Tree fruit, eggs, wine grapes. Everything, save the cherries, is farmed organically. 97. Stillwater Pastures Parkdale, OR/ 541.490.7591 Beef, poultry, pork. We raise cows, pigs and chickens on the family farm my Grandfather purchased in 1962. 98. Sunny Daze Farm The Dalles, OR/ 541.296.4339 Fruit, berries, vegetables. We spray pesticides as little as possible. 99. Sunnybrook Farm Trout Lake, WA/ 509.395.3600 grownatsunnybrook@gmail.com www.grownatsunnybrook.com

Old-fashioned organic all the time! Red meat, poultry, eggs, vegetables. CSA. 100. Tamiyasu Orchards Hood River, OR/ 541.490.8746 www.tamiyasuorchards.com

Certified organic cherries,

peaches, plums, apricots, and blueberries. 101. The Big Barn Farm Trout Lake, WA/ 509.395.2509 bascott@embarqmail.com CSA. Organically grown berries, herbs, eggs, vegetables, red meat. 102. The Gorge White House Hood River, OR/ 541.386.2828 gorgewhitehouse@gmail.com www.gorgewhitehouse.com

Safe, responsible and conscientious farming under GAP/GHP practice guidelines: dairy, fruit, herbs, vegetables, honey, jerky. 103. The New World Farm Trout Lake, WA/ 509.637.3767 Lucasking94@gmail.com thenewworldfarm.com Tree fruit, berries, herbs, red meat, poultry, eggs, value-added products, vegetables. Organically grown. 104. The Withered Herb White Salmon, WA/ 509.493.3614 kuschs@gmail.com www.thewitheredherb.com CSA. Organically grown, handcrafted herbal products. 105. Trout Lake Abbey Trout Lake, WA/ 509.395.2030 www.tlabbey.com Eggs, vegetables, fruit, berries, herbs. 106. Tuckered Out Farm Hood River, OR/ 541.354.1625 susan@tuckeredoutfarm.com www.tuckeredoutfarm.com

CSA. Tree fruit, berries, red meat, eggs, vegetables. Organically grown and grass fed. 107. Two Peaks Blues

Hood River, OR/ 541.354.1706 UPick Blueberries 108. Tumbleweed Farm Hood River, OR/ 541.647.8876 tkbemis@gmail.com gotumbleweed.com Grown with love, pesticide free vegetables, flowers, berries & herbs. 109. Upper Valley Farms Parkdale, OR/ 541.490.0507 robin@uppervalleyfarms.com www.uppervalleyfarms.com

Certified organic Jonagold apples. 110. Vest Pocket Family Farm The Dalles, OR/ 541.296.2977 vestpocketfamilyfarm@gmail.com

CSA. Flowers, herbs, red meat, eggs, value-added, products, vegetables, honey. Old time farming- no commercial fertilizers or pesticides. 111. Wildwood Farm Hood River, OR/ 541.556.3857 farm@wildwoodharvest.com www.wildwoodharvest.com

CSA. Flowers, berries, herbs, vegetables. Following organic growing standards.

112. Wilinda Blueberry Patch

Hood River, OR/ 801.556.7964

Lindachamberlain@comcast.net

Family-owned farm; Upick berries that are not sprayed. 113. Wind Mountain Creamery Stevenson, WA/ 503.799.4626 crdickenson@gmail.com Locally made artisan & farmstead cheese crafted with sustainable farming practices.

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