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Siskiyou Sustainable Cooperative: A Model for Cooperative Farming & Marketing

Written by Melissa Matthewson, 10/16/09
The Siskiyou Sustainable Cooperative is an agricultural cooperative in southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley marketing organic vegetables through a Community Supported Agriculture program. Ten diverse, small organic farms participate in the cooperative in which each farm specializes in various vegetable crops for the CSA program. The CSA program has 140 members and [...]

 
Ross and Kelly McGarva, Lakeview

Ross and Kelly McGarva, Lakeview

If you had asked Ross and Kelly McGarva whether or not they were going to go into the meat processing business a few years back, they probably would not have answered yes.  But in 2005, they did just that, taking on Lakeview Lockers, a custom meat processing plant that has been servicing Lake County since [...]

 
Meat CSAs and Buying Clubs

Meat CSAs and Buying Clubs

Meat CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) have begun to spring up as demand for locally and responsibly raised foods has continued to increase. As eaters learn more about the environmental, community and personal health risks associated with raising animals in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), they seek out meats that have been raised in ways [...]

 
The Bean and Grain Project

The Bean and Grain Project

By Megan Fehrman, 1/26/09
The Southern Willamette Valley Bean and Grain Project is a consortium of farmers, agencies, non-profits, community organizers and business owners who believe that growing nutritionally dense beans and grains in the valley and selling them to local markets is a great idea. It makes good agricultural and economical sense, while helping [...]

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