Owner Rendezvous at Osborn Aquatic Center’s Otter Beach

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Owner Rendezvous is our annual celebration of the people who make the Co-op such a spectacular place to shop, work,  hang out, and learn—our Owners and their families. This year we’re going to treat you to something new, a pool party! The Co-op is taking over Osborn Aquatic Center’s Otter…

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Local Spotlight: Organically Grown Company

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Welcome to the Local Spotlight, where every month we will feature one of our favorite local providers. We’re going to try and keep it fresh by covering aspects of the local food system we may have previously overlooked, (any suggestions on the hows and who’s, dear readers, would be greatly…

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Spring Hill Organic Farm

Owners: Jamie Kitzrow & Lisa Schwartz Crew: 30 people in the summer, 8 in the winter, and 20 to help at farmers’ markets Location: North Albany Acreage: 45 acres Since: 1990 What do you grow? We’re strictly vegetables. We grow 18 items for Organically Grown Company’s wholesale distribution network, with…

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La Mancha Ranch and Orchard

Owners: David Landis and Anita Azarenko Crew size: one full-time and up to 6 part-time Acreage farmed: 160 Years in operation: 45 years of beef cattle; 22 years in fruit and hazelnuts La Mancha Ranch and Orchard grows certified organic apples, cherries, peaches, apricots, pears, table grapes, asparagus, plums and…

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Gathering Together Farm

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John Eveland and Sally Brewer have been running Gathering Together Farm (GTF) for 27 years. In that time they’ve become indispensable to the Co-op, to local farmers’ markets, to lovers of fresh and delicious food, and to the Willamette Valley itself. John and Sally each come from a long line…

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Mushroomery

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Owners: Jennifer and Dustin Olsen Crew Size: 4 including our 2 children, Audric, age 17; Sunny, age 9 Location: Lebanon, OR, In the foothills of the Cascade Mountains Acreage: 14 acres How long have you been in operation:  7 years. We’ve been selling to the Co-op that entire time. What…

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Alpine Sourdough Bakery

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Celebrating Local 6 Producers! A real family business making really good bread! Alpine Sourdough Bakery, a family business first and foremost, has been proudly providing the Willamette Valley with nutritious, authentically-made sourdough bread since the mid-eighties. It’s the real-deal: no eggs, no oils, sweetened only by honey or molasses, and…

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Big River Grains

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Celebrating Local 6 Producers! Supplies the Co-op with Millet, Millet Flour, Whole Millet, Sorghum Flour, Whole Sorghum, Golden Flax, Quinoa, Quinoa Flour, Brown Teff!

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Nancy’s Yogurt

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Celebrating Local 6 Producers! Nancy’s supplies the Co-op with delicious milk yogurts, greek yogurts, and soy yogurts!

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Beetanical Apiary

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Celebrating Local 6 Producers! The Beetanical Apiary Story: We got started beekeeping when our neighbors moved and left their three hives behind. We added a few more each year until we had a few hundred (now many hundreds) and realized our place as full-time keepers of the bees. We love…

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