Yummy breakfast goods at Pine State Biscuits on NE Alberta.
At long last, we've compiled a guide to Portland restaurants that source their meats from farms and suppliers who use humane and sustainable practices. We're posting it as a “page,” and it will have a permanent link at the top of the blog.
This guide [...]
It was almost a year ago that our chicken co-op, the Eastside Egg Co-operative at Zenger Farm, began its volunteer operations. A lot has happened since then, and the general consensus is that co-operatively tended chickens are a heck of a great idea. But there’s one thing that hasn’t happened, or it hadn’t until this [...]
Organic, local, free range eggs are selling for $6 a dozen at the PDX Farmerâ€™s Market this season. One farmer had a sign up to explain the increase, noting a 40% increase in feed prices. This is a small example in a pretty privileged corner of what is promising to be just the beginning of [...]
Our co-operative egg farm, now known as Eastside Egg Co-operative, has been up and running for about a month now. We took delivery of 50 fine yearling Barred Rocks the day before summer Solstice, and the rest is hen-story.
The coop seems to be working just fine. There are some kinks to work out, some wheels [...]
Our steering committee
Things have been pretty quiet on this blog lately, but we’ve been keeping busy, and we have some urban-agriculture-related news that some of our Portland-area readers may find of interest.
We’re starting a co-operative egg farm here in Portland.
The farm will take place in co-operation with the 47th Avenue Farm CSA and Friends of [...]
It’s a good time to be a transportation geek in Portland right now. Over the past few months, we’ve witnessed the completion of two landmark pieces of transportation infrastructure: the OHSU tram, and the Three Bridges project.
The OHSU tram is a sort of urban ski lift, a giant gondola built expressly to create a transit [...]
For the practical cyclists among our readers, check out the review Patrick wrote about our Bikes at Work trailer over on the Bicycle Fixation web site. The BAW is our favorite hauler of cargo, and this article tells you why. Here’s a teaser:
Sometimes it’s a lot of planning and preparation to carry stuff on [...]
I am only ever a reluctantly optimistic person, so I post this nervously. But I am seeing a real increase in the amount and sophistication of reporting on food-supply issues in the media. A year ago, I was not sure whether the Times or the Post had ever heard of sustainability. Today, in a special [...]