Gorge Grown Food Network Blog

  • Agriculture is the cornerstone of our rural community, yet farms and ranches are increasingly challenged by fragmentation of farmland, development and other non-farm uses, complex regulations, and planning for generational transfers. Hood River ...

  • In late September, several hale and hearty volunteers gathered to dig purple carrots at the Trout Lake Farm.  We dug, we laughed and we even tried a carrot or two!  All these purple carrots got us thinking, “what’s the deal with this vibrant roo...

  •   Have you ever thought, while shopping at the farmers market, “I wonder what this farmer’s life is like?” And then you find out you can actually do this thing called a ‘farm stay’, where you stay overnight (as many nights as you like!) on....

  • Gorge Grown is excited to announce the launch of the WIC Veggie Rx project. This pilot project will provide fresh fruits and vegetables to 50 pregnant, low-income mothers and their families enrolled in the Hood River Health Department WIC progra...

  • Who’s Your Farmer: Laura Bazzetta, Horseradish Ranch Offering pasture-raised eggs & meats and specialty produce from the Columbia Gorge. Horseradish Ranch focuses on regionally-adapted systems of agriculture to provide unique foods that have...

  • Debi Budnick Community Health & Wellness Coordinator, Skyline Hospital Food Security Coalition Steering Committee, Direct Service & Engagement Work Group   What specifically do you/your organization do? How does your work relate to ...

  • Recent research indicates that college students experience food insecurity (lacking access to enough nutritious food needed to live a healthy, active life) at a rate much higher than the national average — a study released just last year t...

  • In the Gorge, 1 in 3 residents are food insecure- yet the produce left in local fields is abundant. Nearly half of the food grown, processed and transported in the U.S. goes to waste, according to Feeding America. With the Columbia Gorge Gleanin...

  • The 2017 Hood River Farmers Market season was the most successful year to date! This year, the market supported over 60 local farmers and small business owners, hosted an average of 850 weekly shoppers and brought over $350,000 to our local econ...

  • 1 in 3 people in the Columbia River Gorge worry about where their next meal will come from. About 90% of the food grown in the Gorge is exported, while 98% of the food consumed is imported. Our food system needs fixing, and we need your......