Gorge Grown Food Network Blog

  • 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......

  • Every time we buy food or eat we have to make a choice: local or not. What keeps you from buying more local food? We’ve been traveling around the Gorge asking residents this question. The most common answer? Cost. Conventional agriculture is n...