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by Greg Martin, click here for bio
Program: Line on Agriculture
Date: August 07, 12
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Oregon’s Bounty. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Line On Agriculture.
I like fresh foods. Nothing cooks up better and tastes better than right out of the garden vegetables, fruits and more. Oregon Farm Bureau’s Communications Director Anne Marie Moss discusses their Oregon’s Bounty program.
MOSS: Oregon’s Bounty is a twice a year publication and also a calendar that go out to Farm Bureau members and it invites Farm Bureau members who have public ag ventures such as u-pick fields or road-side stands or booths at farmer’s markets, vineyards, even like seasonal festivals and things. Just kind of things that families are welcome to come to the farm or to a stand to purchase directly from the people who grow then
She says it’s a resource for FB members to promote those opportunities.
MOSS: This year it’s been released that Oregon has 164 farmer’s markets, up 20 more than last year which ranks it 15th nationally and just kind of goes to show that Oregonians really like local food, fresh food from the farm, to meet and maybe talk to the people - the family farmers and ranchers who grew it.
Moss say there are printed versions of Oregon’s Bounty available for FB members.
MOSS: But we also offer Oregon’s Bounty in an online, searchable database. There are more than 300 Farm Bureau members who are listed and it’s connected with Google Maps and you can find that at Oregon Farm Bureau’s website at oregonfb.org and then click on the Oregon Bounty box. That will take you to a place where you can plug in your starting address and then do a search on what farms are listed 50 miles from where you are.
Moss talks about how you could get your business listed in the guide and online.
MOSS: You have to be a voting member of Farm Bureau. Those are actual farmers and ranchers get about a $2500 profit from agriculture activities every year so we know they are actually doing some level of farming. They can be organic or conventional but for this it would be something the public can purchase directly from them ideally at a stand or u-pick field or something.
That’s today’s Line On Agriculture. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.
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