Gorge Grown Food Network Blog

  • Never before has it been so evident that a resilient, local food system is key to our community’s health. Across the board, barriers to food access have increased over the past week, especially for vulnerable people in our community. Stores have...

  • We’re looking for short essays on how Covid-19 is changing the way we eat. As we process the overwhelming changes around us, personal stories matter. We want to hear your stories, best practices and concerns. Essays can be emailed to communicati...

  • We had a remarkable year in 2019. Thousands of families throughout the Gorge received Veggie Prescriptions to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables and spent more than $55,000 on produce from local farmers   Gorge Grown Farmers Markets put m...

  • 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...