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Discover Community Supported Agriculture

Discover Community Supported Agriculture

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Summer is in full swing, but it isn’t too late to get in on the fresh fruit and veggie action offered by local farms. By buying a share in a CSA (community supported agriculture), you can enjoy fresh, farm-to-table meals every night. June marks the start of many CSAs, but shares are usually still available and […]

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Building a Business from Scratch: Scratch & Grain Baking Co.

Building a Business from Scratch: Scratch & Grain Baking Co.

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Who founded Scratch & Grain Baking Co.? Scratch & Grain Baking Co. was founded out of necessity by two moms who met as neighbors in S.W. Portland. They found homemade baking to be more work than they had planned on and decided to fix the problem! Taya Geiger, 34, has a 2-year-old son and had […]

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Picky Eater or Timid Taster?

Picky Eater or Timid Taster?

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever tasted? Do you remember how you felt as you put it into your mouth? Hold onto that feeling. Chances are, that’s exactly how your reluctant taster feels each and every time you ask him or her to sample something new. The scariest thing I’ve ever tasted is a fried […]

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The Give-A-Licious Scoop on Ben & Jerry’s

The Give-A-Licious Scoop on Ben & Jerry’s

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

 Q & A with Jerry Greenfield Portland Family has had the opportunity to interview and showcase some very dynamic people over the years. It’s safe to say, however, that one of the most illustrious to date is Jerry Greenfield, of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. Yep, THE Jerry. As many are already aware, both Ben […]

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Other Mothers’ Milk: Is Mom-to-Mom Sharing Safe?

Other Mothers’ Milk: Is Mom-to-Mom Sharing Safe?

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Kendall Chase of Shoreline, Washington, gave birth last June, she planned to breast-feed, but two weeks in, her son Parker was losing weight and her milk supply appeared to be faltering. When her pediatrician suggested supplementing with donor milk — breast milk from another lactating mother — as an alternative to formula, Kendall and […]

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Searching for Signs of Bulimia

Searching for Signs of Bulimia

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jennifer had noticed a recent change in her daughter Kylie since Kylie’s 13th birthday. Kylie was once a rambunctious child who loved rough and tumble games with her two big brothers, a child who was seldom afraid to speak her mind. But lately, Kylie had become more withdrawn and touchy. Jennifer noticed that she was […]

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Going Deliciously With The Grain: <br /> Bob Moore of Bob’s Red Mill

Going Deliciously With The Grain:
Bob Moore of Bob’s Red Mill

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s hard to know exactly how Bob Moore, founder of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, makes eating healthy seem delicious and exciting, but he does. Perhaps it’s his encyclopedic knowledge of grains and advanced state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques; or the amazing array of simple, unrefined whole-grain, low-cost quality products he offers; or maybe it’s the undeniable […]

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Food Waste: Global Problem, Local Solution

Food Waste: Global Problem, Local Solution

| December 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

As we begin a new year full of resolutions and intent, many goals often revolve around diets and food. Lending support to those objectives is the fact that action is also being taken by local leaders to improve food problems at a community level. Elephants Delicatessen is one such community icon, making a concerted effort […]

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Outwit Your Appetite

Outwit Your Appetite

| December 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you’ve ever polished off an entire bowl of potato chips while chit-chatting at a party, or plowed through a basket of tortilla chips before your entrée arrives, you might think you have little control over your appetite. Yet research shows that the drive to eat often doesn’t have much to do with actual hunger. […]

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Is Organic Produce Worth the Cost?

Is Organic Produce Worth the Cost?

With the rising price of food, many parents wonder if organic produce is worth the added expense. Conflicting information about why organic produce is — or isn’t — a healthier choice is confusing for consumers. Here are three common reasons for buying organic produce along with arguments for and against each. Health: Many feel that […]

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