Deck Family Farm is located in Junction City, Oregon, nestled between three creeks, a mixed conifer forest, and spring wetlands. All of their products are certified organic and are free from hormones or antibiotics. Respect for their animals and land is first and foremost at the Deck Farm. They provide a pasture-based system that not only mimics the natural habitat of their wild ancestors but is also beneficial to the vitality of the land. In fact, the Deck family restored over 2 miles of creeks that were traditionally used to water cattle, improving the water quality and habitat for native animals.
There’s plenty to love about Deck Family Farm. They truly love their animals and it shows in their high quality products. We carry a variety of delicious products from Deck Family Farm. Look for their organic pasture eggs and soy-free eggs. The first thing you’ll notice when you open the carton is the variety of beautiful colors. Half the fun is picking which egg you want to eat! Then, when you crack it open, prepare to be surprised by the bright color of the yolk. A sure sign of freshness! We also carry boneless leg of lamb and lamb rib chops, lamb and pork sausages, pasture pork bacon, summer sausage, pepperoni, salami and sliced ham! Be sure to pick up their organic grass-fed beef patties for your next BBQ. They’re already formed and ready to throw on the grill.
Learn more about this wonderful local farm at the Deck Family Farm Webpage!
Everyone, meet Dave. Dave runs Egor’s Acres in Scio! Dave Eskeldson retired after 25 years as a school teacher and started farming in 1991. Two years later he was certified organic. Dave strives to be a good steward of the land by reducing his needs for fertilizers. He rotates his sheep pasture with cropland and uses food scraps from Willamette University. Dave always seeks to make his farm a great place to work. His workers have a contract with PCUN (Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste – Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworks United) It’s a win-win situation in his opinion. They provide him with high-quality labor and in exchange for a wage that is good for the employees and “good for communities too!”
Dave’s speciality is his sweet and crunchy corn. Around here though, his carrots are legendary. Sweet and crunchy, these little babies fly off the shelf when they’re here. We should be seeing Dave’s carrots soon! In the meantime, kale, pickling cucumbers, lettuce and chard should start arriving this month.
Chris Jenkins and Elizabeth Miller leased their land from Elizabeth’s family in 2008 and were certified organic in 2009. Chris and Elizabeth studied agriculture and sustainability in Colorado and now put their knowledge into practice by rotating crops, feeding the soil with cover crops, and planting beneficial flowers and shrubs to attract valuable insects and repel ones that are detrimental. This summer in our produce department you should be able to find strawberries, butter lettuce, radishes, carrots, cabbage and much more. Click here to learn more about Minto Island Growers and their practices.
Each year the hard working grape growers of the Willamette Valley are presented with weather conditions that can range from ideal to challenging–and sometimes both. Though the winemaker tends to the craft of fashioning the grapes into wine, the weather of the growing season significantly influences myriad characteristics of the finished product.
They’re Here!!! Epic Bars are back in stock! These unique and tasty protein bars are made from organic, grass fed animals and natural whole foods that are high in nutrients and low in sugar. Not only are they paleo and gluten free but they’re high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, vitamin B, and vitamin E. Choose from Beef Habanero Cherry, Bison Bacon Cranberry, and Turkey Almond Cranberry. They’re a snack dream come true, we promise.
And new to our shelves this month is Manini’s Gluten Free Bread and Flour Mixes from Richland, Washington. Made from ancient grains, these mixes will change everything you know about gluten-free baking. They have a texture and taste so good you won’t believe it’s gluten free. And because they are made with ancient grains they are free of rice, soy, beans, or casein! Check out their website for a plethora of recipes and ideas!
We also added 5 new types of honey sourced from hives right here in the Willamette Valley. Heavenly Honey is handcrafted and one hundred percent raw. It is not processed, treated, heated, filtered or altered in any way. It’s straight from the bees to you! Choose from Coriander, Buckwheat, Clary Sage, Pennyroyal, or Meadowfoam.
We now have Salted Caramel Ice Cream from Fairview Farm Dairy! A heavenly blend of sweet, salty and creamy. This delicious goat’s milk ice cream is low-fat and has only 150 calories in a half-cup serving. Plus it’s GMO and gluten free! Try it or one of the other 4 scrumptious flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate, Marionberry or Coffee.
You can now find gluten free egg noodles nestled amongst the pastas on aisle 7. This gluten free tagliatelle from Jovial Foods was created in the traditional Italian method with carefully selected varieties of rice. Now you can eat traditional Italian gluten free! Try this healthy pasta in your favorite recipe.
Also new to the grocery shelves local Emmer Flour from Camas Country Mill. Made from Emmer Farro grown in Junction City, OR and milled in Eugene. This ancient grain has a weak gluten structure which makes it easier to digest for many non-celiac individuals with wheat sensitivities. Closer to Durum (pasta) wheat than bread wheat, Emmer will not rise significantly in bread making but its delightfully sweet and nutty flavor is fantastic in flatbreads, pitas, pastas and baked goods.
And watch for Einkorn Flour coming soon!