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.
We’ve got some great new products at the Source!
We’re excited to add Portland company, Three Sisters Nixtamal, to our tortilla section. Their organic blue & yellow corn tortillas are prepared from freshly ground organic corn masa with nothing more than a pinch of salt. We also have their yellow corn masa so you can prepare your own fresh tortillas, tamales, or gorditas!
There’s two new vegan, meat subsitutes: Turtle Island Coconut Curry Tempeh to add to stir-fry and sandwiches and Helen’s Kitchen Organic Veggie Ground for tacos, spaghetti and more! You’ll also find a new veggie chicken salad sandwich from The Higher Taste.
Have you tried Chuckanut Bay’s delectable gourmet cheesecake yet? Their cheesecake is prepared from the freshest, most natural ingredients from regional dairies and farms. They have a wide range of delectable cheesecakes from gluten free to no sugar added and now we have them in 5 inch rounds!
We also added a new brand of organic yogurt from Iceland, Smari. It packs a whopping 20 grams of protein per serving! And if that wasn’t enough, it’s also low in sugar, has no fat, and it’s thick, creamy and delicious.
There are great new products being added all the time. Come and see what’s new!
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.
Do you think real kids deserve real food? We do! Join us from 11am to 1:30pm TODAY!! to sign the Real Food for Real Kids pledge. Each signature will trigger a $1 donation to Healthy Child Healthy World. Organic Valley will have grilled cheese sandwiches, Green Screen Booth and fun activities on hand.