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A Visit With Sublime Organics

A Visit With Sublime Organics A Visit With Sublime Organics

Ellen and Greg Wilt run a diverse organic farm in Sublimity Oregon. By Jeremy Scott  The oldest definition I could find of the word “organic” is “a relationship between elements of something such that they fit together harmoniously as necessary parts of a whole.” This definition seems to embody Greg and Ellen Wilt of Sublime […]

Staying Dry For Delicious Delicata

Staying Dry For Delicious Delicata Dry Farming Delicata Squash

How can we grow tastier vegetables? For some, the answer might be water, or, to be more precise, the lack of it. Can you taste the difference in dry farmed vegetables? The Pacific Northwest has a reputation for being rather wet. It’s a reputation that’s justified, but anyone who’s spent a summer here knows that’s […]

The Story Behind ‘Dick’s Carrot Cake’

The Story Behind ‘Dick’s Carrot Cake’ Dick's Carrot Cake

 Cutting no Corners, the tale of Dick’s Carrot Cake The 1970’s was an entirely different decade on the Oregon coast. A time when more boats than cars were common in the sleepy coastal towns, where residents spent their days fishing and milling lumber. Where, after finishing their shifts, people gathered at the tavern to quietly […]

Willamette Valley Wheat

Willamette Valley Wheat

A blog article from 2016 from LifeSource.Written by Matthew Trickey    Many of the products we carry at LifeSource are locally grown in the Willamette Valley.  Recently,  several of our staff payed a  visit to Hunton’s farm and Camas Country Mill.  Located in the heart of the valley, these businesses supply us wheat and spelt flour […]

The Story Behind Our Vampire Juice

The Story Behind Our Vampire Juice

10 Second Summary Our Vampire Juice recipe was developed by Luna, one of our front-end cashiers. Luna wanted to create an enjoyable way to get the benefits of beet, without the overwhelming geosmin flavor. Luna began to experiment with a mixture of beets and fresh squeezed orange juice to sweeten the flavor. The result was […]

Super Nutrition Gardening

Super Nutrition Gardening Arugula Sprouts

Super Nutrition Gardening by William S. Peavy Linda Spaulding, Reviewer      Spring! Most likely a person’s fancy turns to, DIRT, as in earth, soil, that is. Mother Nature coaxes even the most timid to venture into the garden for a spring assessment. Even neighbors don’t complain when clanging metal shatters the morning stillness; implements […]

Suds Up to Sanitize

Suds Up to Sanitize

With the recent scarcity of hand sanitizer, we revisit the original sanitation solution – soapy water!  Concerns about viruses, and hand sanitation have resulted in a noticeable shortage of hand sanitizer wipes.  Though LifeSource normally provides organic lavender hand wipes as a courtesy to our shoppers, we have not been able to re-order any hand […]

Trees For The Community

Trees For The Community

LifeSource People Volunteering in Salem LifeSource staff, family, and friends are active volunteering in the community. In addition to community donations, we spend time together working for the enjoyment of all people of the Salem area. During this tree planting event, we worked with Friends of Trees to plant over 40 trees in beautiful Cascades […]

Sustainable Shrimp Fisheries

Sustainable Shrimp Fisheries

Oregon Shrimp Trawlers in Newport Bay – Photograph by Hugh Pennock Sustainable Shrimp Fisheries What could be better than Oregon pink shrimp? Matthew Trickey    Shrimp and prawns are the most popular variety of seafood in the United States. The rising demand for shrimp has global repercussions, with economic incentives for more production and more […]

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