Food Artisans

4 Best Local Markets in Eugene

Three year round retail markets and one holiday market are easy and convenient places to shop for local food. Here are 4 favorite locals in Eugene.

Bare Bones Takes Kettle Success to Midwest

The trend is broth-drinking is on the rise and companies are jumping in to meet the consumer demand. Known as a healing ingredient in the daily diet, strong bones are sure to follow.

Pasta Gardner Teams Up With Local Farmers

He didn’t have a nonna, but a cooking stint in Italy gave Chef Jeff Gardner the credentials to launch his pasta company.

Dreaming Uber Herbal into Reality

Liz Bretko leads a busy life of grinding her spices by bike and tending her organic farm-centric cafe in Grants Pass, Oregon. You just might catch her daughter, Be, creating in the kitchen.

Southern Oregon Bakers Showcase Edible Art

Three home bakers from Southern Oregon have taken custom cakes to a new edible level. Their exquisite designs are prized year-round at weddings, special events and many a child’s birthday party around the region.

The Inside Story On Ducks and Tarts At Greyback Farm

Artist and designista, Wendy Testu, heads from San Francisco to the family farm in Southern Oregon to deepen her connection to food and farming.

Nectar Creek Waggles its Way to Mead Awards

A passion for bees and single source honey nets the company new distinction in the mead world.

Moms Love Ambrosia Natural Bakery

For Sabrina Kate, ambrosia means organic, gluten-free, and vegan…a passion that came alive when she and her daughter experienced serious health issues from food allergies. As the owner of Ambrosia Natural Bakery, located in the bucolic Applegate Valley region of Southern Oregon, professional chef Sabrina thrives on bringing allergen-free, vegan and GMO-free treats to her customers…a few of whom just happen to be her children. Sabrina is one of a growing number of Oregon food entrepreneurs who are manifesting a serious passion for their own health, their family’s, and that of the environment. Sustainability always plays a significant role in their choice of ingredients, using only… See More

Oregon Artisans Reap Good Food Awards

At a January 15 awards ceremony in San Francisco, the Good Food Awards recognized the food producers that are leading the way in creating a “tasty, authentic and responsible food system.” The 242 winners of the 2016 awards were selected from nearly 2,000 entries. They were chosen by blind tasting in 13 different categories. According to the Good Food Award website, “Our criteria for entry… acknowledges that each industry is at a different point in the journey towards “perfect” sustainability, both environmental and social. We believe that the Awards can help move the food system towards greater sustainability and craftsmanship… See More

Pies ala Mode with Local Scoops

You can’t resist a scoop or two of freshly-made, old-fashioned frozen goodness — even during fall and winter. You may not know it, but the Rose City has a variety of independently-owned artisan ice cream shops, and these scoop shops aren’t just for summertime treats. Think outside the pint. Who wouldn’t love a container of handmade local scoops for those holiday pies? Or host a holiday party catered by a gelato store? Chad Draizin opened his first Fifty Licks brick-and-mortar scoop shop in 2011, and has since become beloved among the Portland artisan ice cream set.  At his Clinton Street location, you’ll find small-batch ice cream, which is made… See More