Register Guard Article: Growing Together

AGRICULTURE  By Christian Hill The Register-Guard PUBLISHED: 12:00 A.M., MAY 12 Growing together Huerto de la Familia tends Willamalane community garden SPRINGFIELD — Roberto Peralta last week looked at his half-planted garden plot with its leafy starts of lettuce and kale. Not long ago, Peralta observed, he would have thought the plot was small. But […]

Sarah Cantril, Executive Director of Huerto de la Familia, featured on WhyHunger blog for Mother’s Day

WhyHunger, a leading organization in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious foods, featured Huerto de la Familia’s Executive Director, Sarah Cantril, on their blog this past Mother’s Day. The blog piece on Cantril, ‘Growing Family and Change,’ shows how the food justice work that she has dedicated her career […]

Huerto Supports Lane County Network for Immigrant Integration at Springfield Press Conference

On April 30, 2012, Huerto de la Familia joined local non-profits, government agencies, and community members in the lobby of the Springfield public library to support the Lane County Network for Immigrant Integration at their first official press conference. The Lane County Network for Immigrant Integration formed fifteen months ago under the guise of Bob […]

Eugene Weekly Features Huerto de la Familia

The Weekly discusses how Huerto de la Familia received a $132,000 grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust. The article details the future relationship between the organization and Meyer Memorial Trust with a special look the newly created micro-development program. Visit the Eugene Weekly Web sitefor the full story: www.eugeneweekly.com.

Edible Portland Features Small Farmers’ Project

The Summer 2011 issue of Edible Portland presents a wonderful story about The Small Farmers’ Project, discussing the long road the cooperative of seven families have taken to be an established success. The article also maintains the importance of the farm’s headlining crop: black cap raspberries. With three times the antioxidants of blueberries, the farmers […]

  • Date: August 27, 2010
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Civil Eats: Huerto Leads Urban Ag Movement

Leading on-line sustainable agriculture and food systems magazine Civil Eats published an article about Huerto de la Familia’s “melding of entrepreneurship and cooperative agriculture” in the world of urban agriculture. The article describes how Huerto’s “projects blend a commitment to social justice with an interest in entrepreneurship and the business of farming.” In addition, the […]

KLCC Discusses Small Farmers’ Project & Black Cap Raspberries

Once a kitchen staple, the “black cap” raspberry fell out of favor, like other low-yield, less shelf-stable fruits. Now a unique farm run by Latino immigrants is reintroducing the berries to the local market. The 6-acre farm off River Road in Eugene grows “u-pick” organic strawberries that are tangy, fragrant and sweet. But what’s really […]

Register-Guard Profiles The Small Farmers’ Project

The Register-Guard visited The Small Farmers’ Project, writing a wonderful piece about the long journey from when “the group took charge of the nice chunk of chest-high grassland two years ago…and, with a lot of advice, grants and elbow grease, transformed the rich soil, which qualified as organic after being untilled and unspoiled for more […]