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 piece explores the role and importance of leadership training for immigrant families trying to enter a marketplace that is difficult to navigate regardless of one’s level of experience or marketing savvy.

To read the whole article, please visit the Civil Eats Web site.

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 exceptional is a new crop that’s just being picked.

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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 than 40 years, into the largest plot of organic black cap raspberries in Oregon.”

To read the whole article, please visit the Register-Guard Web site.