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The Rogue Valley Growers Market is grateful for the flood of supportive emails, texts and voicemails thanking them for taking a short, two-week pause, hiring a Social Distancing Officer and for keeping the farmers’ markets safe and open for the remainder of the outdoor season during COVID-19; acknowledging the risks

The Rogue Valley Growers Market is grateful for the flood of supportive emails, texts and voicemails thanking them for taking a short, two-week pause, hiring a Social Distancing Officer and for keeping the farmers’ markets safe and open for the remainder of the outdoor season during COVID-19; acknowledging the risks

The farmers’ market takes a bold move to save lives in Southern Oregon Out of the commitment to the health, safety and wellness of our customers, vendors, staff and community, the Rogue Valley Growers Market will be closing the market for two weeks beginning this Tuesday, March 31. The Markets

Legal cannabis in Southern Oregon has had four years to get its feet and shuffle for position in the green rush. I wanted to know what it’s like to run a cannabis farm right now as the dust settles a bit. To get my hands dirty with the issues, I talked

The average age of a farmer in Oregon in 1982 was a moderate 50. Twenty years later, it had risen to 55, according to a report co-released late last year by Oregon State, Portland State University and Rogue Farm Corps; and disturbingly, by 2012, had risen to 60. The change

Aquaponics is a fairly simple equation, at least in concept: A mash-up of raising fish and using that water for hydroponic-based vegetable growing. It is a process that The Farming Fish, a 40-acres farm located in the Evans Valley near Rogue River, say “emulate(s) the symbiosis of nature.” In doing

While plants in temperate zones may benefit from higher temperatures, global warming’s impact in the tropics threatens catastrophe for food security The positive consequences of climate change may not be so positive. Although plants in the colder regions are expected to thrive as average global temperatures rise, even this benefit

At roughly $200 for a pound of trimmed marijuana, it’s no wonder why people flock to our area from all over the country to take advantage of “the harvest.” Much like the migrant workers of the 1950’s, Trimmigrants, as they’re called, travel from farm to farm (or basement to basement),

The Fair is a Veritable Smorgasbord Bring on the elephant ears, cotton candy and hot dogs—it’s fair time! Or perhaps try the zucchini fritters? The Rogue Valley Food System Network invites everyone to check out their interactive and tasty display in the Padgham Pavilion at the Jackson County Fair July

A Local Farmer Shows What it Takes for Pot to be Truly Green A consistently cited value for marijuana is that it is clean and organic so that people aren’t just smoking chemicals. But recent revelations have shown that Oregon pot isn’t as green as it has been advertised. A