Last week’s outing to local food suppliers may have been the best Dill Pickles event yet. Despite a crazy start (I got two flats before even getting to our meeting spot!), the group rode all the way out to Milwaukee, where we got to a behind-the-scenes look at Bob’s Red Mill and Nature Bake. It [...]
Monthly Archives: October 2009
With nearly 40 farmers markets and over 30 local farms offering Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, Portland has become internationally-recognized for its prodigious food production. Despite the region’s plentiful bounty, the public’s concern over food policy continues to rise — including food security, pesticide use, depleting honey bee population, inconsistent federal standards — and, most strikingly, hunger — which saw some sections of the city experience a 30% rise in demand for emergency relief this year.
Word just in: Dave Dahl (of Dave’s Killer Bread) and Bob Moore (of Bob’s Red Mill) will both be making guest appearances and meeting with the Dill Pickles @ WHERE DOES FOOD COME FROM next Friday, Oct 16th. It turns out we’re the first tour group to visit either facility by bicycle so they are [...]