Posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 by Megan

Fresh Sheet for Buyers | March 22-28

This Week in the FoodHub Fresh Sheet for Buyers:

Tips for doing regional sourcing, chicken production ramping up, and FoodHub Members featured at the NW Foodservice show.

Going to the NW Foodservice Show? Come see FoodHub project director Deborah Kane speak on Boosting Quality, Profits & Buzz with Local Sourcing, Sunday, April 3rd, 9-10am in room D-140.


Product Alerts

Two tips for doing regional sourcing well: 1) coordinate with other buyers, and 2) take advantage of excess production. Two great opportunities:

Duck Breast – Rainshadow El Rancho has a customer who wants only duck legs on a weekly basis. In order to make this happen, they need to find a place for the breast. If you could use duck breast on a regular basis, please connect!

Lamb – SuDan Farms has lots of lamb! Call now for great pricing on racks of lamb and loin chops. Delivery available in the Willamette Valley; FedEx shipping elsewhere.


Marketplace Updates

Chickens know spring is coming – production is ramping up!

One Love Farm in Applegate Valley, Southern Oregon has farm-fresh pastured brown eggs from multiple breeds available for $3/dz.

Inspiration Plantation in Clark County will soon have LOTS of eggs available with their new 250 layer flock. Pastured eggs from chickens that “live an awesome life and are fed GMO/soy-free feed” for $4.50/dz.

Write your own post! Looking to source a specific item? Put a “Wanted” post on Marketplace to find a regional producer.


Featured Members

Visit these FoodHub Members at the NW Foodservice show at the Oregon Convention Center April 3-4, 2011.

Truitt Brothers, Inc. is a Food Alliance-certified cannery and food processor in Salem, Oregon specializing in creating delicious, high-quality shelf stable foods sourced from the Northwest. With Truitt Brother’s, Inc. “you have a partner committed to helping you serve food that makes a difference–economically, socially, and environmentally.”

Stahlbush Island Farms in Corvallis, Oregon is a 5,000-acre farming operation and food processing company, certified for both sustainable and organic production. Their products include individually quick-frozen and pureed fruits, vegetables, beans and grains, supplied for industrial and retail customers.

Laurelwood Public House & Brewery in Portland is one of the most regionally recognized producers of craft beer. Laurelwood supports the production of local, natural and sustainable products through their brewery production and their restaurants, and is Portland’s “original certified organic brewery.”

Established in 1977 as a small family owned produce supplier, Pacific Coast Fruit Company now occupies a 2,000 square foot warehouse in Portland. Today, Pacific Coast Fruit Company has become one of the largest locally owned grower and distributors in the Northwest.

To be featured in a future Fresh Sheet, update your profile! Member profiles are reviewed each week in search of the new, the fresh and the seasonal. Want help? Call or email our Help Desk: (503) 467-0816 or meet@food-hub.org.


Community Events & Updates

Several FoodHub Members are featured in this month’s Northwest Palate “Jam on it” article: Sassafras Catering, Republic of Jam, King Estate Winery, Marché Provisions, Pennington Farms, Sunset Valley Organics and Aldrich Farms!

Please join us at Cooper Mountain Vineyards in Beaverton on Saturday, March 26, 2011, 12 – 5pm for a special event benefitting Ecotrust’s Food & Farm’s program. One dollar from every bottle sold will be donated to help further the mission to create a robust regional food economy. For more information visit www.coopermountainwine.com or call 503-649-0027.

March 26 Beaverton, OR Cooper Mountain Vineyard Food & Farms Benefit
April 3–4 Portland, OR Northwest Foodservice show
April 11 Olympia, WA South Sound Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting

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