Posted on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 by Megan

Fresh Sheet for Buyers | October 9 – 15, 2012

The FoodHub Fresh Sheet is a rundown of what’s popping in the community this week.

In this week’s Fresh Sheet: Grains and goods from underground, from the branch, and sellers to help you get on board with grass fed.

‘Tis the season – keep an eye on your inbox for our annual Member survey. Last year you gave us some great feedback. Participate again this year and be eligible for free on-site advertising and a drawing for one of two $50 Amazon gift cards. Stay tuned!

Product Alerts

Grains and goods from underground.

FLOUR Greenwillow Grains in Brownsville, OR, has Willamette Valley grown and ground organic bread and pastry flour as well as organic rolled oats. Both bread and pastry flour is $5/5lb bag and $18.75/25 lb bag. 3 lb bags of rolled oats are $6, with 25 lb bags priced at $25. They distribute to Corvallis, Eugene and other mid-Willamette valley areas on Mondays, Central Oregon one Wednesday/month, and to Portland every Thursday. Respond to their Marketplace post if you have bulk buying needs or want to put their grains on your grocery shelves.

BEETS and POTATOES – Locally grown pickling beets and Russet potatoes are available from Pacific Coast Fruit Company. 40 bags of beets are being sold for $10.50/bag and 200 cases of potatoes are available for $6/case. Buyers can pick up either of these items at their will call office in Portland. Get in touch for more info on how local is “local” and learn more about the growers behind these goods.

Marketplace Updates

Branch out and get on board with grass fed.

Jonagold APPLES in large quantities are available from Upper Valley Farms LLC in Parkdale, OR. Individual 40 lb boxes are $35 (Whole boxes only, on-farm pick up). Single pallets, with 32 boxes/pallet, are available for $960/pallet. Price is negotiable for buyers in need of extra large, multi pallet orders. Apples in individual boxes, single, and multi pallet orders are sorted for quality, but not size. The farm is also selling unsorted bins (approx. 800 lbs) for $300/bin and their culled fruit for $100/bin. Bins must be returned to the farm within 90 days. Delivery is available for many of these quantities at an extra cost, so respond to their Marketplace post to work out any details.

Sage and Sky Farm out of Bellingham, WA, has pasture-raised LAMB and MUTTON available by the whole or half. Their lamb is being sold for $8/lb plus butcher fees with mutton at $4/lb. A whole animal is about 100lbs and a $50 deposit is required. Product can be picked up at Lynden Meats in Whatcom County. Send them a message to reserve your share today.

Tell producers exactly what you need. Create your own Marketplace post.

Member Spotlights

Member Spotlights put your business in the limelight and put your products in front of an audience of professionals and peers. We’d like to introduce you to …

Oregon Quinces in Independence, OR, will begin their harvest in late
October and continue through it November for their fresh-picked,
organically grown Willamette Valley quince. Their minimum order,
delivered to the Portland area, is 20 lbs at $2/pound with reduced rates
available for larger orders. They ship throughout Oregon and the PNW,
are the largest grower in Oregon, and their fruit is a great product for
innovative cider makers, distillers and bakeries.

The Member Spotlights in the FoodHub Fresh Sheet are paid advertising for the Members listed. To take advantage of this and other advertising opportunities give us a call 855-FOODHUB or email us at meet@food-hub.org.

Community Events & Updates

 

Oct.17-18
 
Portland, OR
 
Future of Our Salmon 2012: A Focus on Hatchery Policy
Oct.23
 
Spokane, WA
 
WSDA Value-added Workshop Series – Fall ’12
Oct.24
 
Los Angeles, CA
 
Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference
Oct.24
 
Wenatchee, WA
 
WSDA Value-added Workshop Series – Fall ’12
Nov.9-11
 
Port Townsend, WA
 
Tilth Producers of Washington Annual Conference
Jan.18-19
 
San Francisco, CA
 
Good Food Awards 2013
Feb.7-9
 
Portland, OR
 
Organicology 2013

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