Visitors to the Mercado del Valle in Odell line up for freshly made vegetable smoothies. Photos courtesy of Gorge Grown Food Network
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Healthy, Local Eating

Summer event brings community members together to share food, activity, culture By Stu Watson Now in its fourth year, the Mercado del Valle in downtown Odell is the most visible part of an effort to connect low-income residents of the upper Hood River Valley with fresh, local foods. Started by the Gorge Grown Food Network, […]

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Keep It Safe, Avoid Electrical Hazards

After spending long winter days indoors, most folks love to get outside in spring, even if just to do chores. But outdoor chores can bring electrical hazards. For example, ladders contacting power lines cause 9 percent of electrocution-related deaths each year, according to recent data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Landscaping, gardening and farming […]

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What Grows on the Farm

In her writing, Andrea wants to inspire people to loosen up in the kitchen and move beyond thinking cooking is a chore. By Stuart Watson Before blogging became common, Andrea Bemis might have written a diary and tucked it in a drawer for her grandchildren to stumble upon some day. Instead, she blogged to inform […]