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NYT: Bread Is Broken (but there's hope for a better bread)

Bread Is Broken

Bread Is Broken, but a W. WA Uinv scientist at the Bread Lab in Mt. Vernon, WA thinks he can save the grain - The New York Times

All your compost questions, answered.

Composting moldy food scraps? Go ahead, say OSU gardening experts

The cold compost method produces compost in one to two years. Hot composting takes three to six months. Photo by Tiffany Woods.

Food safety from farm to table: How salmonella can contaminate chicken

USDA and salmonella

Department of Agriculture failed to protect the public during a decade of salmonella outbreaks traced to Foster Farms.

The Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University ranks No. 2 on the Daily Meal's list of the 101 best farmers markets in America.

5 Oregon farmers markets make list of America's 101 best, including Portland Farmers Market at No. 2

5 Oregon farmers markets make list of America's 101 best, including Portland Farmers Market at No.

Huckleberry in Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Huckleberry picking to begin on Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Some important areas on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest are closed to all harvesting. These include the legislated Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, all legislated wilderness, and the "handshake agreement" area of Sawtooth Berry Fields.

As Oregon strawberry season reaches its peak, area farmers market are filled with popular varieties like Hoods, but also many lesser-known but equally delicious berries.

As Oregon strawberry season reaches its peak, Hoods aren't the only variety worth seeking out

Oregonians love their Hood strawberries, but varieties like Seascape, Sweet Ann, Albion, Tillamook and Firecracker are also juicy and delicious

The 'farm to school' program fuels this elementary school's cafeteria.

School garden becomes summer hub for lessons on farming, healthy foods

The 'farm to school' program fuels this elementary school's cafeteria.

An organic fruit and vegetable garden, called the Food Forest, planted in the spring next to a residence hall at Oregon State University in Corvallis is providing food, shade and color #farmtoschool

College kids healthy eaters? Harvesting OSU's organic gardens (photos)

An organic fruit and vegetable garden, called the Food Forest, planted in the spring next to a residence hall at Oregon State University in Corvallis is providing food, shade and color

#farmtoschool Schoolyard Farm's pilot educational farm, one of hundreds of school gardens sprouting across the state, fuels the school's cafeteria and surrounding community and acts as an outdoor classroom.

Schoolyard Farm's pilot educational farm, one of hundreds of school gardens sprouting across the state, fuels the school's cafeteria and surrounding community and acts as an outdoor classroom.

Farmers market berries!

Your guide to summer berries in the Portland area

Right now, through about mid-June, strawberries will be in full force at farmers markets and U-pick farms.

"G" is one of SakeOne's most popular types of sake because it is crafted to pair well with American food.

What's on your plate: Why is saké called a 'rice wine,' when it's brewed like beer?

"G" is one of SakeOne's most popular types of sake because it is crafted to pair well with American food.

How your vegetables are made http://www.oregonlive.com/food/2016/10/heres_how_your_vegetables_are.html (Photo: Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Here's how your vegetables are made

An American Jersey Giant

Chicken portraits at the Clackamas County Fair (PHOTOS)

An American Jersey Giant

A Silkie chicken

Chicken portraits at the Clackamas County Fair (PHOTOS)

A stroll through the poultry barn at the Clackamas County Fair revealed a dazzling array of feathered friends.

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