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Community Supported Fishery coming to Roseburg!

Port Orford Sustainable Seafood has a Community Supported Fishery (CSF) much like a CSA. They will begin making drops in Roseburg April 2013! The location of the drop is Umpqua Local Goods at 736 SE Cass Ave, downtown Roseburg.

Click here for details. Payments can be made online at their website: posustainableseafood.com

Questions? Contact Virginia at velandt@nwumpqua.org or 541-673-4909

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Farm Market Promotion Program

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded NeighborWorks Umpqua a two-year grant to promote five farm markets in Douglas County.  These include Canyonville, Lookingglass, Old Town, Sutherlin and Umpqua Valley Farmers Markets.

Our goal is to create a thriving network of Farmers’ Markets in the Umpqua Valley that provide an abundance of fresh local foods to consumers and businesses while supporting our local agricultural industry. Goals will be accomplished through technical assistance, coordinated marketing/branding strategies and integrating community resources. Besides

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Queens of the Umpqua

February 01, 2013Reposted with permission from Oregon Wine Press 

Story by Nancy Rodriguez | Photography by Gary Leif

This is the land of “A Hundred Valleys.” It’s also the land of numerous wineries and wine varieties, too. The Umpqua Valley is the oldest wine-producing region in Oregon, crafting quality wines for more than 50 years. Now with the birth of the Southern Oregon Wine Institute in Roseburg, there’s a higher level of sophistication in this appellation. Add to that the increase

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Shift your Shopping

Go Local: It’s a Gift for the Whole Community!

Challenge yourself to do your holiday shopping at locally owned businesses in Douglas County this season. Sign up to pledge to do your holiday shopping locally 10% or whenever possible below!

When you shop at locally-owned businesses, 45% more of your money stays circulating in our community. With the challenges facing our local economies, your holiday purchasing can help make a difference to the vitality of Douglas County. Just a 10% shift in

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Umpqua Valley Food Day a Success!

Thank you all for coming to the potluck and seed swap last night. We had about 50 folks come out to eat good food and learn about seed saving!

Highlights of the night included:

 a seed swap table FULL of seeds from Lighthouse Retreat Center, Liberty Seed Company and backyard gardeners.
 a potluck table FULL of delicious Douglas-Grown food including kale salad, carrots, pickled asparagus, apple pear berry pie and more.
announcement from Tammera Karr that the Douglas County Commissioners are the first in

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National Speaker to visit Roseburg

Jeff Milchen, co-founder of the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) and a leading advocate for community-based businesses, will speak about the economic and civic importance of sustaining a strong base of local, independently-owned business.

 

He’ll provide numerous success stories of programs developed to support community-based businesses and keep them thriving in the face of competition from chains, online businesses, and others.

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Umpqua Local Goods – Open House

Grand Opening at 736 SE Cass Ave on September 5th at 5:30pm.

NeighborWorks Umpqua and Phoenix Charter School’s Society of Umpqua Producers are launching Umpqua Local Goods, a new economic development enterprise located on the ground floor of the Grand Hotel at 736 Cass Ave.

The agencies are coming together to promote hands-on business education and entrepreneurial learning activities for students while offering a retail outlet and commercial kitchen for food producers in the Umpqua Valley.   Umpqua Local Goods will offer

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Southern Oregon Anglers

Southern Oregon Anglers offers you information and tips on recreation in Southern Oregon.

Also promoting the local, independent businesses that keep our home beautiful. Explore more …

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Think Local Pages

We invite you to learn about your local independent businesses:

Find local farms, food producers, farm stands, farmers markets, retail products, professional service providers, marketing, media and web developers and much, much more here:   2012-2013 Think Local Umpqua Pages

What are the Think Local Pages?

This guide helps consumers find their way to the backbone of our community – Douglas County’s independent businesses and food producers. It is a directory of local farms, farmers’ markets, web developers, massage therapists, media outlets, health practitioners,

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Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012

Every five years, Congress passes a bundle of legislation, commonly called the “Farm Bill” that sets national agriculture, nutrition, conservation, and forestry policy. The last Farm Bill was passed in 2008, and expires in 2012.

The Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 (S. 3240) represents the most significant reforms in agricultural policy in decades. The bill ends direct payments, streamlines and consolidates programs, and reduces the deficit by $23 billion. It also strengthens top priorities that help farmers, ranchers,

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