Homegrown food hits the spot

Linfield Farmer's MarketBrightly colored fruits, hearty vegetables and sustainable education took center stage at the inaugural Linfield Farmers’ Market Sept. 3.

Approximately 300 people browsed the market, which included tables filled with corn, zucchini, tomatillos, watermelon, flowers, potatoes and jars of fermented pickles and kimchi, all harvested from the McMinnville area.

Three local outlets – Gaining Ground Farm, River Ridge Farm and LB Farms – provided produce for the market, in addition to Linfield’s student-run garden and Home Grown Foods, a locally sourced fermenting business co-owned by David Kellner-Rode ’11. Linfield Head Chef Noah Bekofsky demonstrated how to prepare easy dishes using the organic produce.

“It’s clear that a good portion of the Linfield College community supports local, sustainable agriculture,” said Duncan Reid ’10, environmental stewardship and sustainability assistant.

The event was sponsored by the Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement, Associated Students of Linfield College, Linfield Community Garden, Student Health Center and Linfield Sustainability.

Read the full story in the McMinnville News-Register.


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