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Farm to Fork Across America: 'Farming Beyond Me... Fighting the Tide in a Sea of Wheat'

(9) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 6:55 PM

Co-Authored by Lee Glenn

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Entering The Palouse, east of everything in Washington state, we crossed an invisible barrier where dunes suddenly appear. A hypnotic place, breathtaking, but not because of dunes of sand... it's the Sahara Desert rendered...

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Farm to Fork Across America: "An Apple a Day..." or Hundreds of Thousands From Tree Top

(6) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 12:12 PM

Co-authored by Lee Glenn

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On the road again headed out of the lovely Methow Valley to the east Washington...the part that no one would guess is the same state as the verdant Pacific Northwest. At the far border, below Spokane, is the Palouse,...

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Farm to Fork Across America: Ed Hume, Seeds of Knowledge

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 5:32 PM

Co-authored with Lee Glenn

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Oooops, forgot an interview from while Lee's away at sea... in a holding pattern in blue collar Tacoma, Wash. Daily summer showers don't keep me indoors and the sweet scent of rain brings earthy aroma therapy to the...

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Farm to Fork Across America: East of the Cascades in a Sea of Emmer

(4) Comments | Posted January 10, 2013 | 2:32 AM

Co-authored with Lee Glenn

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With Lee back from sea, our search continues for those making a difference in the progressive foods movement. We're driving east across the Cascades to the lesser known part of Washington state... dry, sunny and scorching hot in August....

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Farm to Fork Across America: Sea-Crop Soup, From Sea To Shining Sea

(4) Comments | Posted December 31, 2012 | 9:55 AM

Co-authored by Lee Glenn

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In a Tacoma holding pattern, waiting for Lee's return from sailing across the Pacific, I continued seeking out American heroes who are making changes in food quality. The on-going mission of our series, Farm To Fork Across America, is...

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Farm to Fork Across America: Soulful in Seattle

(4) Comments | Posted November 29, 2012 | 10:09 AM

Co-authored with Lee Glenn

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Lee's sailing detour left me with two weeks of flying solo near Seattle, sourcing local stories for our Farm to Fork Across America editorial series. It was also an opportunity to catch up on writing from a wave of...

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Farm to Fork Across America: Perhaps in the Desert Oasis Palm Springs

(4) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 3:19 PM

Co-authored with Lee Glenn

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We expected some staleness in the days following our return to hometown Palm Springs after our dynamic editorial road trip through the Western states... not! Within a week of reentering the norm, we were experiencing a treasure trove of...

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Farm to Fork Across America: Horse Power on Betsey's Farm, Bainbridge Island, WA

(3) Comments | Posted October 25, 2012 | 6:08 PM

Co-authored with Lee Glenn

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Finally in Washington state, I'm on Bainbridge Island, which is Manhattan-sized and across Puget Sound from Seattle. I was there to visit Betsey Wittick's horse-powered farm. Lee, my co-pilot for this Western states trip, was on a two-week detour,...

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Farm to Fork Across America: Food You Can Trust From Luscher Farm in Lake Oswego

(8) Comments | Posted October 8, 2012 | 2:22 PM

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Co-authored with Lee Glenn

Our six week, western states, Farm To Fork Across America tour continues to lead us to remarkable places. Deep in Oregon's formidable countryside, we travel from forest tunnel to forest tunnel, weaving our way on narrow highways....

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Farm to Fork Across America: Fraudulent or Credible: Organic Labeling and More...

(8) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 6:10 PM

Co-written with Lee Glenn

Confused about the different labels claiming organic at your grocer? So are we! Already in Corvallis at the Linus Pauling Institute, the opportunity presented itself to explore this thorny topic.

With a story begging for imminent release and interviews behind us from our Western...

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Farm to Fork Across America ... The Freshest Chapter in Portland Food Markets

(3) Comments | Posted September 13, 2012 | 3:55 PM

Co-authored with Lee Glenn

2012-09-13-newseasons25324.jpgYour hosts for these stories, Julie & Lee, couldn't be further apart in their historical connection to foods... Julie, a devout foodie from way back, Lee brought up on frozen foods and Oscar Meyer products. So, it couldn't be more...

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Farm to Fork Across America: Cow Horns & Moonbeams, A Taste of Place

(3) Comments | Posted September 6, 2012 | 6:31 PM

Co-authored by Lee Glenn

2012-09-05-babycow4sm3.jpgHorns, moonlight ceremonies, revered cow manure, timing by the solstice... these were some of the mystical elements of biodynamic farming we were exploring and questioning at the Benziger family winery. Our experience couldn't be further from our...

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Farm To Fork Across America: Linus Pauling Institute -- It's All About Science

(6) Comments | Posted August 31, 2012 | 10:44 AM

Co-authored with Lee Glenn


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For credibility in scientific analysis of nutrition in crops, you can't get much better than the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. That would have been terrific to know during a frustrating...

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Farm to Fork Across America: Clif Bar... a Tour of the White Road

(12) Comments | Posted August 28, 2012 | 3:37 PM

Co-authored with Lee Glenn

Climbing to reach the Erickson family farm, high in the Mayacamas Mountain range, in an ancient redwood forest, the road narrows. It was hard to imagine a farm through the trees, though around another curve a spectacular view of the Pope Valley near Napa appeared before...

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Farm to Fork Across America: Nature, An Instrument of Restoration

(13) Comments | Posted August 10, 2012 | 11:35 AM

Co-authored with Lee Glenn

Some ideas don't fade, they simply adapt to changing circumstances. So we found in the rolling hills outside of Sonoma, California, home of the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center on 80 acres of organic gardens, orchards and wild lands. We were drawn to the...

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Farm To Fork Across America: A Reawakening -- The Fruits Of Your Labor

(2) Comments | Posted August 3, 2012 | 11:23 AM

Co-authored with Lee Glenn

As we meandered through lush rolling farmlands from Santa Cruz to the edge of San Francisco, edible gardens seemed to pop up where there used to be front lawns and rooftops. We wanted to stop for a closer look though dared not as Mark Twain's sentiment...

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Farm To Fork Across America: A Safe Place To Go

(4) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 8:25 AM

Co-authored with Lee Glenn

"Nothing enlightens the soul like putting one's hands into fertile earth; realizing that cupped in one's hands, rolling in between one's fingers is a tiny universe constantly moving before, during and after our time." -- U-Knot-Me


....a vivid sentiment not expected from the pen...

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Farm To Fork Across America: Julie's Adventures With Bio-Nutrient Soil, A Sea-Crop Story

(4) Comments | Posted July 20, 2012 | 12:40 PM

Co-authored with Lee Glenn

Though anything but a soils science expert, as a premed student some 25 short years ago and after a year as a farm intern, I felt I knew enough biology and farming to attempt a six-month bio-nutrient soils study on an organic farm. Jeffrey Colle' of...

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Farm To Fork Across America: Super (Role) Model, Angela Lindvall

(2) Comments | Posted July 13, 2012 | 5:27 PM

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While she has been the face of Prada, Chanel and Hermes and graced covers of high profile fashion magazines (Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, W... to name a few), there was no assurance I'd recognize super model Angela Lindvall out of...

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Farm To Fork Across America: GirlFarm, A Field Of Dreams

(3) Comments | Posted July 5, 2012 | 12:48 PM

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My heart sank when farmer Wendy Baroli exclaimed, "A CSA is just a glorified grocer." As I share their vision, I was captivated to see how GirlFarm could succeed. For a three-woman team, manning a recently purchased 95...

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