September 29, 2011

Food news roundup: Farm Direct Bill, tomato recall, gardening classes

by Nate Rafn

There were a few stories that caught our eye this week.

Friends of Family Farmers provided an update on the "Farm Direct Bill" that would allow small farms in Oregon to produce and sell jams and pickles at farmers' markets without heavy regulations. [Read More]

The Oregonian reported on a California grower that recalled thousands of pounds of tomatoes shipped nationwide after a sample tested positive for salmonella. 5,120 pounds were shipped to Oregon. [Read More]

Earlier this year Living Culture interviewed Shannon Stewart about Pringle Creek Community's new 10-month Urban Farmer Certification course. The classes have wrapped-up for the year, and Pringle Creek offers some inspiring photographs of participants' gardens. [Read More]

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