Exploring Willamette Valley, Oregon- The OXO Farm Tour

Exploring Willamette Valley, Oregon- The OXO Farm Tour

From a local farm cooperative to a true farm-to-table restaurant experience, explore the Willamette Valley and immerse yourself in the local foods scene of Portland and Oregon...

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  • From a local farm cooperative to a true farm-to-table restaurant experience, explore the Willamette Valley and immerse yourself in the local foods scene of Portland and Oregon...
  • I had the pleasure of attending the first ever Indulge Conference in Portland, Oregon at the end of last month. If you happen to follow me on Instagram, you may have caught some of my photos and experiences from that trip. I promise to share all the details of the conference and my thoughts on exploring Portland's local food scene (can we say all the foodie fun?) with you all soon, but today I am going to give a little recap of Day #2 of the conference- the OXO Farm Tour. OXO happened to be one of the major sponsors of this year's Indulge Conference, and in partnership with Travel Oregon generously arranged for the food bloggers in attendance to experience one of two farm-to-table outings on the last day of the conference- Hood River or Willamette Valley. I opted for the Willamette Valley tour myself. If you happen to be into the whole farm to table experience, then you are definitely going to want grab a cup of coffee and sit back and read through today's post... And then start planning a trip to Oregon. ;)
  • After a drive through the beautiful countryside between Portland proper and the Willamette Valley, our first stop was at Our Table Cooperative. Our Table is a cooperatively-owned and community-supported organic farm headed up by Narendra Varma and his wife.
  • Narendra personally gave us a tour of the farm sharing their practices and philosophy for supporting the local foods economy. We were even invited to pick and taste a few of their fresh blueberries straight from the bush as they were just starting to ripen that weekend. Folks, you really haven't had a fresh blueberry until you have picked and tasted one right from the bush. :) Besides their fresh produce offerings, Our Table Cooperative also keeps their own honey bees and chickens.
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