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Old 06-25-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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New in PDX here...so haven't spent much time (if at all) in your area. But have this picture that Eugene would be sweet place for farmers! Am I right? Tell me more about this please.

Also, wondering, when they will get Whole Foods Market to your nice little city. I would love to visit and meet all of you!
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Old 06-26-2011, 12:02 AM
 
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Whole Foods Market is the antithesis to what Eugene is all about. WF wanted to open up a store in downtown, but the city and citizens kept them out! Twice if I remember correctly. They don't want the "Walmart of natural foods" to impinge upon the awesome local natural foods stores (which are plentiful and awesome) like Sundance, Capella, Friendly Street Market to name the ones I can think of... There is only one Trader Joe's in the entire 200,000 person Eugene-Springfield area too. You see, the Eugene area practically invented the natural foods movement. Nancy's yogurt, Emerald Valley Kitchen (formerly), Yogi Tea, Golden Temple granola (the largest maker of granola, if I am not mistaken) and many more call Eugene home...

And there are some awesome farmer's markets in Eugene, you're right. The one downtown is probably among my favorite in all of Oregon.

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Old 06-26-2011, 11:44 AM
 
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Whole Foods Market is the antithesis to what Eugene is all about. WF wanted to open up a store in downtown, but the city and citizens kept them out! Twice if I remember correctly. They don't want the "Walmart of natural foods" to impinge upon the awesome local natural foods stores (which are plentiful and awesome) like Sundance, Capella, Friendly Street Market to name the ones I can think of... There is only one Trader Joe's in the entire 200,000 person Eugene-Springfield area too. You see, the Eugene area practically invented the natural foods movement. Nancy's yogurt, Emerald Valley Kitchen (formerly), Yogi Tea, Golden Temple granola (the largest maker of granola, if I am not mistaken) and many more call Eugene home...

And there are some awesome farmer's markets in Eugene, you're right. The one downtown is probably among my favorite in all of Oregon.
This makes me even more stoked on moving here
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Old 06-26-2011, 03:25 PM
 
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Whole Foods Market is the antithesis to what Eugene is all about. WF wanted to open up a store in downtown, but the city and citizens kept them out! Twice if I remember correctly. They don't want the "Walmart of natural foods" to impinge upon the awesome local natural foods stores (which are plentiful and awesome) like Sundance, Capella, Friendly Street Market to name the ones I can think of... There is only one Trader Joe's in the entire 200,000 person Eugene-Springfield area too. You see, the Eugene area practically invented the natural foods movement. Nancy's yogurt, Emerald Valley Kitchen (formerly), Yogi Tea, Golden Temple granola (the largest maker of granola, if I am not mistaken) and many more call Eugene home...

And there are some awesome farmer's markets in Eugene, you're right. The one downtown is probably among my favorite in all of Oregon.
wow, that is awesome...thanks for the clarifications.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:52 AM
 
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Always good to hear that I am moving into a town that is all about local. YES
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:42 PM
 
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We love our Farmer's Markests, and we also love our local farms and producers, too. Here are some links:

Lane County Farmers Market This one is probably the most well-known and visitied. It's held on Saturdays across the street from the Eugene Saturday Market - which honestly, and I'm not saying this to be mean or anything, but Eugene's Saturday Market is way better and more genuine than Portland's Saturday Market. Eugene, Oregon's Saturday Market You can spend a whole Saturday afternoon eating, meeting cool people, listening to live music, buying locally crafted goods, buying locally grown organic foods, enjoying the sunshine... it's wonderful. It's also crowded because everyone loves it so much. The Lane County Farmer's Market is also open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but saturdays are the most fun, I think.

This lady blogs and often features local Eugene farms and foods and wonderful delicious things: I've been inspired more than oce after stalking her blog to go to a farm and buy yummy delicious edible things. Culinaria Eugenius I found the best pick your own blueberry farm thanks to one of her blogs. The Register Guard (our local paper) often features local foodie things.

Local Farmers Markets: Willamette Farm & Food Coalition Lots of info on other markets there, too!

Not to mention all the various festivals we have throughout the year featuring local foods... such as: Oregon Truffle Festival - January 27-29, 2012 ... eugene mushroom festival ... and others... really good local wines and cheese here, too. And a few of our own local chocolate companies as well.
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:22 PM
 
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We love our Farmer's Markests, and we also love our local farms and producers, too. Here are some links:

Lane County Farmers Market This one is probably the most well-known and visitied. It's held on Saturdays across the street from the Eugene Saturday Market - which honestly, and I'm not saying this to be mean or anything, but Eugene's Saturday Market is way better and more genuine than Portland's Saturday Market. Eugene, Oregon's Saturday Market You can spend a whole Saturday afternoon eating, meeting cool people, listening to live music, buying locally crafted goods, buying locally grown organic foods, enjoying the sunshine... it's wonderful. It's also crowded because everyone loves it so much. The Lane County Farmer's Market is also open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but saturdays are the most fun, I think.

This lady blogs and often features local Eugene farms and foods and wonderful delicious things: I've been inspired more than oce after stalking her blog to go to a farm and buy yummy delicious edible things. Culinaria Eugenius I found the best pick your own blueberry farm thanks to one of her blogs. The Register Guard (our local paper) often features local foodie things.

Local Farmers Markets: Willamette Farm & Food Coalition Lots of info on other markets there, too!

Not to mention all the various festivals we have throughout the year featuring local foods... such as: Oregon Truffle Festival - January 27-29, 2012 ... eugene mushroom festival ... and others... really good local wines and cheese here, too. And a few of our own local chocolate companies as well.

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Old 07-02-2011, 03:41 AM
 
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I didn't realize I had so many typo's in my post. I'm sorry.
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:29 AM
 
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I didn't realize I had so many typo's in my post. I'm sorry.
no worries, the information is the importance
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:27 PM
 
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Anyone know of the great pick your own farms around the area?
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