Shifting with the Season

A lot of our favorite Summer and Fall crops are winding down here locally, so at Rogue Produce we’re shifting with Online Farmers Marketthe season! We continue to support all of our local farms here in Southern Oregon, by bringing you the best of the produce they have to offer during the Fall and Winter. Our reach extends to our friends in the Sacramento area so we can continue to offer a wide selection of products on our Online Farmers Market.Eggplant Head

Our Priorities

Our first priority at Rogue Produce is two fold. First, we purchase only the highest quality produce, which means certified organic (or, at a minimum, we purchase from farms that use organic methods, but have not necessarily gone through the process of certification), no GMOs, and no chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Many of our growers go above and beyond this criteria to bring us the most environmentally and humanely benevolent produce. Secondly, we support the smallest and most local farms we can find that can meet our demands for the highest in quality.

Our second priority is convenience and flexibility. Are you tired of trying to find a parking space at your local market, or is it a long drive to find high quality produce? We solve that inconvenience by providing home delivery – all the way from Ashland to Grants Pass, and Jacksonville to Shady Cove. Are you hesitant to make a long-term Valley View Orchard Productscommitment? At Rogue Produce you only place an order when you want to, and you can skip deliveries anytime you need to for any reason.

Our Selection

Four Winds Farm, a Rogue Produce partner

Geoffrey, Four Winds Farm, Ashland

The selection of produce we offer continues to grow, even through the Winter. We make sure to provide products from your local favorites, such as Rogue Creamery, Rise Up! Bakery, Pickled Planet, Scott River Ranch, Higher Power Raw Foods, Bright Earth Foods, and many more. The list of the local farms we work with continues to grow.

We also have a strong connection growing with our friends in the Guinda Valley of California, near Sacramento. We acquire olive oils and delectable balsamic vinegars from Pasture 42; insanely delicious Italian sausage, breakfast sausage, and fresh produce from Riverdog Farm; and fresh herbs and produce from Say Hay Farm and Full Belly Farm.

Available through Rogue ProduceYou can view all of the products we have available for purchase and home delivery at our Online Farmers Market, and you can learn about the variety of our service options by visiting our sign-up page.

Enjoy supporting local!

Fresh Produce: Berries, Cucumbers, Summer Squash, and More!

Tons of fresh produce is popping up at your favorite local farms here in Southern Oregon, and we’re ready to deliver it to your home – anywhere from Ashland to Grants Pass, Jacksonville to Eagle Point, and every where in between (and close by)!

What’s New

The most delicious fresh black, blue and raspberries are now available from Pennington Farm, and Ella Bella Farm has some of the most scrumptious strawberries we’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting. Not only are the pints of strawberries over-flowing from Ella Bella, but they have 5 different varieties! We make sure to share a new variety every week.

Wandering Roots Farm has helped us put some new items on our list too. These include the first cucumbers of the year, cauliflower, sugar snap peas and purple carrots. Fry Family Farm also has some early firsts, including fresh basil, zucchini and crookneck squash.

Get Your Share!

There’s never been a better time to sign-up with Rogue Produce, and get all of this amazing fresh produce delivered to your door. We’ve got loads of other local food products on the list too, including grass fed organic beef, cheese, olive oil, bread, coffee, pastries, and much more.

This week is extra special though. Our Standard Share is more than $7 over our promised value. We usually go over our promised value so that you typically get a greater market value than what you actually pay to sign up for our service.

If you’re not convinced, make sure to check out this previous blog post to see the 10 ten reasons why our current customers love to be a part of Rogue Produce.

 

Happy Summer!

 

 

Service Upgrade: The Plus Share!

Rogue Produce has taken steps to get even better this week with a service upgrade, the “Plus Share.” This upgrade gives every Rogue Produce customer a chance to enjoy additional local products every week without being charged any processing fee.Some CSA Items

When we made the shift to every week deliveries in May, we faced the same challenge we do every year with our Standard Share. We keep the Standard CSA Share simple and manageable by maintaining the value each week to between $21 and $25. We emphasize loading the share with as much fresh local produce as possible, leaving little room for additional products such as our delicious olive oil from Pasture 42, goat cheese chevre from Mama Terra Micro-Creamery, sauerkraut from Pickled Planet, and many others. We want to support these businesses by purchasing their amazing products as much as possible, and the Plus Share enables us to do just that!

You can see the contents of the Plus Share at the Online Market Page every week. You can purchase credits for the Plus Share for $25 a piece, and we’ll provide at least that much value in the Plus Share every week – and usually more. This week, for example, the Plus Share consists of Arbequina Olive Oil ($15.95), and Caramelized Goat Cheese Chevre ($10.50), with a total value of $26.45.

It’s so easy too! All you have to do is notify us by text (541-301-3426) or email (localtolocal@rogueproduce.com) if you want the Plus Share. Or, as an Individual Account holder, you can simply select it as part of your custom order. As long as you order the Standard Share and/or the Plus Share, you won’t be charged the $6 processing fee.

Usually the order deadline for the Plus Share will be the same as for our regular orders, which is Tuesday by 4:00pm. However, this week we need to have your orders for the Plus Share in by Monday evening at 6:00pm, since they include the Mama Terra Cheese, which we need to order earlier than other items.

Sign-Up today at our website!

 

Top Ten Reasons to Join

Rogue Produce is back to weekly deliveries beginning Friday, May 5th, and we’d like to show you why our customers love our service! Here are the top ten reasons to sign-up:

  1. Supporting Local: This is the common denominator among all of our customers – they love to support local. Rogue Produce works with local vendors that are too numerous to list here, and we bring their amazing products to your table.
  2. Home Delivery: That’s right, we deliver your traditional CSA share or your custom order local rogue familyright to your home or business – for no extra fee. We now do home deliveries from Ashland to Grants Pass, Jacksonville to Shady Cove, and everywhere in between!
  3. Total Customization: Some people prefer to be surprised each week with a bag of seasonal produce, but many of our customers love having the ability to custom order from the giant selection of local produce items at our Online Farmers Market.
  4. Skipping Deliveries is No Problem: If you need to skip a delivery for any reason, you can notify us up to the last minute and it will never count against you.
  5. Top Quality and Selection: We work with many of your favorite farms and food producers in Southern Oregon, and we’ve come to know from where and when the highest Fresh local producequality items are available in our region.
  6. Customer Input is Valued: Our service has been built upon the ideas and needs of those we serve. We are always open to your suggestions – such as adding new products to our list that you love. It’s a team effort!
  7. Year-Round Deliveries: We have always provided year-round delivery, and we’re getting better at it every year. For the Winter months we expand our reach to partner with farms in the Capay Valley near Sacramento in order to keep highly desired products on the list. This keeps your selection fresh and varied the entire year!
  8. Full Circle: Our customers also appreciate our Community Compost program. Each week we pick up compostable food-scraps from residents and deliver them to local farms. These scraps are a valuable resource for the small farms in our region, helping them to add rich nutrients back into their soil.Community Compost
  9. Giving Back: Each week we do our best to find a home for any extra produce we have. Over the years we have collaborated with both private and non-profit partners to make sure our extras don’t go to waste. Additionally, every year in the month of September (childhood cancer awareness month), we donate 10% of our total profits to the Ethan Jostad Foundation to help the fight against childhood cancer.
  10. Expanding Programs: Our customers love to grow with us! We’ve just recently begun adding occasional recipe ideas to our blog or as inserts with our deliveries. This way you have some helpful information on how to prepare delicious locally sourced meals.

Special Incentives to Sign-Up Before May 5th

Here are a couple of extra reasons to sign-up for Rogue Produce. We’re offering these promotions for a limited time until our next delivery on Friday, May 5th:

  1. We’re offering the “Valley View Medley,” to any of our new customers who purchase $278 worth of our Standard CSA Shares or make a minimum deposit of $345 into an Individual Account for custom ordering. The medley is over $35 worth of products from the certified organic Valley View Orchard in Ashland, including cold-pressed and pasteurized apple juice, infused apple cider vinegar, sliced peaches, pears, and a nice big jar of pear sauce.
  2. Our second promotion gives you cash credit to our Online Farmers Market (or toward any of our Standard CSA Share options) when you refer a new customer. Typically we provide you with $10 in credit for every referral, but between now and May 5th we’re giving you $20 for every new customer who signs up on your recommendation! Just make sure to tell your friends to put your name in the referral box on the sign-up form when they join. There’s no limit to how much credit you can earn!

Spring Produce Delivery and Special Offers!

Hello Southern Oregon!

Delivery Schedule

Local produce delivery comes next Friday, April 21st, and we are featuring one of our favorites – Goat Cheese Chevre from Online Farmers MarketMama Terra Micro Creamery. We’re coupling the chevre with red beets, which make for some delicious recipe ideas. Mama Terra’s goat cheeses come in 4 flavors:  Caramelized Garlic, Mediterranean Lavender, Plain Sea Salt and Honey Bee Pollen. This final delivery in April will also include Spring onions, asparagus, bunched carrots and lots of additional yummy fresh produce.

Mama Terra Micro CreameryWe’ll be celebrating our first weekly delivery of the year on May 5th, Cinco De Mayo, with fresh corn tortillas in our Standard Share from Jennifer Greene at Windborne Farm!

Special Promotions

We have two special promotions that you can take advantage of by signing up before our delivery next Friday, April 21st. First of all, we’re offering the “Valley View Medley,” to any of our new customers who purchase $278 worth of our Standard Shares or make a minimum deposit of $345 into an Individual Account for custom ordering. The medley is over $30 worth of products from the certified organic Valley View Orchard in Ashland, including cold-pressed and pasteurized apple juice, pear juice, sliced peaches, pears, and a nice big jar of pear sauce.

Our second promotion gives you cash credit to our Online Farmers Market (or toward any of our Standard Share options) when you refer a new customer. Typically we provide you with $10 in credit for every referral, but between now and May 1st we’re giving you $20 for every new customer who signs up on your recommendation! Just make sure to tell your friends to put your name in the referral box on the sign-up form
when they join. There’s no limit to how much credit you can earn!

Expanded Delivery

If you haven’t heard, we’ve expanded our produce delivery service as far north as Grants Pass, and we’re including communities along highway 238, including Ruch, Murphy and Applegate! Our deliveries come right to your door each week – it’s the easiest way to support local farms and small businesses, and to enjoy the best of what’s fresh and local.

Sign-Up!

Visit our website to sign-up, or give us a call at 541-301-3426.

Asparagus, Snap Peas, and Spring Sales!

Spring Sales on Local Favorites!

Smoothie Items

Rogue Produce is celebrating the arrival of April with Spring sales on some of our favorite local products. Our sale items are designed to help you get started in smoothie experimentation with the coming of the warmer Spring weather. Several of our products from Bright Earth Foods, in Ashland, are up to 20% off – including Superfood Smoothie Mix and Raw Green Smoothie mix. Bright Earth’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and jumbo Goji Berries are also delicious in smoothies, and we’ve put them on sale as well.

Another staple in Rogue smoothies is apple juice. We’ve reduced the price of the organic, cold-pressed and pasteurized apple juice from Valley View Orchard. Valley View Orchard is located in Ashland, and for new members who sign-up before April 7th, we’re throwing in a medley of their products for FREE! These items include a 1/2 gallon jug of apple juice, a quart jar of Bartlett pear juice, sliced peaches, pears, and a jar of pear sauce! This medley is over a $30 value, and we only have a limited quantity available. Find out more about this promotion by clicking here.

Cheese

We are slashing prices on Rogue Creamery cheeses so you can slice into your favorite cheddar! This week marks the return of fresh corn tortillas from Jennifer Greene at Windborne Farm – what better to go with your favorite local cheese!

Beef

All of the beef bundles from Scott River Ranch are 10% off. All of Scott River’s beef products are organic, grass-fed and finished.

Fresh Produce

We’re excited to see some Spring produce coming in from our local farms. This is the second week we’ve had delicious asparagus, and the most recent addition are yummy snap peas. Our first lettuce of the season is coming in from Fry Family Farm, kale rapini from Whistling Duck, spinach from Wandering Roots Farm, and Easter egg radish bunches from Happy Dirt Veggie Patch. Support your local farms by signing up for any one of our convenient service options.

Expanded Delivery Route

All of our Standard CSA Shares and custom orders from our Online Farmers Market are delivered right to your home. We have recently expanded our route to include Grants Pass, Murphy, Ruch, Rogue River and Gold Hill. In addition, we serve Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, Jacksonville, Medford, White City, Eagle Point and Shady Cove. It’s a great time to sign-up with Rogue Produce. We are always happy to answer any questions – just give us a call at 541-301-3426.

Waste Not, Farm Want! Food Scraps to Farms.

local farms compost your scraps!We Get Your Scraps to Local Farms

That’s right – the food scraps you might be placing in your trash every day are not waste – they are a resource. Small farms in the Rogue Valley can compost the organic matter from your kitchen to replenish their soil with vital nutrients. Rogue Produce is the only service in the Rogue Valley that picks-up your food scraps every week and delivers them to local farms to use in their composting operations.

Rogue Produce’s program, Community Compost, has been in operation since 2011, and has moved tons of residential food scraps from household to farm. Community Compost is a way you can directly support your local farms and reduce the burden on our local landfill. Community Compost is common sense, and it’s what makes Rogue Produce a “full circle” service. You can purchase fresh produce from our Online Farmers Market that is grown in soil nourished by food scraps from the previous year. This is a model we are enthusiastically expanding, and we’d greatly appreciate your help in doing so.

Start Composting, Receive Market Credit!

For a limited time, Rogue Produce is offering a $20 credit toward any of our CSA options (which includes custom ordering through our Online Farmers Market), when you sign-up for 3-months of our Community Compost service. If you’re already a Rogue Produce customer (or if you become one), you receive a 10% discount on our Community Compost program.

The compost program is simple:  accumulate your kitchen food scraps (pretty much anything except meat and fish), and set them out every week on your pick up day. Rogue Produce will visit your home, empty your compost container (you provide your own container), and you can start filling it up again for the next pick-up.

Once you start participating in our program, you’ll never want to throw a banana peel in the garbage again. Many of our customers have started with our program – which is very easy – and eventually transitioned into using a composting system at their home to replenish the soil in their garden. Community Compost is a great way to start wasting less and replenishing more.

To find out more, follow the links in this article, or give us a call anytime at 541-301-3426.

Apples, Peaches and Pears – Oh My!

We’ve got a delicious medley of products from Valley View Orchard that we’re offering up in a special promotion for new customers that sign-up between now and our next delivery on Friday, April 7th. These are 5 of the best sellers from this organic orchard in Ashland:  Cold pressed, unfiltered and pasteurized apple juice, ginger pear slices, Bartlett pear juice, sliced peaches and Bartlett pear sauce!

All together, these products represent over a $30 value, and we’ll include them in your first delivery when you sign-up for either 6 Standard CSA Shares ($278), or make a minimum deposit of $345 into an Individual Spending Account.

We now make home deliveries from Ashland to Grants Pass, Jacksonville to Shady Cove, and everywhere in between!

Feel free to give us a call at 541-301-3426 if you have any questions about our service. Our aim is simple – to provide the most convenient and enjoyable way to receive the highest quality produce from our local farms and small businesses. Support local by signing up with Rogue Produce today!

Delivering Local Favorites

As we expand home delivery of our year-round CSA and Online Farmers Market to new customers in Grants Pass and the surrounding area, we’d like to share about all of the local producers you can support – and their amazing products you can enjoy – by shopping at Rogue Produce. In addition to fresh produce from many of our local farms, our list includes breads (gluten and non-gluten), cheeses (goat and cow), olive oil, vinegar, grass-fed beef, superfoods, and much more. This post is the first of several in which we will introduce some of our fine partners in Southern Oregon.

 

Organicos Bakery

Rice BreadOrganicos has established itself as one of the most praised producers of gluten-free breads and pizza crusts. Based in Phoenix, they have several varieties of delicious sandwich breads, including multi-grain seeded, rice, sunflower oat, and their most popular cinnamon raisin. We love these breads because in addition to being gluten-free, they also contain no egg or dairy products, which is often a hard find for families with members who are vegan or who have dairy or egg allergies. You can’t beat these breads for taste, nor can you beat the great price of these products at Rogue Produce.

 

Rogue Creamery

Rogue Creamery CheesesTheir cheese are already world renowned, and how lucky we are to have an amazing company like the Rogue Creamery in Central Point. What you may not know is that Rogue Creamery recently became certified organic, and they have always produced the most amazing varieties of cheese, and we also sell their delicious butter. They even include local ales in some of their recipes, and they are most famous for their blue cheeses.

 

Rise Up! BakeryRise Up! Bread

We are grateful to have discovered Rise Up! Artisan Bread based out of the Applegate Valley to supply us with a variety of breads, including sprouted multi-grain, sourdough, levain, and many more. There is so much to learn about this totally sustainable producer, and we highly recommend you visit their website.

 

Pickled Planet

Love Kraut

This is another unique company we are so lucky to have in our area. Based out of Ashland, Pickled Planet produces a huge selection of krauts, with almost every combination of fermented veggies you can imagine. It’s always a good idea to have a jar of one (or many) of their krauts in the fridge to combine with whatever you’re cooking up in the kitchen.

 

Pennington Farm

PiesOh my! If you have a sweet tooth look no further. Pennington Farms supplies Rogue Produce with incredible pies and turnovers created from the fabulous berries they grow on their farm on highway 238, between Grants Pass and Jacksonville. They’ve also recently begun producing a line of granola that any child or adult will love. We sell pints of their fresh picked berries in the main growing season, plus tasty jams and bags of their frozen smoothie berry mix all year long!

 

The above is just a short preview of the many local businesses you can support by signing up with Rogue Produce. You can see a more comprehensive list of the local farmers and producers we work with by visiting our website. We offer home delivery of all our products year-round, and we now serve Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, Medford, Jacksonville, White City, Eagle Point, Shady Cove, Rogue River, Grants Pass, Ruch, and Murphy!

 

 

Now Serving Grants Pass!

Purple AsparagusWe’re happy to announce that Rogue Produce is now making home deliveries to Grants Pass! Now you can get the freshest produce from your favorite local farms, as well as locally roasted coffee, bread, tortillas, cheese, grass-fed beef, olive oil, pizza dough, jam, nut butter and so much more – delivered right to your door! We’re also expanding our route to cover stops along highway 238, including Murphy, Ruch and more!

Deliveries arrive every other Friday, until May when we begin delivering every Friday. You can sign-up for our Standard CSA Share, and we’ll deliver an assortment of the freshest and most delicious produce available. We post the contents of the Standard CSA Share on our Online Farmers Market page the weekend before our Friday delivery so that you can see what’s coming. Or, you can sign-up for an Individual Account, and order whatever items you want from our Online Farmers Market each week. With this option, you can also order the Standard CSA Share only, and not be charged the $6 processing fee for making a custom order.raspberries

We’ve built our service to be as convenient as possible. First of all, there are no big commitments – you can sign-up for 2 Standard Shares for only $97, or an initial deposit into your Individual Account for only $120. Second, you’re never obliged to order, and you can skip a delivery anytime you need to for any reason and always receive the amount of deliveries you’ve paid for.

If you want to support our local farms and food producers, Rogue Produce is the most convenient way to explore all that our region has to offer. We even provide delicious recipe ideas to make yummy meals with the seasonal produce we deliver.

Our next delivery is Friday, March 10th, and we’d love to get as many people signed up in the Grants Pass area as possible so we can get a strong start in serving your area. We will update the list on our Online Farmers Market this Saturday, March 4th. Our update will include a posting of the items included in the Standard CSA Share, as well as all of the additional items available to order from our Online Farmers Market. If you sign-up for the Individual Account, we will send you an email as soon as our list is updated, along with instructions for how to place your order for the delivery on March 10th.Winter Veggies

If you have any questions about Rogue Produce, feel free to give us a call anytime, at 541-301-3426. Or, you can sign-up anytime at our website, www.rogueproduce.com.

Please share this post with your friends, and you’ll receive a $10 credit for every customer who signs up on your referral!

We look forward to serving you!