Schools are Composting!
Thanks to the efforts of Rogue Valley Farm to School, a compost pick-up at Talent and Phoenix Elementary Schools is on! The initial project was funded by a grant from the DEQ, and now the school district is taking it on with the help of our Community Compost program.
Students are learning the ways of composting, leaving their scraps in designated bins during lunch in the cafeteria. Rogue Produce picks up those bins on a regular basis and transports to composting operations at local farms.
An additional benefit of this program is that the schools received a small portion of finished compost to nourish their gardens! The natural benefits of this program will continue to expand, and we will keep you posted!
“Rooted,” A New Composting Partner
We got a call recently from a small business in Medford in need of a regular food scrap pick-up. We are delighted to be acquainted with “Rooted,” a vegetarian restaurant located at 1325 Center Drive, suite 108. And, they’re happy to be a part of our composting program!
Rooted has an incredible menu of burritos, salads, wraps, bowls, paninis, organic juices, and more! Rooted is a supporter of small farms and works to purchase locally whenever possible.
On my first visit I enjoyed the “Nourish” burrito, with brown rice, spinach, spicy tofu, red onion, pumpkin seeds, edamame, avocado, and creamy chipotle sauce! I will definitely be returning for more healthy and delicious eats!
RP Farm Collective Update
Crops are starting to pop up at the Rogue Produce Farm Collective, in Talent! We’re expecting that for our delivery next week we’ll have: burpless cucumbers, Asian eggplant, globe eggplant, crookneck squash, mixed cherry tomatoes, sungold cherry tomatoes, dried fenugreek, red kale, and maybe even some heirloom tomatoes (we have some delicious varieties)!
If we harvest produce that we don’t sell, you know where it’s going – the Economy Bundle! We’ll be working on stoking this bundle with as much local produce as possible!
It’s somewhat surreal to be harvesting now after all the work we’ve put in thus far. We appreciate all of you supporting our efforts with your regular produce orders! If you’re new to Rogue Produce, place your first order and use coupon code save20 at check out to receive $20 off your order of $75 or more!