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Composting Food Scraps, You’ve Got Options!

Composting Food Scraps, Your Way

Rogue Produce has been collecting food scraps from homes and businesses in Southern Oregon for over a decade. Recently, we’ve added new service options to make it easy to get your kitchen scraps off the path to the landfill, and on the road to local farms. Our local farms place a high value on your food scraps, because it lowers their costs by providing needed nutrients to their soil, and their animals.

Our farmers regularly express their gratitude for our Community Compost program, and everyone who makes the effort to participate. This appreciation continues to inspire us to be innovative with our service, so that we can get the greatest amount of food scraps diverted from the land fill and delivered to creative and hard working farmers.

Check out our latest innovations, and explore our traditional service options, and see if they might be a good fit for you! We’ll get started with the latest in Community Compost Creativity!

Belview  Grange  Drop  SiteCompost drop site at Belview Grange.

Every Thursday, between 9:00am and 1:00pm, we set out bins to collect your scraps. This service costs you only $10 a month, and you can learn more, or sign-up by clicking here.

After you sign-up, we’ll be in touch to go over logistics and answer any questions you may have.

Compost bins at Ashland Grower's MarketAshland Grower’s Market

This option doesn’t cost you a dime! Through the efforts of the Ashland Climate Collaborative, and with funding from the Ashland Food Co-Op, we’ve been providing food scrap collection bins at the Ashland Grower’s Market (behind Science Works) every Tuesday, between 8:30am and 1:00pm.

We are so grateful for the support of local businesses and non-profits that have made this service option come alive. We currently divert 8 large bins of food scraps every Tuesday! That equates to around 100 households that utilize this option to get their scraps to local farms.

Medford Grower’s Market

With inspiration from the Ashland Grower’s Market project, we’ve started the same operation at the Grower’s Market in Medford, at Hawthorne Park. Bins are out from 8:30am to 1:00pm every Thursday, if you’d like to take advantage of this option!

Direct Pick Up

We understand that it’s not always easy to get to a drop site, so we also offer direct pick up at your home. Currently, this service is available for residents living in Ashland and Talent. On your designated pick up day, just leave out a container with your scraps. We’ll come collect the contents, leave you your container, and get the scraps to local farms!

If the direct pick up option sounds right for you, here’s where you can sign-up.

Neighborhood Drop Site Bins for CompostBut Wait, There’s One More Way!

To lower costs for customers, we have Neighborhood Drop Sites at some locations in Ashland and Talent. You may have a neighbor that hosts a community collection bin that lives nearby!

If you’d like to explore this option, give us a call (541) 301-3426, and we can see if there’s a convenient Neighborhood Drop Site near you. Or, perhaps you’d like to start one?

If you want to read a fun story about a resident in Ashland who started a Neighborhood Drop Site in his area, have a look at this recent article he shared about his experience: The Millpond “Compost Man.”

Other Ways You Can Support, and Enjoy!

At Rogue Produce, we make the effort to go “full circle,” by purchasing produce from our local farms and selling it to you at our Online Farmers Market. You can support our Community Compost efforts, and enjoy the best of local produce, delivered directly to your door!

When you become a Farmers Market Member with Rogue Produce and begin purchasing local produce from our Online Market, you immediately support our community-building, soil-sustaining, farm-helping, and small-business-partnering efforts.

Stay in the LOOP!

If you’re not currently interested in our services, you can still sign up for our weekly newsletter to stay informed. We’ll keep you posted on farm events, local food stories, compost lore, farm work parties, promotions, and so much more!

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Food Scraps in the News!

Thanks to the growing enthusiasm about Rogue Produce’s “Community Compost” program, we’ve recently been the subject of two local news stories! In this blog post we want to share these stories with you and outline the options available to you to participate in the adventure of diverting food-scraps from businesses and households and donating this resource to local farmers. Our local farms put the scraps to good use to benefit their own operations and our community as a whole!

Step 1: Check out the stories and share them through your social media!

Please check out these great stories, and share them through your social media channels. The more we spread the word, the more good things happen, such as:

  • New farms hear of our program and begin receiving scraps.
  • New residents and business owners discover Community Compost and begin participating in the program.
  • Our farm partners become free drop-sites for leaves, horse manure, food-scraps, and other materials to integrate into their compost operation.
  • New compost options sprout up, such as the free drop-site at the Medford Growers Market beginning in the Spring of 2024.
  • The more our region comes together as a community to reduce waste and support local agriculture!

KOBI Story by Taylar Ansures

JPR Story, by Roman Battaglia

Rogue Valley Entrepreneur Turns Food Waste into Black Gold

Step 2: Find out how you can participate

The process of building our Community Compost program has been, naturally, an organic one. As a result, our service options are diverse in order to meet the needs of all who wish to participate. We recommend the best place to get started is to give us a call at 541-301-3426 to see which of the options below works best for you.

Direct Food Scrap Pick-Up

If you want pick-up directly from your home in Ashland, Talent, or Phoenix, you can sign-up here at our current new-customer discounted rate of $14.95 per month.

Bellview Grange Winter Drop-Site

Because the Farmer’s Market drop-site in Ashland has closed for the Winter, we set-up this alternative location. Between the hours of 9am and 1pm every Tuesday, you can drop your scraps off at the Bellview Grange in Ashland. This service is $10 per month, and we ask that you call us to set-up service.

Food Scrap Pick-up for Businesses

We are excited to work with any restaurant, market, cafe, or the like, to get you set-up with our program. Give us a call at 541-301-3426 to set up a trial.

Free Food Scrap Drop-Sites

These will resume in March of 2024, at the Ashland Growers Market at the Ashland Armory, and at the Medford Growers Market in Hawthorne Park. We have enough funding to get the program in Medford launched, but we are still seeking donations to make sure we can provide the service through the entire Market season. Please support this effort by making a donation.

Other Ways to Support

Rogue Produce goes full-circle by selling produce from our local farm partners through our Online Farmers Market. You can place an order online and we deliver orders to your home every week!

We have a special Autumn promotion that gets you a free “Farmers Market” membership to remove delivery fees, and also gets you a 20% coupon to use on your first order! Take advantage of our promotion by clicking the link below – it’s one more way to support local farms, local businesses, smart food-scrap management, and stay connected with your community!

Free Membership and 20% Coupon

FREE Food Scrap Pick Up Coming to Medford!

FREE food scrap drop off at the Medford Grower’s Market is in the works!

Communities throughout the country are converting food scrap material into compost to reduce the need for artificial fertilizers and to prevent the environmental problems that happen when food scraps go to landfills or into water treatment facilities. In Southern Oregon there is a system in place to get food scraps directly to local farms to be processed into nutrient rich soil amendments. This system not only prevents waste and environmental harm, it also provides a significant benefit to local farms and local soils! Read on to see how you can support our efforts!

Who’s involved locally

This year, Rogue Valley Food System Network is supporting the efforts of the Community Compost Coalition (CCC) to help local farms expand their composting activities. The project collaborators are Rogue Produce & Community Compost for transport and logistics, Ashland Community Composting for transport and bokashi composting, Southern Oregon Food Solutions (SOFS) for Community Outreach, and three receiving farms: Fry Family Farm, Evers Ridge Farm and Joy Luck Farm for the composting process.

How it works

The primary working model is a subscription curbside service for collecting food scraps from residents, businesses and schools, and then transporting the scraps to local farms to be composted. In 2022, the Ashland Rotary Club sponsored a FREE food scrap drop off service at the Ashland Grower’s market to provide more residents with a way to keep food scraps out of the trash and to give it to local farms instead. This service continues to be  provided by Rogue Produce & Community Compost and it has been so well received and appreciated that it has been renewed for 2023. Also this year, when the Britt Festival signaled that it wanted to become the “greenest concert venue on the west coast,” Ashland Community Composting worked out the logistics to collect food scraps from each event throughout the summer.

Moving forward

With the help of an Ashland Food Co-Op Community Grant, and with support from Rogue Valley Food System Network, the Community Compost Coalition is setting up a second FREE food scrap drop off service at the Medford Grower’s Market starting in the Spring of 2024!

We need your support!

We are currently raising funds in order to fully cover the cost of the food scrap drop off service for the entire Medford Grower’s Market season in 2024. We would love to receive your help in making sure we can fund this service for 2024 and beyond! In a typical pick-up at the Ashland Grower’s Market, we divert 180 gallons (6 large garbage bins) of food scrap material from the landfill and donate this valuable resource to local farms that are working hard to grow the food we all love.

Donate today!

If you’d like to help ensure that this valuable service remains available for the long-term, you can make a donation by following this link.


Thank you, and see you at the Grower’s Markets!

Compost, Let’s Keep it Local.

It’s not everyday that a community comes together to support a cause they all can agree on. Usually this phenomena only occurs when there’s a crisis of some kind, and a community recognizes an urgent need and rallies to meet it. In Southern Oregon (and in many other communities) there is an urgent need to support small local farms. In many ways we rise to meet this need: by shopping at a farmers market, joining a CSA, etc. But there’s another substantial way to support small local farms on the other end of the food cycle – by contributing our food-scraps to their compost operations. We have the power in our hands to make sure that the food-scraps from our households and businesses find their way to local farms, but the window of opportunity to keep this power may be closing.

At a recent meeting of the Ashland city council in March, Recology (who is contracted by the cities of Ashland and Talent for waste collection) announced that it is planning to implement a city wide pick-up of food-scraps. Recology presented a variety of options it is considering for how this new service will be modeled. Depending on which model is chosen, Recology stated that it could take anywhere from 6-months to 3 years for the service to take effect. This offers the people of Ashland and Talent a short period of time to sustain other options for managing the valuable resource of our region’s food-scraps. This article offers an alternative option to Recology’s, one that is already in operation and allows for greater freedom and local control of a resource that broadly benefits our community.

Recology’s Proposal

At the Ashland city council meeting in March, Recology outlined three models for their food-scrap pick-up.

  1.  Food-scraps would be collected from residents and brought to a local landfill, where the material would be used to create compost to sell commercially.
  2.  Recology would establish their own composting facility where the food-scraps would be made into compost.
  3.  The food-scraps would be transported out of our area to composting facilities outside of our region. This is what is done in the Portland metro area, where the food-scraps collected are transported to a facility near Eugene.

Recology also mentioned 2 options for how this service would be offered to their customers.

  1.  The food-scrap collection would be integrated with their current services of waste and recycling pick-up, effectively mandating that all customers participate and pay any increase in service fees.
  2.  Establish a separate subscription option for the food-scrap pick-up, so the service would not be mandated to all customers.

Community Compost

Community Compost is a local small business that has been operating in Ashland and Talent since 2011. Customers of this company receive a weekly pick-up of their kitchen food-scraps. Community Compost also provides service to commercial clients such as grocery markets and restaurants. Here are some of the important differences between Community Compost and Recology’s proposed food-scrap collection program.

  1.  Community Compost does not mandate customers to participate, with the understanding that many households and businesses utilize their food-scraps in their own back yard composting operation or donate them to local community gardens or farms.
  2.  Recology would, at best, bring the food-scraps they collect to a location to be processed into compost. That compost would be sold commercially and provide an additional profit to Recology, and/or the organization(s) they work with to develop the compost. Community Compost, on the other hand, transports and donates the food-scraps they collect directly to small local farms. In this manner, Community Compost provides a direct economic benefit to local farms, and a nutritional benefit to the soil they farm on.

Other Points to Consider

Community Compost and its local farm partners have plans to eventually sell compost products created from the food-scraps collected in the community. When this scale of production is achieved, customers will receive a yearly dividend from a percentage of the sales of these compost products. Here’s how that would work.

    • Community Compost brings local farms food-scraps.
    • Local farms process the food-scraps into compost to use on their farm.
    • Surplus compost created by local farms can be sold locally by farms. This would provide an additional economic benefit to local farms, and spread more nutrients to local soil.
    • Community Compost customers receive a percentage of the sales of these compost products back as a yearly dividend.

The Effects of a Mandate

Many households in our region already use the food-scraps from their kitchens to create compost in their own back yards. Many farmers collect food-scraps from grocery markets to feed to their live-stock; and even some local schools collect food-scraps from their cafeterias to create compost for their school gardens. Community Compost has been operating for over a decade, and there’s a reason why not every household is a customer. Households that compost their own food-scraps are performing the optimum model for managing this resource – why would we want to reduce the incentive for individuals to do that, or make them pay for a service they wouldn’t use?

It Can be Done

Food-Scraps to FarmsCommunity Compost has been growing since it’s beginning, and particularly in recent years with the establishment of local drop-sites, including one at the Tuesday Farmers Market, in Ashland. The Neighborhood Compost Project is in development, which determines a drop-site within walking distance for customers to drop-off their full bucket of food-scraps and pick-up an empty one. Picking up 5-gallon buckets of food-scraps, especially when they are consolidated at drop-site locations, is a totally manageable endeavor for Community Compost, and doesn’t require dump trucks and large containers utilized for waste collection.

Action Steps

So now’s your chance, and our chance. If you feel like this is a cause worth advocating for, here are a few steps you can take to make your voice heard and stay informed.

  1.  Contact your city councilor in Ashland or Talent and ask them to allow for adequate time to consider all options available to our community when it comes to managing the local resource of our food-scraps. If you wish to do so, ask them to ensure that Recology will not be able to mandate the collection of food-scraps city-wide.
  2.  Sign-up for Community Compost if you’re not already composting at your residence.
  3.  Subscribe to the newsletter for Community Compost. You’ll also receive emails regarding the Rogue Produce Online Farmers Market, but this is the best way for you to stay up to date on this issue at the current time until a separate newsletter is created.
  4.  Share this article.

This post was written by Adam Holtey, owner of Rogue Produce and Community Compost. Feel free to reach out to Adam directly by emailing if you have questions regarding the content.


Neighborhood Compost Project

Food-Scraps to Farms

The Neighborhood Compost Project makes it easier and more affordable than ever to get the food-scraps from your kitchen to local farms. Community Compost transports the food-scraps to local farms that use the material to make compost to feed their soil. Instead of this valuable resource being dumped in the landfill, we make sure it completes the natural cycle and becomes nutrition for locally grown produce.

How it Works

The way the Neighborhood Compost Project works is simple. We provide you with a 5-gallon bucket to collect your household food-scraps. Each week, you bring the bucket to the designated drop-site in your neighborhood. There will be a clean bucket for you to pick-up when you drop off your scraps. This new model enables Community Compost to pick-up more food-scraps from fewer locations, which allows us to lower our rates to customers.

How to Join

To participate in the Neighborhood Compost Project, simply sign-up here. We will determine the ideal drop-site closest to your home, supply you with a bucket, and get you started with our service. If we don’t yet have a drop-site designated for your neighborhood, we will pick-up directly from your home each week until we do (this is part of our current promotion to build our Neighborhood model)! The monthly rate is only $14.95 ($3.45 per pick-up).

Food-Scraps Feed the Soil

When you participate in Community Compost you are providing a real and substantial benefit to local farms. Evers Ridge Farm, in Medford, is one of our newest partners. Evers Ridge is planting acres and acres of drought resistant fruit and nut trees. They just finished planting their first 500 trees! Every row of trees is being nourished from a compost mixture produced with the help of food-scraps collected from residents and local businesses. Check out this video interview (or view the video below) we created with Evers Ridge Farm to see how the process works.

Contact us today to get started in the Neighborhood Compost Project by Community Compost, and please share this post with your friends and neighbors!

Where The Food Scraps Go

It’s a Win All Around

Community Compost has been collecting residential and commercial food scraps in Southern Oregon for over 10 years. With the help of local farms we’ve come up with smart systems for returning food scraps back to the soil to grow the fruits and veggies we all enjoy. We’d like to share this video showing you where some of the food scraps go to continue their journey in the local agricultural cycle. Check out our interview with one of our new Farm Partners, Evers Ridge Farm, and meet our new friends: Thomas, Hannah, Jessica, and Gus!


Support our Partners

We are ever grateful to the residents and businesses of Southern Oregon that support the Community Compost program. Here’s a list of some of the restaurants and markets that participate in our regular food scrap collection. Not only are these partners smart with their food scraps – they also make delicious food! Visit these local businesses to support a smart system that reduces waste in our landfills and supports our local farms.

Clyde’s Corner, Phoenix

Rooted, Medford

Higher Power Raw Foods, Ashland

Market of Choice, Medford

Vida Baking Company, Ashland


Public Schools

Community Compost also collects food scraps from several local Elementary Schools: Talent, Phoenix, and Orchard Hill. Students get involved and learn about what goes in the compost bin and how the food scraps end up turning into food for the soil. The students also make some pretty awesome art on the collection bins!


Sign-Up, and Spread the Word

We’re always happy to take on new partners! You can sign-up for our residential pick-up service, or encourage a local restaurant, market, or school to sign-up for our commercial collection program.

The Toil for Healthy Soil

Happy Dirt Veggie Patch is a drop off point for Community Compost. We are a small 3 acre farm in Phoenix that grows a wide variety of vegetables. We maintain healthy soil with compost made on site. Your peels and pits, leftovers and less-than-their-best veggie scraps arrive at the farm in trash barrels that get dumped into big piles for processing.

The first thing we do is look through the fresh droppings for anything that doesn’t belong. Almost any naturally produced item can contribute to building healthy soil – but plastics, metal or any other questionable trash that won’t break down is picked out and put in the regular trash. Meat and dairy products can theoretically be composted, but as a practical matter we exclude them as much as possible because they attract critters that we would rather not have to contend with.

Packaging items that are labeled as “compostable” typically don’t work very well in our system, so we pick most of those out too. Thin green compostable bags work ok, but compostable cutlery and dishes, etc that are more substantial take much too long to digest in our small operation. So into the trash they go.

Another indigestible item is the plastic stickers that come on produce. We have to let these go through at this early point in the process, because trying to remove them all is impractical. We have found that it is easier to remove them from finished compost than at the beginning of the process. Still, this is the biggest contamination issue we deal with. Thousands of stickers, still sticking to their morsel of compost! It is a huge headache trying to remove them all, not to mention hours of labor. We would love it if customers could remove stickers from their produce before tossing them. An even better solution would be  for the industry to go to paper stickers. After all – the entire purpose of the sticker is to exist for a fraction of a second to speed things up at the checkout stand. After that nobody cares. So why do we make stickers that last for generations? The simplest thing with a very simple solution ends up being a blight upon the land. Paper breaks down easily in compost – plastic does not. 

One more irksome item is plastic teabags. They absolutely do not break down, and pop up in otherwise finished compost with amazing frequency. Each one requires bending over, emptying their enclosed contents, and getting it to a proper disposal receptacle. Much easier would be for everyone to use paper tea bags which easily return to the Earth.

Once we have the compost spread out on the piles, we let it sit in the sun for a day or so, weather permitting, to dry it a bit. In Winter we often cover with tarps to keep excess rain off the piles. Compost needs some moisture to work properly, but too much moisture prevents enough air from getting into the pile. While the food is drying in the air, it is very attractive to a variety of birds in the area. Throughout the day, flocks of birds come visit the compost – taking some and pooping some – stirring it up and speeding the digestion process. Some come for the ripe fruits, some for the multitude of bugs and worms.

At night, there are other critters which visit the piles, mainly skunks, raccoons, and opossums. Feral cats are also on the prowl. These animals also like to feed on rodents, so there are no rats to be found and only rare sightings of mice.

When the latest dump load has dried, we cover it with straw, leaves, dry grass clippings or other farm clippings. This introduces the “brown” component that gives microbes the balance of nutrients they need to activate the digestion process. We layer the pile with additional loads of “fresh” produce until it is big enough to start cooking on its own. 

At this point we take our trusty old tractor and turn the pile and mix all the ingredients together. Once it is all mixed, the composting process really accelerates. Within 2-3 days the temperature of the pile will soar, eventually reaching 140-150 degrees. Thermophyllic bacteria do the work of eating it all and gradually turning it into beautiful brown humus. These bacteria also eat and digest any pathogenic microbes that may happen along the way. It takes a few weeks until the temperature goes back down. We then turn the pile (which is considerably smaller by now) one more time. The pile heats up once again , but reverts to ambient temperature more quickly. After the second turning, piles are left to finish for several months. This allows the beneficial fungi and earthworms to infiltrate and leaves us with a beautiful, rich, sweet-smelling compost that is pure nutrition for our crops and essential for maintaining healthy soil.

We are very thankful for all of those who contribute their compost through Community Compost. We are also very excited to now be getting leftovers from the new Market of Choice in Medford. This will increase our supply of home-made compost significantly, which will help increase our production of local veggies! All of the compost we make is used on-site to fertilize our crops and maintain healthy soil, eliminating most of the need for expensive fertilizers from faraway places.

Thank you for your support!

Local Farms Got Produce!

Wandering Fields Farm

Wandering Fields Farm in the Little Applegate Valley!

We’re ready for orders at Rogue Produce! We’ve got a host of your favorite local farms contributing the freshest and tastiest produce in our bundles this delivery. Ben Yohai from Wandering Fields makes his regular Autumn appearance bringing Rogue Produce a beautiful selection of yellow and purple potatoes (both with yellow flesh), shallots, onions, garlic, and leeks. Devon Benbrook at White Oak Ranch supplies the bulk of the protein in the bundles and features a new item—a 50/50 blend of ground beef and pork that is great for meatloaf and meatballs (time to use that tomato sauce you might have made this summer). Devon says the blend is great for hamburgers, too.

Valley View Orchard has their famous peaches (and sweet cherries, and you’ve got to get those fast) packaged frozen in beautiful 1-lb. bags, and Terra Sol Organics is ready once again with sunflower and pea shoots. Additional local farms represented on the list this week include Ella Bella Farm, Happy Dirt Veggie Patch, Wandering Roots Farm, Fry Family Farm, Sweet Creek Foods, Windborne Farm, Poetential Farm, By George, and Noble Coffee. Order now for a home delivery on Friday, October 4. Here’s a preview of our pre-bundled CSA Share selection.


Shallots from Wandering Fields!

Veggie Bundle

This amazing autumn arrangement includes frozen peaches from Valley View Orchard; green kale and bunched carrots from Wandering Roots Farm; French breakfast radishes from HappyDirt Veggie Patch; pea shoots from TerraSol Organics; a potato medley, onions, and garlic from Wandering Fields; mixed Italian peppers and delicata squash from Ella Bella Farm; and organic broccolini.

Omnivore Bundle

It’s fiesta time with fresh corn tortillas from Jennifer at Windborne Farm; red or green enchilada sauce from Sweet Creek Foods; ground chorizo sausage from White Oak Ranch; mixed Italian peppers from Ella Bella Farm; slicer tomatoes from Fry Family Farm; cilantro from Wandering Roots Farm; onions and a potato medley from Wandering Fields; and organic avocados. It takes a whole village of local farms to make a fiesta!

Ella Bella Peppers

Ella Bella Peppers!

Keto Bundle

Stimulate your culinary creativity with the 50/50 blend of ground beef and pork from White Oak Ranch; a dozen eggs from Poetential Farm; a wedge of Swiss cheese from By George; organic avocado; pea shoots from Terra Sol Organics; slicer tomatoes from Fry Family Farm; organic broccolini; and mixed Italian peppers from Ella Bella Farm!

Breakfast Bundle

First priority at breakfast: choose your coffee! Pick your favorite from Noble Coffee Roasters in this Breakfast Bundle, which also includes your selection of bagels from Little Shop of Bagels, ground breakfast sausage from White Oak Ranch, a dozen eggs from Poetential Farm, frozen peaches from Valley View Orchard, and sunflower shoots from Terra Sol Organics (these last two items pair well in a yummy and nutritious smoothie)!

Get your orders in by Tuesday, October 1 at 10am for a home delivery on Friday, October 4. Enjoy the best from your favorite local farms!

Spring CSA Sale: Fresh Incentives!

Spring is on it’s way and the Rogue Valley is gearing up for another amazing season of local produce and food selections! Rogue Produce has some fresh incentives lined-up for new customers at our Online Farmers Market and new members of our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program! Now is the time to join!

Fresh Incentives

Sign-up with Rogue Produce between now and April 1st to take advantage of these incredible offers:

  • Purchase 2 Rogue CSA Shares and receive $10 of credit to spend at our Online Farmers Market;
  • or 6 Rogue CSA Shares and receive $25 of credit to spend at our Online Farmers Market!
  • Sign-up and deposit $345 into a spending account and receive 1 Rogue CSA Share for FREE (a $55 value);
  • or deposit $500 into a spending account and receive 2 Rogue CSA Shares for FREE (a $105 value)!

Why Rogue Produce and the Rogue CSA?

Here are the top 6 reasons to pick the Rogue CSA with Rogue Produce, and shop at our Online Farmers Market:

  1. Home Delivery – That’s right, there’s no drop site to pick up from – we come straight to your door with fresh produce every other Friday. We deliver from Ashland to Grants Pass (and Merlin, actually); and from Jacksonville to Shady Cove, and everywhere in between!
  2. Highest Quality – We work with any and all farmers in our region, so we’ve come to know where to find the best quality produce all year-round. We ensure that all of the farms we work with use organic methods, and DO NOT use chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
  3. No Commitments – Going out of town for a vacation? No worries, you’re never obliged to order and you can skip a delivery anytime you’d like for any reason, with no penalties!
  4. Not Just Fruits and Veggies – In addition, we’ve got grass fed and finished beef, lamb and pork; cow and goat cheeses; fresh baked breads and baguettes; free-range eggs; jams and preserves; olive oils and vinegars; pickled items; salsas; nuts and seeds; super food products; and so much more!
  5. Deliveries All Year – We keep delivering all year-round, and we supplement our list during the off season by purchasing from certified organic farms outside of our region. By expanding our reach, we’ve found some amazing products that you can’t get anywhere else locally!
  6. Variety – Every delivery you get 3 different CSA Shares to choose from (in addition to all of the other items on the full list at our Online Farmers Market). We currently have 3 types of CSA Shares:  The Veggie, Omnivore, and Whole Kitchen – and we plan on expanding this selection soon!

Incredible Local Partners

At Rogue Produce we work with any and all the farms you’ve come to love in Southern Oregon, including Wandering Roots Farm, Happy Dirt Veggie Patch, Whistling Duck, Wandering Fields, Blue Fox Farm, Rock Field Farm, Dunbar Farm, Pennington Farm, Higher Power Raw Foods, By George Creamery, Rogue Creamery, Oak Leaf Creamery, La Baguette, Rise Up Bakery, Organicos Bakery, Dauenhauer Cattle, White Oak Ranch, Pickled Planet, American Ruralcraft, Bright Earth Foods, Valley View Orchard, and SO many more!

If you want to experience the best of what’s local and support small farms that practice sustainable agriculture in Southern Oregon, sign-up with Rogue Produce before the Spring Equinox to cash in on our fresh incentives!

Choose Your CSA Share: Veggie, Pizza or Mexican!

We have a CSA Share for you this week, for sure! We’ve organized your favorite products from local farms and small businesses into 3 delightfully themed selections for home delivery next Friday, February 22nd. Sign-up with Rogue Produce and get busy making tasty meals with these amazing local ingredients!

The Veggie Share

Get your local spinach from Wandering Roots Farm!

We’ve got spinach this week coming in for the first time this year from Wandering Roots Farm, and the hearty salad mix (kale, chard, arugula and mustard greens) returns from Matt at Happy Dirt Veggie Patch. The Veggie CSA Share includes raw sprouted pecans from Maria at Higher Power Raw Foods; a cut of TouVelle Cheddar from Rogue Creamery; a fresh baguette from La Baguette; and we top it off with organic tangerines, Fuji apples, carrots and a couple pounds of red potatoes. Remember that you can substitute additional veggies (you can let us know your preference in the “special instructions” section at the bottom of the order form) for the bread and/or the cheese in the Veggie Share!

The Omnivore Share

Organic pizza dough from Bread Stop Bakery. Choose either original or rosemary!

We are now the exclusive provider in Southern Oregon of the amazing fresh and organic pizza dough from The Bread Stop, in Eugene. They’ve discontinued their deliveries to our area, but we have a special connection that makes the trip north from time to time to stock up! You can choose from the original or the rosemary (use the “special instructions” box to let us know which). We’re also acquiring an amazing tomato sauce – perfect for pizza – from Sweet Creek Foods, also located in the Eugene area. Sweet Creek uses only organic and northwest grown tomatoes for all of their sauces! And to top it off (no pun intended), you can choose from the mild or spicy Italian sausage from Riverdog Farm; you cannot find a tastier sausage for any Italian dish!

Mild or spicy Italian sausage links – you pick!

We’ve thrown in a couple of other possible pizza toppings into the Omnivore CSA Share:  crimini mushrooms, red onion, and some of the spinach from Wandering Roots. To round out the share we include a delicious lettuce mix, also from Wandering Roots, as well as some beautiful gold potatoes and Fuji apples.

The Whole Kitchen Share

This CSA Share is for Mexican night! We’ve got the favorite fresh corn tortillas from Jennifer at Windborne Farm, chorizo sausage from Devon at White Oak Ranch, and a new enchilada sauce from Sweet Creek Foods (you can choose from mild red or green)! We include other items to round out an enchilada meal or to make a great breakfast:  a loaf of Little Applegate sourdough from Rise Up! Bakery, red onion, a medley of red and gold potatoes, spinach from Wandering Roots Farm, and a dozen eggs (with a couple of duck eggs mixed in with every dozen) from Harris Family Farm in Central Point. Yummy!

Additional News

Working with Maria at Higher Power has inspired us to add some of her additional products to our list. This week we’ve included her raw bee pollen, and 1 lb. bags of raw granola. We’ve also added Albecore Tuna from Sweet Creek Foods!
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