Tuesday, December 9, 2008

PGE Save More Matter More

Organic Fresh Fingers is happy to announce an energy walk through with PGE as part of the Save MORE Matter MORE campaign. We will work closely with PGE to meet our energy efficiency goals for 2009!

Friday, November 7, 2008

A Taste of Sucess.....

We had such a wonderful time teaching the Sustainable Farm To Table: Chef Wannabees class at A.C. Gilbert Discovery Children's Museum! Check out all the great entries received by young chefs in our final class http://acgilbert.blogspot.com/

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Nov. 19th Metro Parents Early Education and Enrichment Fair is coming right up!

Wednesday, Nov. 19
3 to 7:30 pm
World Forestry CenterMiller and Cheatham Hall
4033 SW Canyon Road
Free Admission & Parking

Come join the excitment, look at schooling options, and all things kids at the fair. the Organic Fresh Fingers team will be there with lots of free food samples!

Kids Mimic Healthy (and unhealthy) Eating Habits Between Ages 2-6


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Monday, October 27, 2008

O.F.F. welcomes our newest customers....Springwater Environmental Sciences School and The Carver School!

We are so happy to be serving our first customers in Oregon City and Damascus!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Organic Fresh Fingers now offers Cold Sack Lunches in completely compostable packaging! Let us help you to create a zero waste meals at your school!

Organic Fresh Fingers is now adding cold sack lunches to our line-up of products. Our lunch program is designed to make lunch enjoyable, nutritious and fun to eat, while also making it convenient for you and your staff. You’ve tried our fully cooked and “ready to heat” lunches. How about taking a day off from the heating and portioning and try our individually packaged Fresh, Cold, Lunches?

This program is new, but we already have several options available and are working diligently to bring you even more choices! All of our cold lunches are nutritionally balanced, and organic except where noted. We also serve all of our cold lunches in environmentally friendly and sustainable packaging.

Below are the main entrees. All lunches come with fresh fruit, carrot and/or celery sticks. Milk is also available upon request.

Hummus Roll-up on Whole Wheat Tortilla with Lettuce and Cucumbers

Egg Salad-Served on Whole Wheat Bread, Whole Wheat Tortilla, or in a Pita Pocket

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad Wrap

Roasted Sweet Red Pepper and Spinach Wrap

Tuna Salad Sandwich (Non Organic, but Dolphin Safe)

Roasted Marinated Vegetables on Whole Wheat Bagel

Pasta Salad with Vegetables and a tangy vinaigrette

We will update you as more products become available. Ask your Organic Fresh fingers representative to custom plan our lunch program to fit your school’s needs!

Natural Products NW 2008

Organic Fresh Fingers, Inc. will be sampling meals at the Pacific Natural Sales table.
Sat./ Sun. November 1-2 - Washington Convention Center in Seattle

Monday, September 29, 2008

Salem's First Wednesday - Vegetarian Day Celebration

Wednesday, October 1st from 5 to 8pm, 210 Liberty St NE (at Marco Polo Tea Time, and Tea Party Bookshop).

There will be free vegan food samples provided by Marco Polo, Organic Fresh Fingers and LifeSource; flyers on local groups, cooking classes, and potlucks; and information on vegetarianism. Be sure to stop by and say hi :)

Additional parties involved are the Salem Adventist church, NW Veg, and Greenlife Cafe, Gabbe's cooking classes, the Salem the Potluck group, and more.

See you then!

Organic Fresh Fingers - Presenting Sponsor for Metro Parent's Education & Enrichment Fair!

Metro Parent Presents Our Second Annual Education & Enrichment Fair!
Wednesday, Nov. 19
3 to 7:30 pm
World Forestry CenterMiller and Cheatham Hall4033 SW Canyon Road
Free Admission & Parking

Metro Parent’s Education & Enrichment Fair will bring together dozens of schools, businesses offering children’s classes and lessons, tutoring companies and other enrichment opportunities.
Attendees can enter to win a $ 500.00 “scholarship” or a basket of toys, books and games.


Sustainable Farm to Table: A Six Week Series

Join Evann Remington and the A.C. Gilbert House Discovery Village staff for a six week course to discuss a wide range of topics including: What is a community food system? What is a locavore? What is eating Raw? How do we eat seaonally? The science behind food and etiquette all followed by the final week: Locavore Iron Chef Fusion Potluck.

Kids ages 6 and up can attend with their parents.

Local, fresh lunch cooked and provided at the end of every class! Field trip to Pringle Creek Community - a Week Walk to pick and cook with native plants AND MORE!!!!!!!!!!

Sign up today through A.C. Gilbert Discovery Village (www.acgilbert.org / 503-371-3631)
Members: $80 / Non-Members: $125
First class Wednesday, October First. Every Wednesday from 10a.m.-12:00 noon for six weeks.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Join SALEM LOCAVORES for a local food potluck and cooking competition!

When: Sunday, September 28th at 4pm

Where: Pringle Creek Community, 2110 Strong Rd. SE, Salem, OR 97302

Here’s what you do:
1. Prepare a dish of any kind, made with as many local ingredients as you can, to share with others at an awesome party.
2. If you would like to enter the competition for some very nice prizes you will also need to provide an ingredient list and brief narrative about your dish!

People’s Choice Awards given to:
Battle of the Locavore Award (First, Second and Third Places)
Best All-Marion County Award (100% ingredients sourced from Marion County only).
Best Hunter-Gatherer-Grower Award (100% ingredients grown, gathered or hunted by contestant).
Best Local Dessert Award.

How to register:
RSVP and join SALEM LOCAVORES at http://groups.google.com/group/Salem-Locavores or you can also RSVP by emailing Salem-Locavores@googlegroups.com or by leaving a message at 503-763-1770. You must RSVP to enter the competition!

What is a locavore?
People who prefer to eat food that is grown and purchased as close to home as possible (around 100 mile radius).

Why eat local?
1. Strengthens our economy
2. Reduces our carbon footprint
3. Builds a stronger community
4. Tastes way better!

Resources to help:
Oregon Farmers' Markets: directory listing of all farmers' markets by region & city, www.oregonfarmersmarkets.org
Local Harvest: searchable directory to find family farms and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, www.localharvest.org
Oregon Tilth: searchable directory of certified organic farms and processors, www.tilth.org
Seasonal Recipes: http://www.wisefoodways.com/recipes/
A 100-mile radius map: http://100milediet.org/get-started/map
The Locavore website: http://www.locavores.com/

This event brought to you by SALEM LOCAVORES
SALEM LOCAVORES is a group of food enthusiasts supporting local farms and economies, eating fresh seasonal foods, and providing opportunities for education and community celebration. To join, share recipes and local food sources, and for more information, go to http://groups.google.com/group/Salem-Locavores

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Organic Fresh Fingers to serve Portland Public School District!

School is now underway and Organic Fresh Fingers will be serving the Portland Public School District with Fresh, Clean foods!

Organic Baby and Family Fest

Come visit the Organic Fresh Fingers booth at the fest! Try samples of our food - Meet our Team!

Organic Baby and Family Fest
Pennisula Park - Portland
9-5 Saturday, September 13th.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Saturday August 2nd Sustainability Panel Discussion

The Straub Environmental Learning Center is located at 1320 A Street NE, Salem, OR 97301

About our Panel

Each person on the panel is quick to say that they aren't doing everything perfectly. They are, however, deeply involved and deeply committed to the process of a more positive impact on our environment; lowering our use of fossil fuel, lowering our use of toxic chemicals, and improving the environment for coming generations. Each person on the panel is thinking globally and acting locally.

Going Green in Salem Local area business people making the effort to run their businesses and lives in a sustainable way - local successes and challenges

Going Green in Salem Panel Members include:

Lori Beamer - Community Outreach Coordinator for Life Source Natural Foods
Debra Edwards - co-owner of Cascade Baking Company
Evann Remington - Founder and President of Organic Fresh Fingers, Inc.
John Miller - Owner of Wildwood / Mahonia Companies
Tom Allen - artist, builder and teacher - Solar home and family farm The Joy of Doing

Life Source Natural Foods: Lori Beamer is the Community Outreach Coordinator and wife of owner Alex Beamer. She was instrumental in getting Marion-Polk Food Share's Women Ending Hunger program started and both Lori and Alex are huge Food Share Supporters. Life Source has been at the forefront of buying locally grown organic fruits and vegetables for years: "as close to Salem as we can find them." They make great efforts to buy local, organic, sustainably, responsibly produced products. Additionally, they have a 100% electric pick-up truck and buy 100% wind power for the stores energy needs.
Just last Thursday, Life Source won the "Socially Responsible Retailer Award," from the Natural Products Association. The Socially Responsible Retailer Award is presented to a retail store or stores within the industry demonstrating key aspects of social responsibility. The Natural Products Association (www.NaturalProductsAssoc.org) is the nation's largest and oldest non-profit organization dedicated to the natural products industry. The association represents more than 10,000 retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of natural products, including foods, dietary supplements, and
Cascade Baking Company: is a locally owned and managed community bakery located in historic downtown Salem. The bakery houses a brick oven hand built by the owners, Stephen Perkins, Debra Edwards, along with family and friends. Guided by the renowned oven builder Alan Scott, the crew built Cascade Baking's brick oven literally from the ground up. This style of oven is a re-creation of the old bread ovens still found in European villages.
Cascade Baking Company is committed to fostering vitality in the local economy through local purchasing. We purchase our raw ingredients from local sources thus stimulating local economies. For example, we use only seasonally fresh fruit from local farmers and honey from the Willamette Valley. We are especially pleased to use flours certified through the Food Alliance. Shepherds Grain flour is produced by a group of family grain farmers located in Washington and Idaho. This group known as Columbia Plateau Producers has developed a high gluten flour perfect for bread baking. We also purchase organic, shade-grown, fair-trade coffee from local coffee roasters, Royal Blue Organics in Eugene, Oregon, who in turn purchases the coffee beans directly from a farmer's cooperative in Chiapas Mexico.
Organic Fresh Fingers, Inc.: Evann Remington, Founder and President of Organic Fresh Fingers, Inc. will discuss how they incorporate sustainability into the core of their business philosophy. O.F.F. manufactures certified Organic, nutritionally balanced meals for kids. They supply their meals in bulk to elementary schools, preschools and childcare facilities. They also have a line of six Organic, frozen, microwavable individual meals for sell in stores. Organic Fresh Fingers, Inc. has paid special attention to the packaging to ensure that it is as environmentally responsible as possible. They use only biodegradable and natural paper and cleaning products in their facility and also support the Green Source 100% renewable biomass and wind power program for all their electrical needs.
Tom Allen - Silver Cliff Family Farm in Silverton. On our family owned farm we raise purebred Shropshire sheep. The farm was first named when Tom and Debbie moved onto the property in 1977, but it really got its start in '92 when they gave their youngest daughter, Rachael, two sheep for her tenth birthday. Since those first two sheep, the farm has grown to support between 10-15 producing ewes as well as an ever-changing number of lambs and yearlings. We sell purebred breed stock, hormone-free natural lamb, and beautiful sheepskins. We built our own passive solar home and moved into it in 1981 - it works great and is very comfortable. We added a 10 kilowatt photovoltaic array in 2007. Tom will be teaching classes in solar applications for residential use at Chemeketa this fall.
Wildwood / Mahonia: Owner John Miller will share in the discussion about his efforts to create sustainable practices in the Salem area. I first ran into John at a City sponsored sustainability seminar where I learned about the Nursery part of his business: Mahonia Vineyards and Nursery belongs to the Wildwood/Mahonia family of companies which has a diverse range of activities: agriculture, urban planning and development, watershed restoration and international ventures. Our companies share a common commitment to sustainability that began over 30 years ago. Our definition of profit includes benefits to people and the environment, and we have a very active community service program that includes donating our time, dollars, materials and expertise to many community organizations such as SOLV, Family Building Blocks, the Oregon Garden, the Willamette Partnership and various local area schools. "A shared environment, a shared future."
Straub Environmental Learning Center - Gov. Bob and Pat Straub were the inspirations for the Friends of the Straub Environmental Learning Center, a non-profit organization, established in 2004 and dedicated to environmental education. The Straubs were renowned for their love of Oregon and their efforts to preserve its natural beauty. The Friends seeks to promote that spirit by fostering public awareness of the beauty and cultural history of the Willamette Valley. The centerpiece of the Friends' activities is the Straub Center (click here for directions), a structure that provides a lab, classroom, and meeting space for local organizations. Throughout the year, the Straub Center offers a stream of programs for students and adults alike, all designed to heighten concern and respect for Oregon's environment. The Straub Center also functions as a showcase of sustainable building and landscape practices. The stream bank setting is an ideal site for students of all ages to learn about watersheds, riparian areas, water quality, and their importance to an increasingly urban environment.
The ELC Building is a LEED Certified Building at the Silver level
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System® is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. Members of the U.S. Green Building Council representing all segments of the building industry developed LEED and continue to contribute to its evolution.
There are a host of businesses and individuals working toward a greener lifestyle right here in Salem; many more than could be on our panel. Some examples are: a new startup company finding old barns and wood buildings that are destined to be torn down. This company salvages the wood and the stories of the old barns. They remake the wood into floors and furniture. They are Barnwood Naturals. There is a group of people from many walks of life and many parts of Salem who meet regularly to discuss how they can lower their use and dependence on fossil fuel. They share ideas and support each other's accomplishments, hopes, ideas, and challenges. They are the Salem Green Team. There is an auto repair shop, several architects and many other businesses listed on the Marion County website: www.co.marion.or.us/PW/ES/earthwise/. The EarthWISE program is a FREE business environmental assistance program offered to all businesses in Marion County. EarthWISE program staff are available for anything from a quick phone call to answer an environmental question to a full-service environmental assessment site visit - whatever you need to get your business recycling, reducing waste, and/or saving energy

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Trillium Charter School to serve Organic lunch and breakfast!

We are so excited to serve Tillium Charter School in September. The first public school to serve fresh, local, organic food for breakfast and lunch.....great job!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Welcome New Childcare Facility Customers!

All Day Learn & Little Tykes Daycare in Hillsboro!

We appreciate your business and your commitment to child nutrition!

Organic Fresh Figners, Inc. to be at Salem Saturday Market!

In a couple of weeks, Salem Saturday Market visitors can see Organic FRESH Fingers, Inc. at the Market! Come try samples of our food - cooked using Solar Ovens! Receive special Market coupons and meet the Fresh Fingers team!

Welcome ALL DAY LEARN in Hillsboro!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

FOCUS Health and Wellness Fair!!!!!!!!!!!!

Come see the Organic Fresh Fingers booth. Try our food and meet Chef Lucas and Evann Remington!
Saturday, May 31, 2008
9am - 6pm
Scottish Rite Temple
4090 Commercial Street SE
Salem, Oregon 97302

Monday, May 5, 2008

LifeSource Natural Foods - Food Fair!

Come see Organic Fresh Fingers, Inc. and try samples of our food and many others. Saturday, May 10th from 9am - 6pm at LifeSource Natural Foods on South Commercial Street in Salem!

SHOW BIZ Tradeshow - May 8th - 3pm to 8:30 pm

Come visit Organic Fresh Fingers at booth number 800 at Show Biz - Salem's premier bussiness showcase event. Thursday May 8th from 3:00 - 8:30 pm at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem.

Cooking Class Demonstrations for KIDS! Put on by Chef Kurt and the Organic Fresh Fingers gang: Showtimes: 4pm, 5pm, 6pm & 7pm

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Welcome our newest Daycare customers!

Love N' Learn in Portland
Funtastic Child Care (2 Portland locations)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Organic Fresh Fingers NOW AVAILABLE IN STORES!!!!!!!!!!

The retail meals are here: Hummus Pizza, Black Bean Burgers, Quiche, Fiesta Bowtie Pasta, Spaghetti with Lentil Tomato Sauce and Asian Style Brown Rice! Vegetarian, Vegan and Wheat Free options all using environmentally responsible packaging. Look for us in your local market today!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Organic Fresh Fingers, Inc. hires Kurt Lucas

We are very excited to announce Kurt Lucas, formally the Executive Chef of Oregon State University as our newest member of the team. Kurt will be our Product Development and Production Manager.

Welcome Touchstone School!

We are proud to serve the children of Touchstone School in Beaverton!