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 ( / 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 or you can also RSVP by emailing 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,
Local Harvest: searchable directory to find family farms and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area,
Oregon Tilth: searchable directory of certified organic farms and processors,
Seasonal Recipes:
A 100-mile radius map:
The Locavore website:

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

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.