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Organic Local Food For the People

Originaly appeared in the Ashland Locals Guide Written by: Shields Bialasik Maud Powell , coordinator of the Siskiyou Sustainable Cooperative CSA program was recently approved by the USDA to accept the Oregon Trail card (food stamps) for CSA payment. We spoke with her recently to learn more about this. Maud, thanks for doing an interview […]

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Siskiyou Co-op to begin accepting food stamps

NEWSWATCH 12 June 22, 2009 By Amy Sienicki JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – Oregon Trail cardholders can now sign up for organic food boxes through the Siskiyou Sustainable Co-op beginning in July. This will be the very first time a community supported agriculture program, or CSA, will accept food stamps in the state of Oregon. The SSC […]

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Local Farmers and Gardeners Take the Initiative on Food Security

Local Farmers and Gardeners Take the Initiative on Food Security – Shelley Elkovich (Originally appeared in the OSU Extension Small Farms Newsletter) These lean economic times have in- spired farmers and home gardeners to take action and contribute to food security in Southern Oregon. Accord- ing to the Food Research and Action Center, “food insecurity […]

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Farmers coop first in Oregon to accept food stamps

Siskiyou Sustainable Cooperative will begin taking Oregon Trail Cards in July By John Darling For the Tidings May 08, 2009 8:50 AFor single mom Anna Vine of the Applegate, being able to buy fresh, local, organic produce with her Oregon Trail Card will mean her infant son, Odin, who gets all his nourishment from breast-feeding, […]

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