Nature’s Bounty: An Omnivore’s Delight
A temperate climate, ample rainfall, and countless valleys with unique growing conditions make the Central Cascades an omnivore’s delight, renowned for its locally grown organic fruit, mushrooms, and wine, and its wild salmon runs.
“When I worked as a chef in New York City we flew morels in from Oregon. But when I relocated to Hood River, a scruffy looking forager came knocking on my door with fresh boletus, chanterelles, and morels. This was a turning point for me. I started connecting with local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen from the coast."
—Ben Stenn, Chef and Managing Partner, Celilo Restaurant, Hood River, OR
Examples of Nature’s Bounty
The Olympia Farmers Market is the social hub of Olympia for 9 months of the year with entertainment and the finest array of farm fresh products from South Sound farmers, artisans and crafts people. Approximately 45-50 vendors market offer a range of products from farm…Location: 700 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501
Reconnect with food at its source by preparing a garden fresh meal, and then stay the night at this educational biodynamic farm. Friendly Haven Rise Biodynamic Farm offers classes that teach sustainable ways to live on the land with a good heart for all who…Location: 20309 NE 242nd Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604
The GingerRoot Wild Food Rendezvous challenges a group of adventurers to identify, gather, process and prepare wild Cascadian foods into feasts. Participants learn from and reinvent age-old sustainable cultural practices of Native Americans and pioneers, who gathered much or all of their food from the…Location: 3226 Dee Hwy, Hood River, OR 97031
Terrebonne Depot is a full-service restaurant featuring locally grown foods in a unique, casual environment. The New American cuisine is prepared according to season and showcases the wonderful variety of flavors found in the Cascade region. Terrebonne Depot celebrates the history of the original Oregon…Location: 400 NW Smith Rock Way, Terrebonne, OR 97760
Rogue Creamery is an artisan cheese company, with people dedicated to sustainability and the art and tradition of making the world’s finest handmade cheese. The creamery’s history dates back to the Great Depression, and it is globally recognized and award-winning for artisan cheese products crafted…Location: 311 N Front St, Central Point, OR 97502