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Fish farming, or aquaculture, refers to the breeding, raising, and harvesting of animals and plants in a water environment. These farms can be land-based or ocean-based. Ocean-based fish farming is...
Ethically sourced products are produced with respect for the environment in which they are produced and for the people involved. Ethically sourced products are traded on the market for a fair price...
Terroir (pronounced terˈwär) is a French word originally used to describe the taste and flavor imparted to a wine by the specific environment where it was produced. Terroir describes not just a...
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), food security is difficult to define, as it involves both physical and economic access to food with intricate ties to health, economic distribution,...
Eating in season means choosing foods that are fresh, ripe, and abundant in your region and readily available from local food producers. When you eat in season, you reduce the energy costs associated...
“Antibiotic free” is a general claim that implies that no antibiotics were used in the production of a food product. Use of this term  is considered "unapprovable" by USDA and may not be used on any...
Medford Food Co-op defines regional products are those grown or manufactured within a 200 mile radius from our location, or within the state of Oregon. Because we are located in the southwest corner...
Buy local. Go local. Support local. But what does local mean? Here at Medford Food Co-op, we define local as food or goods grown or manufactured within a 100 mile radius from our location. When you...
A locavore (or localvore depending on the region) is one who prefers to eat locally grown foods whenever possible. A common, but not ubiquitous, definition of "local food" is that which is produced...
Forage production is of primary importance to Oregon's livestock enterprises and agriculture economy. Pastures are kept in good condition by controlling weeds, fertilizing and most importantly,...

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