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AROUND OREGON: Website connects consumers to fresh Oregon-grown food

PORTLAND — Finding locally grown fresh food Oregon just became easier.

Oregon Taste, a public service project of nonprofit James Beard Public Market, announced the launch of OregonTaste.com, a searchable online directory of the state’s locally grown fresh food.

The website allows area consumers to connect to Oregon’s local fresh foods and food businesses, providing a reliable source for information on Oregon food, food products, food systems programs and food events.

The directory initially is focusing on Oregon’s local producers that sell fresh foods directly to consumers. Listings include sellers of fresh, local and direct-to-consumer food, as well as information on farmers, fishers, ranchers, roadside stands, u-pick fields, farmers markets and orchards.

The directory so far lists 11 ag-related businesses in Eastern Oregon, including Evergreen Family Farm in La Grande, Almosta Farm . . .