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Advocates cook up plan to transform Ontario kitchen into food hub

The first time Clayton Crowhurst, real estate developer for Northwest Housing Alternatives set eyes on the commercial kitchen at River Bend Place in Ontario, he knew it had to be put to use.Crowhurst collaborated with Lindsay Grosvenor, Nutrition Oregon Campaign and the Oregon Food Bank to create the Western Treasure Valley Food Systems Partnership.

The goal is to establish a food hub to serve the production needs of local small-scale farmers and the nutrition resource needs of Ontario and the greater Treasure Valley.

The number of small-scale farms, considered as having an . . .