I wanted to take on this responsibility not only to fulfill the co-op's vision of an on-farm grocery, but to also honor the farmers who work here. Witnessing the dedication of each individual who works at our co-op has reaffirmed my belief that there are indeed dedicated and faithful stewards of our land who will devote their lives to nourish ours. That we are Certified Organic as well as biodynamic in practice proves their devotion even more.
It is with these same high standards that we search out products to sell in our store. It has always been the vision of the co-op to source as much product from Certified Local producers as possible.
Mallory, our Aggregation & Distribution Manager, and I have developed a wonderful product list showcasing Oregon's bounty. You will find our red label throughout the store representing our new partnership with multiple farms that have joined Our Table as Regional Producer Members. Our Certified Local members range from cheese producers, meat producers, fishermen, hazelnut growers, and coffee roasters. Look for the state of Oregon outline on all of our labels that represent product we source locally. You will be amazed at how much product is produced right here in beautiful Oregon!
Our Table's on-farm grocery is just that--a full service grocery store ON our farm! How exciting it will be to shop in a store that you know its produce was picked just that morning. The eggs you purchase will have been gathered that day and the chicken you enjoy over that evening's glass of Pinot Noir was raised just yards away. The soup that you pick up was created and made with the freshest ingredients and the bread you bought was delivered before you woke. I'm excited just writing about this!
For the Thanksgiving holiday, we will be carrying Deck Family Farm's organic heritage turkeys. Now is a great time to reserve your bird and to remember that the store will also have cranberry sauce and turkey gravy that Our Table's Prepared Foods Manager, Brenna, will be creating. Look for these items in the Our Table section of the reach in cooler.
The beauty and the thoughtfulness of the building's design is something to be celebrated. One family's vision turned into a community gathering place for all of us to meet and have the chance to get to know our neighbor. I really look forward to meeting you at our Grand Opening on November 8th as well as getting to know each of you in the coming months.
Join us as we come together each day, bringing you the best Oregon has to offer at Our Table.