It is all about the food. I am so excited to be a member of the Hood River Organics CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Coop, bringing fresh, locally grown, organic food to my front porch! Each week throughout the year the participating farms work with multiple other farmers and producers in the Columbia River Gorge area to put together a box of the most delicious, healthy, seasonal food. Did I mention it will be delivered to my door?
Slow food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.
Local Harvest - real food, real farmers, real community - Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Use the map on the Local Harvest Website to find a small farm near you.
Slow food, local harvest, and a commitment to sustainable business practices. These all make for sustainable travel and the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild has implemented a Green Program that encourages and recognizes those inns that are making sustainable travel a reality.
The Old Parkdale Inn is proud to be a member of the Green Program of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. Located at the base of Mt Hood and in the heart of the Hood River Valley, we have been supporting our local farmers for 6 years now. Our farmers grow crops of apples to blueberries, pears to strawberries. Potatoes, greens, onions, all the wonderful fruits and vegies that go into our daily breakfasts. We are so very excited to now have our box of fresh produce delivered to our door once a week. And I'm sure our guests will be, too.