Los Pioneros

Mexico’s indigenous Mixteca beat a new path from an old world....

A New Day

A Portland preschool makes growing food an elemental spirit of a new movement to change food in child care....

The Vertical Integrator

Local Hero Award winner Nossa Familia Coffee is a family-owned company that understands the importance of true vertical integration, from growing the crop to processing the product to selling the beverage....

The Grain Prophets

Local Hero Award winner Tabor Bread is helping to revitalize a local grain economy by sourcing directly from farmers, milling whole grains in-house, and baking breads that have unmatched nutrition, freshness, and flavor. ...

The Giver

Dan Cadmus brings a lifelong knowledge of farming and animal husbandry to Local Hero Award winner Linnton Feed and Seed....

The Limb Reapers

Over the last eight years, Local Hero Award winner Portland Fruit Tree Project has collected nearly 200,000 pounds of fruit that would otherwise go to waste....

The Transformers

Local Hero Award winner Sun Gold Farm successfully transitioned its farming practices from conventional use of pesticides and fertilizers to reliance on crop rotations to build organic matter. ...

Renaissance Woman

Local Hero Award winner The Side Yard Farm & Kitchen's Stacey Givens has become beloved for the jaw-dropping, multi-course, family-style meals she cooks out of a small kitchen truck. ...

Cream of the Crop

We asked, and you voted. These six Local Hero Award winners are changing our regional food system — from the crack of a coffee bean to farming through change to setting a new bar for local sourcing....

Joan Gussow, Teacher of Teachers

You may never have heard of her, but this matriarch of the modern food movement was among the first to draw a direct connection between the way we farm and the way we eat....