June Newsletter

June 4, 2016



Join us on Thursday June 23rd  at 6PM in the Red Feather Lounge Wine Cellar.

Seeds of Freedom seeks to challenge the mantra, promoted by the pro-GM lobby, that large-scale, industrial agriculture is the only means by which we can feed the world. In tracking the story of seed it becomes clear how the corporate agenda has driven the takeover of seed in order to make vast profit and control of the global food system. Seeds of Freedom is the first film in a trilogy and provides an overview of the history of agriculture, charting the transition of the farm into a factory, and highlighting the impact of the agrochemical and GM industries.

Get your tickets at BPT:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2561210


Please Consider Supporting Idaho’s Bounty

The Treasure Valley Food Coalition strongly supports the important role that Idaho’s Bounty plays in developing a strong local food economy.  They have a Crowd Funding Campaign in process that we encourage you to support.


In their own words: Today Idaho’s Bounty is a healthy and growing cooperative owned and operated by our 500+ members: farmers, ranchers, market gardeners, chefs, families, grocery stores, restaurants and consumers. Our members share Idaho’s Bounty’s values of cooperation, advocacy, authenticity and service. And they share our vision for building a trusted network that promotes and distributes local organic, all-natural food to our region, with an eye for sustainability and local economic development.

Here’s how we make buying local food easier and more cost-effective for everyone:

•We guarantee our food is from our local food shed. Not from California. Not “from the Pacific Northwest.”

•We vet our farms and ranches for sustainable practices. Local is important, but not enough by itself. We support Certified Organic, organic growing methods and organic in practice. Our food is free of added hormones and antibiotics.

•We offer convenient, timely deliveries. We make sourcing local food easy by aggregating the supply of more than 80 farmers and ranchers on a single invoice. We deliver right to the door of our commercial members and to convenient drop-off points for everyone else, saving you time, money and miles.

June Events


June Harvest Crops

What’s in season in the Treasure Valley

Cherries (see below!)
Fava Beans
Green Onions

NEEDED: Host’s for Tasmanian Guests

TVFC is welcoming Tasmanian visitors to the Treasure Valley this summer

A group of 18 Tasmanian Women in Agriculture (including a few husbands) will be touring the Treasure Valley
July 19-23. Would you be interested in hosting a couple? You’ll need to provide breakfast and evening meal, a bed, and transportation to a meeting place for group activities.

Don’t worry if you are not a farmer–your interest in local food and agriculture is enough.

If you are interested or have questions, please contact Janie Burns atmeadowlarkfarm@q.com

Restaurants Using Pasture Raised Beef 
Here’s an updated list of local restaurants serving local and/or grass fed/finished meat and if we’ve missed one of your favorites please let us know!

Bar Gernika: serves a burger using beef from Malheur River Meats.
Bittercreek Alehouse:  all burgers use grassfed beef and/or lamb “because feedlots aren’t cool”.
New!! The Griddle: serves a Lava Lakes Lamb burger at all locations
Highlands Hollow Brew House: their iconic Mess O’ Chops is now made using pork chops from Malheur River Meats.
New!! Horsewood’s Kitchen (Caldwell): serving McIntyre Farms beef and chicken from Vogel Farms
Juniper: serves a Lava Lakes Lamb Rueben
Locavore: serves a Meatloaf Wellington using Malheur River Meats
Lulu’s Pizza: using Malheur River Meats for their meatballs, tri tip sandwiches, sausage for pizzas and more!
The Modern Hotel and Bar: sources lamb from Lava Lakes Lamb,  pork from Malheur River Meats,  beef from Keith Huettig formerly of Homestead Natural Foods and chicken from M and M Heath Farm, Snake River Poultry and Vogel Farms
State and Lemp: sources meat from Malheur River meats, Meadowlark Farms
Wildroot Café & Market:  serves Niman Ranch meats


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