Fall Wellness

by Cindy Miskowiec & Christie Reid of Synchronicity Wellness In Central Oregon, the autumn harvest brings a variety of healthful and delicious produce, from squash and sweet potatoes to apples and pears. While almost all produce can be grown somewhere year-round, trucking produce across the country (or across the world) isn’t easy. Buying local seasonal produce not only potentially reduces our carbon footprint and helps local economies, but it may also result in more nutritious…

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Rooper Ranch

by RYAN MOEGGENBERG Meeting farmers with cool stories is one of the favorite parts of my job. I met Jack and Amy Rooper at their farm and they gave me a grand tour while they told me their story. The Rooper Ranch that most of us know is a ten-acre farm north of Redmond a few miles west of the Oneil Junction, but the history of Jack’s family Rooper Ranch started in the 1880’s when…