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Melvin’s by Newport Avenue Market

Connections & Commitment Go Beyond Groceries When the stars aligned last September for Newport Avenue Market to purchase Sisters’ beloved store, Melvin’s, it just made sense. After all, Newport Avenue Market has been Bend’s beloved, locally owned (and now employee owned), specialty grocery store since 1991. Previously owned by Sisters residents Melvin and Sandee Herburger, Melvin’s is clearly well-aligned with Newport’s commitment to offering high-quality and local products. It’s no secret both stores know a…


My Journey To Becoming a Locavore Advocate

My journey to co-founding Food4All was a long and circuitous path. Some of the inspiration came from being a first time father. Another was my life situation, a tech guy taking a break from technology with 2.5 acres and irrigation rights that needed to be managed. Being married to an athlete who saw nutrition as a competitive advantage was another motivation. All this factored together to blossom me from a city slicker into a complete…


Winterscaping My Garden

About this time of year, I take stock of my garden with two objectives in mind. The first is to make my garden ready for the long and often brutal Central Oregon winter. While working on the first objective, I accomplish the second objective as well, which is to create a stunning winterscape. I have a fun routine that takes a day, maybe two, depending on how many family or friends join in the work…