Eat Oregon First
We started working with Eat Oregon First in early 2010, when Scot Laney from The Basque Ranch contacted us about the possibility of using triticale flour to make pasta.
Since then, the program has expanded by combining their own Basque Ranch and Basque Fleet products with those of partner farms and ranches.
Eat Oregon First offers a wide array of Oregon crafted food including beef, poultry, pork, seafood, grains, flour, orchard crops and fruits, honey and produce.
All Eat Oregon First foods are delivered fresh to us (and thus you) from the field or ocean within hours of harvest via their direct express distribution system.
The Hawthorne and Mississippi stores offer beef from Eat Oregon First's own breed of cattle, Cascade Reds.
Kiyokawa Family Orchard Apples and Pears
Hood River Valley's Finest Fruit Since 1911
Kiyokawa Family Orchards has been growing the finest produce available since 1911. The fertile soils found at the base of Mt. Hood and rarified, glacier-fed water sources create a unique growing environment that allows Kiyokawa Farms to offer over 80 distinct varieties of apples, pears, and Asian pears.
The Kiyokawa family takes great pride in promoting local and sustainably grown produce and in utilizing a farm management system that incorporates the best management practices.
Pastaworks is pleased to offer Kiyokawa apples and pears at the Hawthorne and Mississippi locations.
Beginning with the soon to arrive Spring season, Pastaworks is pleased to feature produce from Viridian Farms.
Owned by Leslie and Manuel Recio, Viridian Farms is located on Grand Island, Oregon -- an inland river island encircled by the Willamette river and Lambert slough. The fertile land has been farmed for generations, and was originally homesteaded by the Rockhill family in the late 1800s.
Unconventional in their approach to row crop farming, Leslie and Manuel draw on their cultural backgrounds, travel experiences, and most importantly, their food experiences to guide their crop selections. The culinary origin of the over 100 unique herbs, edible flowers, fruits, and vegetables they grow are primarily comprised of varieties that are typical of the cuisines of France, Italy, and Spain — with a notable emphasis on Basque ingredients.
Affirming the area's food-shed traditions, Viridian Farms also grow several heirloom and Pacific Northwest crops including berries and orchard fruits.
Watch for weekly updates on what's in season, and a recipe or two highlighting Viridian Farms wonderful produce. Also look for new dishes at Evoe featuring Viridian Farms produce.