• Taste Locally Sourced Spirits at Freeland Spirits

    Locavore meet loca-pour.

     
    POSTED April 2, 2019
     

Jill Kuehler, owner and operator of Portland, Oregon’s craft distillery Freeland Spirits (one of the few women-owned and -operated distilleries in history) is partnering with female-led Carman Ranch in Oregon’s Wallowa County to grow grain (and soon rye) for Freeland Whiskey. Carman Ranch is co-owned by Cory Carman, who also raises grass-fed beef and pork.

April 23 is officially #NationalPicnicDay and we've gathered up the best spots in each of our regions to celebrate. 

 

California is officially out of its drought, thanks to a very rainy winter, and among the many wonderful benefits is a spectacular flower season. Nowhere is this more resplendently in view than at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. I recently spent a couple of gorgeous hours touring the 50 acres of the working farm that are devoted to the Tecolote Giant Ranunculus, also known as the Persian Buttercup or Ranunculus Asiatic.