100-mile diet

Fall Fundraiser Feast – 5 Course Meal

Fall Place Setting

Join us on November 18th at Aprovecho, for a celebration of  the abundance of fine foods and beverages available in the greater Lane/Douglas county area. This waste-free, local fare, fun filled evening will raise money to support Aprovecho’s growing programs, … Continue reading

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A Local Foods Movement Worth Its Salt: Lessons from Aprovecho’s 100 Mile Diet Program


It first started with an idea in the fall of 2006. I had recently moved to Aprovecho, outside of Cottage Grove, OR, after a brief stint in Portland. My partner Abel Kloster, our new friend and Aprovecho staff member Josh … Continue reading

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Aprovecho Chicken

There really is nothing nearly as pleasing as watching hens sharpen their beaks, and roosters do their morning strut on newly revealed fresh lush pasture.  It is a very affirming thing to see them moon-walking all over the ground as … Continue reading

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Aprovecho’s 100-mile Diet / Riot Zine

Squash harvest

The word “diet” is a turn off to a lot of people. So we decided to get a bunch of people together, harvest foods with our friends in the region, eat nourishing foods, and celebrate what we are calling the 100 mile Riot. That is, we are only eating food that is grown within 100 miles of our home in the Southern Willamette Valley. Continue reading

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