Local TV show spotlights Oregon agriculture

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, farmland occupies 16.5 million acres of Oregon soil. And what’s growing in that soil? You name it, we’ve got it: pears, cranberries, potatoes, hops, hazelnuts and so much more.

If that sounds like the makings of a delicious dinner, you’re not wrong, and on Sept. 13 at 4 pm, you can tune in to KVAL and learn how three Oregon families used locally sourced ingredients to create delicious “made in Oregon” meals.

According to the press release:

With Oregon producing more than a hundred specialty crops, which include fruits and vegetables, it was impossible to feature them all in the show. But there was a big effort to highlight as many as possible in all of their different forms– fresh, frozen, dried, and canned. As part of the show, each family receives help in preparing their specific dishes from chef and registered dietician Garrett Berdan. In planning the show, Ratcliffe worked with Berdan to customize a recipe for each of the unique families being featured. The result was a handful of recipes that were fun, easy, affordable, nutritious, and, of course, Oregon grown.

“Dinner in Oregon” airs on KVAL 4 pm Saturday, Sept. 13.