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Here’s a 2017 video report for current and potential sponsors of our Power of Produce program in Albany:


Through March at both locations of First Alternative, you can vote with your “beans” to benefit SNAP Match via Fresh & Local, First!

Beans For Bags Recipient Flyer-F&LF

Let’s make dinner!

We’re a nation awash with cooking shows, but many adults are afraid of cooking. It’s time to transcend the theatrics of cooking shows to the basics of fresh, local food. 

We can teach our children (and ourselves) that almost anything fresh and local will taste great if you just chop it up, add a bit of salt and olive oil and stir fry it. 

Simple cooking requires sound and clean cutting boards, sharp knives and a few key pots and pans. Make sure the people in your life have access to good tools and your encouragement.

Want some simple local recipes? Look HERE. The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Food Action Team also distributes its Simply Seasonal recipes at the CFM and food banks.