Seasonal Abundance

Vendor in the Spotlight: King’s Raven Winery

October 16, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  No Comments

A bit of wine country fall foliage at King's Raven Winery.

A bit of wine country fall foliage at King’s Raven Winery.

Since 1942 the Ingram family has pursued it’s destiny in providing stewardship for one of the most beautiful 35 acre parcels of Land in the Willamette Valley.  To this day they take great pride in managing the land in an environmentally friendly, “Green” tradition that began with Marvin Ingram.

Marvin moved the family to their Oregon City amazing location in the early 1940’s because of the view to the West toward Butteville where he was born and raised.  Today the 3rd and 4th generations of his family have followed in Grandpa Marvin’s foot steps and desire to make our living from the care and fruits of this land.

King’s Raven Winery produces premium Willamette Valley wines for your pleasure and enjoyment. We are so proud to have them at our market, and we hope that you get the chance to enjoy their wines as much as we do.

A trip to Kiyokawa Family Orchards

October 6, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Myself, one other member of our Board of Directors, and our spouses took a day trip out to Kiyokawa Family Orchards last weekend for some serious apple picking, and boy, were they in for a treat! The group arrived to be greeted by the most stunning view of Mt. Hood to the south, and to the north, Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens were crystal clear in the blue skies. The view wasn’t the only thing that greeted the group: Randy Kiyokawa, owner of the gorgeous orchard, gave them a warm welcome and even took time out of his busy day to take them on a tour of his farm.

Board Members Evan P. Schneider and Kelli Wolford with Randy Kiyokawa.

Board Members Evan P. Schneider and Kelli Wolford with Randy Kiyokawa.

Randy shows us their practice of tree grafting.

Randy shows us their practice of tree grafting.

The group takes a break to eat an apple!

The group takes a break to eat an apple!

To read more about their apple adventure, head over to Hive of Industry’s blog!