Alas, the rain this morning makes riding out to Grand Island for the Heiser Farms Cyclocross Race considerably less appealing than last year! (Photo: Matt Howie from 2009)
Still, if you're in the mood for racing, head on out. Races start at 9:15 and continue through the afternoon. Maybe we'll get a break later in the day!
More soberly, there's a Yamhill County hearing in McMinnville on November 10th regarding an application for a 225 acre gravel quarry. The bottom land offers prime soil for farming, and several farmers - organic, transitional, and conventional - provide food to local farmers markets, restaurants, and grocery stores.
Here in Salem, Pitchfork and Crow sell at the Salem Saturday Market.
Visit the Protect Grand Island site to learn more about the gravel quarry and the effort to retain the land for feeding people.