Articles by Leah Scafe

Leah is one of the co-founders of LET um EAT. She brings a decade of experience building the original farm dinner company Outstanding in the Field. Passionate about people and places, Leah is inspired to connect the thousands of farmers, chefs and industry influencers in her network.


Oregon Crop-Up Dinner Series & Market Showcase

The Oregon Department of Agriculture and Oregon State University are teaming up this summer to offer five dinner events in five different communities. Each event will feature Oregon grown specialty crops. The “Crop Up Dinner Series and Market Showcase”, which runs in July, August, and September, is designed to bring together local growers, food buyers,…

Patagonia Provisions Film Tour 2016

Unbroken Ground is a new documentary film presented by Patagonia Provisions that explores the critical role food will play in solving the environmental crisis. The film, directed by Chris Malloy of Farm League, covers four areas of regenerative agriculture and tells the stories of the people behind these pioneering groups: Wes Jackson of The Land…

The Impact of $15/hr Minimum Wage on Farm Labor

The Fight For Living Wages   This article originally appeared in the May 27 Local Harvest Newsletter by Rebecca Thistlethwaite.   I need to preface this discussion by pointing out my – and LocalHarvest’s – longstanding commitment to social justice, fair trade, and living wages. Yet, as a recovering farmer who had a business large…

2016 James Beard Award Winners

The 2016 James Beard Awards Gala, hosted by Carla Hall, took place at Lyric Opera of Chicago last night, Monday, May 2. Since 1991, the James Beard Foundation has been recognizing culinary professionals for excellence and achievement in their fields through the James Beard Awards. The ceremony has grown in distinction and notoriety over the…

New Urban Agriculture Toolkit from the USDA

Last week Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released a new “Urban Agriculture Toolkit” for urban farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs. The online resource was created by the USDA’s Know Your Farmer team and a number of partners to help urban and small farms access and navigate more than 70 resources, providing useful information on everything from land…

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