Melissa Matthewson

Small Farms (Former)

Content by Melissa Matthewson

Designing a Whole Farm System

Whole Farming Principles and Strategies

By Maud Powell, Nick Andrews, Melissa Matthewson, Shelley Elkovich, Gwendolyn Ellen, Tim Franklin, Don Tipping | Article

Siskiyou Sustainable Cooperative: A Model for Cooperative Farming & Marketing

The Siskiyou Sustainable Cooperative is an agricultural cooperative in southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley marketing organic vegetables through a Community Supported Agriculture program. Ten diverse, small...

By Melissa Matthewson, | Article

Farm Profile: Long Mountain Farm

Pam and Charlie Boyer raise sheep and hay on 60 acres outside of Eagle Point. Their farm slopes slightly upward toward Long Mountain from Agate Road with barn, house, green pastures and farm equipment...

By Melissa Matthewson, | Article

Exploring Value-Added Agriculture

“Your uniqueness is the only source of profitability that cannot be competed away, and thus, is the only source of sustainable profits.” –John Ikerd 1 Value-added agriculture entails changing a raw...

By Melissa Matthewson, | Article

For the New Vegetable Farmer: Farmers’ Market Displays & Attracting Customers

As a new grower, bringing produce to your local farmers’ market is an excellent way to start selling your products and gain exposure for your farm. While the quality of your produce is extremely...

By Melissa Matthewson, | Article