Last year I had the pleasure of working on a feature story for Cooking Light Magazine about food in my beloved hometown, Portland, Oregon. I met many people over the course of the assignment and was once again amazed by the passion these individuals demonstrated in regards to the sustainability of food production. I met people who were (are!) sincerely working to make life on this planet better – from Camas Davis‘ Portland Meat Collective to Friday and Kerry Purington who tend to ultra-local, food-producing urban garden plots. I finally made it to Voodoo Doughnuts Too, where you can easily satisfy your sweet tooth with one of their zany doughnuts. One of many impressive discoveries on this assignment was meeting up with the Portland Fruit Tree project, which harvests fruit from trees around the city that produce too much fruit for the owners to handle. The fruit is harvested, sorted and divided between the volunteer pickers and a certain amount is distributed to the Portland Food Bank. It’s a glowing, positive article and I highly recommend picking up the magazine which is widely available. The May 2011 issue is on newsstands now and has much more information (and pictures) 🙂 than the online version, which you can find here.