Starvation Alley Farms and the Cranberry Juicer
Top Ten Reasons We Love Our New Juice Press:
1. We saved about $200 today. Not having to drive hundreds of miles to and from Portland, plus the rental fee for the other juicer is going to pay off fast!
2. We saved about 7 hours of our day (Each one of us…that’s 21 hours total!) No 2.5 hour each way drive-time or waiting on other people in the facility to finish using equipment, etc.
3. It’s got upgrades. This new juicer is even more state-of-the-art than the one we were renting. It’s now easier for us to move juice from the press to the bottles. Yeah!
4. If I forget lids or labels or need 20 extra bottles (which I did), so what. I’m right next to our farm where we have almost immediate access to everything we need!
5. We didn’t have to scrap off the dried carrot or worry if our juice might have a hint of ginger. Being able to rent the press we have was great, but it was still a little bit messy to work in a space that’s juicing dozens of different products every day. Having our own space is essential for quality control!
6. I don’t know how much a fish tote weights, but I can tell you how hard it is to lift a 43-pound bag of cranberries into one in the back of a crammed Toyota Tacoma without ripping the dinky freezer bags they’re in–and I did not miss that today!
7. I can see the ocean from our commercial kitchen in Long Beach. No joke.
8. My dogs like the dunes outside our Peninsula commercial kitchen way better than the downtown Portland parking lot. And it’s all about the farm dogs. Everyone knows that, right Rudder?
9. Did we mention we can juice WHENEVER WE WANT! On our schedule, anytime?! What a luxury for our crazy little juice company!
10. When we’re juicing we can feel the love of all 112 of you!!
Thanks so much. Today totally rocked. And we thought about you all. It is things like your support of our juice press that help make running a small businesses a little bit easier, cheaper, faster AND a whole lot more rewarding!
Starvation Alley Farmers
Watch this three minute interview of Jared and Jessika by WSU’s Green Times to learn more about their journey to growing organic cranberries:
We believe that to be successful we need to do more than make a profit. As farmers with our operations right in our backyard, we see the effects of whatever good or bad things we add to our fields and understand first hand the importance of good stewardship. Our goal is to grow fruit that enhances the health and livelihood of the people who enjoy it, our family, our community, and the land that nurtures us.
incredible photography by Giles Clement
We did it!
This campaign was fully funded on February 10, 2013