Month: May 2013

Register Guard.com: Truffle Trailblazers

May 22, 2013
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Vineyard owners think beyond wine in planting trees primed for producing cultivated European varieties. Maneuvering up the long driveway into Pfeiffer Winery in Junction City on a recent spring morning, there is a moment of indecision as to which direction to take at a fork in the gravel road. Bear right to continue on up…

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Barron’s.com: Mon Dieu! U.S. Truffles

May 13, 2013
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Time was you had to travel to Europe to go on a proper truffle hunt. Not anymore. In February, a Perigord truffle – a black variety native to France and known to fetch about $1,500 a pound—was harvested for the first time in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. It was the size of a walnut. Read full…

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