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NWREC invites all to harvest dinner

The community is invited to join the North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) for its annual harvest dinner, to be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, at the center, 15210 N.E. Miley Road in Aurora.

The event celebrates agriculture and farming in the area and features a farm-to-plate dinner that includes fruits and vegetables grown at the center or sourced from local farmers who cooperate with Oregon State University on their research and educational programs.

Attendees will hear the stories behind OSU’s Indigo Rose tomato — the first purple tomato — sample the new Beaver Classic Cheeses, experience the best selections from this year’s OSU culinary vegetable trials at NWREC, enjoy the Northwest’s best berries and much more.

A special feature at this year’s event will be welcoming the area’s new Orchard Crops Extension Specialist, Nik Wiman. Wiman begins work at the center in mid-September. A primary part of his job will be working with hazelnut growers in the region. Hazelnuts will be a featured food items in this year’s harvest dinner menu.

Tickets are $50 per person and advance registration is required. Contact NWREC at 503-678-1264 or visit oregonstate.edu/NWREC to register or get more information.

Table sponsorships are also available.

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