Adventure. Travel. Race.
Helmet, knee pads, gloves, check! The three must-have's to go riding. I guess you could toss in eyewear too.... If you're like me, you're always on the quest for a pair of knee pads that not only serve their purpose, but stay up, and are comfortable even on the longest of days in the saddle.
Enter Dakine's Slayer Pads. I've been riding in these pads since February, and gave them some serious abuse. I tried to destroy them, riding over 200 days through all weather conditions, tried to ruin them with regular washer/dryer sessions (over 150 times!), one too many Technu treatments, and more.... needless to say, they are still kicking, and still as comfortable as ever.
Comfort: I've tried a number of knee pads, and the CE-certified Slayer knee pad is one of the most comfortable I've ridden in. The DK Impact pad itself is a "soft" pad, that hardens up on impact, and is pre-curved allowing for all-day comfort. Lightweight and low profile, the pads feature a super thin "AriaprenePro" mesh (w/odor control technology!), of sorts, allowing the knee pads to breathe. Silicone cuffs keep the pads in place and secure even in the roughest conditions (hot/cold weather, rain, sand) and terrain (technical, bouncy, smooth, etc). Lack of velcro makes for a non-binding, comfortable pad that stays in place.
Fit: Just like any other knee pad, the pads do stretch a bit with breaking. Once broken in, the pads are money! The combination of the fit and silicon cuffs can make them difficult to get off at times -- better than slipping, I say!
Coverage: Good coverage of the knee itself, as well as some of the shin -- Just the right amount.
Durability: After a full season of use (February - November), including international travel and the associated lack of appropriate care when traveling, some around the house gardening, and a stint in the washer and dryer after more or less every use, I'm proud to say that my knee pads are still kicking after a long season of racing. Even though the silicone has "cracked" slightly and started to peel, they are still plenty sticky, and stay right where I put them. Considering they've got at least 200 days of riding, and 150 rounds in the washer/dryer, I'd say these Slayer pads are beasts -- I've tried to abuse them, and they just keep going!
Pedaling: The Slayer's fit snug around my knee, but do not bind when pedaling -- you won't even notice them when descending. You might notice them on an extended climb, but they are not uncomfortable, nor do they hinder movement.
Impact: I've taken some solid impacts directly onto my knee(s) while wearing these pads and walked away unscathed. In the gnarliest crash, I think I got a little cherry on me knee underneath the pads, but no bruising or actual gash. The fabric covering the pad is plenty durable-- it won't tear or rip with an impact. The "soft" Impact foam gives you the protection of a big bulky pad, but in a comfortable, low-profile package.
Warranty: 2 year limited warranty... What more could you want?
While you may be saying to yourself, "You ride for Dakine- you're biased", I chose to ride only the highest quality of product -- product that I can stand behind and count on as a rider and racer. I've been fortunate to try a large number of knee pads, and these are the absolute best on the market. Do yourself a favor, and treat yourself to an early Christmas present -- you will be stoked!
Don't forget, Dakine makes a Slayer Elbow Pad as well, same construction, comfort and feedback!
See you on the trail,
The Transcascadia is quickly becoming THE race.
It's an experience like no other: you're picked up and driven by bus with all your friends to some place in the woods you know nothing about, where hot showers and a gourmet chef are waiting for you (Chris Dimino of Chris King to be exact!). You're allowed a backpack, a rubbermaid, and a spare wheel set.
You spend the next four days camping, hanging out by the fire at night, dining on gourmet food, and riding the best trails the PNW has to offer, all with your closest of friends, old and new. This doesn't sound like you typical race does it?
Each day is a whirlwind of trails. Over 4 days of blind enduro racing (25-ish stages), the Modus Group takes you on the best trails the PNW has to offer: rugged fresh-cut loam, techy switchbacks, steep gravely chutes, lush-greenery lined tracks, and more.
This year, for the first two days, we stayed in the same location: Lake Timpanogas. Days 3 and 4, each night, camp moved: into Oakridge, then to McKenzie Bridge. Each evening, we were given cards on which we were told what the stages were for the next day, along with elevation profile, and stage mileage. All stages were blind, meaning we had no idea what we were rolling into as we dropped into each stage.
We experienced at least 4 trails a day, all RAD. You might be shuttled to the top, or you might climb you way to the top. In most cases, we were shuttled in order to maximize trail time. Not to mention in Oakridge, one climb transfer would eat up most of the time in the day, and make it difficult to see as much terrain. This race has the potential to be a logistical nightmare, but the fellas once again pulled it off without a hitch! (Are you getting a feel of how rad this race is? Good, cuz it's awesome!)
Day 1 : Lake Timpanogas (5 stages)
Day 2: Lake Timpanogas, MF Willamette, Moon Point, Larison Rock (6 total stages)
Day 3: Lawler (2 stages), Eula (1 stage), Grasshopper (1 stage)
Day 4: O'Leary (1 long stage), King Castle (1 stage)
After 4 days of racing, Transition's Rosara Joseph rode away with the win, followed by Meg Bichard and Kathy Pruitt. I rounded the podium with a 5th place -- happy girl for my first blind enduro....until next year!
The Modus Group/Shimano has this race on lockdown. Safety and First Aid is number 1, as witnessed by the EMS services located at key places on course, as well as at the top and bottom of various stages. Stages are well chosen, with fun, adventure, and challenge in mind. Food is delicious. Showers are hot. Transportation is made easy with good, clear communication and logistics. If you're looking to ride some of the PNW's finest loam, and have an adventure/experience along the way? Don't hesitate to register for next year's Transcascadia -- it's worth every penny!
Day 1: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/2016-trans-cascadia-day-1.html
Day 2: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/2016-trans-cascadia-day-2.html
Day 3: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/trans-cascadia-day-3-2016.html
Day 4: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/2016-trans-cascadia-day-4.html
Photo Epic: www.pinkbike.com/news/trans-cascadia-the-photo-epic-2016.html
Thank you for hosting on of our favorite races of the year!
All aboard, everyone! (Photo: Kevin Walsh)
Cool kids on the bus.... (Photo: Paris Gore)
Let the Party Begin! (Photo: Kevin Walsh)
Camping at TImpanogas Lake, Days 1 & 2
Fresh Wild Caught Salmon, thanks Chris King!
Up, up and up on Day 1 (Photo: Paris Gore)
Bekah Rottenberg sending the "Hot Line" on Day 2, Timpanogas (Photo: Paris Gore)
Long, lost Hood River ladies: Bekah, myself and Carolynn Romaine (Photo: Pete O.)
Somewhere on Day 4, I think? (Photo: ?)
Waiting for Stage 3, Day 2: Bekah Rottenberg
Day 1, Stage 1 (Photo: Paris Gore)
Tiger Mountain is awesome. Located about half hour East of Seattle, at the base of Snoqualmie Pass, it's an awesome riding destination, especially with Tokul and Exit 27 nearby. Most of the time, our visits go a little something like this: shred, eat, shred, eat. And by eat, I mean wander Pike Place Market and sample all the goodies: Piroshki's, the Original Starbucks, Beecher's cheese, the Fish Mongers, and more!
About Tiger....It's got a pump track trail, a twisty turny jumpy trail, a slow rooty-techy trail, a new super-fast tech trail, and the famous Predator, a loamy-ish fun perfect grade to let-er-go, DH trail. The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance is forever building here, so it seems every year there is a new trail.
We were particularly excited about this race as Nick's dad had flown out from Tennessee to visit, as well as watch us race. Nick grew up racing BMX, traveling the world, and winning Nationals at 5 years old. His dad hadn't seen him race mountain bikes in years, so we were especially excited!
The Cascadia Dirt Cup chose Tiger Mountain as the location for the Finals of their series. In our non-typical fashion, we woke up at a decent time, and mosied northward to Tiger mid-day to get in a practice lap or two on the new trail and Predator. We had ridden Tiger a few times over the summer, and felt that while we didn't know trail "details", we knew enough to skip practice on those three stages and save our legs. Always looking for that balance between practice and race-day.... with one flat for Nick and one for me by the end of practice, we took to making some bike adjustments late into the evening. Thankfully my Easton Arc 27 rims are super strong, and I didn't need to toss on my spares wheels (go Easton!).
Race day came and of course, so did the rain! And when it rains, it pours..... we started our first transfer in the rain, and ended our last stage in the rain. It was so wet and dark, it was nearly impossible to wear any eye-protection. By stage two, most of us chose no eye-wear -- a little scary with all the mud!
Did I mention it was really dark and wet? Made for some fun slip n slide moments, as well as made you question your decision to even wear a rain jacket. SO FUN.
After a few hours or riding in the rain, we came to our last CDC Stage of the year: Predator. The most FUN, awesome, slippery, RAD trail of the CDC Series! The off-camber rooty sections were especially challenging in the wet and muddy, but all the same: AWESOME. Predator is one of my favorite trails, period.
Like clockwork, the rain stopped AFTER we had changed into dry clothes, just in time for awards. I rode away with the "W" for the weekend, as well as the overall series. Nick found some slippery spots throughout the day, however, took the win for the series as well. It's a great weekend to be a Hardin!
Until next year CDC! Special thanks to the organizers and the many many volunteers who made such a great series what it was. We will be back next year!
It's not every day you get to do a Pinkbike "Bike Check" with your husband (Photo: Cam Sloan)
The Cascadia Dirt Cup has fast become one of Nick and I's favorite series to race. Put on by a rad, dedicated group of PNW shredders, the CDC is FUN, and puts us on the best trails in the region. Their timing is spot on, as is their scheduling, and more or less everything else.
Since returning from Whistler, we'd been looking forward to racing Chuckanuts, as it has some similar slab-like features, and one particularly fun descent trail known as Double Down. It's in our backyard, sort-of (5.5 hours away), yet in a zone we don't venture to very often. What better an excuse than to go to Bellingham!
"Shark-fin" slab on Upper Ridge, Chuckanuts WA (Photo: Cam Sloan)
In our usual fashion, we rolled into Bham casually late after a full day of work (or early : 1am, depending on how you look at it). We woke up bright and early, and straight into practice, joining Nick's Teammate Kyle Warner for a few shuttles. After practice, this is what we had to work with:
Stage 1: Upper Ridge: Fast, some slabs (see above photo), punchy steep climb, hard left to wicked fast descent to fire road.
Stage 2: Lower Ridge: Ridgeline trail. Two main slab options- way faster on right. Second w/ tricky lead-in. Tight, loose turns at the bottom.
Stage 3: Raptor Ridge: No time = BLIND. Who knows? Supposedly a cool transfer though on a hiking only trail, cool!
Stage 4: Double Down: Longest stage? Sick descent. Swoopy S-turns on the first half, road crossing, three FUN step-downs. FUN FUN FUN!
Come race day, we both had a blast, and learned that despite watching video from horseback of Raptor Ridge, it was nothing like we had anticipated. Lots of switchbacks, and the climb that we'd hear rumors of never came. Hmmmm...
All in all, minus a small mechanical on Nick's part we both had a decent weekend. He managed to stay on his bike despite, and rode away with a top ten. I had a good day, and came away with the Win -- Guess we're stopping in Seattle for a fun night out on our way home!
Pinkbike Bike Check: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/cdc-round-4-naet-round-6-chuckanut-bike-checks-2016.html
Next stop- Tiger Mountain for the CDC Finals!
Crankworx is one of those events you watch on TV as a mountain bike enthusiast -- an event I've been watching for the last five years or so, never imagining I would be a participant, let alone alongside my husband. HA, It's funny how life works sometimes....
Back to the story... For 2016, Whistler was probably THE event that I was not only the most nervous about, but the most excited about. Whistler has steeps, slabs, roots and drops unlike most other race venues, and has been known to be a beast of a race. I wasn't sure what to expect, but felt to have a slight advantage with terrain similar to that of my PNW training grounds, and, well -- it was close to home. Somehow having our own car, spare parts, and food at the event made it feel more like home, despite the 7 hours drive.
After getting the thumbs up at the border, and a little spin at Squamish (Thanks Wolsky!), we headed straight to Whistler. A day of fun in the bike park to remember how to fly, and It was time for practice: two days of bike park brake bumps, and ending up on the Garbanzo DH course (oops!) instead of the EWS Enduro course multiple runs, we were ready to roll, albeit wishing "In Deep" was in our race, as well as in the Garbo. Oh well.....
In comparison to the previous years' races, it felt as though this year's event was right on the money in terms of difficulty, although there was only one (and a half) real climb transfers to speak of (climb to Crazy Train, and Climb to stage 4). Otherwise, everything was lift access with a few traversing transfers between Whistler Base and Creekside. Easier than expected in terms of physical fitness, but challenging for sure in terms of terrain. All in all, I was stoked to stay on my bike, minus a small OTB on a root in Crazy Train, and am excited for next year!
Stage 1: Bike Park (Blue Velvet,
Stage 2: Crazy Train: Steep, loamy, slabs, RAD!
Stage 3: Heavy Flow/Tunnel Vision: Super short, off Creekside. Fresh-cut/loamy, short steep section, flat pedaly!
Stage 4: Pigs w/wings: Steep, lose, slabby. HARD
Stage 5: Top of the World to the base (RAD!)
Twentieth on the weekend, and first American down Stage 5 from Top of the World -- not bad for Whistler.
Off to the next stop of the North American Enduro Tour (NAET) in Bellingham, Washington in a few weeks!
See you on the trails,
"Some place warm, a place where the beer flows like wine, where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I’m talking about a little place called Aspen," Dumb and Dumber.
When I first heard the stateside EWS was at this little place called Aspen (+ Snowmass), I was stoked! I'd never been before, and only heard good things of the area, especially the new trails that we heard were getting built just for the EWS.
We left Hood River bright and early, arriving to Denver, CO just in time to meet up with our friend, Matt Patterson, and claim our Turo rental car.
(If you haven't heard of Turo, you should check it out--private parties rent their care. Super cheap, super easy. Think bike racks, too!)
Once we arrived in Snowmass, we rallied to registration and built bikes late into the night. Brake rotors made it this time- yes!! Two days of solid practice, all lift-serve felt like a piece of cake, compared to South America.
If I remember right....
Stage 1: Snowmass, top-to-bottom: bike-park bermy, to tall grass and aspen trees, creeky runout
Stage 2: Buttermilk, top-to-bottom: Tall grass, swoopy through trees, more scary, sketchy tall grass and blind corners
Stage 3: RAD stage! Aspen, Top-to-bottom: Off camber woods, swoopy field, tight steep switchbacks, fire road, fresh cut open grassy.
Stage 4: Snowmass: Fun, Quick steep, grassy!
Stage 5: Snowmass: Fresh-cut grassy GS turns
Stage 6: Snowmass: Super rad, steepest stage. Three fun drops.
Fun Fact: I do remember that whenever I saw a gondola above, it usually meant there was a hard 90 degree turn coming up. Who knows if that will be the same next year.
Anyway, back to the story...
Race day #1 came, and so did my legs. I've never felt completely and utterly gassed, just sitting at the start line. I was exhausted -- thanks altitude! With that said, I had a blast! As usual, the company was amazing (Love you Teal!), and the trails were awesome. Transfers weren't bad at all, and the last stage of each day sent you giggling all the way back to the house.
Day 2 was a little shorter of a day, with a top to bottom stage at Snowmass, followed by two more shorter stages also at Snowmass. Unfortunately, the final stage was cancelled for females, out of respect, as a result of a rider down. I was excited to see how I would fair on a stage that I thought fit my style a little better -- will have to wait until next year.
, I gave it my all for the weekend, and came out mid-pack, slightly disappointed, however, having learnt a lot from the weekend.
1. Don't mess around with an altitude tent. Instead, get to the event as close as possible to race day, and leave as soon as you can.
2. Thunderstorms can happen at any time.
3. Colorado = 29'r zone
4. I need to practice riding in tall grass w/ blind corners.
Pinkbike, practice: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/two-halves.html
Pinkbike, Day 1: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/ews-aspen-day-1.html
Pinkbike, Race: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/the-boss-ews-round-5-aspen-snowmass-usa-2016.html
Until next year, Snowmass!
First things first, I love toying with performance and nutrition. When the opportunity presented itself to try out an altitude tent for this year's EWS Colorado at Snowmass, we jumped on it.
Let me tell you... .there's something exhilarating, and awesome, yet horrible about sleeping in an altitude tent. The first night was HOT, the second night tolerable. The third night, I think it was raining when we woke up only 90 minutes after entering -- and I'm pretty sure the rain was condensation. We continued to was up on the hour. The fourth night, I thought I was going to pass out and fell back asleep with my head out the tent. The fifth night, I duct taped the A/C unit to the condenser, bought 6 battery powered hanging fans, and a 20" box fan -- it was finally cool in the tent, but clammy and uncomfortable. The next night I bailed. Then we got ballsy, amidst our insomnia, and sealed ourselves in for two more nights, right before a decidedly last minute race, the CDC Round 3 in Yacolt, WA. Seems like a good idea, right?
We woke the morning of at 8,000ft (According to our tent specifications), and zombie-drove our way to the event. A week of little to no-sleep at altitude was killing me slowly --
Yacolt, WA is a gem of a place, with the Cold Creek Trail Network located at it's heart. The Cold Creek MTB Alliance is hard at work opening new trails, whilst keeping the existing ones rad. Known for their aptly named, Trillium trail, this event was sure to be a thrill!
Five stages of radness were planned for the day: a new section on Tarbell, Cold Creek x 2, and Trillium. Rain was looming in the distance, but never came, making for tacky trails, and perfect weather.
I learned five things this day:
1) Thrillium is always, always FUN
2) Singing with friends on transfers is the only way to go
3) Derailliuers are important, but not always needed
4) Salt tabs dissolve in pockets when it's sprinkling rain..
5) Learning to use an altitude tent for the first time only days before a race is a bad idea
Regardless, we had a blast riding some of our favorite trails, saw our amazing bike-racing family, and definitely set ourselves up for some good sleep! Off to Colorado in a week!
PInkbike Race Report: www.pinkbike.com/news/cascadia-dirt-cup-round-three-yacolt-burn-race-report-2016.html
Pinkbike Report #2: www.pinkbike.com/news/race-report-cascadia-dirt-cup-round-3-yacolt-burn-2015.html
Mark Twain once said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” So... we went to Idaho! While we weren't originally planning to attend the North American Enduro Cup, we decided to on a whim to go, with the hope to put some more money toward our van fund (did I mention we're building a van? More on that later...).
"The North American Enduro Cup is a one-off race that embraces all the regional race series: the CDC, the Idaho Enduro Series, the Montana Enduro series, BC Enduro, and MTB Enduro (a Mexican Enduro race organization). Initially, the Cup was planned to be a race series, but with the announcement of the North American Enduro Tour (NAET) becoming an EWS qualifier, the Coalition adopted more of an Enduro of Nations format: a one event race with teams as well as individual racers competing against each other." (Pinkbike).
Stoked to check out a new venue, Nick and I left Hood River after a full work week on Thursday, to arrive around midnight to a nice camping spot just outside of Silver Mountain Resort, near Kellogg, Idaho. Just in time for practice... don't mind the thunderstorm delay!
Between rainy, foggy, snowy practice, and perfect dirt, what evolved over the course of the weekend was one of my favorite stateside events, ever! Silver Mountain Resort has it all -- bike park-style jump lines, loose steeps, flow, drops, and plenty of pedal sections to go around. Did I mention there is a gondola? YES!!! And the field of 13 pro ladies who rallied for the event? So Awesome!
By the end of the weekend, we'd seen all kinds of weather, and all sorts of terrain. Nick managed a flat, but had some solid stage finishes throughout the weekend, and I brought back some time for the "W"! Time to drive back to Oregon in time for an 4:30am work wake-up -- rough, but worth it...
Pinkbike coverage of the event: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/north-american-enduro-cup-recap-2016.html
Pinkbike Bike Check: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/2016-naec-bike-check.html
See you at the next race!
There's something special about racing at home: backyard trails, known traction, familiar faces, waking up in your own bed, and a garage full of spares ... thank you, Cascadia Dirt Cup! This last weekend was our first two stateside races after EWS 1 & 2 in South America, and let me just say it was nice to have our introduction to stateside racing be at home.
We were blessed with rain the days leading up to the event, making for perfectly tacky trails -- a refreshing change from the typical dust ball-bearings that we are so accustomed to seeing at the beginning of each and every summer.
Photo: Colin Meagher
Each day was a separate race, hence the name, CDC Duex-Duro. Unlike most CDC races, the event was one large climb, followed by multiple descending stages, totaling about 20 miles and 4,600 ft of climbing a day.
Day one had us climb from the bottom, and routed us down Upper Dirtsurfer to the creek (Stage 1), from the peak after the creek to the bottom of Dirtsurfer (Stage 2), Hidden through 130 (Stage 3), and Bad Motor Scooter, GP and Toilet Bowl (Stage 4). Day 2 climbed us from the bottom once again, up to the Top of the World to then descend through the Baby-Heads, Hidden and Borderline (Stage 1), across to Antoine's (Stage 2), Mitchell Ridge (Stage 3), and Kleeway (Stage 4), one of my favorite jump-line trails named in honor of HRATS legend, Matt Klee, and the home-base for hecklers for this year's race.
Both Saturday and Sunday, Nick and I managed to take the win -- (even though Nick had a busted derailliuer and only three gears!)! T'was a great weekend to be a Hardin!
Cheers to the Cascadia Dirt Cup to giving back $8,000.00 to our local trail alliance!
Click the link below for Pinkbike coverage of the event: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/cascadia-dirt-cup-deux-duro-hood-river-or--race-report-2016.html
Photo: Colin Meagher
Photo: Colin Meagher
It's not every day, you get to stand on the top box of the podium with your husband... <3
You are what you eat!
As athletes, it is vital for us to ensure we are eating CLEAN in order to reduce the amount of overall inflammation in our bodies, and ensure we are getting the phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals our bodies need to perform and recover quickly.
Our rule of thumb is to consume as few processed foods, refined sugars, flavorings and preservatives as possible. We eat according to an "Anti-inflammatory Diet", and do our best to keep our intake of "inflammatory foods" low: dairy, gluten, red meat, caffeine, etc. Instead, we eat a healthy portion of fruits and veggies daily -- the more fibrous the better! Fruits and vegetables provide a plethora of anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, giving our bodies what they need to perform at their best, and recover quickly!
Why an anti-inflammatory diet? While the inflammatory process is an important part of healing, persistent inflammation damages the body and causes illness. Inflammation may be caused by: exposure to toxins, genetics, stress, lack of exercise and, the less commonly known: FOOD! By reducing the amount of inflammation in your body, you improve your overall health, increase longevity and prevent disease. You will not only feel stronger, you will perform better.
When choosing your fruits and veggies, it's important to be mindful of their source. If you're aiming to reduce inflammation but you're eating produce with exposure to chemical pesticides, you're kind of defeating the purpose. Look for locally grown, ORGANIC produce, particularly for "The Dirty Dozen" (see below).
But Why Hood River Organic?
Hood River Organic is based in Hood River, Oregon, and provides weekly (or bi-weekly) CSA delivery of locally grown fruits, vegetables and local add-ons to Hood River, The Dalles, White Salmon, Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Vancouver, Bend, and Seattle. If you care about your body, and believe in the mantra, "You are what you eat", do yourself a favor and choose Hood River Organic.
Customizable: Each CSA Box is customizable, weekly. We decide how many of each fruit and vegetable, and choose fun local add-ons, such as: Ten Speed Coffee, Cascade Creamery Cheese, NuCulture Cashew Dip, Portland Ketchup, Blue Bus Kraut, Columbia Gorge Organic Juices, Nuts and more... It's like grocery shopping online!
Accessible: Home delivery and pick-up options.... almost too easy!
Locally Grown: Support your local economy! Grown in the PNW, we are provided with year-round quality, organic produce.
Environmentally-Sustainable produce: Hood River Organic uses natural pesticides, and traditional fertilizer. Chemical pesticide-free food means less inflammation!
Pay as you go, and Delivery Hold: Going on vacation? No problem... put your box on hold!
Exposure to produce: It's not uncommon for us to get a fruit or vegetable in our box that we've never tried before. Or one that we wouldn't have purchased that particular week at the store. We are forced to think "outside the box" to use that ingredient, which exposes us to new recipes, and gets us out of that recipe rut! Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins, Homemade Kimchi, Spring rolls/wraps, fresh-made juices!
USDA Organic certified
Oregon Tilth certified
Good, quality produce
Hood River Organic saves us time, and makes grocery shopping easy. We simply customize our box, and pick it up every Wednesday at KickStand Coffee & Kitchen. We know what we're getting, and can plan the rest of our meals around the produce. Fruits and vegetables are of the highest quality, and most importantly, grown locally, organic, and environmentally-sustainable. We can feel good about supporting our local economy, while eating healthily, and improving our athletic performance.
Get involved and sign up today! Sign up for a single box today and get 25% off your first box. Just head over to the store, enter the code FB25% in the coupon code, and get 25% off your first box.
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Kim and Nick Hardin