A celebration of local food in the beautiful Umpqua Valley of Southern Oregon

Notes From a Local Kitchen

About Me

Hello! I'm Jennifer. I've been picking, cooking, preserving and serving up the bounty of the Umpqua Valley for more than 36 years. 


I am a passionate supporter of our local farmers.  I love teaching others where to find and how to prepare healthy fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans grown in the Pacific Northwest.

What my students say

"Jennifer is a patient and thorough teacher. A morning spent with her in the kitchen is truly delightful! I came away confident to try something new. Thanks!"


"Attending one of Jennifer's classes is a wonderful combination of old school high school home ec, where you learned the why and wherefore of cooking, and an afternoon with the girls where you share things and laugh a lot! Jennifer is a natural-born dispenser of information and she certainly made cooking fun again for me! Can't wait to see what she's going to teach me next!"