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Calling all Portland Area Coop Owners

This is your opportunity to strut your stuff – and your chickens’ .
Be one of 12 featured coops in this beautifully photographed treasure
of unique coops and their feathered inhabitants.

Email your coop pics to: creative@amberlotus.com

Email your coop pics to: creative@amberlotus.com

Submit 3 to 6 digital snapshots (500MB or smaller) of your backyard bird sanctuary to Amber Lotus at creative@amberlotus.com

Accepted Entries will:
• Enjoy a professional photography shoot of their coop and hens
• Be featured in the calendar
• Receive a print quality portrait of their coop for personal use
• Be awarded with six copies of the 12″ x 12″ calendar featuring their coop

Featured coop owners agree to:
• Be available for a two-hour professional photo shoot in late July or early August
• Provide a clean, fresh coop on the day of the shoot
• Provide a short statement about their coop and hens

Visit our 2014 Calendar to see what we’ve featured in the past.

http://www.amberlotus.com/productdetails.cfm?sku=14CC&isbn=9781602377158&title=city-chickens-&-their-coops-2014-wall-cal

2015 City Chickens and their Coops

Here is a preview of what’s coming next year:

All our featured coops are photographed by Susan Seubert.

2015 City Chickens & their Coops wall calendar

2015 City Chickens & their Coops wall calendar – The Dr. Seuss–inspired Coop provides ample opportunity for its ladies to lay green eggs (without the ham). Designed and built by Ken Gates.

2015 City Chickens & their Coops wall calendar

2015 City Chickens & their Coops wall calendar – February Coop – The Li’l Red Barn Coop is a little bit of country in the city.

2015 City Chickens & their Coops wall calendar

2015 City Chickens & their Coops wall calendar – July Coop – The Williamson – Smith Coop is a townhouse-style palace complete with all the chicken kitsch
you could want.

2015 City Chickens & their Coops wall calendar

2015 City Chickens & their Coops wall calendar – November Coop – Inspired by surplus building materials and salvaged windows, this coop came to life as the best birthday present ever.

2015 City Chickens & their Coops wall calendar

2015 City Chickens & their Coops wall calendar – December Coop – The FurZohn Hen House: Inspired by a pile of remnant shingles, a random stained-glass window,
and a bit of tin roof, this coop embodies the obsession with repurposing so popular in Portland, Oregon.

Slow Food enthusiasts enjoy the Farm to Table 2014 Wall Calendar

Farm to Table 2014 Calendar

Farm to Table 2014 Calendar

Enjoy this recipe featured in our 2014 Farm to Table wall calendar by author Ann Lovejoy

Black Turtle Bean Soup
2 cups Black Turtle beans (or any dried beans)
2 shallots, peeled
2 carrots, chopped
1 white or yellow onion, peeled and quartered
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
Shoyu or soy sauce, to taste
Sesame-chili oil, to taste

Soak beans overnight, drain and place in a soup pot with 6 cups fresh water, the shallots, carrots, onion and 1 teaspoon thyme. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until beans are tender (60-90 minutes). Purée with an immersion blender and season to taste with shoyu and sesame-chili oil. Serve hot, garnished with remaining thyme. Serves 4-6.

Farm to Table 2014 wall calendar

Farm to Table 2014 wall calendar
Text © 2013 Ann Lovejoy
Cover photograph © 2013 Plus One Pix / Alamy
Inset cover photograph © 2013 Paul Mozell / Alamy

Farm to Table 2015 calendar

NEW – Farm to Table 2015 calendar – Available July 2014
Text © 2014 Ann Lovejoy
Cover photograph © Craig Tuttle / Design Pics / Getty Images
Inset cover photograph © CrackerClips Stock Media / Alamy

For the Locavore and Slow Food enthusiasts
Anyone who has ever plucked a tomato straight off the vine or cracked open a farm-fresh egg knows there is a world of difference between locally grown produce and food from the supermarket shelves. The farm-to-table movement, embraced by the burgeoning ranks of locavore and Slow Food enthusiasts, is flourishing for many reasons. With every delicious bite, you are supporting your local economy, reducing your environmental footprint, providing your body with wholesome nutrients, and forging a deeper connection with the rhythms of the seasons.

Home gardens, farmers markets and CSAs
You don’t have to be a farmer to enjoy the many benefits of local and seasonal foods. Home gardens, farmers markets, CSAs, and foraging all offer opportunities to enjoy the bounty. From local orchards and Concord grapes to artisan breads and goat’s milk products, the Farm to Table wall calendar is packed with luscious photographs and valuable tips on selecting, preserving, and preparing fresh local foods. With beloved garden writer Ann Lovejoy as your guide, it will help you savor the best of every season.

NEW – Farm to Table 2015 calendar – Available July 2014

Calling all City Coop Owners – We want to feature your coop.

Email your coop pics to: creative@amberlotus.com

Email your coop pics to: creative@amberlotus.com

City Chickens & their Coops
wall calendar features twelve months of feathered friends and their distinctive digs. From contemporary to classical, these mini manors feature recycled and repurposed building materials and sustainable innovations such as green roofs. These beaked buddies and clever, quirky coops will keep your feathers fluffed all year long. •  Photography by Susan Seubert.

Submit your coop

This is your opportunity to strut your stuff – and your chickens’.
Be one of 12 featured coops in this beautifully photographed
treasure of unique coops and their feathered inhabitants. Due to our proximity for assigning the photography – we are specifically looking for Coops in the Portland Metro Area.

Submit 3 to 6 digital snapshots (500MB or smaller) of your backyard bird sanctuary to Amber Lotus at creative@amberlotus.com

Accepted Entries will:
• Enjoy a professional photography shoot of their coop and hens
• Be featured in the calendar
• Receive a print quality portrait of their coop for personal use
• Be awarded with six copies of the 12″ x 12″ calendar featuring their coop

Featured coop owners agree to:
• Be available for a two-hour professional photo shoot in late July or early August
• Provide a clean, fresh coop on the day of the shoot
• Provide a short statement about their coop and hens

City Chickens and their Coops

City Chickens and their Coops

Interior Spread of the City Chickens calendar.

Interior Spread of the City Chickens calendar.

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This A-Frame is a fun alternative style coop that can move around the yard for fertilizing different areas.
This A-Frame is a fun alternative style coop that can move around the yard for fertilizing different areas.