Friends of Family Farmers – Promoting and Protecting Socially Responsible Farming in Oregon.

 
December 9th: Give!Guide Celebration Featuring FoFF & Friends

December 9th: Give!Guide Celebration Featuring FoFF & Friends

Join us on Tuesday, December 9th at Holocene (1001 SE Morrison St) from 5:30- 8:30 pm for a fun and inspirational evening as we showcase several Portland based non-profits making a difference in the community through food and agriculture. These groups, along with FoFF are part of the 2014 Willamette Week Give!Guide.
LIVE MUSIC & RAFFLE [...]

 

Central Oregon is replete with farms and restaurants. Join us in Bend for a lively panel of representatives from both of these thriving sectors. Local farmers and ranchers will discuss the challenges of distribution and the blessings of direct sales. Restauranteurs will discuss sourcing locally, eating seasonally and the ups and downs of the business [...]

 
Farmers Rising Conference Helps New Farmers and Ranchers Find Success

Farmers Rising Conference Helps New Farmers and Ranchers Find Success

Over the weekend of October 17 – 18, more than one hundred beginning farmers and ranchers attended ‘Farmers Rising’ a Beginning Farmer and Rancher Convivium organized by Friends of Family Farmers, Rogue Farm Corps and Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development at Two Rivers Farm outside of Springfield, Oregon.
The event featured almost thirty hands-on workshops [...]

 
November 11th: Truffles: Treasured, Hound-Found, Inoculated

November 11th: Truffles: Treasured, Hound-Found, Inoculated

Truffles are considered to be one of the most treasured culinary delicacies in the world. Western Oregon is fortunate to boast native truffles and has ideal conditions for cultivating European varieties, some of which capture thousands of dollars per pound. Most truffles are found in the wild, often with the help of four-legged friends like [...]

 

Farmers Rising Course Descriptions

Farmers Rising

October 17-19, Springfield, OR
Session descriptions & trainer bios
Session 1
Cut Flowers 101 with Erin McMullen
An introduction to the best cut flowers for adding value to a small farm. We’ll focus on why to grow flowers, how to grow them, where to sell them and what to grow. No prior flower experience necessary. [...]

 

October 14th: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) & The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

You down with TPP? Hell no, not me!, says a diverse range of advocates from consumer groups to labor organizations. But why? Join us Tuesday October 14th from 5:30- 8:30 pm at Holocene (1001 SE Morrison St) for a discussion about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Our hope is [...]

 
Vote Family Farmer – Vote YES on Measure 92

Vote Family Farmer – Vote YES on Measure 92

Friends of Family Farmers is a proud supporter of Ballot Measure 92, the citizen initiative to label genetically engineered food in Oregon on the November 2014 ballot.
With misleading ads funded by out-of-state chemical and junk food companies like Monsanto, Pepsi, Coca-Cola and Kraft flooding airwaves and mailboxes, we want to make sure you know [...]

 
Tickets Sold Out: Farmers Rising! Beginning Farmer & Rancher Convivium 10/17-19 in Springfield

Tickets Sold Out: Farmers Rising! Beginning Farmer & Rancher Convivium 10/17-19 in Springfield

We’ve sold out!  But Hoedown Only (10/18) tickets and Sunday to-go lunch tickets are still available here>>
We hope you’ll join us to celebrate the honorable profession of farming in a community of beginners, seeking to learn, to dig in deep, and to rise up and meet the challenge of growing & raising food to nourish [...]

 
Online Auction Live: Now Through September 8!

Online Auction Live: Now Through September 8!

Browse our selection of online auction items donated by our amazing supporters! Summaries are below. Contact Ryan if you have questions about any of the items.
Snipped, Ripped and Sipped (Haircut, Gym Membership & Wine Tasting!) – $50 starting bid, $180 guaranteed bid
Ladies!! Get ripped with a one-month unlimited membership to the Diva Den Studio. [...]

 
FoFF Offers Support for Beginning Farmers

FoFF Offers Support for Beginning Farmers

Prepare yourself for some very sobering statistics: the average age Oregon farmers is near the retirement age of most other professions. At 59.6 years old, it’s higher than the national average of 58, and rising steadily each year. According to the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture, Oregon has just 1,419 principal farm operators under the [...]

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