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Family Farms Mean Business: 2015 Farmer & Rancher Day at the State Capitol

Family Farms Mean Business: 2015 Farmer & Rancher Day at the State Capitol

MONDAY MARCH 30th
RSVP HERE

Save the date and prepare to come to the State Capitol on Monday, March 30th for a full day of organized action and fun! Join fellow farmers and food advocates from around the state to build power and educate our state’s leaders about key priorities for supporting Oregon’s local food [...]

 
Tell Congress to Reward Farmers for Conservation Practices

Tell Congress to Reward Farmers for Conservation Practices

Here’s the deal:  one of the biggest – and best! – federal conservation programs that helps working farmers manage their land sustainably is in trouble.  It’s called the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), it’s widely popular with farmers, and it’s growing!  It currently covers over 60 million acres of land in the US (more acres than [...]

 
January 13th: Farm Direct Meat & Talking to Your Butcher

January 13th: Farm Direct Meat & Talking to Your Butcher

2015 marks the beginning of our 7th consecutive year of InFARMation events! We are excited to start the year off with a great panel on Tuesday, January 13th at Holocene in Portland (1001 SE Morrison). Doors open at 5:30, presentation begins at 6:30.
Are you looking for ethically raised meat options that support your local food [...]

 

Previous 2014 InFARMations

December 9th: Give!Guide Celebration with FoFF & Friends: A fun and inspirational evening was had by all as we showcased several Portland based non-profits making a difference in the community through food and agriculture. These groups, along with FoFF, were part of the 2014 Willamette Week Give!Guide:Urban Gleaners, Village Gardens, Farmers Market Fund, The Portland [...]

 

2014 – the Year in Review

As 2014 draws to a close, it’s time to look back at another successful and productive year for Friends of Family Farmers in our work to support family-scale, socially responsible farmers and ranchers across Oregon.

Notably, in 2014, FoFF:

Travelled to over 20 communities across Oregon to hear from farmers and ranchers as part our of biennial [...]

 

Lonesome Whistle

Location: Junction City, Oregon
by Kyle Ryan
A chance to expand and a long-term lease on a forty-four acre farm of river bottom silty clay loam brought Lonesome Whistle Farm to their current location.  Jeff Broadie and Kasey White are planting sixty-five acres total of beans, grains and popcorn this season on the home farm and on [...]

 
December 9th: Give!Guide Celebration FoFF & Friends

December 9th: Give!Guide Celebration 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.
Mix and  Mingle with:

Friends [...]

 
Six Figure Farming for Small Plots: Workshop with Jean-Martin Fortier March 2nd, 2015

Six Figure Farming for Small Plots: Workshop with Jean-Martin Fortier March 2nd, 2015

Join FarmON! Oregon for a full-day workshop with small farming rockstar, Jean Martin Fortier!
Six Figure Farming for Small Plots
with Jean-Martin Fortier
When: Monday, March 2nd 9:30am-4:30pm, registration 9-9:30, social hour 4:30 – 5:30
Where: Marylhurst University, just south of Portland in Flavia Hall
Tickets Here>> $45 workshop, BYO lunch or option to purchase boxed lunch with [...]

 

FSMA Preventive Controls Comment for Farmers and Facilities

For background information on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), please click here>>
How to Comment
Comments are due by Monday, December 15th (the earlier the better, since the website might be overloaded on the 15th)
The following draft comment applies to the Preventative Controls Rule for both Human and Animal food.  However, there is no website to collect [...]

 

FSMA Comment for Eaters

For background information on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), please click here>>
How to Comment
Comments are due by Monday, December 15th (the earlier the better, since the server might be overloaded on the 15th)
Everyone, produce farmers and eaters, will be affected by this rule and is welcome to comment.  The sample comment below is designed to [...]

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