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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 [...]

 

FSMA Produce Rule Comment for Farmers

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)
To comment on the Produce Rule, click here>>
Then click on the “Comment Now” button on the right side of that page and [...]

 

Tell FDA to Support Family Farmers! Comment on FSMA by December 15th

Comments are due Monday, December 15th
See this draft comment for Eaters, and these two draft comments for Farmers: one about the Produce and one about the Preventive Controls Rules.  Also see OSU Small Farms Program’s comments here>>
Overview
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has, for the second time, proposed new rules that will have a huge [...]

 

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 [...]

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