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May 13th: Organic Transition

May 13th: Organic Transition

Organic agriculture continues to grow. Last year, an additional 763 producers became certified organic, bringing the total of certified organic farms in the US to a record breaking 18,513. This is a whopping 245 % increase in organic farms and businesses since 2002! The organic food industry has also seen continual growth as consumers seek [...]

 
April 8th: Bread is Agriculture

April 8th: Bread is Agriculture

Bread is one of the oldest prepared foods. It is a staple that takes on many different forms around the globe and has a significance beyond mere nutrition and sustenance. At its foundation, bread is made from grain- a union of earth, seed and farmer.
Join us on Tuesday, April 8th as we delve into [...]

 
March 11th: The Whey Forward: Alternative Dairy Models

March 11th: The Whey Forward: Alternative Dairy Models

Join us Tuesday, March 11th as we hear from a panel of professionals in the dairy field. We are delighted to discuss alternative models of milk production with Organic Valley producer and board member Steve Peirson of Sar-Ben Farms and raw milk producer and advocate, Charlotte Smith of Champoeg Creamery. We’ll also learn about the delicious [...]

 
Oregon’s Land Use System in an Ever-evolving Agricultural Landscape

Oregon’s Land Use System in an Ever-evolving Agricultural Landscape

What is it about Oregon that makes it such a productive agricultural state? To some, the answer may be the climate, the geology, the people. For others, the answer may be agricultural policies. In 1973, Governor Tom McCall signed SB 100 into law which created Oregon’s land use planning system with the goal of preserving farmland [...]

 

2014 Farmer/Rancher Listening Session Tour

**If you didn’t make it to one of our sessions  please fill out the Farmer and Rancher Survey by May 1st to add your voice!
We have come to the end of the road on our 2014 Listening Session Tour. In just two short months, FoFF traveled nearly 3,000 miles to meet with hundreds of producers [...]

 
January 14th: Oregon’s State Nut

January 14th: Oregon’s State Nut

Did you know that there are only a few places in the world where hazelnuts can be produced?  Oregon grows 99% of the US crop and our nuts are known around the world.
Join us as we discuss how Oregon’s hazelnut industry came to be, challenges with conventional and organic production and the issues farmers face [...]

 
December 10th: ‘Tis the Season for Giving

December 10th: ‘Tis the Season for Giving

Join us on Tuesday, December 10th at Holocene (1001 SE Morrison) 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 2013 Willamette Week Give!Guide. We will also be joined by special [...]

 

Sat 7/14 in Rickreal: Johan Vineyards to release Farmlands Label, % to Benefit FoFF!

Overview
Farmlands
is
a
concept
wine
produced
by
Johan
Vineyards
and
is
geared
towards
wine
savvy,
socially
conscious,
‘trend-­‐setting’
consumers
who
care
about
sustainability,
the
environment,
and
knowing
where
their
food
comes
from
and
how
it
is
produced
or
sourced.

Farmlands
wine
is
100%
estate
grown
and
Biodynamic®
certified,
and
is
produced
by
a
small [...]

 

Previous 2010 InFARMations

December 14th: End of the Year Party FoFF celebrated our program and accomplishments in 2010, with our supporters and other local food and agriculture groups, all of whom are making a difference in our local food system.  There was live music by Nathan and Dean and square dancing thanks to the Greasy Chain String Band, [...]

 

Previous 2009 InFARMations

January 14th: Anthony Boutard of Ayers Creek Organic Farm spoke on how to eat local and seasonally during an Oregon winter.  He also discussed the barriers farmers in our climate face with getting winter product to the consumer, and passed around samples of what was fresh from his garden in mid-January.  Attendance was stellar, and both [...]

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