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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
**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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]