For many farmers and gardeners, September marks the most abundant month of the season. A glut of produce is in the fields, on the countertop waiting to be processed, and maybe heading to the compost pile after market or because you simply cannot eat another zucchini. Yet, plenty of folks, even your neighbors, find themselves [...]
Join us for a film screening of Terra Firma followed by a short panel discussion with Oregon veteran and rancher Mickey Clayton of Dot Ranch and filmmakers Christine Anthony and Owen Masterson!! Mickey raises Navajo-Churro sheep, heritage poultry and fiber products in Scio, OR. Read more about Mickey & Dot Ranch
Christine Anthony and Owen Masterson are [...]
Friends of Family Farmers Presents a Screening of Hanna Ranch at Hatch
Friends of Family Farmers Presents a Screening of Hanna Ranch at Hatch Innovation Lab
Kirk Hanna was a visionary cattleman in Colorado who struggled to protect his land, his family, and livelihood from development and resource mismanagement. Hanna served as president of the Colorado [...]
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InFARMation (and Beer!) happens every 2nd TUESDAY of each month at Holocene (1001 SE Morrison) in Portland. Its always free, open to the public, and all ages. Doors open at 5:30, Presentation runs from 6:30-8.
July 8th: Oregon’s Sustainable Wine Industry
Hear from an [...]
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 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 all across Oregon. [...]
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 [...]