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 [...]
A listening session is a community meeting where producers come together to talk about the beauty of and the barriers to farming successfully in Oregon. It is also a chance to brainstorm solutions and help define what the future of agricultural policy in Oregon looks like.
Between January and March of 2014, there will be more [...]
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 [...]
December 13th: FoFF Celebration and Silent Auction Fundraiser-music, friends and tons of Fun! More details here>>
November 8th: Farm to School, Growing Awareness
Not only do Farm to School and school garden programs give children a sense of where their food comes from, but these programs also help to stabilize Oregon’s agricultural community of farmers, food processors, manufacturers [...]
On Sunday February 28th, 2010 over 70 Farmer & Rancher Delegates, representing communities from across the state, came together for the first annual Farmer and Rancher Delegation. Participants gathered to voice their support for the Agriculture Reclamation Act or “ARA” for Oregon, a road map for future food and agricultural policy, which prioritizes family-scale farms [...]