Food waste composes the largest percentage of waste dumped into municipal landfills. That’s because nearly 40% of the food produced in the U.S. alone bypasses hungry mouths, and instead ends up rotting in landfills or decomposing in fields or compost heaps. That 40% equates to 96 billion pounds of food with a net worth of [...]
Findinfinancing for a small farm is one of the most challenging obstacles for agricultural entrepreneurs. There aren’t many options, the options that exist are often reluctant to invest in agriculture, especially in beginning farmers,
Finding financing for a farm is one of the most challenging obstacles for agricultural entrepreneurs. Historically, the options have been limited and [...]
March 10th: Portland: Get Involved! Local food, Sustainable Ag and the Power of Citizen Engagement in the 2015 Oregon Legislature
Join us Tuesday, March 10th to get up to speed on the family farm issues before the Oregon Legislature this session and learn how you can engage and advance the priorities that support local food and socially responsible farms and ranches!
FoFF’s Policy Director, Ivan Maluski, will share what he’s been hearing inside the Capitol and [...]
February 10th: Portland: Farming with Horses
Giddy up! Before tractors, horses did it all. Nowadays, farming with horses is considered rare in the landscape of mechanized farming. We’ll hear from a panel of famers with a range of experience and a deep appreciation for this endangered craft.
Our panel includes, expert horseman and breeder, Duane Van [...]
2015 marks the beginning of our 7th consecutive year of InFARMation events! We are excited to start the year off with a great panel on Tuesday, January 13th at Holocene in Portland (1001 SE Morrison). Doors open at 5:30, presentation begins at 6:30.
Are you looking for ethically raised meat options that support your local food [...]
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:
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 [...]
Truffles are considered to be one of the most treasured culinary delicacies in the world. Western Oregon is fortunate to boast native truffles and has ideal conditions for cultivating European varieties, some of which capture thousands of dollars per pound. Most truffles are found in the wild, often with the help of four-legged friends like [...]
October 14th: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) & The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
You down with TPP? Hell no, not me!, says a diverse range of advocates from consumer groups to labor organizations. But why? Join us Tuesday October 14th from 5:30- 8:30 pm at Holocene (1001 SE Morrison St) for a discussion about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Our hope is [...]
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 [...]