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 [...]
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InFARMation (and Beer!) happens every 2nd TUESDAY of each month at Holocene, located at 1001 SE Morrison in Portland. Its always free and open to the public, and all ages.
As the average age of farmers rapidly approaches 60, much of Oregon’s farmland is set to change hands [...]
Do you believe that you have the right to know what’s in your food? Would you like to see Oregon enact protections for farmers from the consequences of GMO contamination? Do you believe you have the right to a sustainable food system? Join us for a discussion of these issues with a panel of folks [...]
In our mission of advocating for sustainable agriculture in Oregon, we are gathering farmers, ranchers, consumers, food purchasers, retail stores, chefs and restaurateurs to join us in promoting agriculture that puts a high value on animal welfare and pasture raised livestock.
At September’s InFARMation we are excited to detail our new Pro Pasture campaign as well [...]
Did you know that there are approximately four million migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the U.S. today, with Oregon agricultural industries and farms reliant upon up to 90,000 each year?
The Mid-Willamette region has one of the largest agricultural workforces in the country; led by over 35,000 hard-working farmworkers, some of whom migrate seasonally to other [...]
Join us as we take a look at bees and their crucial role in agriculture. We will explore the world of honeybees & lesser known native species, talk about some of the biggest issues facing our pollinator friends today, including agriculture itself.
Panelist include Ashley Minnerath, Pollinator Program Administrator of the Xerces Society; Todd Basiger of [...]
Oregon is well known and revered for its abundant produce and fine craft libations among many other things. Join us as we step outside of the food box and explore the world of fermented fruit, grains and nuts cum adult beverages.
Panelist include Nat West of Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider; Chrissie Manion Zaepoor of Kookoolan World [...]
What does the Farm to School/ School Garden Program look like in Oregon? What could it look like? What are some specific examples of success and some of the challenges and gaps and what can we do about it?
What does Farm to School look like in Oregon? What could it look like? How does [...]
Up until very recently canola production was banned from the Willamette Valley in order to protect Oregon’s unique and thriving vegetable seed industry. Fresh market vegetable producers, and many related businesses as well as clover and grass seed growers are also concerned about the sudden shift in the Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) policy to allow [...]
Join us as we take a look at the history of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) in farm direct marketing with the most recent addition of SNAP CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture). Now farmers can directly capture federal nutrition program dollars but there are some challenges. Come hear how CSA farmers are navigating the process of [...]