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 [...]
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 [...]
Clare Carver of Big Table Farm in Gaston, Oregon speaks of her experience being involved with Friends of Family Farmers.