InFARMation is in Eugene – 1st Sunday Each Month
Join FoFF and friends at Cozmic Pizza (199 W. 8th Street ) from 4-6 pm on the first Sunday of the month starting in November to learn about the issues and barriers Oregon family farmers come up against while trying to stay viable and socially responsible. The topic changes each month, but always focuses on the larger picture of the connection between food and farms in Oregon. This is a great opportunity to get farmers and consumers into the room together to have discussions and build relationships. When eaters connect with farmers, it makes our food web stronger, and real changes in our local food system are possible.
Print and bring this Cozmic Pizza coupon and they will generously donate 30% of food purchases to FoFF!!
Genie Harden is the regional coordinator of InFARMation Eugene. Thank you Genie!!
Eugene InFARMation Schedule:
Nov. 4 – Meet Friends of Family Farmers – the folks who are keeping a watchful eye on agricultural issues in Oregon, helping us stay informed and proactive. Then, hear about the work Benton County Community Rights Coalition is doing to ban GMO’s through a county ordinance from Zach Baker and Kim Goodwyn from Oregonians for Farm and Food Rights will talk about why California’s Prop 37 is so important to Oregon.
December 2 – Meet Lynne Fessenden, executive director of the Willamette Farm and Food Coalition,and editor of the Locally Grown Guide. Then, – it’s all about Canola in the Willamette Valley – how it impacts small farms, large farms, farmers’ markets, foreign markets, and consumers. It’s important!
January 6th – Got Livestock? All about feed options and concerns for folks in the Willamette Valley. We’ll hear from Sonya Carlson, chief of staff for State Assemblyman Phil Barnhart, who would like to share drafts of 5 anti-GMO measures, including GM alfalfa. We will also hear from Jon Banson, dairy farmer for Organic Valley, and Andhi Reyna, local dairy goat celebrity, sharing their perspectives on livestock feeding, practices and concerns.
February 3 – Grange historian Gus Frederick will give an inspiring and upbeat slide presentation on the history of the Grange movement and follow its agricultural policies up to the present time.
March 3 – TBA
April 7 – TBA