FoFF in The Field: CAFO Advisory Committee Meeting

As the eyes and ears of small and mid-sized producers and those who support them, Friends of Family Farmers tracks food and farm issues in the legislature, government agencies, and various boards and committees. We do this important but otherwise boring work on your behalf so you don’t have to!

We have been following the CAFO Advisory Committee (Confined Animal Feeding Operations) which was created to provide feedback to the Oregon Department of Agriculture about Oregon’s CAFO Program. The committee is made up of people including permitted CAFO operators, technical advisors, stakeholder representatives, and the public. There are different sizes when it comes to CAFOs and the term in and of itself does not imply bad farming practices. In fact, some producers in the Oregon Pasture Network are required to hold CAFO permits even as they raise their animals to the highest standards on pasture. However, the largest CAFOs in Oregon are permitted for orders of magnitude more than the majority of those holding CAFO permits. We’re talking a couple hundred versus tens of thousands of animals. Of particular concern to FoFF, the presence of more larger operations results in fewer family-scale, socially responsible ones. Additionally, where this many animals are confined in one place there are groundwater and animal welfare concerns. Finally, there is a huge issue of manure management. Put simply, when you have thousands of animals confined in one location, what do you do with all the poop?

These are just some of the reasons why we spent significant effort opposing the permit for facilities like Lost Valley. This is also why we continue to monitor the CAFO permitting program and apply pressure when needed with your help.

After multiple egregious violations (over 200!), the owner of Lost Valley Farm declared bankruptcy in 2018. At that time, the state and the facility’s trustee entered into an agreement to clean up the manure lagoons and wastewater, and close the facility. According to the Capital Press, “As of Jan. 3, 2019 there were approximately 47 million gallons of liquid manure at the dairy, enough to fill roughly 71 Olympic swimming pools.” At the CAFO Advisory Committee meeting we attended on Oct. 10, 2019 ODA staff stated the facility had been cleaned and the multiple relevant agencies are poised to sign off on a Letter of Satisfaction.

Now, much to our dismay Easterday Farms based in Pasco, WA has purchased the facility and filed for a permit to open a mega-dairy in the exact same location. We will, once again, actively oppose a new CAFO permit until our demands for much stronger oversight have been met. For one thing, we want the State to consider how any new mega-dairies will impact the economic viability of existing small and medium-sized dairy farms in Oregon. Nationwide, the number of dairy farms dropped by more than 17% in the last five years even as milk production and sales increased. For more details, see our testimony to the Board of Agriculture and the Environmental Quality Commission earlier this year. We do not need another industrial scale mega-dairy in our state.

FoFF will continue to be an active member in the Stand Up To Factory Farms coalition with over a dozen organizations that are calling for a moratorium on issuing any new permits to dairies over a certain size until the state closes the many enormous loopholes and creates stronger environmental and air regulations on CAFOs in the largest size tier. 

Stand Up To Factory Farms Facebook

Stand Up To Factory Farms Twitter

InFARMation events on How to Buy Local Meat

Do you have questions about how to purchase local pasture-raised meats? Well, we have two upcoming events for you! We have two InFARMation events, one in Salem and one in Philomath, to tackle questions like why is it important to support pasture-based producers? How does meat get to market and what are the challenges for small-scale producers? What terms do I need to know when buying “half a cow”?

In addition to our panel discussion, both events will feature a “meat” and greet where you can get to know several of your local pasture-based farmers!

Be sure to bring all your questions about pasture-raised meat to these FREE events!

Our Salem event is a collaboration with the OSU Mid-Willamette Valley Small Farms program

WHEN: Monday, October 21st, 6:00 – 8:30pm

WHERE: Barrel & Keg (1190 Broadway St NE, Salem)

Check out the Facebook event page here.

 

Our Philomath event is a collaboration with the OSU Southern Willamette Valley Small Farms program.

WHEN: Thursday, November 14th, 6:00 – 8:30pm

WHERE: Marys River Grange (24707 Grange Hall Rd, Philomath)

Check out the Facebook event here.

 

Film Screenings with FoFF – Coming to a venue near you!

Join us for one of our special screenings of the film, Eating Animals, and a discussion of the realities of factory farming and how you can support producers in the Oregon Pasture Network who are raising their animals on pasture, a healthy and more environmentally-friendly alternative to the industrial model.

Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, Eating Animals is an eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. Join us for this award winning documentary aimed at sparking conversation about the difficult but important truths hidden in our food system. 

When it comes to eating meat, there are a lot of choices and we support farmers and ranchers who are decidedly taking an alternative approach and raising animals on pasture. Come see how farmers and innovators are standing up against factory farming and be inspired to take part in the wider shift to regenerative agricultural practices. 

Please note: This film contains graphic imagery of animals in factory farm conditions and is intended for a mature audience.

Screening Schedule (we will continue to update as more details unfold):

Click the image above to watch the trailer

Tues, Dec 17th, 7pm – Grand Theatre, Salem – Click here for more details
Wed, Jan 15th – Central Oregon Locavore, BendClick here for more details

Hope to see you there!

Screenings from earlier this year: 
Wed, Sept 25th, 6:45pm – Darkside Cinema, Corvallis
Thurs, Oct 24th, 7pm – Patagonia Store, Portland 
Mon, Nov 4th, 6:45pm – Rockford Grange Hall, Hood River
Wed, Nov 6th, 6:45pm – Sisters Movie House, Sisters
Fri, Nov 15th, 7pm – NW Documentary, Portland
Tues, Nov 19th, 7pm – Base Camp Brewing Co., Portland

Springtime with the Oregon Pasture Network: Potlucks, Pasture Walks, and Grazing Lessons

Producers discussing raising chickens on pasture at an OPN Pasture Walk

With consumers increasingly interested in purchasing socially responsible, pasture-raised animal products, FoFF launched the Oregon Pasture Network (OPN) in 2016. Our primary goal is to promote the growth of pasture-raised production in Oregon by supporting farmers and ranchers in the OPN with education, marketing, and networking.

Two years later, we have almost 60 producer members all over the state, growing more each year. So far in 2019, the OPN has held six ‘Potlucks & Pasture Walks’, casual events where local pastured producers can  talk pasture, learn from each other’s trials and tribulations, and enjoy good food together. These pasture walks were held up and down the Willamette Valley and in Prineville.

Our next OPN Pasture Walk is Saturday, August 24th in Central Point – please follow this link to RSVP. 

With top-quality instruction by renowned forage expert Dr. Woody Lane of Lane Livestock Services, the OPN also hosted an intensive 3-Day workshop called ‘Grazing, Soils, & Pastures.’ Almost 20 producers attended the course held at the Beavercreek Grange in Oregon City and two nearby farms where Dr. Lane led pasture walks. All participants left with significantly more knowledge and expertise in pasture and forage management. Even experienced graziers benefited greatly from the 3-day workshop.

Dr. Lane identifying different forages

As one attendee said, “I’ve been practicing sustainable farming and rotational grazing on my farm for 13 years and took away a ton of knowledge and inspiration from this class… We hope to apply what we learned at the class with the goal of adding a month plus of grazing time to our pastures in the summer.” 

The OPN will host another 3-day workshop with Dr. Lane in Southwest Oregon later this summer. Exact location and dates will be announced shortly so make sure you are signed up to get our announcements here.

One goal with this program is to build a robust network where pasture-based producers can come together to learn from and alongside one another. We’ll continue to host workshops and pasture walks. If you want to be involved in our Network, apply to join online today! Email OPN@FriendsoFamilyFarmers.org with any questions. 

Huge thanks to all the producers who hosted our pasture walks this Spring (Croakers Crossing Farm, Marion Acres, MoonLight Family Farm, Windy Acres Dairy, and Phoenix Farm)! To learn more about all the producers in the OPN, check out our online pasture-raised product guide.

Take Action! Willamette Valley Canola Rule and Legislation

Canola’s flowers are pretty, but it endangers the Willamette Valley’s unique vegetable seed industry that farmers and gardeners worldwide depend on.

The harmful risk of unregulated oilseed canola production in the Willamette Valley is once again facing Oregon farmers and food consumers. Current rules that cap annual canola production at 500 acres in the Willamette Valley expire on July 1. Now, both the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Legislature are considering new measures to address the risks from canola production to the region’s world renowned specialty seed industry after July 1.

The Oregon Legislature is considering SB 885 (read FoFF’s testimony here), a bill that would maintain the current 500 acre per year cap. It has passed one key committee and is now awaiting action in the Ways and Means Committee followed by votes in the Senate and House (take action below).

Meanwhile, the ODA has announced a proposed rule to replace current expiring canola restrictions. Unfortunately, ODA’s draft proposal simply falls short of what is necessary to protect the unique attributes of the Willamette Valley’s specialty seed industry. ODA’s proposal includes no acreage cap, doesn’t explicitly prohibit canola production in a proposed Isolation Area, doesn’t prohibit herbicide tolerant or genetically engineered canola varieties, and leaves large parts of the Willamette Valley unprotected.

Two actions you can take now to protect the Willamette Valley’s world class specialty seed industry

  1. Contact your State Legislators and urge them to vote ‘yes’ on SB 885. The Legislature could vote on this bill any day. Tell them that we need to pass SB 885 and maintain current restrictions on Willamette Valley canola production that expire July 1 in order to protect the region’s important specialty seed industry and the hundreds of farmers, gardeners, and food producers who depend on it.
  2. Submit written or email comments on the ODA canola rule by June 21 at 5pm. Comments can be short and we encourage you to include the following talking points:
    1. ODA’s draft proposal falls short of what is necessary to protect the unique attributes of the Willamette Valley’s specialty seed industry. Tell them you oppose the draft rule because it includes no acreage cap, doesn’t prohibit canola inside the proposed Isolation Area, doesn’t prohibit herbicide tolerant or genetically engineered canola varieties, and leaves many Willamette Valley farmers unprotected from the risks associated with canola.
    2. ODA’s final rule should include: an acreage cap not to exceed 500 acres per year inside the Willamette Valley Protected District; a clear prohibition on canola production inside the proposed Isolation Area; a larger Isolation Area where no production of canola would be allowed; clear protections for seed farmers outside the proposed Isolation Area; and, a clear prohibition on growing herbicide tolerant or genetically engineered varieties of canola.
    3. All comments on the canola rule must be received by 5pm, June 21 via email at ssummers@oda.state.or.us or by mail to: Sunny Summers, Oregon Department of Agriculture, 635 Capitol St. NE, Salem, OR 97301.

You can find more background information on ODA’s canola (rapeseed) webpage, including a map of the proposed Willamette Valley isolation areas and protected district.

Thank you for taking action!

Background

The Willamette Valley is known worldwide for producing high quality vegetable and cover crop seed. Farmers and gardeners around the world rely on Willamette Valley seed producers to maintain a well-organized system of isolation distances and crop rotations to ensure seed purity so that the seeds you plant match the pictures on the seed packs you buy.

Many of the seeds grown in the Willamette Valley are food crops in the Brassica family like broccoli, kale, various cabbages, bok choi, mustard greens, radishes, turnips, and more. Canola (also called rapeseed) is in the same family, but is primarily grown for oil production, not for seed purity. Canola can also spread many of the same plant diseases that impact other Brassica crops. Internationally, in regions where commodity-scale canola production has taken hold, specialty seed production has declined or withered away.

Further, due to its ability to move away from fields where it was planted from one year to the next, canola can also contaminate a variety of cover crops grown for seed in the Willamette Valley, and can spread into public rights of way where it is difficult to control. Unlike other Brassicas, most of the commercially available canola varieties are genetically engineered for herbicide tolerance, making concerns over cross-pollination and weediness even more concerning for many farmers.

In the Willamette Valley, the specialty seed and cover crop seed industries consist of dozens of seed companies, and hundreds of farmers – both organic and conventional – whose seeds are sold locally and worldwide to farmers and gardeners alike. These industries now at risk from canola exceed well over $100 million in production value each year.

Because of canola’s well documented plant disease and cross-pollination issues, it has been heavily regulated in the Willamette Valley for decades, and was effectively banned completely for many years. Due to pressure to plant canola in the Willamette Valley for biofuels beginning in the mid-2000s, research was conducted to determine whether it could co-exist with other Brassica crops. In 2013, legislation was passed to allow 500 acres per year of canola for research purposes. By agreement, only non-GE varieties were grown during this time, and only in accordance with specialty seed isolation rules which require a 3 mile distance between fields of similar Brassica crops that can cross-pollinate. These limits on canola acreage and isolation distances expire July 1, 2019.

Ultimately, the research did not reveal any new information on canola that would suggest that it should be unregulated in the Willamette Valley. Further, the research did not address the unique risks and problems associated with growing genetically engineered or herbicide resistant varieties of canola. Following the research, recommendations from the Oregon Department of Agriculture on future management of canola included proposals like creating an Isolation Area where no canola would be allowed, to maintaining the status quo of capping annual acres at 500 while requiring mandatory isolation distances to protect specialty seed crops.

In response, the Legislature is now considering SB 885 to maintain the 500 acre cap on canola indefinitely, and ODA has proposed a new canola rule to replace the expiring rules as described above. The ODA Willamette Valley canola rule comment period ends June 21.

We’re hiring short-term Community Organizers for our Farmer & Rancher Day of Action

Friends of Family Farmers
is seeking part time, temporary Community Organizers for
Farmer and Rancher Day of Action!
at the Capitol in Salem
Wednesday March 27, 2019

Farmer Rancher Day of Action is a one day opportunity for family farmers, ranchers and all those who support good food come to the Capitol and let our decision-makers and the public know that Family Farms Mean Business!

Do you appreciate good food and local farms? Do you like networking and building relationships? We are seeking enthusiastic community organizers to help us expand our reach and ensure a great turnout at our Day of Action. We’ll have educational events in the morning, a rally on the Capitol steps around noon, and a Farmers Market in the Capitol galleria. There will also be opportunities to meet directly with legislators. Light breakfast and a catered lunch is provided to all attendees.

Activities Involved

Organizers will work with FoFF staff to identify and recruit 5 to 10 family farmers, ranchers, or good food supporters to travel to Salem for the Day of Action from one of the following four regions: 1) Southern Oregon/Rogue Valley, 2) Northeast (Wallowa, Umatilla, Baker, Union and Grant counties), 3) the South Coast, and 4) the North Coast.

Widely advertise the Day of Action throughout your region to small farms, farmers markets and food communities; make phone calls with lists supplemented by FoFF staff; post flyers in strategic places; attend community events where likely attendees will be present, and generally talk up the event whenever possible.

Escort or arrange transportation for attendees to Salem to participate in the entire day’s activities, including morning workshops, rally, and meetings with legislators. FoFF will pay for transportation to and from Salem, either by mileage reimbursement or by renting a car or van. Organizer will work with FoFF staff on a transportation plan and budget for their region.

Generate and maintain community Facebook event; regularly share FoFF posts on social media to generate excitement. Anything else you can think of that will help recruit, and ensure attendance from your region.

What we’re looking for: Demonstrated commitment to FoFF mission and vision
Organizational skills and attention to detail
Strong social media skills
A cell phone, valid Oregon driver’s license and good driving record

Duration: Date of hire until March 28, 2019. Applications accepted until position is filled.

Compensation: $500, to be paid in full on March 28, 2019

For more information or to apply: Contact Shari Sirkin, info@friendsoffamilyfarmers.org

Please include a cover letter or resume and relevant experience. Thanks!

Friends of Family Farmers strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and differently-abled people to apply.

FoFF Ballot Measure Endorsements 2018!

The next election is coming up on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 with vote-by-mail beginning in October.

This year, Friends of Family Farmers has taken positions on three key ballot measures, two statewide and one in Portland. We have provided information on our positions below, and encourage you to vote in the November election and get involved. 

No on Measure 103

Ballot Measure 103 is a proposed amendment to Oregon’s Constitution aimed at prohibiting taxes on groceries. But it’s not that simple. Measure 103 comes to us from the grocery industry lobby, which includes huge out-of-state companies like Walmart, Costco, and Kroger. These companies originally set out to block local initiatives against taxes on sugary drinks, but are now trying to lock their low corporate tax rates into Oregon’s Constitution so they can’t ever be changed. But rather than telling voters this, they are pretending there’s a threat of taxes on farmers markets and farm stands to convince voters to support Measure 103. This is incredibly misleading in a state with no sales tax, and the Measure 103 campaign is trying to put farmers’ faces on a measure that would really protect big grocery outlets. Further, Measure 103 is written very broadly and has a wide range of unknown and risky consequences for state funding and tax rates on farms vs. other types of corporations that would be enshrined into the State Constitution. Measure 103 would actually prevent state and local governments from lowering certain taxes and fees for small and mid-sized family farmers who pay higher tax rates than our corporate competitors as it is.

Because Measure 103 is so misleading, and would amend Oregon’s Constitution to permanently lock-in tax exemptions for out-of-state corporations and mega-grocers while claiming to support local farmers, Friends of Family Farmers has joined a coalition of over 175 organizations, small farmers, businesses and community leaders from around the state to oppose Measure 103. Learn more about Measure 103 and add your voice to the growing opposition here. Vote No on Measure 103!

No on Measure 105

Ballot Measure 105 would throw out Oregon’s long-standing anti-racial profiling law, which passed more than 30 years ago with broad bipartisan support. The agenda behind Measure 105 appears to be to encourage the use of scarce local law enforcement resources to enforce harsh, new federal immigration policies and create fear among immigrants and people of color in Oregon. Indeed, the groups behind Measure 105 have been designated as anti-immigrant hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

If Measure 105 passes, we will likely see immigrant families being torn apart, children being detained in jail-like conditions, and long-time Oregon residents being sent to a country they don’t even know because they were brought here as young children years ago. If Measure 105 passes, it could divert local law enforcement resources away from protecting local communities and into aggressive immigration enforcement activities in which immigrants, and people simply perceived to be immigrants, are asked to ‘show me your papers.’

Under Measure 105, local police could stop, detain, or interrogate someone simply because they suspect them to be an undocumented immigrant. This could open the door to serious civil rights violations and more racial profiling of Oregonians. Local police could be asked to use personnel, funds, equipment, and facilities to locate, arrest, and jail people based solely on suspicions about their immigration status. Law abiding immigrants could live in fear of the police and may not report crimes, seek help if they have been victimized, or provide information to the police to help solve cases, for fear that doing so could lead to arrest, deportation, or separation from their families.

And it is the case that many farmers in Oregon – including smaller and labor-intensive organic operations – employ workers both seasonally and year round who are immigrants and people of color who would be negatively impacted by Measure 105. Regardless of their immigration status, our communities, co-workers, and employees should not have to live in fear in Oregon.

For these reasons, Friends of Family Farmers has joined a coalition of over 100 organizations, community groups and businesses opposing Measure 105 because we support the rights of all people in our communities, regardless of their race or national origin. Learn more about Measure 105 and find out how you can get involved in stopping it here. Vote No on Measure 105!

Yes on the Portland Clean Energy Fund – Measure 26-201

The Portland Clean Energy Fund is a city initiative that would create a new a tax on the largest retailers in Portland that would, among other actions to address climate change, provide approximately $4 million annually for “regenerative agriculture and green infrastructure projects that result in sequestration of greenhouse gasses and support sustainable local food production.” In addition to being endorsed by Friends of Family Farmers Measure 26-201 is also being supported by the Portland Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition and the Oregon Food Bank, as well as a number of Portland area farms. More information on Measure 26-201 and a full list of endorsing organizations and businesses can be found here.

In addition to taking proactive steps to address climate change, the measure would provide a new source of funding for good projects that promote local food and regenerative agriculture. Portlanders should Vote YES on Measure 26-201!

Dine Out for FoFF through November

All through November, stop by Blossoming Lotus in Portland and Celilo Restaurant in Hood River to Dine Out for FoFF. Enjoy great food and support our work on behalf of Oregon’s family farms!

Blossoming Lotus in Portland

Autumn Squash Gratin from Blossoming Lotus

Blossoming Lotus in Portland is donating a portion of the sales from one of their dishes, the Autumn Squash Gratin with Braised Onions and Brussels Sprout Kraut (pictured on the left), throughout November to Friends of Family Farmers!

Blossoming Lotus serves organic, freshly made, vegan fusion world cuisine with delicious cooked and live food options. Just like FoFF, Blossoming Lotus is dedicated to supporting Oregon’s family farms. Lissa Kane, their Executive Chef, told us that “local farmers bring the freshest, most nutrient-dense food directly to us. With lower transportation costs and fewer emissions, more money stays in the community. And the flavor cannot be beat.” The squash for the Autumn Squash Gratin dish is sourced from Dancing Roots Farm in Corbett.

Blossoming Lotus is located at 1713 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97212 and their hours can be found here.

Celilo Restaurant in Hood River

Seasonal Squash Soup at Celilo Restaurant

Celilo Restaurant and Bar in Hood River is donating $1 for each bowl of the Seasonal Squash Soup, with locally-sourced squash, to Friends of Family Farmers all through November as well!

Ben Stenn is the chef and managing partner of Celilo Restaurant and is also dedicated to supporting Oregon’s family farms: “We love working with local farmers. In our fast paced world today, first person relationships are evermore critical. Our connection to food and the source of our ingredients is the foundation of what we do at Celilo.”

Celilo Restaurant and Bar is located at 16 Oak St, Hood River, OR 97031 and their hours can be found here.

We’re hosting Fall Parties in Bend and Salem: Join us in celebrating family farms!

This year Friends of Family Farmers hosted 19 listening sessions and heard from over 200 farmers all across the state about the top issues facing Oregon’s family farms. Join us for a fun evening and learn more about the solutions Friends of Family Farmers is working on to address issues such as access to land and capital and the growing interest in agritourism.

We traveled all over the state and heard from over 200 farmers about the greatest needs in our local food systems. Now, we want to share what we learned and our proposed solutions with local producers and concerned eaters at our two Fall Parties!

Bring your family and friends to our Bend or Salem Fall Harvest Party! Meet your fellow good food supporters starting at 5:30pm and enjoy a short presentation by Friends of Family Farmers at 6pm.

  • Free event, all ages welcome
  • Raffle with prizes from Patagonia & more
  • Support family farmers & ranchers

These events are free, but please follow the RSVP link below to let us know you’re coming!

Details for the Events:

Local producers voting on the top issues for Friends of Family Farmers to prioritize in the coming years.

Bend Fall Harvest Party
Tuesday, October 16th, 5:30-7:30pm

Dump City Dumplings
384 Upper Terrace Dr,
Bend, Oregon

RSVP for the Bend event here!

Salem Fall Harvest Party
Wednesday, October 17th, 5:30-7:30pm

Vagabond Brewing
2195 Hyacinth St NE,
Salem, Oregon

RSVP for the Salem event here!

 

 

 

InFARMation September 25: Pasture-raised Poultry

Please join us for our next InFARMation at Lagunitas Public House on Tuesday evening, September 25th, from 6-9pm.  Our topic will be Pasture-raised Poultry, and we will get to the bottom of such questions like why pasture-raised poultry costs more, heritage breeds vs. Cornish Cross hens, what the state and federal rules are about chicken processing, why we can only get pasture-raised turkey once a year (and we will have opportunities to sign up for our 2018 Thanksgiving turkey on site!), and why it’s so hard to get pasture-raised chicken and turkey in restaurants.

Our speakers will feature farmers Geoff Scott and John Mathia of Marion Acres Farm.  Their farm story is a fascinating look into what it takes to create a poultry farm from a dream and a vision and a whole lot of hard work.  A. Whole. Lot. Their success story includes starting with 32 broiler chicks just a few years back to building and opening a ODA processing facility on-farm just this summer! They are one of the only local farms providing pasture-raised chicken to Portland restaurants.

Grand Central Bakery strives to provide local and pasture-raised meat to their customers, and has had to face issues of scale, demand, state law and processing issues as they’ve grown from a small cafe & bakery to having ten stores over two states. Piper Davis, co-owner, and Laura Ohm, product director, will give us a behind the scenes look at what sustainable sourcing can and should look like, what the barriers are, and how we as customers can make a difference.

Justin Ashby is meat monger for Flying Fish Company and owner of Tidal Boar Foods, and has worked for several of the higher end groceries in town behind the meat counter. He can speak to us about the challenges for grocery stores in stocking pasture raised meat and about what kinds of questions we should be asking to both find pasture-raised meat by the cut and to encourage grocery stores to offer these kinds of responsibly raised proteins. He has even offered to make a video on how to break down a whole chicken into parts for us.

Doors open at 6pm, speakers start at 6:30. This is a free, all-ages event.  Beer sales will be donated to Friends of Family Farmers.  Please note – food options will be limited: Pasture-raised pork rolls, Spinach and Feta hand pies, quinoa and kale salad. In addition to Lagunitas beer, there will be sodas and water. Parking is on-street, so leave yourselves a bit of extra time for that – folks can be dropped off at the side door on NE 3rd if you’d like. If you would like to volunteer for this or any of our future InFARMations, or if you have any questions, please email Michele@friendsoffamilyfarmers.org.

Save the Date for future InFARMs at Lagunitas Public House: October 9th: Pasture-raised Pork & November 13th: Grass-fed Dairy