InFARMation has returned to Portland with a focus on the benefits of responsible grazing and pasture-raised meat and dairy! Download the poster here

Pasture Raised Dairy – Tuesday, November 13, 6-9 pm – Lagunitas Community Room at 237 NE Broadway, Portland – join us as we hear from both small and larger dairy farmers with very different business models but both relying on pasture for high quality milk. Additionally, join us in a conversation about the mega-dairies in eastern Oregon, specifically the complete mess that is the 13,000 cow Lost Valley Dairy in Boardman.

Our panel of experts will include Mike Grauwen of Onion Peak Dairy in Nehalem, a producer for Organic Valley; Michael Guebert of Terra Farma in Corbett, a raw milk producer; Ivan Maluski, Friends of Family Farmers’ Policy Director; and, Kathleen Bauer, food writer

Panelists for these educational events will include farmers, chefs, processors, butchers, doctors, and policymakers. Click on the green event titles to see more about the panelists and event details.

Earlier this summer:

Pasture raised Beef – Saturday, August 11, 3-7 pm – Hosted at Our Table Cooperative in Sherwood, OR this InFARMation include a farm tour, wood fired pizza, draft beer and kombucha. The panel of experts included Jared Gardner of Nehalem River Ranch, Rich Butler of Verdant Hills Farm, Narendra Varma of Our Table Farm, Dr. Antonella Aguilera-Ruiz of Wild Lemon Health and Slow Food Portland, and Liam Pelot, owner of Dick’s Primal Burger.

Dr. Antonella Aguilera-Ruiz talks about the health benefits of pasture raised beef at our August 2018 InFARMation

Pasture Raised Poultry – Tuesday, September 25, 6-9 pm –  Hosted at Lagunitas Community Room in Portland, at this InFARMation we heard from Jon and Geoff, farmers at Marion Acres Farm, Piper and Laura from Grand Central Bakery, and Justin Ashby, meat monger at Flying Fish Company.

John and Geoff from Marion Acres talk about what it took to start their pasture-raised poultry operation.

Pasture Raised Pork – Tuesday, October 9th, 6-9 pm – Hosted at Lagunitas Community Room in Portland. Panelists included Kendra Kimbirauskas of Shimanek Bridge Farm, Ben Meyer of Grain & Gristle and Revel Meats, Camas Davis of Portland Meat Collective and author of Killing It, and Elias Cairo of Olympia Provisions.

The panelists from our October InFARMation answering questions about pasture-raised pork.

InFARMation is an educational and community building event created by Friends of Family Farmers that has taken place in Portland since 2009. These events connect eaters and farmers around the most important issues impacting healthy local food systems and socially responsible agriculture in Oregon. The events are always free to attend.