Next Event – Tuesday, February 19, 6-8:30pm

Land, Soil, Water, and Farmers: The Future of Sustainable Agriculture in Oregon – What does it mean to be farming in the midst of climate change? Can agriculture be a part of the solution? What is your role in building a sustainable food system in Oregon? We will tackle questions like these and more at our upcoming InFARMation in Portland at the Lagunitas Community Room. Join us for a fun and informative night where you will hear from a panel of local producers and experts in sustainable agriculture as they address land access, soil health, and more. We will also be presenting on ways that you can be involved in our work on behalf of family farmers and how you can help shape your local food system. This is a free event.

When: Tuesday, February 19, 6-8:30 pm

Location: Lagunitas Community Room, 237 NE Broadway St #300, Portland, OR

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.

2018 InFARMations included:

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.

Pasture Raised Dairy – Tuesday, November 13, 6-9 pm – Hosted at the Lagunitas Community Room in Portland. Panelists included 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 GoodStuffNW.com.