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September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Labels, Farm Certifications and Marketing: What Does It All Mean?
Do you have a hard time navigating what it actually means to be pasture raised, all natural, certified grassfed, animal welfare approved… and more? Join us for the first of three in our Portland InFARMation Fall Series on ‘Becoming an Educated Eater.’ This will be a fun and informative night where you’ll hear from a panel of local producers and experts who will break down farm certifications, labels, deceptive marketing and greenwashing. Have a beer (or non-alcoholic beverage), participate in this important conversation, and gain more confidence in the grocery aisle.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 17th – Join us at 6:00pm to grab a drink and a slice of pizza; the panel will begin at 6:30pm.
WHERE: The Portland Lagunitas Community Room, 237 NE Broadway. The event is FREE, food and drinks are available for purchase.
WHO: Our panelists for the evening are…
- Gus Liszka, Naked Acres Farm: Gus is an Owner/Operator of Naked Acres Farm in Beavercreek. The farm’s paramount commitment is to land stewardship and animal welfare, based on sustainable and regenerative agriculture practices and humane handling of livestock. They are Animal Welfare Approved, Certified Grassfed by A Greener World, Certified Naturally Grown and a member of Oregon Pasture Network.
- Ryan Gaughan, People’s Food Co-op: Ryan is a Collective Manager and works with buyers at People’s Co-op in SE Portland. People’s Co-op promotes local, sustainable farming by maintaining a network of growers who sell produce directly to the co-op. Almost all are Certified Organic, though on occasion they will work with growers who are not certified but adhere to growing practices allowed under the National Organic Program.
- Michelle Larkins PhD, Pacific University: Michelle is the Director and Assistant Professor for the Center for a Sustainable Society at Pacific University in Forest Grove. Her research focuses on the intersection of society and the environment, particularly food and environmental justice. Prior to joining Pacific she served for three years as a researcher for the Global Center for Food Systems Innovation (USAID).