Poultry Processing Facility & Farm TOUR

Join us for our “Second Saturday Stroll” through the farm, bring a mug and we’ll provide the hot coffee and a morning treat! Come see the entire farm with us as the owners John & Geoff take you on a guided tour to meet all the animals. We will talk in depth about our sustainability, methods, and plans. You’ll get to see the entire “farm-to-table” process from chick, to pasture, to processing, to packaging. We’ll also visit all the animals and see how they play a major role in the sustainable cycle on our farm. Cows, pigs, laying hens, broilers, baby chicks, turkeys in the fall, the brooder, the processing facility and more!

Crop Talk: Small-Scale Urban Agriculture with Lucky Crow Farm

Crop Talks are farmer-to-farmer educational opportunities that consist of a tour of a farm by the farmer and a discussion about their area of expertise or interest during the growing season. These are opportunities to get out into someone’s field, see their practices in action, ask questions, and connect with other local farmers while doing it! For farmers by farmers.

This farm tour is hosted by Lucky Crow Farm and will focus on small-scale urban farming.

Additional farm tour details will be emailed to participants registered.

Call or email Victoria Binning to register for the event – 503-373-3774 or victoria.binning@oregonstate.edu

Crop Talk: Scaling Down with Oak Hill Organics

Crop Talks are farmer-to-farmer educational opportunities that consist of a tour of a farm by the farmer and a discussion about their area of expertise or interest during the growing season. These are opportunities to get out into someone’s field, see their practices in action, ask questions, and connect with other local farmers while doing it! For farmers by farmers.

This farm tour is hosted by Oak Hill Organics and will focus on scaling down your farm business.

Casey and Katie Kulla started their farm in 2006 and at one point were farming over 100 acres, producing a full-diet CSA with fruit, nuts, grain, livestock… you name it! They have since scaled back and will be sharing their journey and how their relatively small-scale farm works for them. You can read more about their story on their website.

Additional farm tour details will be emailed to participants who have registered.

Call or email Victoria Binning with questions.

4th Annual Faces of Farming Gala

This years theme is Innovation in Farming.
Please attend this artful and delicious event that will include an extensive menu by Chef Miguel showcasing the bounty of local farms and ranches along with a photograph narrative of local farmers and ranchers, a silent auction, and local wine, beer and cocktails.
The event is designed to honor the hardy and dedicated people who grow and raise our food in Central Oregon. Faces of Farming serves to connect those passionate about our sustainability, cultivates strong relationships, and celebrates the potential in all of us.
Proceeds from this event help promote a more ecologically and socially just food system, public health, and diversification of the local economy. Lovacore is dedicated to improving access to fresh, in-season, nutrient-dense, local food and educating the community about the benefits of sustainably produced food from local farmers and ranchers.

CSA Share Fair

Come meet your local farmers and learn about Community Supported Agriculture! Buying a share is an investment in your health, the environment, and the livelihoods of the farmers that produce the kinds of food we want to eat.

Bring your whole family! It’s fun to show your kids where their food comes from. There are also activities for the kids.

Ecliptic Brewing: Dine Out for FoFF

Eat, drink, AND support a great cause. On Wednesday, October 10th, 10% of sales at ECLIPTIC BREWING will be donated to Friends of Family Farmers.

If you don’t care for John Harris’ award-winning beer, there’s wine… or cider! And great food, including a delicious, seasonal salad made with Dancing Roots Farm greens. And word is there will be a special, brand new squash dish… and pastured pork. Something for everybody! Whatever you order, a portion of the proceeds will go to Friends of Family Farmers – many thanks to Ecliptic Brewing.

More info here.

Celebrate Rogue Valley Terroir

Come explore and taste local food, wine, cider and fruits of the Rogue Valley which have their own distinct flavor based on a combination of factors including soil, climate, and sunlight that gives the bounty of our region it’s own distinctive character or terroir.

Our Family Farms is proud to host this farm to table tasting as part of our monthly learning series, The Future of Soil: Ensuring Resilient Food and Agricultural Systems. This final session of the series will celebrate local food and flavors.

Bring a quart jar of your own soil to add to our educational soil display.

Gorge Grown Harvest Dinner

A classic farm dinner set at a beautiful table at Mt. View Orchards in the Hood River Valley featuring a four-course meal from Chef Ben Stenn of Celilo Restaurant and Bar.

The evening will begin with a delightful cocktail hour featuring appetizers and amazing locally-crafted beer and beverages.

Dinner will highlight dazzling seasonal produce and savory local meat raised right here in the Gorge, served family style with an assortment of preparations including vegetarian courses. Local wine with each course from Analemma Wines, Dominio IV, Garnier Winery, Idiot’s Grace / Memaloose Wines

Meet local farmers, enjoy the mountain view scenery of a working orchard, savor local flavors of our community, and support a great non-profit working to build a thriving, vibrant local food system here in the Gorge.

This event has an open seating arrangement, larger parties are encouraged to arrive on time to ensure seats together.

Please contact Gorge Grown Food Network at communications@gorgegrown.com or (541) 490-6420 with any questions.
*** An open pole barn covers this venue. The evening will be lovely rain or shine.***