InFARMation (& BYOB): Farming is Not Cancelled! Finding Local Food Safely
InFARMations are back! (virtually, of course) Navigating the new restrictions and making the safest choices for our public health, while also supporting your local farmers and ranchers can seem like a hard act to balance. We want to assure you: It’s easy! Join us for a virtual InFARMation on Thursday April 16th, 6:30 pm to 8pm hear from statewide nonprofits and local farmers who are adapting to these new challenges. Click below for more information.
This survey is open to everyone who supports the vision and mission of FoFF and wants ecologically-responsible producers in Oregon to thrive. Whether you are a farmer, rancher, good food eater, or food system advocate/professional, your voice is essential as we prioritize our efforts for the next Legislative session. The survey is available in both Spanish and English.
Looking for information on CSA and farmers markets, grants and loans available for your farm, food safety, online sales platforms, or podcasts/books/webinars to educate yourself? Check out our new Resource page! The best we can do in the face of such vast uncertainty is to gather the facts and make thoughtful and informed decisions to ensure ourselves, our families, neighbors and our communities are as strong, well fed, and resilient as possible.
April 22 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and we can celebrate it from the safety of home by amplifying Earth Day! Our friends at Earth Day Oregon have invited us to participate in the #MyPlanetMyPledge project. We invite you and your friends and family to gather some simple art supplies and make a pledge to support your local farmers! To participate in #MyPlanetMyPledge:
1. Make your pledge to support ecologically-responsible family farmers
2. Create a sign showing that pledge*
3. Hang that sign in your window
4. Snap a pic and post it on social media with the hashtag, #MyPlanetMyPledge and #foffinthefield
I pledge to eat 100% local once per week
I pledge to shop at the Farmers Market at least once per month
I pledge to become a sustaining member of Friends of Family Farmers!
I pledge to eat food grown no further than 50 miles once per week.
Please tag FoFF in your photos and share so we can enjoy your artwork!
If you operate a CSA, or if you are thinking of starting one in the wake of Coronavirus, take note: There is now a way for people using the Oregon Trail Card or SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps) to sign up for your CSA at the regular price and up to $200 of the cost will be covered by Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB). Don't miss out on this opportunity to bring your local food to more Oregonians!