InFARMation - Pasture Raised Dairy - Tuesday, Nov. 13
Our final InFARMation of 2018 is taking place on Tuesday, November 13 at the Lagunitas Community Room in Portland from 6-9 pm. Come hear directly from farmers and ranchers and become more educated about how dairy products are produced in Oregon. Our panelists this month include:
- Mike Guebert, family farmer at Terra Farma in Corbett, where along with his wife Linda they farm pasture-raised raw milk, eggs, and meat, and sell directly to the consumer
- Mike Grauwen, family farmer at Onion Peak Dairy in Nehalem, milking 200 pasture-raised cows for the Organic Valley co-operative
- Ivan Maluski, Policy Director of Friends of Family Farmers
- Kathleen Bauer, food writer at Good Stuff NW, whose writing about the connection between Tillamook Cheese and the beleaguered Lost Valley mega-dairy went viral
Doors open at 6pm, speakers start at 6:30. This is a free, all-ages event. Beer sales will be donated to Friends of Family Farmers. Food options will be limited, and Lagunitas beer and other refreshmens will be available. Parking is on-street, so leave yourselves a bit of extra time if driving. Bring your questions about pasture-raised dairy and a healthy appetite for knowledge!
Dine Out for FoFF All Month in Portland and Hood River
In November, you will have two great options to Dine Our for FoFF, supporting local businesses while supporting our organization.
In Portland, through the entire month, Blossoming Lotus will be donating a portion of the sales from their specially prepared Autumn Squash Gratin with Braised Onions and Brussels Sprout Kraut to Friends of Family Farmers. Blossoming Lotus serves organic, freshly made, vegan fusion world cuisine with delicious cooked and live food options. Blossoming Lotus is dedicated to supporting Oregon's family farms and is located at 1713 NE 15th Ave in Portland.
In Hood River, also throughout the month of November, Celilo Restaurant and Bar will be donating $1 for each bowl of Seasonal Soup ordered to FoFF. Chef/Owner Ben Stenn of Celilo says "we love working with local farmers. In our fast paced world today, first person relationships are evermore critical. Our connection to food and the source of our ingredients is the foundation of what we do at Celilo." We couldn't agree more and hope you come out to Celilo in November to support our work. They are located at 16 Oak Street in Hood River.
If you'd like your restaurant or other business to support Friends of Family Farmers, you can join our Business Circle. Please contact Shari today for details.