Mark your calendars: Sunday, December 8 is the 5th Annual Portland Fill Your Pantry and Sagra!This is an excellent opportunity for Eaters to stock up their pantries, freezers, and root cellars with locally produced meat, grains, veggies, preserves and more. Find bulk deals on high quality food, direct from local farmers. It's a win-win! Day of sales are welcome but pre-ordering secures your order. Click on your local FYP for details: *Hood River * Central Oregon * Eugene * Corvallis * Portland *
Wait - there's more! Concurrent with the Portland Fill Your Pantry is the 3rd annual Sagra (festival). This is a free celebration to learn about, taste and become enamored with winter squash, celeriac, garlic, cabbage, cauliflower, radicchio and brussels sprouts, all of which grow very well here in Oregon. Visit the Garlic and Radicchio Exploratorium, taste home-cooked friendly recipes, browse the Cookbook Exchange, and learn about other groups in the Good Food Movement.
If you're in the Portland area, don't miss this!
InFARMations and Film Screenings
Thank you to the many good food supporters who've come to our recent InFARMation events in Portland, Bend, and Salem, as well as our screenings of the movie Eating Animals. We have several more events coming up so check out what's happening in your area and mark your calendars.
November 14th, Philomath: How and Why to Purchase Local Meat - Defining what it means to purchase "half a cow" and how to go about it, plus a 'Meat and Greet' with local producers
Join us for one of many special screenings of the film Eating Animals, based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman. There will be follow up discussions of the realities and consequences of factory farming and how you can support producers in the Oregon Pasture Network who are raising their animals on pasture, a healthier and more environmentally-friendly alternative to the industrial model.
December 17th, Salem:Grand Theater, 7:00 pm; co-hosted with the Salem Progressive Film Series
FoFF in Action: Your Voice, Your Ears at CAFO Advisory Meeting
At the CAFO Advisory Committee meeting on Oct. 10, 2019 we learned the ODA said the former catastrophic Lost Valley Farm facility has been cleaned and soon a Letter of Satisfaction will be signed by the multiple relevant agencies responsible for overseeing the closure.
In the meantime, much to our dismay Easterday Farms based in Pasco, WA purchased the facility and filed for a permit to open a mega-dairy in the exact same location. As a founding member of Stand Up to Factory Farms, a coalition formed to oppose any new CAFO permits, we are once again speaking up for small and mid-sized, socially responsible farms. Learn more about the issue here. Are you involved with a group that might be interested in joining our Coalition? Contact Shari for more information.
Join the FoFF Team! FoFF is hiring a new Willamette Valley Organizer who is based between Salem and Eugene. We all work from home, so the ideal candidate must be organized, self-motivated, and able to create a reliable working space.