Election Endorsements - Be Sure to Vote by November 6!

The election is coming up Tuesday, November 6, 2018 and ballots are arriving in the mail soon. This year, Friends of Family Farmers has taken positions on three key ballot measures. We urge you to get out and vote this November and make your voices heard:

  • Vote No on Statewide Ballot Measure 103

  • Vote No on Statewide Ballot Measure 105

  • Vote Yes on Portland Measure 26-201

To read about why we took the positions we did on these measures and to find ways to get involved, check out our Election 2018 blog post

Fall Harvest Parties and Policy Updates - October 16 & 17

Friends of Family Farmers is hosting two Fall Harvest Parties to celebrate family farmers and give a short preview of several policy issues that emerged during our 2018 Farmer and Rancher Listening Sessions. Earlier this year, we heard from over 200 farmers and ranchers in 19 communities around the state about the challenges they face and their ideas for solutions. Come to one of our Fall Harvest Parties for a fun evening and learn more about our work to expand access to land and capital for beginning farmers and ranchers, improve support for small scale meat processing, support farm direct producers, and enhance agritourism opportunities for small farms. 

Bend - Tuesday, October 16 - Dump City Dumplings, 384 Upper Terrace Dr. Bend - RSVP Here 

Salem - Wednesday, October 17 - Vagabond Brewing, 2195 Hyacinth St NE, Salem - RSVP Here

Both parties will take place from 5:30-7:30 pm, with a brief presentation at 6:00 pm. These events are free, and a drink ticket and light appetizers will be available for all. For the Bend party, a free dumpling will also be provided for the first 50 attendees! To learn more and to RSVP for Bend or Salem, click here

Dine Out for FoFF - Weds., October 10 - Ecliptic Brewing

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

What better way to support FoFF than enjoying craft beer, wine, cider or another beverage of your choosing while eating seasonal food sourced from local family farms? Ecliptic is a Portland craft brewery that celebrates the earth’s yearly path around the sun –  their seasonal menu rotates every 6 weeks on the old world calendar: Samhain, Winter Solstice, Brighid, Spring Equinox, Beltaine, Summer Solstice, Lammas and the Autumnal Equinox. Whatever you order, a portion of the proceeds will go to Friends of Family Farmers on October 10. 

Ecliptic Brewing is a member of our Business Circle. If you or your business would like to support Friends of Family Farmers, please contact Shari today for details. 


Oregon Farm Link Updates

Oregon Farm Link is an online land link and resource hub managed by Friends of Family Farmers since 2009 (originally called iFarm Oregon). The program has grown tremendously and to support this continued growth, we have begun charging a small annual fee of $10 for new and renewing land seeker listings as of October 1st, 2018. Land listings and job postings will remain free of cost in order to maximize the number of available farming opportunities. Access to land is a primary barrier that beginning farmers face and as Oregon Farm Link grows, we strive to foster more connections between land holders and land seekers and promote the next generation of family farming in Oregon.

October Calendar of Events

Tonight! October 9: InFARMation - Pasture-Raised Pork - Portland

October 10: Dine Out for FoFF at Ecliptic Brewing  - Portland

October 11: Woodlands and Riparian Area Management - Dallas, OR

October 11: Intro to Pasture Management - Central Point

October 14: - Farm Olympics - Springfield

October 15: - Solar Energy Farm Walk - Lebanon

October 16: - FoFF Fall Harvest Party - Bend

October 17: - FoFF Fall Harvest Party - Salem

October 18: Water Rights and Well Water - Dallas, OR

October 18: Southern Oregon Seed Tour - Williams

October 23: Beginning Farmer Info Night - Portland

October 24: Dine Out for FoFF at ¿Por Que No? - Portland

October 27: Women in Ag Conference  - Statewide

November 3: Fill Your Pantry - Hood River

November 4: Fill Your Pantry - Corvallis

November 11: Fill Your Pantry - Bend

November 11: Fill Your Pantry - Eugene

November 13: InFARMation - Pasture Raised Dairy - Portland

March 27, 2019: Family Farms Mean Business Day at the State Capitol - Salem

Do you have an upcoming event you'd like to put in our Calendar? Submit your event here for consideration. 


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Friends of Family Farmers
249 Liberty St NE, Suite 212
Salem, Oregon 97301

The voice for Oregon family farmers that responsibly steward the land and feed our communities. 

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