Our Family Farms

Protecting our farms, families and future

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Who We Are

The vision of Our Family Farms is simple -­ we work to create thriving communities and resilient food systems by promoting and protecting family farms and traditional seed from threats of genetically engineered crops.

Our Family Farms advocates for family farms and traditional crops & seeds, through the creation of agricultural zones free of genetically engineered crops.  

  • Featured Article

    Pollinator News: Bee Certified!

    Jul 14, 2017 -

    Farmers, gardeners, and anyone who eats know we need pollinators - especially honey, solitary, bumble, and carpenter bees, as well as certain flies and beetles - to pollinate crop plants to insure there is seed for next year's plantings. Now, farmers can realize an economic advantage by certifying their land as pollinator habitat!  

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Jul 15, 2017 - Now you can support Our Family Farms with purchases you make on Amazon. Register online and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile p...
Apr 30, 2017 - Celebrate seeds with 10% off the award-winning SEED: The Untold Story! Use code OFFSEED to get your...
Apr 01, 2017 - Our Family Farms, a non profit 501(c)3 organization, is hard at work promoting and protecting family farms and traditional seeds from the threats of GE crops. You can help us in our mission to educate communities about GE cro...

"Eating is an agricultural act." ~ Wendell Berry

Mapping the Movement to Create GE-Free Seed Sanctuaries

The jurisdictions shown on this map have created GE-Free Seed Sanctuaries. Will the town, city, county, or state where you live be next?


*Josephine County, Oregon passed a ballot measure to ban the cultivation of genetically engineered crops (Measure 17-58) on May 20, 2014. It was approved by 58% of the voters. The county was subsequently sued by a couple of plaintiffs who claimed that the measure was preempted and invalidated by state law - SB 863. That court decision is currently pending appeal. See Oregonions for Safe Farms and Families for the latest updates. Our Family Farms supports the right of all farmers to protect themselves against the threat of genetically engineered crops.