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Friends of Family Farmers presents Growing Organic in Oregon.  Join the conversation Thursday, July 21st 6:30 at The Haul in Grants Pass, Oregon.






Infarmation.jpgWhat does it mean to be a small-scale, organic farmer today? For starters, it means abiding by standards established by the National Organic Program, and it entails waiting a minimum of three years to receive certification.

But it also means competing with very large organic farms, many of which are out of state or country. These large-scale producers are able to sell their organic products at a much lower cost margin, making it very attractive to organic-driven consumers.

So how do local, small-scale organic growers compete with this? And how can local buyers work with the higher prices of locally grown produce and effectively market it so that the community will purchase and appreciate it? 


    Panel includes: 

      Chris Jagger- co-owner of Blue Fox Farm
        Steve Swader- produce Buyer from Medford Food Co-op
        Mary Alionis- co-owner of Whistling Duck Farm and Store 
        Wendy Siporen- Executive Director of Thrive

 Join the conversation!

When: Thursday, July 21st

What Time: Presentation begins at 6:30, come a bit early to settle in with some food and a beverage. 

Where: The Haul (121 SW H Street, Grants Pass)

Cost: FREE, open to the public and all ages