Our Family Farms

June 2021 eNewsletter

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JUNE NEWS
Seed Sanctuary Celebration Video
Local Farmers' Market
RSVP for Climate Resilient Farming
Rogue Valley Farm Tour
Community Events

 

Thanks to everyone who came to the May 20th GMO Free Seed Sanctuary Celebration! We had a wonderful time remembering the campaign to pass Measure 15-119 and defending the win! It was so great to see everyone and acknowledge the countless hours our community gave to make it all happen. We also recognized Chris Hardy as Our Family Farm's Seed Warrior.

 

If you missed it, you can watch a recording on our website here.


Did you know that there is a Farmers' Market every day of the week in Southern Oregon? Enjoy the bounty of the season, get the freshest food possible, and support our local farms by visiting one near you!

Monday
Williams' Farmer's Market
4:00-6:30 pm at Sugarloaf Community Association

Tuesday
Ashland Tuesday Market 
8:30 am-1:30 pm at the National Guard Armory

Wednesday
NEW! Applegate Evening Market 
5:00-8:00 pm at 8035 Hwy 238

Thursday
Medford Thursday Market  
8:30 am-1:30 pm at Hawthorne Park

Friday
Cave Junction Farmers' Market
4:00-7:00pm at 24100 Redwood Hwy in Kerby

Saturday
Ashland Saturday Market
8:30 am-1:30 pm at the 100 Block of Oak Street

Grants Pass Growers' Market  
9:00 am-1:00 pm at 4th and F Street

Sunday
starting July 4th

Jacksonville Farmer's Market
9:00 am-1:30 pm at 206 N 5th Street



A Farmer to Farmer Event: Is the changing climate affecting the way you produce your crops?


The changing climate presents many challenges for farmers. Applying Regenerative Agriculture practices that focus on soil health can make your farm more resilient to changes, help you grow more nutrient dense crops, and help reduce costs.


Join us for a conversation and learn more! 

 



This free farmer educational event has been made possible by a grant from WSARE.




Sunday, July 18th
10am - 3pm:

Meet local farmers and learn about Southern Oregon’s abundant local food system in this free annual event! Visit over 30 farms around the valley and participate in a variety of activities from tastings to field tours. LEARN MORE

Our Family Farms will have a table be at Oshala Farm in the Applegate sharing information about Pollinators and Regenerative Agriculture practices. Come visit us!


Upcoming Events from our partners and fellow farming advocates

Water, Drought, and a Changing Agriculture in the Rogue Valley

June 3 from 5:30-7:00 pm

What are the short term realities and are there any good solutions?

Join Rogue Valley Food Systems and local water experts for a public session on water use, drought conditions, and the changing agriculture of the Rogue River watershed.

Register Here

Groundwork: Exploring a Regenerative and Relational Agriculture


The #NoRegrets and Paicines Ranch Learning Center Team are hosting a free guided virtual learning journey into a resilient food system.
June 14-25
M-F  10:30 am-12:00 pm PT


Groundwork is an online, two-week intensive featuring educational presentations and interactive discussions that illustrate the power of regenerative and relational agriculture to grow a thriving food system resilient to climate change. All sessions will be recorded and available after each class for everyone who has registered.

Learn More


Other Ways to Support Our Family Farms: