Our Family Farms

June 2023 eNewsletter

TODO: Put alt text for header image here.

Thanks to everyone that came to the May 20 Seed Sanctuary Celebration. We really enjoyed celebrating our victory with you and remembering all of the people, time, and passion it took to win. If you couldn't join us for the celebration, we hope that you found a way to appreciate living in a GMO-Free Seed Sanctuary! 

 Ashland Food Co-op Owners make your voice heard! Today is the last day to vote in the Annual Election for the 2024 Board of Directors and Change For Good recipients. Votes are due by 9:00 pm on Monday, June 12th. Be sure to vote for Our Family Farms to be a Change For Good organization!



We're so thankful for our members who make our work possible! A big thank you to Rogue Soil for joining us!

Rogue Soil was born in the hills of Southern Oregon and Northern California that make up the Outlaw State of Jefferson. We provide a variety of organic and conventional soil blends for small gardeners to commercial grow operations. Each bag is filled with a diversity of the best available natural compounds layered together to create a nutrient delivery that is usable, non-burning, yet full throttle!

Rogue Soil products 

Show your support by becoming a Business Member. There are several levels of support to choose from starting at $100/year. Find out more and sign up on our website.


Led by the Ecdysis Foundation, the 1000 Farms Initiative study is laying the groundwork for a nationwide study that will show the impact and power of Regenerative Agriculture.

The 1000 Farms Initiative will be in the Applegate and Willamette Valley June 23-28 and are looking for farms to participate in their study. Farmers will receive $7,500 worth of data about their farm, including a haney test, ph level, plfa test, fungi:bacteria ratio, water infiltration, and many others. Contact Will Hillery to participate.

Learn More about the 1000 Farms Project.

Applegate Water Security Education Day
Saturday, June 17 from 9:30 am-4:00 PM

Learn more about household and landscape water security!

Join A Greater Applegate and the Applegate Partnership and Watershed Council for a day long water security workshop. Learn about household and residential landscape water conservation practices, as well as practical solutions for water storage.


Southern Oregon Lavender Trail Festivals
June 23-25

The Southern Oregon Lavender Trail is celebrating it’s 10th year and welcomes visitors each summer to six charming family-owned farms in the Greater Applegate Valley in Southern Oregon.

With an explosion of color, the delightful smell of lavender in the air, and the picturesque settings of each farm, it’s an irresistible and memorable experience.


Turnip the Beet
A Fundraiser for Rogue Valley Farm to School

Sunday, June 25, 4- 8 pm at Fry Family Farm

Celebrate Summer with The Brothers Reed, artisan pizza, beer/wine and a rousing raffle, while supporting Rogue Valley Farm to School!


Rogue Valley Farm Tour
Sunday, July 16

10 am - 3pm

The Rogue Valley Farm Tour is a free community event that offers unique and intimate visits to farms and ranches all around Jackson and Josephine counties. Step behind the scenes and meet the makers, taste artisanal foods, and explore a vast array of local goods.

Our Family Farms will have a booth at Oshala Farm in the Applegate. We are looking for volunteers to help out. Contact us if you like to volunteer.



Connect with Our Family Farms Anytime


Our Family Farms is a 501(c)3 non profit organization committed to defending the Jackson County GMO Free Seed Sanctuary created in 2014, supporting farmers, and educating policy makers and the community at large about regenerative agriculture.



Other Ways to Support Our Family Farms:

Become an annual member Become a Sustaining Donor