Our Family Farms

June 2022 eNewsletter

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Southern Oregon Research and Extension and Our Family Farms is offering a farmer educational series with strategies for farming with drought. Select one class or the whole series. Space is limited. Register to reserve your spot.










Ashland Food Co-op members make your voice heard! The Annual Election for the 2023 Change For Good recipients is going on now through June 6. Be sure to vote for Our Family Farms to be a Change For Good organization in 2023!




Farmer and Rancher Disaster Relief Grant
Our Family Farms is proud to be part of this work to bring relief to our farmers. The OCFSN Disaster Relief Grant Program is now accepting applications. The fund, established by the Oregon legislature, can help cover 2021 losses due to natural disasters for small farms and ranches that do do not qualify for the Oregon Disaster Assistance Program (ie farms that do not have a Schedule F tax return for the years 2017-2019). Apply before July 4 to be considered for the third and final round of funding. Learn More

Oregon Disaster Relief Program (ODAP)
These funds are best for farmers that have 2017-2019 Schedule F paperwork to determine a 3-year baseline farm gross income. However, if farmers do not have a Schedule F for those years, farmers can use 2020 Schedule F or National Agricultural Statistics Service to help determine a 3-year baseline. Applications will be available until June 3rd when assistance will begin to be processed. Based on available funds, ODAP may conduct a second round of applications. Learn More

1000 Farms Initiative
The Ecdysis Foundation is currently seeking farm sponsors and farmers to participate in an initial study, laying the groundwork for a nationwide study that will test the impact and power of Regenerative Agriculture. Learn More

Climate Resilient Farming
The changing climate presents many challenges for farmers. Applying Regenerative Agriculture practices that focus on soil health can make your farm more resilient to climate changes, help you grow more nutrient dense crops, and help reduce costs. Get Started with Our Family Farm's Resilient Farming Resources.



Enjoy the bounty of the season and support our local farms by visiting a farmers market near you.

Williams Farmers' Market
4:00-6:30 pm at Sugarloaf Community Association

Ashland Tuesday Market

8:30 am-1:00 pm
NEW Location at 1554 Webster St.

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

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

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

Murphy Outdoor Market
9:00 am-1:00 pm at 6890 Hwy 238

Ashland Saturday Market
8:30 am-1:00 pm at the 100 Block of Oak Street

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

Jacksonville Farmer's Market

9:00 am-2:00 pm at 206 N 5th Street


Ashland Food Co-op's 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Ashland Food Co-op has been a staple in our community for 50 years and invites you to celebrate this anniversary at the AFC employee parking lot for dancing, food and more! Music will be provided by Eight Dollar Mountain and Wild and Blue, food from Siano's Karibbean Cookhouse, and drinks provided by Walkabout Brewing Co, Apple Outlaw, and Rogue Kombucha.

June 3 from 5-8 pm


Brews, Bluegrass & BBQ

 Grab dinner and drinks, shop for locally crafted food and gifts, learn more about your local food system, visit the kids' zone, and dance to four hours of bluegrass tunes featuring Hot Buttered Rum and 33 String Drive. All proceeds support the Rogue Valley Food Systems Network.

June 4 from 4-8 pm
RoxyAnn Winery


Rogue Valley Farm Tour

Taste and experience the delicious flavors of the Rogue Valley! The Rogue Valley Farm Tour offers you unique and intimate visits to agricultural destinations in Jackson and Josephine counties. Step behind the scenes and meet the makers, taste artisanal foods, and explore a vast array of local goods. Be sure to visit Our Family Farms at Oshala Farm in the Applegate.

July 17
10 am-3pm