Our Family Farms

September 2022 eNewsletter

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Seed to Table Dinner
Thank you Medford Food Coop
Farming in Drought Farm Tour Series
Community News and Events



Our Seed to Table Dinner was such a special evening! It was great to be with friends both new and old and enjoy local centric food from our amazing Chef Midori Uehara. Thank you Oshala Farm for hosting us and to our sponsors Troon Vineyard, Ashland Food Co-op, Le Mera GardensFry Family Farm, Easy Valley Farm StandWhistling Duck Farm and Store, and Medford Food Co-op.

We are so thankful for all the support of our guests and volunteers who made the night so wonderful and for the amazing farmers that provided ingredients for our meal.

Congratulations to our 2022 Award Recipients ....
  • Erica Alexia Ledesma, Farmworker Advocate Champion
  • State Representative Pam Marsh, Legislative Champion
  • Peggy Smith, Volunteer of the Year



We are so grateful for the support of the Medford Food Coop and the opportunity to be a Positive Change Recipient for the month of August!

Thank you MFC members and customers for rounding up to support family farmers!













Strategies for Farming in Drought Farm tour series

OSU Extension Small Farms, Our Family Farms, and Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District is offering a farm tour educational series featuring strategies for farming with drought.

Next class is September 20 from 5:30-7:30 pm. $20 per class.

Space is limited. Register to reserve your spot.



Southern Oregon Pachamama Water Solutions Summit
Wednesdays, Sept 28, Oct 12 & 26, Nov 9 on Zoom 6-8 pm 
& Saturday, Nov 12 in person

A 6-part series to explore Water Solutions for the Rogue Valley.



Middle Rogue Integrated Pest Management Festival
September 29
8:15am - 3:15pm
Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center in Central Point

A day of presentations, breakout sessions, and demonstrations on the safe use of pesticides and water quality protection. We'll learn about integrated pest management in the Rogue Valley and review recent water quality monitoring results from the Middle Rogue Pesticide Stewardship Partnership. This program is designed for a diverse audience from homeowners to landscapers and agricultural professionals. All are welcome.
ODA Pesticide recertification credits are available (2 Core; 4 Other)

The event is free, but registration is required.



“Get Yer Goat” Education Day
October 1
9am - 4pm
Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center in Central Point

A full day of classes for both novice and experienced goat owners. Beginners will learn the basics and get a chance to network with other goat owners. If you already own goats, deepen your knowledge and skills about caring for them. Both beginner and advanced workshops will be offered throughout the day. $35 adults; $20 youth. Fee includes lunch (both vegetarian and meat options).





Applegate Valley Food and Farms Network Fall Gathering
November 10
5:30 - 7:30pm
Vista 222 in the Applegate

A Greater Applegate and Rogue Valley Food Systems Network are turning the Applegate Valley Vision into action, as they review the high priorities identified for the food and farm community. This is an opportunity to come together and begin strategizing next steps.