Our Family Farms

May 2021 eNewsletter

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Seed Sanctuary Celebration
Medford Food Coop Members: Vote!
Oregon Wildfire Relief Fund
RSVP for Climate Resilient Farming
Rogue Valley Farm Tour


May 20th is a special day for Our Community: On May 20, 2014, voters passed Measure 15-119 establishing the GMO ban ordinance. On the same date one year later, May 20, 2015, we defended the ordinance in federal court and won! 
Our Family Farms is still here protecting Jackson County's Seed Sanctuary!

Join us for a special celebration on Thursday, May 20th via Zoom with guest speaker George Kimbrell, Legal Director of Center For Food Safety. 

Today is the last day to vote in the Annual Election of the board of director's and the 2022 Positive Change recipients. Voting ends May 11 at 5 pm, just prior to the Annual Meeting.

Be sure to vote for Our Family Farms to be a Positive Change organization in 2022!


The Oregon Housing and Community Services’ Wildfire Damage Rapid Relief Program has $6.1 million in funding available. Oregonians have until May 31st to apply for assistance of up to $6,500 per household.

You may be eligible for funding if you lost your home -- a single family or multi-family house, manufactured or mobile home dwelling, or recreational vehicle that was your primary residence -- or if your home sustained damage that made it uninhabitable unless repaired or replaced because of a wildfire since July 1, 2017. 

For more information about the program’s eligibility requirements, and to submit your application before the May 31st deadline, click here

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!

Other Ways to Support Our Family Farms: