Stock up at Fill Your Pantry, Sunday Nov 16

 This comes to us from one of our local members:

    Stock up at the Eugene/Springfield FILL YOUR PANTRY

    Farm Direct Community Bulk Buying Event!


    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1-5pm



    796 West 13th Ave, Eugene



Don’t miss your chance to buy large quantities of staple and storage crops directly from farmers. Order together with a friend or neighbor … the larger the quantity, the better the price!


Pre-order for best product availability.

Online pre-ordering is open through midnight Sunday, November 9th.



Come meet the farmers and learn about food storage techniques for your home.


Credit/Debit/SNAP accepted at event.


Questions? Call (541) 341-1216



Staple crops:

Variety of Dry Beans, Garbanzos, Lentils, Wheat Berries, Emmer, Barley, Barley Flakes, Oat Groats, Rolled Oats, Quinoa, Wild Rice*, Popcorn, Corn Flour, Polenta, and a variety of Fresh Whole Grain Flours (hard red wheat, hard white wheat, whole wheat pastry, rye, emmer, red fife)


*Wild Rice is availalbe at the event only.


Storage crops: Apples, Asian Pears, Pumpkins, Winter Squash, Onions, Garlic, Carrots, Beets, Parsnips, Turnips, Rutabagas, Celeriac, Potatoes, Cabbage, Hazelnuts (in shell), Honey



Eugene/Springfield Fill Your Pantry is sponsored by:


Willamette Farm and Food Coalition


Connecting Farmers and Consumers since 2002



And Hummingbird Wholesale


Providing organic foods sourced with integrity to the Pacific Northwest



InGreedients – Oct 10th

This comes to us from the Willamette  Farm & Food Coalition.  The Eugene and South Lane Chapter, Weston A. Price Foundation will be having a booth at the movie showing.  Please stop by and say “hi”!

InGreedients: The Local Food Movement Takes Root
A feature length documentary illustrating how people around the country are working to revitalize the connection between real food, local community, and health. Extensive coverage of some of our farmer and chef friends here in the Willamette Valley!

WHEN: Thursday, October 10, 6-9pm  Doors open at 5:30

WHERE: Sprout! FoodHub, 418 A Street in Downtown Springfield

Suggested Donation: $5 with 2 cans of food (no one will be turned away)

Proceeds benefit Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance and Sprout!

Food donations will go to FOOD for Lane County.

The Weston A. Price Foundation gave this movie a thumbs up:

Growing Crops in the 45th Parallel – Jan 21

This comes to us from the Willamette Food and Farm Coalition:

Anthony Boutard, the author of Beautiful Corn, is coming to Eugene! A widely recognized advocate of the local food movement, Anthony is known for his efforts in reviving long-lost crops and bringing little-known varieties to market. He and his wife Carol own Ayers Creek Farm, a 144-acre organic market farm in Gaston, Oregon specializing in berries, beans, grains, and greens.

Anthony and Carol will give an evening talk on the nature of growing crops in the distinct climate of the 45th Parallel. Co-sponsored by Avid Gardeners and WFFC, this event is bound to be an interesting and lively discussion of what we grow and why – including where we could look to for our role models.

When: January 21st, 2013
Where: Garden Club, 1641 High Street, Eugene

See you there!

This message was sent to from:
WFFC | PO Box 41672 | Eugene, OR 97404

The 2012 Locally Grown Guide is here!

We at the Eugene Chapter are grateful to the Willamette Valley Food and Farm Coalition for creating this wonderful resource.  If they didn’t do it, we would have to make something similar, but we wouldn’t do as nice a job of it!

Find information on …
75 farms
29 CSA programs
18 farmers’ markets
6 processors
23 restaurants
16 merchants
3 breweries
15 wineries
22 granges
New this year …
Beginner’s Guide to Sourcing Local
Defining local
Brands to look for in the grocery store
Where to find beans, grains and freshly milled flours
About local brews and Oregon grown hops
Grape growers are farmers too

Vote for Willamette Farm & Food Coalition

This comes to us from the Willamette Farm & Food Coalition.  The good people who produce the Locally Grown Directory.  Please vote for them:

Click here to Vote for Willamette Farm and Food Coalition to receive a donation from Blue Dog Mead!

Blue Dog Mead has nominated us to potentially receive 1% of their July sales revenue, but we need your vote (by the end of June) to keep us on top.

Blue Dog Mead is Eugene’s first meadery.  Founded by three University of Oregon business students, these young entrepreneurs are workin’ on making mead hip.  The mead was created originally by the mom of one of the founders, Hiveley-Blatz, as part of a home brewing experiment when her son was 11 years old. She figured out how to bottle it and sold it through a wine distributor. That was the start of Blue Dog Mead.  Blue Dog moved from The Dalles to Eugene and with help from the City of Eugene Business Development Fund, angel investors, and a loan from Century Bank, Blue Dog has been brewing deliciousness since January!
Be sure to vote for Willamette Farm & Food Coalition as top dog!

And support Blue Dog Mead by stopping by the tasting room on Thursdays or Fridays from 2:00pm – 7:00pm, or buy a bottle from one of the many retail outlets around Oregon.

Blue Dog Mead Tasting Room, 254 Lincoln Street, Eugene, OR 97401

Thank You from Willamette Farm and Food!

You might also try some of the Blue Dog Mead. Mead (honey-wine) is a traditional food.

January 11th & 25th: Camas Country Mill Open House

This comes to us from the Willamette Food & Farm Coalition:

Camas Country Mill Open House

Two dates!
Wednesday, January 11, 2 to 6:30pm
Wednesday, January 25, 2 to 6:30pm

The opening of Camas Country Mill in 2011 was one of the most exciting food system developments in Lane County. We have farmers growing grains and now we have a mill. Three years ago we were dreaming of this reality.

Many of you have expressed interest in touring the mill. Willamette Farm and Food Coalition, the Hunton family, and the staff at Camas Country will host two open house/mill tours in January.

Come and see the mill in action, the variety of products now available, sample some good eats and take home a few recipes. They will also have flours, dry beans, lentils and breakfast cereals for sale.

RSVP to, or call (541) 341-1216

Camas Country Mill is at 90785 Link Rd.

Take NW Expressway to Aubrey Lane, turn left, go over tracks, and turn left again on Link.

WFFC | 741 Lincoln Street | Eugene, OR 97401

Buy a Christmas Tree – make room for an orchard!

Update: This posting was from December 2011.  SLO Farm is no longer involved with this project.

This comes to us from the Willamette Food and Farm Coalition:

SLO Farm is selling Christmas Trees!
Freshly cut Noble, Grand, Douglas and Nordman Firs for $10 – $25
Help us clear out the Christmas Trees so we can grow more food for our community!

Tom and Rachel have just begun managing a farm that has a 5 acre plot of beautiful, mature Christmas Trees. That’s 3500 trees! They want the trees gone so they can rehabilitate the soil as soon as possible.

Purchase your family’s tree and the proceeds of the sale will go directly into the farm: to build soil and purchase fruit tree stock, cane berries and strawberries to plant an Organic U-Pick Berry Patch and Fruit Orchard here in our community.

Come pick out a tree!

Every Day 10:00am – 5:00pm
89060 Old Mohawk Rd
Springfield, OR 97478


Wednesday – Friday 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am – 4:00pm

At the OG Corner Market:
295 River Rd
Eugene, OR 97402

Contact Rachel: (541) 525-5080
Happy Holidays!!!

It's time to Fill Your Pantry!

This comes to us from the Willamette Farm and Food Coalition:

Upcoming Farm Direct Community Bulk Buying Events
Consumers in Linn and Lane Counties … don’t miss the opportunity to stock up on locally grown whole grains, fresh ground flours, dry beans, legumes, and storage crops (garlic, onions, roots and winter squash). Mark your calendars today. We will send product lists and pre-order information soon.

Linn County Fill Your Pantry (Shedd):
Saturday, November 12, 2011
2 to 6pm
At the former Methodist Church, 30090 Hwy 99E (approx 5 miles south of Tangent)

Sponsored by: Willamette Seed & Grain and Ten Rivers Food Web

Product list and pre-order information will be posted soon on Ten Rivers Food Web site.
Contact at Stalford Seed Farm office: Michelle Layman,, (541) 926-4611

Lane County Fill Your Pantry (Eugene):
Sunday, November 13, 2011
noon to 4pm
The new Viva Building, 150 Shelton McMurphey Blvd.

Sponsored by: Willamette Farm & Food Coalition and Hummingbird Wholesale

Product list and pre-order information will be available from Willamette Farm and Food Coalition
(541) 341-1216,

Fill Your Pantry

This comes to us from the wonderful people at the Willamette Farm and Food Coalition:

Farm Direct Community Bulk Buying Event

Saturday, April 30, 2011       noon – 4pm

Hummingbird Wholesale Annex, corner of 3rd & Lincoln
This is your chance to stock up on locally grown whole grains, fresh ground flours, and dry beans and legumes. Pre-order large or small quantities (5 to 50 lbs), bring your own buckets, or buy pre-packaged items on site. Credit, debit and SNAP cards accepted.

Products available: hard red, hard white and soft white wheat berries and flours, teff and teff flour, rye berries and flour, buckwheat and flour, cracked wheat, oat groats, garbanzo beans, green lentils, black beans PLUS Lane Community College Culinary Arts Program will be preparing several savory and delicious dishes with these ingredients for you to sample. Recipes will be provided. Come and partake in a locally grown adventure that you can pursue with gusto in your own kitchen!
Click here to see price sheet and pre-order information.

Beer and a Bite to Benefit Willamette Farm and Food Coalition!

This comes to us from the Willamette Farm and Food Coalition:

On Sunday, March 20th . . .

Agate Alley Bistro will give 50% of their proceeds between 6 and 9pm to the Willamette Farm and Food Coalition.

Be sure to bring a friend and come out for a brew and a meal.

1461 East 19th Ave (near Agate and UO)

Willamette Farm and Food Coalition works to connect farmers and consumers in Lane County. Our 2011 Locally Grown Guide will hit the streets May 1st.

Help us salute Agate Alley Bistro’s generosity! Let’s make it a good night for all, and pack the restaurant for three hours.

Can’t make it?  You can always donate online.