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InFARMation (& BYOB!): Are We Out of Food!? – Understanding Food Supply Chains (FOFF)
May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This presentation is for consumers but everyone can learn and appreciate the content!
During this InFARMation, we will hear from vegetable farmers, co-op operators, and the perspectives of local meat processors from across the state to show you how the local supply chain differs from the traditional mainstream supply chain. Localizing food supply chains can lead to more resilience for the producers and the communities. It also helps connect people with the realities of food processing and transportation issues that are often erased in a traditional grocery store setting. This InFARMation will help illuminate the path of local food from the farmer to the eater, and highlight the points of difference between small producers selling to a local market, and the conventional supply chain of conglomerate grocery stores.
Megan French from Boundless Farmstead: Megan and her partner David own and operate Boundless Farmstead, a mixed vegetable farm in Central Oregon. Health, sustainability, environmental consciousness and building relationships are major driving forces for their farm. She will describe the challenges and rewards of growing food for distribution in Central Oregon, and specifically talk about the long term planning that goes into farming and how their farm has adapted in these changing markets.