2016 Food & Farm Directory Annual Publication - Page 8

Agriculture Support sustainable farm land-use We support Central Oregon farmers and ranchers’ efforts to produce, raise and create more Central Oregon food products by providing marketing opportunities, educational workshops and skills training. Food & Farm Directory Our Directory is an educational guide that connects consumers with farmers, ranchers and food businesses that value Central Oregon products. It provides up-to-date information on the local food system and connects you to foodie events and activities in Central Oregon. Keep your Directory handy when you crave fresh farm products. Farmer Profiles We provide free profiles to all our farmer and rancher partners to be used to market their products. Look for these profiles at your favorite restaurant or retail businesses that source and serve local produce, meats and value-added products like honey and lavender products. Get to Know your Local Farmer. Agri-tourism We support on-farm events including the Crooked River Open Pastures (C.R.O.P) farm tours and rotating farmers markets in Crook County as well as the High Desert Educational Agricultural Tours (EATS) in Jefferson County. Look at our event calendar for dates, times and locations! To learn more, go to our website and click on Events. ACCESS Fresh & healthy food for all Central Oregonians Equitable access to fresh healthy food is a thread throughout our programs. We strive to make a difference in our community by providing free food skills education programs and improving fresh food donations to the food bank, pantries and kitchens. COOKING MATTERS SEED TO SUPPER GROW & GIVE • 6 week hands-on cooking course with a local chef • Participants prepare, cook, dine and take food home for their families • 6 week gardening course at local organizations • Gardening manual, seeds, garden space and mentoring provided • Farmers, consumers and backyard gardeners donate excess produce • HDFFA refrigerates, transports and donates the local produce to the regional food bank and food pantries 8 W t c t e •