Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloweeeeen!!

Adam Marx is a rock star.
Rockin' out in the Pine Shavings!
Adam is ready to toss a 50lb feed sack over his shoulder and right into your car. Awww yeah.
Naomi's visits Our Table Farm & Co-op!

Bring in your Chinook Book on it's last spooktacular day to save $5 off $25 and Vote YES on 92! Meeeeoowwww!!!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

YES on 92! + Exciting Seeds of Time Film Screening

Support Oregon's Farmers and all of us Eaters by voting yes on 92!  Please see this excellent write up on Friends of Family Farmers website.

And speaking of seed diversity and the food we often take for granted - Join us for a screening of Seeds of Time at the Hollywood Theater Wednesday, 10/29 at 7:30pm.  Presented by the Portland EcoFilm Festival and supporting Friends of Portland Community Gardens.

We have delicious organic seed garlic, flower bulbs, overwintering plant starts + row cover and greenhouse plastic in stock for making your winter garden.  And so many other goodies!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fun weekend farmer event + inFarmation!

FARMERS RISING and maybe messing with pumpkins...!
               * * Fri, Sat & Sun, October 17-19 * *

Fun weekend of hands-on workshops on vegetable/fruit/flowers, livestock, business, advocacy, & machinery/tools. Film screening of 'To Make a Farm' on Friday night + an all-out hoedown on Saturday night = good times for farmers and ranchers!

Carpools arranged, kids welcome. Camping on-site.

Keynote speakers Sarah Kleeger & Andrew Still of Adaptive Seeds!!
+ 20 trainers offering up their expertise!  (photo Sarah K.)

Where: Two Rivers Farm, Springfield, OR
More info here: http://www.friendsoffamilyfarmers.org/?p=3583
Tickets here: http://farmersrising.brownpapertickets.com/
<3 Friends of Family Farmers' FarmON! Oregon + Rogue Farm Corps

Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership controversial? You bet. 

Learn all about how it may affect us tonight 10/14 at inFarmation at Holocene Portland - and have some excellent drinks, tasty food and great conversation while you're at it. More on Friends of Family Farmers website, see you there!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Teenage chickens are serious card sharks.

* Pullet Day this Sunday, September 28th from 2 - 4pm *

Come on by while local breeders are at our shop with a variety of teenage hens & bantams to add to or create your flock.  Most fluffy ladies are ~$25 and cash sales directly through the breeder. Best selection early on, stop by the register to get a number if you come early.  We are stocked with chicken feed, straw, feeders, waters and more supplies + so many neat plants, seed garlic, cover crop & flower bulbs.  More details here.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

TINY Homes Documentary & Farm Open House

Our Table Farm in Sherwood
Our Table Cooperative Farm is having an Open House.  It's a beautiful place to visit on Equinox eve!  "Get lost in our flowers, check out the first of our pumpkins, and see how close the on-farm grocery is to being completed, Sunday, September 21st 1:30-3:30. We're looking forward to seeing you!"
Our Table Winter Squash Array!

Film still from TINY
Naomi lives in a tiny home (surrounded by goats...) and we're all excited to see this film next week Thursday 9/25 at the Hollywood Theater.  

We love the Portland Ecofilm Festival for all the great documentaries they bring here!!  The filmmaker Christopher Smith will be at the Portland premiere of TINY: A STORY ABOUT LIVING SMALL and a post-film discussion about the tiny house movement.  Info & advance tickets here.

People's Coop Harvest Festival


People's Food Coop's Harvest Festival! Wed. Sept. 17, 2-9pm!

All the regular Farmers will be there as well as local crafters, The Commons Brewery, Eastside Distilling, Gonzo Falafel & Hummus, Momo Cart, and more! There will be TWO stages, with the following acts throughout the day:

COURTYARD STAGE:
2-2:45pm - Fermentation Demo
3-4:30pm - Cooking with Kathryn, a Kid-centric experience
4:45-5:45pm - Fermentation Demo
6-7pm - Baba Wague Storytelling
7:30-9pm - DJ Prashant - Singer, Dancer, DJ

BROOKLYN STAGE
2-3pm - Red Yarn
3:15-4:30pm - Madjaleo, Flamenco Band
4:45-5:45pm - Harvest Relay Race, Sign up at the Info Booth!
6-7pm - School of Rock

Limited edition People's Farmers' Market Tees, available at the market for $20, $5 of every tee goes directly to SNAP Matching at the Farmers' Market.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Shhh.....

"Okay verrry quietly, sneak me all the collards and coffee beans in your pockets while she's sleeping. Shhh..... and please, I'd like to taste a nibble of your shopping list there, too, yes, thank you." 


love, Binga

Annnnd Binga got a new hat and she wants you to join us at RAISE THE ROOTS dinner this Sunday! We put together a $150 gift basket and $20 gift certificate for the raffle, sooo many great prizes, plus amazing food from local farmers, ranchers and artisans, prepared by chef & farmer Stacey Givens of the The Side Yard Farm, Dogwood Distilling, Miss Zumstein's Cakes & Desserts. Come eat, drink and support all of the powerful work of Friends of Family Farmers!! 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Summery September Garlic & Cover Crop Seed

Binga and Oona have been hang glidin' far and wide to bring you the tastiest varieties of ORGANIC SEED GARLIC!  Chesnok Red, Duganski, Elephant, Metechi, Polish White & Shandong landed, plus many more varieties on the way including: Broadleaf Czech, Early Italian Purple, Inchelium Red, Italian Late, Music, Nootka Rose, Oregon Blue, Purple Glazer, Silver Rose, Siskiyou Purple AND French Grey Shallots!!  (Goats love garlic skins / peels / stalks and little cloves and are highly motivated for human to plant lots...)

Literal tons of cover crop seed in stock, too.  Plus veggie starts for your fall and overwintering garden.  Flower bulbs enroute...  : )

And it's going to be in the mid 90's again.... so stock up on your varieties before they sell out and store in a cool, dark, dry spot until planting around Halloween / Thanskgiving-ish.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Teenage chickens will try to get you car keys...

But it's soooo much safer to just let them borrow your bike.

* Pullet Day this Sunday, August 24th from 2-4pm *

Come on by while a local breeder is at our shop with a variety of teenage hens to add to or create your flock.  Most fluffy ladies are ~$25 and cash sales directly through the breeder.  Best selection early on, stop by the register to get a number when you come in.

We're stocked with chicken feed, organic straw and supplies + so many neat plants and fun goodies.  : )

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Beautiful July

Earlier this month, Mamo got to wear the crown on her last chemotherapy 'SPATOOB' day after 5 months! We celebrated wearing our Portland Marathon shirts from the fall, I ran the 8 miles to the clinic and we found a perfectly funny photo of us. Her double mastectomy is August 4th and we are having oodles of fun this month before surgery and recovery time. Thank you all so much for your kindness and again to my awesome team at the shop for allowing me to be with her so much,  you Becca, Adam, Timmy, Kate & Jon!!

We are stocked full of beautiful plants, feed, organic fertilizer, sharp tools and all your gardening and farming needs and treats.

LOTS of summer cover crop in stock, with fall seed in the works + Garlic later in August / early September, woo hooo!!!

xox, Naomi

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Tool Sharpening, Teenage Chickens & PRIDE

Naomi & Mamo (Mary) at the PRIDE Parade
This Saturday 6/21 from 10 - 3pm we'll have a mobile tool sharpening service at the shop.

Starting at $5 and up, Brian from 1Sharptool Edge Service can sharpen your: kitchen knives, garden pruners, shears, shovels, hoes, machetes, loppers and much more.

Pullet day is coming up again on Sunday 6/29 from 2 - 4pm, come on by for teenage chickens and sometimes ducks, too!  

Breeds this month = Silver Laced Wyandottes, Gold Laced Wyandottes, White Rocks, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Rhode Island Reds, Gold / Red / Black Sex-links and some other breeds + possibly some bantams, too! 

Lily holding Minnie
First come first serve, check in at the register and we will give you a number. All sales are directly through the breeder(s) and cash only.

Gorgeous plants, along with seeds for your summer succession planting and fall & winter garden are here for you with smiles.

I reeaallly love my mom. The luck is so very mutual.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

till-ariousness + EQUALITY in Oregon!

it is till-arious around here!

we  Meadow Creature LLC Broadforks! hand-built on Vashon Island, guaranteed for a lifetime of fun: tilling your beds, diggin' out blackberries and trees, removing sod and prying boulders. that's hot. come and get 'em.

LOVE wins !!! Oregon now has marriage equality after a federal judge ruled that the ban voted on previously is unconstitutional. Thank you to all of you who signed the petition at our shop over the past year, in case it needed to go to a vote again. But it doesn't, so AWESOME! xoxox
and thanks to Oregon United for Marriage for all of the hours, strength and love put in!!