Awards for Excellence
Organically Grown in Oregon Week Events
September 11th to 17th, 2016, marks the 28th anniversary of Organically Grown in Oregon Week (OGOW), a tradition that began in 1988 to celebrate Oregon's organic industry and recognize the leaders of the movement. To introduce Oregonians to the state's riches, a selection of organic farms, retailers, certifiers and farmers markets have lined up a slate of educational, family-friendly activities that will provide firsthand experiences with exposure to the cornucopia of delicious, healthful foods produced by the local organic community.
2016 Organically Grown in Oregon Week Events
Carioca Bowls serves delicious açaí fruit bowls and hearty kitchari bowls featuring healthy organic foods with lots of raw, organic and locally-sourced ingredients. During Organically Grown in Oregon Week, Carioca Bowls will be highlighting the regional growers supplying the fruits and vegetables for their bowls. Drop in for some yoga and meditation in the adjacent studio! 827 NE Alberta St. Portland, Oregon 97211
Food Front Cooperative Grocery in Portland, OR is promoting organic, Oregon produce and product in their stores all week long! See which items will be on sale each day here. Visit either location: 2375 NW Thurman St, Portland, OR 97210 or 6344 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97239. They will also host a grilling on Saturday, September 19th. Details below.
SoupCycle services Portland, Corvallis and Bend, Oregon with bicycle delivery service to major metro neighborhoods. During Organically Grown in Oregon Week, they will be serving up a delicious soup, featuring organically grown ingredients from Oregon farmers. Place your order online and SoupCycle will deliver it right to your door!
Sunday, September 11
- 10:00am - 7:00pm
BRING Home & Garden Tour will host its eight annual tour on the art of sustainable living. Mountain Rose Herbs will be hosting a small afterparty to celebrate as well. Tickets are on sale for $9 in advance ($12 day of). The tour will take place 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday, September 11th. Visit 10 sites that feature ideas and inspiration for low-impact living. Topics include: Installing and using energy efficient appliances, DIY cleaning products, recycling how-to, backyard composting, sustainable gardening, beekeeping, and more.
Afterwards, tour-goers are invited to SPROUT from 3 – 7 pm for a chance to mingle with fellow tour-goers. 25% of the drink sales benefit BRING. Attendees can also test drive electric vehicles as well.
Tuesday, September 13
- 11:30am - 1:30pm
The Oregon Organic Coalition will present its 2016 Awards for Excellence luncheon ceremony. Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center in the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center, Ecotrust building: 721 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 200 Portland, OR. Keynote address by Elise Higley, Director of Our Family Farms, a non-profit that works to protect family farms against the threats of genetically engineered crops. She was campaign manager for Our Family Farms Coalition in 2014 that fought to win the ban against GE crops in Jackson County, Oregon. She and her husband Jeff own and operate Oshala Farm in Applegate Valley where they grow 68 crops on 113 acres. Elise is passionate about bringing people together to work towards sustainable solutions that will preserve our agricultural heritage in Oregon. She works to educate and inspire value-based action into our community at large.
Awards are given in the following categories: Farm: Crops, Farm: Livestock, Farmworker (organization and individual), Processor, Wholesaler, Consumer Advocacy Group, Organic Policy Analyst, Environment & Health Organization, Certifier, Retailer, Scientist, Organic advocate (individual). Nominations will be accepted until August 1st. Download the form here.
2016 marks the 28th anniversary of Organically Grown in Oregon Week, a tradition that began in 1988 as a means for celebrating Oregon’s organic industry and recognizing the leaders of Oregon’s organic movement. During the week-long celebration, Oregon retailers, farmers, producers, farmer's markets, and industry specialists around the state will host special events to spot light all that has been accomplished in this vital segment of Oregon's economy.
Saturday, September 17
Earth & Sea Salts will be tasting out their simply, organic salt blends during Eugene's Saturday Market. Look for their booth from 10am - 5pm at 126 E 8th St, Eugene, OR 97402 Booth #103 on Saturday, September 17th. Try these sea salt seasoning blends made with Celtic Sea Salt and organic ingredients (garlic, herbs and lemon & lime juice). These culinary infusions of sea salt, herbs and garlic make everything taste yummy! Simple and healthy recipes included!
For more information about participating in Organically Grown in Oregon Week contact: Stacy Kraker, 541.246.1856 or by email.
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