Organically Grown in Oregon Week Events

September 14th to 20th, 2014, marks the 26th 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.

"Oregon’s organic agricultural trade is a vital segment of Oregon’s economy, and I’m proud to recognize it and its leaders with Organically Grown in Oregon Week,” says Governor Kitzhaber. “Thanks in large part to the Oregon Organic Coalition, Oregon has always been at the national forefront of sustainable, environmentally-responsible farming. Organically Grown in Oregon Week is a great way to highlight our continued innovation in and commitment to the field of organics."

2014 Organically Grown in Oregon Week Events

Week-long Promotions

  • First Alternative
    The Co-op kitchen will be promoting a $6.00 Local To-Go Plate throughout the week! Stop by First Alternative during Organically Grown in Oregon Week and see what kind of specials they have on organically grown Oregon products and produce! Look for the OGOW shelf talkers!

     
  • LifeSource Natural Foods
    Shop at LifeSource Natural foods at any point during the week of OGOW— all items on sale in the produce department will be organically grown in Oregon! Look for the close to home shelf tag.
    Samples will be served Monday through Saturday. Like the LifeSource Natural Foods facebook page. They’ll be hosting a What-do-you-know-about-organic quiz. Participants can be entered to win a basket of organically grown in Oregon foods.

Saturday, September 13

  • 11am - 3pm
    Food Front Cooperative is hosting a two day Organically Grown in Oregon Celebration starting Saturday, September 13th

    Come on down to the patio at Food Front NW to kick help us kick off Organically Grown in Oregon Week!  Organically Grown Company has generously donated some veggies that our deli will be out grilling on the patio for sampling, and the amazing volunteers from the Yes on 92 campaign will be out to answer any of your questions about the ballot measure this November.

    Location: Food Front Hillsdale’s Patio
    6344 SW Capitol Hwy
    Portland, OR 97239
    info@foodfront.coop

Sunday, September 14

  • 11am - 3pm
    Food Front Cooperative is hosting a two day Organically Grown in Oregon Celebration that ends Sunday, September 14th

    Come on down to the patio at Food Front NW to kick help us kick off Organically Grown in Oregon Week!  Organically Grown Company has generously donated some veggies that our deli will be out grilling on the patio for sampling, and the amazing volunteers from the Yes on 92 campaign will be out to answer any of your questions about the ballot measure this November.

    Location: Food Front Hillsdale’s Patio
    6344 SW Capitol Hwy
    Portland, OR 97239
    info@foodfront.coop
     
  • 12pm - 2pm
    Ashland Food Co-op is hosting Love Local Week to help celebrate OGOW:
    Local organic growers will sample their specialties at the Culinary Kiosk inside the store: Hi Hoe Produce at Blue Bird Farm - grapes and pears

Monday, September 15

  • 12pm - 2pm
    Ashland Food Co-op is hosting Love Local Week to help celebrate OGOW:
    Local organic growers will sample their specialties at the Culinary Kiosk inside the store: Blue Fox Farm - Islander sweets and bell Peppers

Tuesday, September 16

  • 11:30am - 1:30pm
    The Oregon Organic Coalition will present its 2014 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.

    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).

    2014 marks the 26th 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.

Wednesday, September 17

  • 4pm - 7pm
    First Alternative North Store: Dr. Bronner's has teamed up with Oregon Right to Know. Come meet Bronner's expert, Kris, who will be sharing Dr. Bronner's samples and information about the Yes on 92 Campaign!
    Address: 2855 Northwest Grant Ave. Corvallis, OR 97330

Thursday, September 18

  • 12pm - 2pm
    Ashland Food Co-op is hosting Love Local Week to help celebrate OGOW:
    Local organic growers will sample their specialties at the Culinary Kiosk inside the store: Rolling Hills - peaches

Saturday, September 20

  • 11:30am - 2pm
    Fry Family Farm - Green chili roasting demonstration
    Fry Family Farm will be roasting green chilies in front of the Co-op! Attendees are encouraged to place an order for the right amount and they will custom roast the chili. Purchases can be made inside the co-op, but samples will be available, served on freshly made corn tortillas from the bulk department’s certified organic masa. Enjoy a slice of freshly roasted chili in a warm tortilla while you learn the secrets of making perfect tortillas at home!

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Get Involved

For more information about participating in Organically Grown in Oregon Week contact: Stacy Kraker, 541.246.1856 or by email.

Report any activities, special events or promotions you will be having and we will post them here! Check back regularly for updates on events.