Organically Grown in Oregon Week Events

September 15th to 21st, 2013, marks the 25th anniversary of Organically Grown in Oregon Week, 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."

2013 Organically Grown in Oregon Week Events

Tuesday, September 17

  • 11:30am - 1:30pm
    The Oregon Organic Coalition will present its 2013 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).
    2013 marks the 25th 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.

Friday, September 20

Saturday, September 21

  • 11am - 2pm - Harvest Hoedown
    First Alternative Co-op South Store
    1007 SE 3rd St., Corvallis, OR
    Celebrating local and organic growers and products with music, food, and fun for all ages! Enjoy free samples from vendors, ciderpressing, kids’ activities, and tastings from local brewers for the adults!
    Check out the fun and fantastic entries in our Scarecrow Contest, details below. Dance to local music, partake in outdoor yoga led by LiveWell Studio, and celebrate another successful growing season.
    FMI: Donna Tarasawa, 541-753-3115x328,
    Sponsored by First Alternative Co-op, Corvallis, OR
    Harvest Hoedown Scarecrow contest:
    Individuals or families can enter their scarecrow into the contest. Set up your scarecrow by 11am on Saturday 21st and displayed through the end of September.
    Deadline to enter: September 16th
    Two prize categories: Most Original, Peoples’ Choice, to be votes on September 21-30th. Win a Co-op gift card!
    Registration: free
    Staff eligible to win.
    FMI: Yadira Ruiz, 541-753-3115x335 or

In celebration of Organically Grown in Oregon Week and back to school, Organic Valley will be hosting activities, tastings and drawings--check it out at
Organic Valley OGOW events:
September 10 & 14—Whole Foods Markets’ Kids Day of Service Activities—providing Organic Valley refreshments for volunteers—sign up at your neighborhood Whole Foods Market
September 12—Back to School Sampling Organic Valley Lunch Box Favorites at Food Front Coop NW Thurman
September 18-- Back to School Sampling Organic Valley Lunch Box Favorites at Food Front Coop Hillsdale

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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.

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