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.

2017 Organically Grown in Oregon Week Events

Weeklong Events

  • McFarlane's Bark in Milwaukie and Vancouver are giving the choice to the customer for their give-away; either a packet of marvelous High Mowing brand organic and non-GMO vegetable or herb seeds; value $2.75 each or a one-gallon bag of soil mix made from our Compo-Stuff product; value $1.90. "We enjoy these promotional events; it is good for the planet and we here at McFarlane’s love knowing that when we go to work, we are doing the right thing." -Kathleen McFarlane

Wednesday, September 13, 2017   11:30am - 1:30pm

The Oregon Organic Coalition will present its 2017 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 Garry Stephenson, Director, Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems Coordinator, Small Farms Program.

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.

2017 marks the 29th 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 spotlight all that has been accomplished in this vital segment of Oregon's economy.

Past Events