Welcome fall! Here are some activities celebrating local food and local farms. Find your perfect pumpkin, learn about seeds & sovereignty, or get ferment-y. It’s all happening this month.
Saturdays and Sundays through the month of October, 10-4, Our Table Pumpkin Patch, Sherwood, Find your perfect organic pumpkin. Vegetables, cornstalks and other items will also be available.
October 4, 3:00 – 6:30, Autumn Family Dinner at Dancing Roots Farm, Slow Food Portland, Family Friendly Farm Dinner with live music and activities for kids. Here’s a farm dinner designed with kids in mind. (Sold out!)
October 12, Hillsdale Urban Fair at the Hillsdale Farmers Market, all kinds of categories for your homemade favorites.
October 14, 5:30-8:30, InFARMation and Beer!, Friend of Family Farmers, Holocene, Portland, all ages. Learn how international trade policy affects the food and farms you love.
October 15, 6:30 – 8:30, GMOs: Theological and Ethical Perspectives Forum, Schlatter Chapel, Warner Pacific College, 2219 SE 68th Ave, Portland, Sponsored by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and Warner Pacific College.
October 16 & 17, Portland Fermentation Festival, tastings & workshops, times vary. Check the website.
October 17 – 19, Farmers Rising! Beginning Farmer Convivium, Friends of Family Farmers, Springfield Oregon. Registration required.
October 19, 2-6, La Finquita Del Buho Harvest Festival, Helvetia, Meet your farmers and tour a CSA at this on-farm celebration.
October 22, 7–9 – Winona LaDuke speaks at PSU, Organizer, advocate for food and sustainability, and former vice presidential candidate, Winona LaDuke provides the keynote address at the Portland State University Sustainability Day. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance.