Mission: We are a grassroots organization promoting sensible policies, programs, and regulations that protect and expand the ability of Oregon’s family farmers to run a successful land-based enterprise while providing safe and nutritious food for all Oregonians. Through education, advocacy, and community organizing, Friends of Family Farmers supports socially and environmentally responsible family-scale agriculture and citizens working to shape healthy rural and urban communities.
Target demographics: farmers and citizens to shape and support socially and environmentally responsible family-scale agriculture in Oregon.
As small farmers for over 15 years, when we heard of this group we thought, "finally!" Finally there is an advocate for small scale, direct-market farmers who are concerned about protecting our Earth, the importance of local food systems and the long-term viability of farmers. The Farm Bureau essentially ignored us & didn't take us seriously, and they certainly didn't represent us at the state legislature. Friends of Family Farmers works for those of us who tend the land as well as the growing population of folks who want to know the source of their food and to know it was grown with love and care. We are extremely grateful for the work of FoFF.
Professional with expertise in this field,04/30/2012
As an individual who was raised and now own a family farm; it is so exciting to have an organization that is helping us have our voices heard in Oregon! Friends of Family Farmers, thank you for helping law makers see the perspective of farming from the small farm community.