Analyze Your Soil - cost share opportunity
March - April, 2015
Get reimbursed for the cost of one soil sample analysis for the purpose of improving your fruit, vegetable, herb, or ornamental production on your farm or garden. This opportunity is made possible with the grant funding from Food Roots' North Coast Grown project. We’ve hosted two workshops on soil sampling this winter so check out the attached handouts to get started. Contact Food Roots or OSU Extension if you have questions.
* OSU Extension Soil Sampling Guide (soil sample probe available for check out)
* Nutrient Analysis Labs
We have a limited number of awards available so reimbursements will be approved on a first come first serve basis. Contact Food Roots to confirm approval (firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-815-2800). If approved you will be asked to submit a receipt from your soil sample analysis, and can then be reimbursed for up to $60 worth of the laboratory analysis and shipping.
Spring Farm and Flea Market
Saturday, March 28, 2015. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Stop by to find veggie starts and flowering plants, herbs, meats, jams, and other goodies, birdhouses, collectibles, arts and crafts, jewelry, soaps and tonics, knitted items, old tools, fishing gear, and much more. The White Clover 4-H group and Food Roots will be on hand and the Tillamook Animal Shelter will have adoptable dogs to meet and greet.
Location: White Clover Grange, 36585 Hwy. 53, Nehalem
Cost: Tables/spaces are $25.00 for a 6 ft. or $30.00 for 8 ft. Space/tables will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
More information: contact John Mart at 503-298-3489 or email@example.com for a registration form.
Mushroom Cultivation on Logs and Stumps
Sunday, March 29, 2015. 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Join author "Mushroom" Jordan Weiss and vice-president of the Oregon Mycological Society and Brad Blickenstaff for a Mushroom Cultivation Workshop. In this hands-on fun workshop, we will inoculate alder logs and stumps with several different saprobic fungi- turkey tails, oyster mushrooms and lions mane. We will learn about microclimates, different inoculation techniques, initiation strategy and how to scale-up production.
Each participant will receive hands-on instruction, printed and electronic resources and an edible or medicinal mushroom log to take home!
Location: North Fork 53 event space (The Big Red Barn), 77281 Hwy. 53, Nehalem
Cost: $40 per person
RSVP: Brigham Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org
Farmers Markets in Tillamook County
Sign up for the 2015 season....
Manzanita Farmers Market
Now accepting Applications for vendors with your Product List. See the 2015 Manzanita Farmers Market Policies for more information.
Deadline: for submitting applications is April 1, 2015.
Market opens: Friday June 12th, 2015
Contact: Market Manager, Laura Swanson email@example.com
Tillamook Farmers Market
Now accepting Applications for vendors, see website for Product Lists. See Policies & Vendor Handbook for more information.
Deadline: Please mail completed forms and payments no later than May 1st. Permits and licensing may be required.
Tillamook Farmers Market
P.O. Box 494
Pacific City, OR 97135
Market opens: Saturday June 13th, 2015
Contact: Market Manager, Dawn Beyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-812-9326 (please note that phone calls received will be returned Thursdays – Mondays).
Pacific City Farmers Market
Now accepting Applications for vendors. For more information see the Pacific City Farmers Market Policies 2015.
Market opens: Sunday June 14th, 2015
Contact: Market Manager, Dawn Beyer at email@example.com
Regional events and opportunities
Family Farmer Rancher Day at the State Capitol
Monday, March 30, 2015
Join fellow farmers and food advocates from around the state to build power and educate our state’s leaders about key priorities for supporting Oregon’s local food and farm movement.
* Morning workshops on current food and farm issues facing state policy-makers
* Meetings with decision-makers alongside your neighbors and other community members
* Pop-up Farmers’ Market inside the Capitol
* Rally on the front steps of the State Capitol at 12:30 pm
Morning refreshments and lunch provided with your RSVP
Free bus from Portland
Free Carpools from Eugene, Central & Eastern Oregon (more on demand)
Location: Salem, OR
Cost: This event is FREE and generously sponsored by Willie Nelson's Farm Aid.
More information: www.friendsoffamilyfarmers.org
Registration: Deadline to RSVP is Wednesday, March 25th
Contact: FoFFice at 503-581-7124 or email Leah@friendsoffamilyfarmers.org