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That’s My Farmer!

17th Annual - That’s My Farmer!
Thursday, April 14th, 2016, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
1376 Olive Street (Eugene)

 

Door prizes!

Delicious seasonal snacks provided by Farmers and Faith Community members!

Megan Kemple, WFFC's Farm to School Program Director, will share about partnerships with TMF farms to help educate kids about where their food comes from.

$5 to-$500 donation at the door (no one turned away)

All donations go directly to the LOW INCOME FUND,
subsidizing food shares for those who can least afford them.

For more information, call 541-607-0106

That’s My Farmer is a unique partnership between 13 Eugene faith communities and 15 area farms. This annual 'meet the farmers' event is held every April to showcase local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs and encourage people to buy direct from their farmers and eat the best and most nutritious food on God's earth.

CSA participants buy directly from local farms. Households pay at the beginning of the season to share the risk with farm families giving them much needed cash flow to sustain their businesses. In return, investing families receive a box of fresh products each week throughout the season. Most CSA programs deliver fruits and vegetables; some also include products such as meat, eggs, honey, flowers, cheese and bread.

Celebrate the farmers who grow our food and steward our land at this fun, family-friendly event. This year our theme is "Bringing Food Home For All of The People". You are invited to be part of this partnership by donating to the TMF Low Income Fund. All proceeds from the event go to this fund which subsidizes CSA shares for families in need. You may contribute to the TMF Low Income Fund at any time throughout the year. Make checks out to FUMC with TMF LIF in the memo and either deliver or mail it to First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. Eugene, OR 97401.

For more information contact:
Katharine Hunt, (541) 607-0106, keehhunt@gmail.com

Interfaith Partners: Central Lutheran, Central Presbyterian, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Eugene Mennonite Church, First Congregational (UCC), First United Methodist, St. Alice Catholic Church, St. Jude Catholic Parish, St. Mary's Episcopal, St. Peter's Catholic Church, St. Thomas Moore Catholic – Newman Center, Temple Beth Israel, Unitarian Universalist Church

Farms: Camas Swale Farm, Circle h Farm, Deck Family Farm, Excelsior Farm, FOOD for Lane County Youth Farm, Good Food Easy, Groundwork Organics Farm, Horton Road Organics, L'Etoile Farm, Northwest Youth Corps - Laurel Valley Education Farm, Organic Rednecks, Ruby & Amber's Organic Oasis, Skinner City Farm, Turnip the Beet Farm, Winter Green Farm