Join the Food Film Fest folks for “Symphony of the Soil” next Thursday….

F102_SymphonyOfTheSoil_082912Join us at 7:30 pm on Thursday the 20th, at the Forest Grove Grange.


“Unfolding with gentle joy and an unexpected beauty, this ode to the miracle of the Earth’s topmost layer gives us a newfound respect for the ground beneath our feet.”
- New York Times *Critics Pick

“This film raises the bar. It makes you care about our Earth’s precious skin, so rare among planets.”
- Washington Post

This screening is free, 7:30 pm on Thursday the 20th, at the Forest Grove Grange… See you there!

Please spread the word about this LOCAL CATTLE CLASS!

‘Cattle 101′ With Nita Wilton

Saturday, April 5, 2014

10am -3pm

Location: TorWynd Farm
21000 NE Cove Orchard Rd.
Yamhill, OR 97148

Learn about rotational grazing and intensive pasture management,
nutrition, fencing, breeds and conformation, the art and science of grass,
etc. Class will be held outside, and warm clothes and muck boots are suggested.
No dogs, please.

Cost: $60 in advance, $65 day of class (bring your lunch)
Coffee, tea and water provided

Class is located at TorWynd Farm, a 100-year old farmstead on 40 acres
in Yamhill, now in its 1st year as a beef cattle operation on reclaimed
pastures, located south of Forest Grove on Hwy 47. Limited overnight
accommodations are available, please inquire for information and directions.

About Nita Wilton, cattle mentor and instructor: “Our farm is a 180-acre, 1881 homestead located near the Columbia River Gorge. Our goal is to be as
self-sufficient as possible. We rotationally graze our beef cattle, and raise
most of our own food, use wood from our woodlot for heat, and maintain our own watershed, using a hydraulic rams for water delivery.”    Nita is available for private consultation. Follow Nita’s humorous and informative blog “Throwback at Trapper Creek” at


For class reservations and inquiries:
For directions and accommodations:, 971.219.1344

F.E.A.S.T. is coming to Forest Grove again… in March!

FOOD. EDUCATION. AGRICULTURE. SOLUTIONS. TOGETHER. – F.E.A.S.T. is coming to Forest Grove again!

On Saturday, March 8, 2014, from 1:30 to 4:30  p.m. at the Forest Grove Senior and Community Center,

co-sponsored by the Oregon Food Bank, Diary Creek Community Food Web and the Forest Grove Senior & Community Center.

This community-wide event is free and includes snacks.

Come share your ideas, concerns and solutions about our local food systems.

Three years ago, in February 2011, almost one hundred people attended our first FEAST.  Since then,  the Dairy Creek Community Food Web has been working to bring together all the groups, agencies and individuals who are reporting their efforts regarding:


We need your participation!  Free childcare –advance reservation required. Go to and click on “contact the organizer”.

Click here to download the official flyer! F.E.A.S.T

Food Film Festival Next Thursday!


Even if you are too busy, consider coming to celebrate our FOOD this season!

“We are stardust, we are golden and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden..”  Joni Mitchell

Co-sponsored by Dairy Creek Community Food Web and Forest Grove Grange



Third Thursday Food Film Festival
at  Forest Grove Grange
1917  “B” Street

DECEMBER 19, 2013       7:30 pm

Free film, free popcorn, fine conversation!

“The environmental, social, and moral costs of modern agriculture are clearly explained in this deeply personal film…an engrossing documentary.”

Coming to Forest Grove… BIOCHAR!

A BIOCHAR WORKSHOP to help increase nutrition available through your soil to your crops and garden plants.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 3 to 5 pm, our presenter will be Jim Karnofski, owner and chemist from BioCharm Farm in Ilwaco, Washington.


“My soil talk is all about providing the ideal habitat for soil microbiology which is the only way to produce excellent quality of nutrient dense vegetables and feed. The proper care of soil fertility is the human answer to ideal health and wellness. I teach what I consider the fundamental basics of soil fertility with the use of custom mineral fertilizers and biochar.”


Please come, and invite your grower friends and colleagues to Jim’s presentation at St. Anthony’s House, 1660 Elm St, Forest Grove, 97116, from 3 to 5 pm, Tuesday, December 3, 2013.

{No-host dinner afterwards, location to be determined, previous notification needed by Monday, December 2, to:}


“Fill Your Pantry Market” Vendor List, Part TWO!

Gales Meadow Organic Farm:

Potatoes and Winter Squash, pickles, Paprika, catsup, dried tomatoes, maybe dried peppers

Midnite Oils:
Handcrafted soaps with herbs; pain relief lotions & massage oils; body butter: all products contain plants grown locally.
N&N Amaro Produce:
Winter squash, peppers, potatoes, onions, kale, swiss chard, beets, greens, eggs.
Mountainside Herbal Farms:
Pumpkins – “Winter luxury,” “Jamboree,” “Fairytale,” and “Kakai”; lettuce starts, kale starts, lemongrass starts, basil starts.
Taste of Hungary:
Hungary “Kalacs,” “chinny cake,” cabbage rolls, cake, pastry.
Jim Dandy Farm:
Pears, beets, squash, apples, peppers.
Greenwillow Grains:
Mill-dated pastry & bread flours, buckwheat, barley & rye flours, rolled oats, red & white wheatberries.
Fraga Farmstead Creamery:
Goat milk cheeses,
Dolce Farm & Orchards:
Venus Grape jam, raspberry cinnamon jam, carmel pear butter, spiced apple butter, other various jams/butters/chutney, spiced apple rings (pickled), eggs,  frozen pastured heritage chicken, frozen chicken feet.

Here’s the “Fill Your Pantry” Lineup!

AS OF Thursday, OCTOBER 24, here are the items vendors have listed for sale at the Fill Your Pantry Market:
[ We expect more vendors!]

Mountaindale Farms:

Apple butter; Tomato jam; Tomato pepper jelly, Dilly beans; dried Borghese tomatoes; horseradish.

Dairy Creek Farm:

Raw honey; bee pollen; propolis tincture; beeswax candles; bee products: lotionbars, soaps, salves, lipcare; Blueberry honey jam; pickled vegetables: Green beans, honey pickled beets.

Amaro’s Produce:

Eggs; zucchini, potatoes; peppers; quinces; chilacaotes; apples; onions; buttercup squash; acorn squash, roasted peppers.

BigFoot Bread Company:

Bread, cake, cinnamon rolls, cookies, English muffins.

Don Felipe Products:

Frozen green and red Toulacan style chorizo (Mexican Sausage)

B Street Permaculture Farm:

Organic Yukon Gold potatoes; winter squash, Red Garnet Amaranth grain; popping corn.

Bennett Urban Farm:

Coffee By The Cup and 1/2 pound beans/grounds; fresh made jams.

Sweetrock Farm Swiss Bakery:

Whole wheat bread; 100% rye bread; various pastries; baguettes, etc. (Traditional artisan Swiss bread & pastries.)

Three D Ranch:
Garlic varieties; butternut squash.