JOIN US FOR OUR 2017 CO-OP FARM TOUR

Saturday, August 5th
7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Experience your food in a new way: straight from the source. Here’s your chance to knock elbows with some of the local dedicated farmers that bring food to your table everyday. Explore behind the scenes and shake the hands that grow your food. Take a ride on an air-conditioned bus and enjoy a picnic lunch provided by Chef Kristen Lyon. If you have dietary needs beyond vegetarian or wheat free, please kindly bring your own picnic lunch.

Rogue Creamery Dairy Farm

The team at Rogue Creamery create award winning cheeses right here in their namesake valley. We’re excited to show off the inspiring Organic practices on their dairy farm and meet the cows who provide the Co-op with delicious cheeses year round.

Enjoy a stroll through the paddock, learn about their sustainability efforts, pet a baby cow, and listen to the peacefulness on this farm of happy ladies.

The Farming Fish

Olivia Hittner and Michael Hasey provide the Co-op with Basil/Watercress Pesto, live watercress and bibb lettuce from their 40-acre certified Organic farm in Evans Valley. They also incorporate Aquaponics in their operation to produce Tilapia fish and a variety of leafy greens and herbs. Learn how this family produces nutritious food for our Valley while living up to their values of sustainable, innovative and joyful farming.

Sign up now!

Use our online calendar to sign up and pay at www.ashlandfood.coop or come to the Information Desk for personal assistance and payment.

Adults: $35 Co-op Owners, $40 General Public

Children 10 and under: $5

Meet at the Co-op Classroom, 300 N. Pioneer St, at 7:30 am sharp

PLEASE NOTE: Each location includes unsteady ground, lots of walking, hot sun, possible mud, and lots of fun! Bring a water bottle, hat and sturdy closed-toed shoes.

About Ashland Food Coop

Ashland Food Co-op is a consumer cooperative that operates for the benefit of our owners. It’s simple to own your share of the Co-op. Just make a one-time, refundable equity investment of $100. You may pay in full or make an initial $10 payment! You’ll be reminded at the register when another quarterly $10 payment is due until your $100 equity purchase is paid. In return, the Co-op pledges to operate for the long-term health of our community. Unlike most businesses that make decisions primarily to maximize profits, cooperatives make decisions to maximize service to their owners and the community.

More on how to become an Owner