Posts Categorized: FFLC gardens

FOOD for Lane County Partners with Trillium Community Health Plan to Grow Produce Plus and Veggie Rx Programs

EUGENE, OREGON – (June 25, 2018) – Trillium Community Health Plan is partnering with FOOD For Lane County to expand the Produce Plus Program and improve health through a new pilot project that will integrate free access to fresh produce with diabetes prevention education. As a result of this partnership, Produce Plus is now Trillium… Read more »

Sharing the Harvest

FOOD for Lane County’s Community Garden Exchange Summer food means fun, right? Barbeques, picnics, leisurely dinners in the outdoors. But for many in our community — those struggling with food insecurity issues — summer can mean a long spell with little or no support. Fortunately, a network of vital local community programs helps to fill… Read more »

Summer Plant Sale 2017 – May 13th!

Please note that today’s Home & Garden section in the The Register-Guard says our summer plant sale is on May 12th – that’s for 2018! This year’s summer plant sale is this Saturday, May 13th, 10-5 at our Food For Lane County Youth Farm. Hope to see you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/764351887057017/ 2017 Summer Plant Sale  

Summer Plant Sale on Saturday!

Saturday May 14, 10am-5pm at the FFLC Youth Farm, 705 Flamingo Ave., Springfield Staff and volunteers will be selling veggie, flower and herb starts appropriate for spring/summer gardens. All available plants for sale are grown organically at the Food For Lane County Youth Farm. A majority of our seed is generously donated by Territorial Seed… Read more »

Spring Plant Sale at the GrassRoots Garden

April 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Spring Plant Sale at the GrassRoots Garden! 10-5. Enjoy a wide variety of edible and non-edible plant starts! For Sale: a wide variety of Youth Farm organically grown veggie, flower and herb starts as well as edible and ornamental perennials including natives, shrubs, trees, berries (lots of… Read more »

CSA Produce Boxes from the Youth Farm on Sale Now!

Pick up a box of organic produce every week for 20 weeks, from June 10 to October 22. The quantity and variety of produce varies through the growing season and provides a balanced mix of every crop that is ripe and ready. A family box feeds 3-4 adults and contains 9-12 items. The cost is… Read more »

Elementary students get hands dirty learning about where food comes from

Lane County invites kids to farms to celebrate National Farm to School Month SPRINGFIELD — A group of third-grade students from Guy Lee Elementary School got some hands-on farming experience Friday as they picked hundreds of peppers, walked through rows of lettuce, dug for worms and used their freshly harvested produce to craft their own… Read more »

Bulk Items for Sale from the Youth Farm

We are again offering certain bulk items for sale from the FOOD For Lane County Youth Farm. Onions (Red,Yellow – keep until May)-$1.25 per pound (20 pound minimum- mixes OK). Potatoes (Red, Yellow, Whites and Russets- keep until February -March)  – $1.25 per pound (20 pound minimum- mixes OK) Shallots (Large Dutch variety – keep until July!!!) –… Read more »

Young farmers learn about food, and hard work, at FOOD for Lane County Youth Farm in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — Alex Corridon gets right to the root of the issue: “I know that the food that I’m growing is going to the people who really need it.” Sweat beads on the 17-year-old’s face as she pulls onions from the dry earth that crunches under her feet as she moves around in it. Video… Read more »