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Vote for Solar at Valley Flora!

We are aiming to put a 12 kW array of solar panels on the roof of our barn this spring to power our farm infrastructure at Valley Flora: walk-in cooler, irrigation pump, climate-controlled storage rooms and our propagation greenhouse. We have come a long way in our fundraising this year, thanks to a USDA grant, an Oregon Department of Energy grant, a local Wild Rivers Coast Alliance Grant, and a handful of generous individual donations.

In hopes of raising the remaining balance of funds for our solar project, we threw our hat into the ring for this sustainable farm grant-making program based in California: Cultivating Change. Grants are awarded in February on a popular vote basis, so from now until the end of the month you can vote for our project at Valley Flora - "Solar-Powered Produce” - ONCE PER DAY (I know, kinda annoying and not exactly democratic, but maybe if you’re willing you could set yourself a reminder and click “vote” every morning for the rest of the month :).

To vote for us, follow the link below and then type “Valley Flora” into the search bar. Our profile will pop up and then you can cast your vote. You will have to confirm your email address the first time in a link they send you, which might filter into spam, so look for an email from Greener Fields Together/Cultivating Change in your junk folder if it doesn’t appear in your inbox.

https://cultivatingchange.org/vote-2019/

Also, the more people we have voting for us each day, the better our chances of bringing home the solar bacon, so please share this link widely amongst your networks if you’re comfortable doing so. Thank you so much!

Hoping for a bright, renewable-energy-filled 2019 here on Floras Creek and everywhere!

The Farmstand is Open for Winter Hours!

We are open for Winter/Spring Hours Starting January 9th, 2019, in our barn (a half mile beyond the regular farmstand location).

Hours are every other Wednesday from 9 to 4 pm, rain or shine on the following dates:

  • January 9
  • January 23
  • February 6
  • February 20
  • March 6
  • March 20
  • April 3
  • April 17
  • May 1
  • May 15

To find us starting in January, follow directions to the farmstand and then continue another half mile up the road until you come to a wooden barn with a red roof on the right side of the road, just before the two mile marker. To prevent traffic jams on Wednesdays, please enter on the east side of the barn and park nose-in against the hillside, or wrap around the barn and park nose-in on the west side of the barn.

Valley Flora - Growing Good Food for Local Folks

Valley Flora is mother-and-two-daughter collective nestled on the banks of Floras Creek near Langlois, Oregon. Together, we produce over 100 varieties of vegetables, berries and fruit to feed our local coastal community year-round. Our farm was founded in 1998 with a deep commitment to ecological and organic farming practices and our passion is growing good food with an eye towards the artful. Our love of this beautiful valley – the fertile loam and the river that runs through it - inspires us to farm with the next generation in mind, and the next. We rely on crop diversity, compost, cover crops, and crop rotation to keep our farm healthy and thriving both above and below ground. Although we have chosen not to pursue organic certification, we adhere to all organic standards and production practices. With the help of our draft horses, a handful of fantastic employees, and one little tractor, we are grateful to call this our life and our livelihood (we love what we do - so much you can taste it!). Thank you for supporting small family farms like ours!  

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