Youth Farm to Sell Organic Vegetables

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Food for Lane County Youth Farm returns for a fourth year on Thursday at Riverbend. Youth farmers helped grow more than 35 kinds of organic fruits and vegetables at the farm on Flamingo Ave. Every Thursday, they’ll be selling them at Riverbend. The farm stand will be stocked with salad mix, … Continue reading »

FFLC Plant Sale Preps Under Way

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Food For Lane County staff and volunteers will be selling veggies, flowers and herb starts at their Summer Plant Sale. They’ll offer 70 varieties of tomatoes, 35 varieties of peppers and much more. They’ll also be selling Roots Organic potting soil and liquid fertilizers. The family event will include live music and tours … Continue reading »

FFLC Donations Down at Spring Game

EUGENE, Ore. – The stands at the Ducks spring game on Saturday weren’t as packed as usual. Fewer people in the stands, translated to fewer donations for Food for Lane County. FFLC relies on the spring game as a major fundraiser and this year it was left with about 11,000 pounds short in donations. It’s … Continue reading »

Interview: Chef’s Night Out

EUGENE, Ore. — Food for Lane County is hosting its 24th Annual Chef’s Night Out Tuesday. It’s a culinary adventure where guests get to enjoy samples from the area’s premier restaurants, wineries and microbreweries. FFLC representative Dawn Marie Woodward stopped by KEZI 9 News Midday to share what this year has to offer. Chef’s Night … Continue reading »

Kicking Off “Empty Bowl Season”

Eugene, Ore. — Local artists are lending their hands for a good cause this weekend, hoping to help feed hungry people in our community. It’s the annual Food for Lane County “Throw-a-Thon,” and dozens of potters are coming together at Clay Space to make hundreds of hand-crafted bowls for the upcoming Empty Bowl Sale. Organizers … Continue reading »

Spring Game Benefits FFLC

EUGENE, Ore. — The Ducks’ Spring Game got everyone excited for football Saturday, while helping Food For Lane County collect thousands of pounds of food. The price of admission for the Ducks’ return to the field was canned food. FFLC collected non-perishable food items as fans made their way into Autzen Stadium for the first … Continue reading »

FFLC Gardens Need Green Thumbs

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Spring is on its way. While it may be too early to plant vegetables, the Food for Lane County gardens are getting ready for the growing season. At FLLC’s Youth Farm there’s always work to be done, even in the off season when it’s gray and cloudy. “Even when it rains, yes,” … Continue reading »

FFLC Meets its Donation Goal

EUGENE, Ore. — Food For Lane County announce that it had met its donation goal Tuesday, way ahead of schedule. In early February, organizers say an anonymous donor approached them with a challenge to raise $100,000 by February 28th and the donor would match the amount. Since then, organizers say donations have been pouring in … Continue reading »