Rogue Valley Farm to School has arrangements with five local farms that serve as educational farm sites. Each site is a working farm that opens its gates for local students to experience hands-on farm education. Farm sites are located throughout the Rogue Valley to allow easy access for the school districts in each region. Each farm site has outdoor kitchen facilities for harvest meals. We’re thankful to partner with such great farms!
The Farm at SOU is a living learning laboratory featuring a diverse vegetable farm on land adjacent to many pre-school, elementary, middle and high schools. The Farm has been hosting RVF2S Harvest Meals and other programs since 2014.
Suzi and Steve Fry started farming in the Rogue Valley in 1990. What was then a couple acres on Wagner Creek Road in Talent has expanded to more than 90 acres of vegetables, flowers and berries being grown in Talent, Phoenix, Medford and Ashland. Growing food organically was a way Suzi and Steve could raise their five daughters in a healthy environment, steward the land, and contribute to their community. The girls all grew up working on the farm, they all left and a couple came back.
Dunbar Farms is a large family run farm that has been in operation for over 100 years. The 160-acre farm produces hay, wine, grains and vegetables. Dunbar Farms also has a homestead dairy goat and poultry operation, and does some farm labor with draft horses.
Wandering Roots Farm is a 50 acre certified Organic fruit and vegetable farm located between Gold Hill and Rogue River. Started by Jeff and Anna Boesch in 2012, Wandering Roots Farm is a diverse operation with 8 acres of mixed vegetables, 1 acre of mixed berries, over 2 acres of mixed fruit and nut trees, and 20 acres of pasture. Wandering Roots Farm sells their produce at several farmers markets, grocery stores, and local restaurants throughout the valley.
White Oak Farm & Education Center is dedicated to cultivating connections between people and their local ecosystems by pursuing community food security, fostering agricultural and ecological diversity, and teaching the arts of sustainable living. White Oak Farm grows fruits and vegetables using principles of permaculture, integrate animal husbandry into their production systems.