Organically Grown in Oregon Week

September 10th - 16th 2017 has been declared Organically Grown in Oregon Week (OGOW) by Governor Kate Brown. The Governor's action came at the request of the Oregon Organic Coalition, which will coordinate an agenda of activities throughout the week, all designed to celebrate Oregon's organic agriculture.

Governor's 2017 Proclamation

Now, 
Therefore:

"I, Kate Brown, Governor of the State of Oregon, hereby proclaim September 10-16, 2017 to be Organically Grown in Oregon Week in Oregon and encourage all Oregonians to join in this observance.”

September 2017 will mark the 29th anniversary of Organically Grown in Oregon Week (OGOW), a tradition that began in 1988 to celebrate Oregon's organic industry and recognize the leaders of the movement. To introduce Oregonians to the state's riches, a selection of organic farms, retailers, certifiers and farmers markets have lined up a slate of educational, family-friendly activities that will provide firsthand experiences with exposure to the cornucopia of delicious, healthful foods produced by the local organic community.

2017 Organically Grown in Oregon Week Events

This Year's Weeklong Events

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

  • 11:30am - 1:30pm
    The Oregon Organic Coalition will present its 2017 Awards for Excellence luncheon ceremony. Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center in the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center, Ecotrust building: 721 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 200 Portland, OR. Keynote address by Garry Stephenson, Director, Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems Coordinator, Small Farms Program.

    Awards are given in the following categories:  Farm: Crops, Farm: Livestock, Farmworker (organization and individual), Processor, Wholesaler, Consumer Advocacy Group, Organic Policy Analyst, Environment & Health Organization, Certifier, Retailer, Scientist, Organic advocate (individual). Nominations will be accepted until August 1st. Download the form here.

    2017 marks the 29th anniversary of Organically Grown in Oregon Week, a tradition that began in 1988 as a means for celebrating Oregon’s organic industry and recognizing the leaders of Oregon’s organic movement.  During the week-long celebration, Oregon retailers, farmers, producers, farmer's markets, and industry specialists around the state will host special events to spot light all that has been accomplished in this vital segment of Oregon's economy.


Get Involved

For more information about participating in Organically Grown in Oregon Week contact: Stacy Kraker, 541.246.1856 or by email.

Report any activities, special events or promotions you will be having and we will post them here! Check back regularly for updates on events. Learn more about OGOW Promotional Materials to be used during OGOW events here.

Awards for Excellence Luncheon

The 2017 Awards for Excellence will be presented at the Oregon Organic Coalition’s annual awards luncheon at the Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center in the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center, Ecotrust building: 721 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 200 Portland, OR.

Past Years Events