Calapooia Food Alliance Minutes June 19, 2017
Present: Board members: Don Lyon, Steve Brenner, Gini Bramlett, Kathleen Swayze .and Peggy Purkerson
Minutes: Minutes were approved by Kathleen and seconded by Peggy.
Treasurers Report: Currently there is $4,179.69 in checking, $16,804.56 in savings and $512.97 plus $5.00 in Selco.
Community Garden: Don will be planting beans at the CG from packets that were given to him. Since it is not convenient for anyone to pick every couple of days when they are ready, it has been decided to use them for shell type beans.
Don and Steve will begin work on the platform within a week or two.
Don suggested we purchase a one gallon gas can for the mower. If someone has one to donate, all the better.
Taking Root: Next column will focus on interplanting in the home vegetable garden as well as companion planting
Thursday Market: The SBM committee has asked to borrow a market canopy we use at the market for July 21. We decided that moving the canopy again would be too much stress on the poles.
We discussed “I Love Farmer’s Markets “ stickers idea that Gini received in an email from the Farmer’s Market Coalition. They are $25 for a pack of 200. Gini will be ordering the stickers for the market.
Kathleen suggested having more posters/banners made for the market kicking off the “Marketplace.” Gini is to inform the board when the veggie season gets underway so the posters/banners will be available. A new banner will be ordered for the pavilion, one for Old Yeller and one the size of the market banners. Don also proposed a paint job for the door panels of Old Yeller. The board liked the idea since the truck is parked on Main and Kirk sts. during market days.
Munch Night: is Friday June 23 at at 7pm at Randy’s Main St. Coffee. Speaker(s) will be from the Calapooia Watershed. Menu is a Potato Bar with all the trimmings, salad and ice cream with berries for dessert.
Mother Earth News Fair: Don informed us that he has yet to hear back from the Mother Earth people regarding us either having a booth or volunteering to help at the show. He said he would try to contact again.
Tamale Workshops: We are again supporting Dennis for three more Tamal classes scheduled for June , July and August.
New Horizon’s Film Gathering: The gathering will begin again in September.
Food Preservation Workshops: Workshops by OSU Extension and the CFA will be held at Brownsville Elementary One is July 13 on Tomatoes and Salsas and the other is July 27 on Pickles and fermenting. Classes are $15. Gini will have application available at the market.
Cider Pressing: In late August Thompson Mills will be selling boxes of apples to visitors for pressing. The CFA will be picking the apples before the events.
New Business: It was discussed promoting Azure Standard. Steve will contact Patty Linn or Jordan about doing a story.
Annual Potluck: It was decided to invite vendors to the potluck which will be held at Kathleen’s on Friday, July 21.
Elections: Kathleen, Gini and Steve are up for renomination. Steve will be sending out emails to members for voting.
Next CFA Meeting: Monday, July 17, 2017 at Community Room.
Submitted by Gini Bramlett