'Meet Your Farmer' dance set

Local farmers and dancing fans come together this month in a "Meet Your Farmer" barn dance planned by the community organization Thrive.

The dance is from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at the historic Hanley Farm hay barn, 1053 Hanley Road, between Medford and Jacksonville. The charge to get in is $5. Admission is free for children 16 and younger.

J Doomis will call contra and square dances to the music of the No-Name String Band. Chili and cornbread from First Street Cafe will be available for $5, and locally brewed beer will be available from Southern Oregon Brewing.

Fry Family Farm, Siskiyou Sustainable Cooperative, Barking Moon Farm, Mud Puddle Farm, Swallow Springs Farm, Runnymede Farm, Willow-Witt Ranch and Yale Creek Ranch will have representatives at the event, which is aimed at providing education about community supported agriculture.

In addition to Thrive, sponsors include Grange Co-op, Northwest Farm Credit and the Southern Oregon Historical Society.

For more information, call Lois at 541-488-7272 or go to www.BuyLocalRogue.org.

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