Food Partners and Links

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Partnerships with local governments, businesses, landowners, farmers, educators, and social service providers are essential in the creation of a more inclusive, extensive food network.  Please visit our partners’ websites for more information (and inspiration!) on how they’re working to grow our local food community.

Local (Western Washington County) Resources

Adelante Mujeres:  http://www.adelantemujeres.org/

Forest Grove Chamber of Commerce: http://visitforestgrove.com/

Forest Grove Senior & Community Center:  http://fgscc.org/FGSCC/Welcome.html

Forest Grove Grange:  http://www.orgrange.org/find.htm#Washington

Food Rescue Program at Pacific University:  http://www.pacificu.edu/cce/programs/foodrescue.cfm

Willamette Valley Agriculture:  http://willamettevalleyagriculture.wikidot.com/dairy-creek-community-food-web

Neighborhood Notes (A Closer Look at Portland’s Local Food System):  http://www.neighborhoodnotes.com/news/2012/03/a_closer_look_at_portlands_local_food_system/

City of Forest Grove:  http://www.forestgrove-or.gov/

Pacific University’s Center for Civic Engagement:  http://www.pacificu.edu/cce/

Growing Gardens:  htpp://www.growing-gardens.org

Statewide (Oregon) Resources

Multanomah County Local Food initiative:  http://web.multco.us/sustainability/local-food

Multnomah County Beginning Urban Farmer Apprenticeship Program: http://web.multco.us/sustainability/BUFA

Friends of Family Farmers:  http://www.friendsoffamilyfarmers.org/

Northern Women Farmers/Women in Agriculture (WAggies) of the North Willamette: northernwomenfarmers@lists.oregonstate.edu

Oregon Food Bank:  http://www.oregonfoodbank.org/

Oregon Tilth: http://www.tilth.org

Real Food Challenge: http://www.realfoodchallenge.org/

Nationwide Resources

USDA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Program:  http://www.start2farm.gov/

USFDA Farmers Markets report:  http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/farmersmarkets

Food First (downloadable resource guide for local food policy):   http://www.foodfirst.org/en/publications/policybriefs

Check out these great webinars from The National Young Farmers Coalition and Democracy at Work :

An Introduction to Worker Cooperatives for Farmers and Start Ups

Cooperative Business Models For Young Farmers Webinar

2 thoughts on “Food Partners and Links

  1. This just in! (3/812)

    FARM MANAGER, Small-Farm Cooperative, Portland OR

    We are looking for an enthusiastic, well-organized, and multi-skilled Farm Manager, Systems Coordinator and Jack/Jill of all Trades to oversee day-to-day operations and assist with long-term planning at our small-farm cooperative.

    Community by Design is embarking on a unique experiment to create a small-farm incubator on a 58-acre parcel of land within 15 miles of downtown Portland, Oregon. The goal is an integrated business and residential community with a mix of long-term and short-term farmers working, living on, and stewarding the land.

    Openness to both Permaculture design and Biodynamic agriculture is a must. The ideal candidate would have experience with operating and repair of farm equipment, know how to set up systems for management, and have the ability to communicate with and oversee a diverse group of people.

    If you are a person with a passion for sustainable farming, the desire and willingness to live and work in community, and if you have the experience we are looking for, please fill out the application available on our website.

    Application due: April 1st, 2012

    Employment start date: As soon as possible (minimum 2 year commitment)

    This is a full-time, salaried exempt position with seasonally variable 50-hour work weeks including some weekend duties based on the needs of plant and animal life-cycles.

    http://www.communitybydesignllc.org/jobs


    Michele Knaus
    Executive Director, Friends of Family Farmers

    http://www.friendsoffamilyfarmers.org

    503-841-0305

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