photo by Guthrie Straw Photography

Collaborations 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 recommended websites for more information (and inspiration!) on how they’re working to grow our local food community.

Local (Western Washington County) Resources

Adelante Mujeres:

Forest Grove Chamber of Commerce:

Forest Grove Senior & Community Center:

Forest Grove Grange:

Food Rescue Program at Pacific University:

Willamette Valley Agriculture:

Neighborhood Notes (A Closer Look at Portland’s Local Food System):

City of Forest Grove:

Pacific University’s Center for Civic Engagement:

Growing Gardens:  htpp://

Statewide (Oregon) Resources

Multanomah County Local Food initiative:

Multnomah County Beginning Urban Farmer Apprenticeship Program:

Friends of Family Farmers:

Northern Women Farmers/Women in Agriculture (WAggies) of the North Willamette:

Oregon Food Bank:

Oregon Tilth:

Real Food Challenge:

Nationwide Resources

USDA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Program:

USFDA Farmers Markets report:

Food First (downloadable resource guide for local food policy):

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

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