Non-profit organizations and trade associations are dedicated to serving Oregon and its food and agriculture system. Learn more at their websites.
1000 Friends of Oregon works with Oregonians to enhance quality of life by building livable urban and rural communities, protecting family farms and forests, and conserving natural areas.
The Regenerative Agriculture Program provides aspiring and existing Latino immigrant farmers and gardeners with the training and skills necessary to grow produce using regenerative methods and to successfully market their products.
The Black Food Sovereignty Coalition (BFSC) serves as a collaboration hub for Black and Brown communities to confront the systemic barriers that make food, place and economic opportunities inaccessible to us. BFSC is focused on meeting these barriers with creative, innovative, and sustainable solutions.
Blue Zones Project is a movement that's transforming the well-being of Oregon. Together we can make our community a healthier, happier place to live, work, learn, and play.
Central Oregon Locavore promotes local food and farmers for the health of our community. We work for an ecologically stable and socially just food system in Central Oregon by improving access to fresh, nutrient-dense local food, educating the community about the benefits of sustainably produced food and supporting farmers and ranchers.
Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers is a non-profit organization of 440 growers and 20 shippers of tree fruit in the Mid-Columbia area. Hood River, Wasco and Sherman counties in Oregon; and Klickitat and Skamania counties in Washington produce more than 225,000 tons of cherries, apples and pears. The Association works to encourage and promote the fruit industry through legislation, research, education and marketing; to support growers through the exchange of information regarding sound practices and regulations; and to work cooperatively with other industries and organizations.
The Culinary Breeding Network works to build communities of plant breeders, seed growers, farmers, produce buyers, chefs and other stakeholders to improve quality in vegetables, fruits and grains.
Cultivate Oregon, a non-profit project of Earth Island Institute, is focused on regenerative agriculture issues, including building local seed and food system resiliency and increasing organic production throughout the state.
Ecotrust creates and accelerates triple-bottom-line innovations to benefit our region and inspire the world. Our work is rooted in the region from California to Alaska that holds productive lands and determined people. On the farm, at the coast, in the forest, and across our cities, we work in partnership towards an equitable, prosperous, climate-smart future. We recognize the legacy of colonialism and the deep inequities of this place, and we believe that radical, practical change is possible and necessary. Since 1991, we have created durable change and sparked ideas across the globe.
Familias en Acción Nutrition & Food Equity Program is a culturally and linguistically specific community program and curriculum to provide knowledge and advocacy skills about food justice, social determinants of health, and family health while creating strong Latino communities.
Farm Commons is a non-profit organization founded in 2012 for the purpose of providing accessible and affordable legal information to sustainable farmers.
Food Alliance works at the juncture of science, business and values to define and promote sustainability in agriculture and the food industry, and to ensure safe and fair working conditions, humane treatment of animals, and careful stewardship of ecosystems.
Food Northwest, formerly the Northwest Food Processors Association, is a trade association organized to advance the ability of the food industry to produce and deliver wholesome, safe food from the Pacific Northwest to the world.
Food Roots strives to grow a robust and equitable food system in Tillamook County through community engagement, education, food producer support, and improved access to local food.
FoodCorps is a national service organization that partners with communities to connect kids to healthy food in school. In 18 states and Washington D.C., FoodCorps places AmeriCorps service members in schools to teach kids about healthy food and build a schoolwide culture of health.
Friends of Family Farmers is the voice for Oregon family farmers who responsibly steward their land and feed our communities. We promote sensible policies, programs, and regulations that protect and expand the ability of family farmers and ranchers to run successful land-based enterprises while providing safe and nutritious food for all Oregonians.
Gorge Grown Food Network aims to build an inclusive, resilient regional food system that improves the health and well-being of our community.
Grow Portland is a nonprofit organization dedicated to hands-on, culturally-responsive school garden education.
As an organization that has been working for over 20 years to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables through our educational programs in elementary schools, in the back yards of low-income families and in 16 correctional facilities, we at Growing Gardens are committed to improving the lives of all people in Oregon.
The Healthy Food in Health Care program harnesses the purchasing power, expertise, and voice of the healthcare sector to advance the development of a sustainable food system.
The High Desert Food & Farm Directory is full of information to connect High Desert citizens and visitors with food that is grown, raised and produced in the region and the local family farmers, ranchers, and businesses that are committed to producing, purchasing, and providing local food to Central Oregon communities.
Huerto de la Familia offers Latino families a place to connect to their roots and the earth by growing their own food, as well as training and peer education in organic gardening, small-scale farming and small business creation.
Marion Polk Food Share is an independent nonprofit that helps lead the fight to end hunger in Marion and Polk counties. The Food Share collects and distributes food to a network of more than 100 partner agencies.
Mudbone Grown believes in creating kinship, cultural pride and self-sufficiency through the cultivation of land ownership and land use.
NVFT is dedicated to preserving and encouraging productive farmland, farmers, and food businesses in Tillamook and Clatsop Counties. We are working towards multiple models of land ownership and management, economic stimulus for entrepreneurs through 0% loans and grants, and longterm preservation of farmland in Oregon
The mission of North Coast Food Web is to cultivate healthy communities and a vibrant economy through food and agriculture. Our vision of a North Coast “food web” is a community that is home to a diverse and thriving group of farmers, fishermen, and foragers. These food producers have strong relationships with families, local businesses and organizations and are a pillar of our coastal economy. Healthy food is easier to access for all of us, regardless of who we are and our financial means. The connections made through the “web” contribute to the increased health and wellbeing we see in our community.
The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides works to protect community and environmental health and inspire the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides.
The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board is engaged in many areas of Indian health, including legislation, health promotion and disease prevention, as well as data surveillance and research.
Oregon Agricultural Trust partners with farmers and ranchers to permanently protect and pass on their agricultural lands, and keep them in production for future generations.
The Oregon Cattlemen's Association (OCA) is powered by grassroots members at the county level across the state. OCA works to protect the rights of ranchers, farmers and private property owners to promote environmentally and socially sound cattle industry practices.
In collaboration with farmers, OrCAN's goal is to build a regenerative agricultural economy in Oregon that is rooted in community and thrives through disruptions big and small.
The Oregon Community Food Systems Network is a collaboration of 56 nonprofit organizations and allies dedicated to strengthening local and regional food systems to deliver better economic, social, health and environmental outcomes across the state.
The Oregon Dairy Farmers Association (ODFA) works on behalf of Oregon’s nearly 200 licensed Grade A dairy farming families and is committed to promoting an atmosphere in Oregon for dairy farmers to prosper and grow.
Oregon Farm Bureau is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the interests of farming and ranching families in the public and policymaking arenas. With nearly 7,000 member families professionally engaged in agriculture, Farm Bureau is Oregon’s largest general agriculture advocacy organization, representing all farm sizes, production methods, and commodities. Our ultimate aim is the survival, success, and sustainability of family farms and ranches in Oregon.
The Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of youth, families, farms, and the environment by supporting members of Oregon’s farm to school and school garden community the their work to incorporate healthy, local food into school meals and implement food and garden-based education.
Oregon Farmers Markets Association supports local agriculture and healthy communities by strengthening and promoting Oregon’s farmers markets.
Oregon Food Bank is here to help you and your family find food assistance. Use the Food Bank's FoodFinder to search for a food pantry or pick-up site near you.
The Oregon Pasture Network (OPN) is a program of Friends of Family Farmers, designed to support the growth of pasture-based farming in our state. OPN is a community of farmers, ranchers, food business owners and consumers who believe that sustainable, humane, pasture-raised, animal agriculture is the best way to produce animal products.
Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) is the leading business association for the foodservice and lodging industry in Oregon. A not-for-profit trade organization, ORLA advocates for over 10,000 foodservice locations and more than 2,000 lodging establishments in Oregon.
Since its founding in 2001, Oregon Rural Action has been working to promote social justice, agricultural and economic sustainability, and stewardship of the region's land, air and water. It brings people together to build strong communities by providing information and tools for local people to use in addressing the issues affecting our communities.
The Oregon Seed Council is a trade organization that advocates for seed farmers, seed marketers, brokers, researchers and others involved in the Oregon seed industry.
Oregon Sustainable Agriculture Land Trust (OSALT), the only statewide Land Trust in Oregon focused on preserving land for sustainable agriculture, acts similarly to a traditional land trust, but focuses on agriculture. Every day we lose fertile ground to development and the trend will continue. OSALT offers a sound option to landowners wanting to leave a legacy in the preservation of their land. This fundraiser supports our Legacy Fund which is dedicated to covering the costs of managing our existing properties as well as expenses related to land acquisitions. Individuals and businesses that struggled to maintain the land as a farm due to economic constraints can now cultivate land held in trust by OSALT.
Oregon Tilth strives to make our food system and agriculture biologically sound and socially equitable.
Oregon Wheat Growers League strives to enhance the profitability of Oregon wheat growers by communication and education; assuring markets; and conducting and stimulating research.
The Oregon Wine Council (OWC) is Oregon’s leading, statewide wine industry advocacy association. Representing over fifty percent of Oregon Wine grapes, grown, produced and sold, the OWC advocates on behalf of growers, producers and businesses supporting Oregon’s thriving wine industry across the state.
Outgrowing Hunger cares for people by nurturing connection to nature, food, and community.
The Pacific NW CSA Coalition connects you with your farmer through Community Supported Agriculture. The Coalition helps people find local farms, and helps farmers create sustainable, thriving businesses. The Coalition believes a vibrant, environmentally sound local food system is created by building relationships between farmers and households through healthy, accessible, local food.
Looking for resources to help afford groceries? SNAP helps you keep healthy food on the table, so you don't have to choose between things like medicine, rent or food. Applying is easy and Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon are happy to help.
The Rock Creek Learning Garden promotes interdisciplinary academic achievement, leadership development and sustainable food systems.
PCUN’s fundamental goal is to empower farmworkers to understand and take action against systematic exploitation and all of its effects.
Rockwood Food System Collaborative (RFSC) uses food, nutritional education, business incubation and agricultural development as tools to help our neighbors attain better health outcomes, greater equity, more prosperity, a cleaner environment, and more social capital. The charter members of RFSC are Black Food Sovereignty Council, Oregon Food Bank, Oregon State University Extension Service, Outgrowing Hunger, Rockwood CDC, Tempe Movement, Inc., and Wallace Rockwood Medical Clinic. New members apply following the group bylaws. Individual neighbors are welcome to join by making application.
Rogue Farm Corps trains and equips the next generation of farmers and ranchers through hands-on educational programs and the preservation of farmland. RFC envisions a world in which land is deeply cared for, power is equitably shared, and farms, ranches, and the people who work them flourish.
Rogue Valley Farm to School educates children about our food system through hands-on farm and garden programs, and by increasing local foods in school meals. We inspire an appreciation of local agriculture that improves the economy and environment of our community and the health of its members.
The Rogue Valley Food System Network is a nonprofit collaborative that brings together businesses, nonprofit organizations, government entities, farmers, and passionate community members to improve the food environment in our region
Through its peer-reviewed certification and accreditation program, Salmon Safe leads the movement to implement farming practices and developments that protect water quality, maintain watershed health and restore habitat.
Schoolyard Farms partners with public K-12 schools to build working farms on their underused schoolyards.
Slow Food Portland is the Portland chapter of Slow Food, a non-profit, member-supported organization founded in Italy in 1989 to counteract the culture of fast food. Slow Food brings the pleasure of taste, the rich history of tradition, the diversity of culture, and the concern for food production together to form a unique slow food movement that encompasses the globe.
Slow Food Wallowas is the local 501c3 chapter of Slow Food USA, devoted to good, clean and fair food for all.
Ten Rivers Food Web's mission is to steward the growth of a resilient local food web in Benton, Lincoln and Linn Counties.
Terra Nova School of Science and Sustainability is an options science program in the Beaverton School District, where students from all six high schools in the district have the opportunity to earn chemistry and biology credits, while learning how to grow, cook, and eat healthy food.
We grow fresh, organic food by sharing resources and knowledge to promote health, leadership, community building and economic well-being.
Travel Portland generates travel demand that drives economic impact for Portland. It succeeds by promoting the destination in bold, innovative and collaborative ways that harness Portland’s personality and values and that connect visitors to authentic experiences.
Umpqua Valley Farm 2 School provides garden-based education, health and well-being lessons, and community agricultural support throughout Douglas County. We also help harvest and distribute fresh farm and garden produce to local families—recently delivering over 300 pounds of fruits and vegetables to students through a partnership with Glide and Roseburg School Districts.
Urban Gleaners in Portland, OR addresses hunger by collecting edible waste food and bringing it to food distributors. Urban Gleaners relies predominantly on volunteers to pick up food and bring it to organizations, which include hunger relief agencies and schools in need.
Village Gardens builds neighborhood economic and food resilience through leadership development, employment opportunities, and a community-based food system model.
Willamette Farm & Food Coalition (WFFC) facilitates and supports the development of secure, sustainable and inclusive food systems in Lane County. WFFC believes that a strong local food system contributes to the integral health of our entire community and we work to facilitate greater understanding of the social, economic, and environmental impacts of our food choices.
Zenger Farm is a non-profit 16-acre farm and wetland in outer southeast Portland dedicated to promoting sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship, community development and access to good, nourishing food for all.