2016 was a busy year! Here is what we have been up to.


Annual Food & Farm Directory

We are fostering relationships between farmers, ranchers, farmers’ markets, local restaurants, institutions, grocers and consumers.  This campaign is part of a larger regional food systems project entitled Cultivating Local Food with the goal of increasing food security and economic opportunities in Central Oregon. Each year we publish the Central Oregon Food and Farm Directory. This is a full color, 40 page resource to connect producers and consumers. We are committed to building a thriving local foods economy through education, promotion, and outreach. Learn more…


2015 Directory photo

  • Assist farmers, ranchers and food businesses with the promotion of local foods
  • Connect consumers with local food and those that grow, raise and make it.
  • Create a local community-based food system which increases food security and economic opportunities in our region.

Dig Deeper: Food Access Programs

harvesting a lemon cucumber

We partner with local farmers and organizations to provide food skills and food access to low-income individuals. For more information on these programs visit the respective program page.

Seed to Supper

The Seed to Supper is a comprehensive 6-week beginning gardening course that gives novice, adult gardeners the tools they need to successfully grow a portion of their own food on a limited budget. Learn more…

Cooking Matters

The program utilizes professional chefs, home cooks, & nutritionists wIMG_3072ho volunteer their time and expertise to lead hands-on courses that teach adults, teens and kids how to purchase and prepare nutritious foods in healthful, safe and tasty ways. This knowledge can mean the difference between feeding families for just one night, and making sure they have the knowledge, skills and resources to prepare healthy meals for a lifetime. Learn more…

Grow & Give for Community Members, Back Yard Gardeners, and Farmers

Are you a backyard or community gardener? Have you ever thought about donating left over food from your farm or garden?   Consider getting involved in our food recovery program, Grow and Give.

crate of potatoesEmail us to get involved!