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AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Reclamation Act (2011): http://www.friendsoffamilyfarmers.org/?page_id=700

Downsizing the Federal Government: Agricultural Subsidies  (Cato Institute, 2009) - Report

Friends of Family Farmers (FoFF): Promoting and protecting socially responsible farming; providing advocacy, links to resources, and networking http://www.friendsoffamilyfarmers.org/.  FoFF Blog - talk to other growers & ranchers- http://www.friendsoffamilyfarmers.org/?cat=15; or use Ifarm: post your sale items, find a resource via this land and resource connection service with an online database that will help us grow our own next generation of family farmers.

Farm Aid - new report: "Rebuilding America’s Economy with Family Farm-Centered Food Systems": www.farmaid.org/es

Funding resources for developing local food and farming systems, compilation: www.farmaid.org/opportunities.  

High Tunnels: Using Low Cost Technology to Increase Yields, Improve Quality and Extend the Season (Cornell University, 2007): Click here to upload report and guide.

Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development - Issue focus: small & beginning farmers - http://www.agdevjournal.com/attachments/123_JAFSCD_Volume_1_Issue_1_08- | 10.pdf%20

Oregon Dept. of Agriculture - Resources for new and small farms, including grants, GAP certification, tractor safety, farm-direct, nutrition & food stamp programs:  http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/new_small_farms.shtml

Oregon State University - Small Farms Program: http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/

Practical Farming Information: Website full of great resources for farmers and sustainable farming practices - http://beginningfarmers.org/

USDA - "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food" (KYF2)- USDA support of farm-direct production link:   http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/knowyourfarmer?navid=KNOWYOURFARMER ; Know Your Farmer Blog: this site contains links, resources and information for virtually every local food & farming stakeholder group: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAOC/subscriber/network

Washington State University - Small Farms Program: great resources! http://www.smallfarms.wsu.edu/


Community Health & Well-Being

Rural Oregon Food System Work - relocalization works! Video from OR Food Bank with RARE Americorps members: http://www.oregonfoodbank.org/News/Photos-and-Videos/Oregon%20Food%20Bank%20and%20RARE

USDA - National Institute of Food & Agriculture: Community Food Project (CFP) Competitive Grant Program - Applications are now being accepted - and are due Nov. 17. Check out this link for more information. www.nifa.usda.gov

Oregon State Univ. Extension Service:

 

Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development: http://www.agdevjournal.com/attachments/123_JAFSCD_Volume_1_Issue_1_08-10.pdf

Project for Public Spaces - education and support for creating public space that sustains healthy communitieis -http://www.pps.org 

 CROPS - Community Reaps Our Produce and Shares (County-supported Urban Agriculture):   http://www.blip.tv/file/4162189


Farmers Markets & FM Resources

Condon Farmers' Market: http://discovercondon.com/farmers-market/

OSU Extension - Small Farms and Farmers Market Resources: http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/oregon- | small-farms-technical-reports

Oregon Farmers' Markets Association - complete state-wide directory and market resources:  http://www.oregonfarmersmarkets.org/

Oregon's Senior Farm-Direct Nutrition Program: Find eligibility requirements, farm stands and markets, recipes, contacts and more at : http://www.sfdnp.dhs.oregon.gov/

Pendleton Farmers' Market: pendleton farmer's market.net

Real Food, Real Choices: Connecting SNAP Recipients with Farmers' Markets http://foodsecurity.org/pubs.html#fmsnap

WA Extension - http://smallfarmcenter.ext.wvu.edu/farmers_markets



FOOD RESOURCES - Marketing, Processing, Purchasing

New Community Food Model -value chains for business development -Ken Meter, Crossroads Resource Center:  http://vodpod.com/watch/4479891-vertical-integration-new-communities-food-models

Oregon Food Bank -Resources for emergency food and community food security http://oregonfoodbank.org/Our-Work/Building-Food-Security

Oregon Farm-Direct Nutrition Program Shoppers Guide - from ODA & WIC: http://myoregonfarm.org/fdnp_wic_shopperguide

The Food Hub (EcoTrust)- where regional producers and purchasers meet! http://food-hub.org/

Food for Oregon - a database of local food resources across the state, searchable by county: http://foodfororegon.oregonstate.edu/

Blue Mountain Station - Dayton, WA: a regional eco-food processing center! http://bluemountainstation.com/intro.html

NW Regional Food Hub/Shop the NW:  Great place to meet local suppliers and purchase regional food & farm products:

Slow Food USA - "Supporting Good, Clean, Fair Food" - http://www.slowfoodusa.org/

 


GARDENS - school, market, or community

Kid's Gardening - resources for kids, parents & teachers:http://www.kidsgardening.com/healthysprouts.asp

Metro Farm - community of metropolitan (non-farm) agriculture, and home of Food Chain Radio: http://metrofarm.com/

American Community Gardens Association -http://communitygarden.org/learn/

National Gardening Association - http://www.garden.org/



RURAL GROCERY STORES

NW Cooperative Development Center: www.nwcdc.coop

Rural Grocery Initiative - working to save rural grocers! http://www.ruralgrocery.org/

Food Coop 500 Attains Non-Profit Status for Greater Assistance to Food Coops Nationwide http://www.foodcoop500.coop/uploadedFiles/FCI_PressRelease.pdf


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