Thanks to our Co-sponsors
The Family Farmer and Rancher Day in Salem could not happen without the help of many partner organizations, in Oregon and beyond. A big thank you goes out to our co-sponsors who are working hard to make this day a success.
The Oregon Grows Partnership is an alliance of Oregon farm, rural development, local food and food security organizations that advance common positions to support Oregon family farmers, promote healthy rural communities and ensure safe and nutritious food for all Oregonians. Their collective membership represents well over a quarter of a million Oregonians who are farmers, small business owners, rural residents and shoppers who buy directly from their farm or shop at farmers markets.
Member organizations include: Oregon Rural Action, Thrive, Oregon Farmers’ Market Association, Willamette Food and Farm Coalition, Rural Organizing Project, Adelante Mujeres, Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, Lane County Food Policy Council, Friends of Family Farmers, Gorge Grown Food Network, and Portland Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition.
Slow Food Portland works to engage the community with the broader food movement. They partner with local and national activists, chefs, farmers, and organizations already working for direct change to our food system, while seeking to reconnect people with the food they eat and the cultures, community, and production behind it.
Rogue Farm Corps exists to create hands-on educational programs to train the next generation of farmers and land stewards, to support our cooperative agricultural economy, and serve as a model for other communities. Their Farms Next Internship Program assists beginning farmers by creating a structured program of work experience and training across a broad spectrum of small farms and ranches in our community.
Portland Farmers’ Market operates six vibrant farmers markets that contribute to the success of local food growers and producers, strengthen our food economy and serve as community gathering places. Each year the number of vendors has grown and today operations have been expanded to manage more than 250 vendors at six sites in Portland’s urban core. Total sales for all vendors are nearly $6 million annually, with the majority of that income going directly to vendors themselves.
The Greenhorns is a grassroots non-profit organization made up of young farmers and many collaborators. Our mission is to recruit, promote and support the new generation of young farmers in this ample and able 21st century America.
The Portland Meat Collective brings local meat to local people. It’s a network of Portland citizens who are looking for a cost-effective way to buy meat directly from Oregon’s small ranchers.
Farm Aid works with local, regional and national organizations to promote fair farm policies and grassroots organizing campaigns designed to defend and bolster family farm-centered agriculture. They have worked side-by-side with farmers to protest factory farms and inform farmers and eaters about issues like genetically modified food and growth hormones.
The Oregon Sustainable Agriculture Land Trust (OSALT) holds urban and rural agricultural lands in trust, keeping them in agricultural use by successive generations of growers and stewards, and serves to restore an appreciation of agriculture and to actively participate in developing sustainable agricultural practices and systems through research and education.