COVID-19 Resource Page

The best we can do in the face of such vast uncertainty is to gather the facts and make thoughtful and informed decisions to ensure ourselves, our families, neighbors and our communities are as strong and resilient as possible. Things are changing very rapidly and we will do our best to add to this list as information becomes available. Updated April 6

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For Eaters:
Why and How to Support Local Farms
Regional Covid-19 Resources
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Find Restaurants
Farmers Markets

Looking for Something Fun and Educational?

For Farmers and Ranchers:
Webinars and Podcasts
Articles, FAQ’s and Resource Pages
Farmers Market and CSA Info

Online Sales Platforms
Loans and Grants

For Eaters –

Why and How to Support Local Farms

Civil Eats – As Coronavirus Ravages Businesses, Small Farms and Independent Restaurants Rally for Economic Relief

Farm Aid – How Will COVID-19 Affect My Local Farmers and Food? 

Food Print – How To Support Sustainable Food Systems During the COVID-19 Crisis

Regional Covid-19 Resources

Oregon

Oregon Food Bank – How To Find Food

Willamette Valley

Pdx2go – Portland Delivery & Takeout 

National Association For the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) – Eugene/ Springfield Area Toolkit with Services and Resources

Central Oregon

High Desert Food and Farm Alliance (HDFFA) – Eat Local Options, Grocery, Delivery, and Restaurants

Visit Bend – Local Info, Business Updates and Resources

Southern Oregon 

Rogue Valley Food Systems Network – Resources From Different Aspects of The Food System 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Portland CSA Coalition –  Willamette Valley CSA Directory 

HDFFA – Bend Area CSA Directory

Gorge Grown – Columbia Gorge CSA Directory

Find Restaurants

The Oregonian – Oregon Restaurant and Bar Closure FAQ

Jeremy Fenske – We Need Your Voices to Truly Make a Difference

Farmers Markets

Hood River News – Farmers Market Opens Saturday: Safety Protocols Strictly Enforced

Oregonian – Oregon Farmers Market Vendors Rush To Set Up Online Ordering Systems In Response To Coronavirus Crisis

Civil Eats – How To Support Farmers and Safely Shop At Farmer’s Markets

Civil Eats – The Fight To Keep Farmers’ Markets Open During Coronavirus

Small Press Ag – Oregon Farmers’ Markets Focus on Core Functions in Pandemic

Looking for Something To Do? Fun and Healthy Ways to Educate Yourself: 

Slow Food – Live Food Sessions to Watch and Learn at Home

Cook With What You Have – One Month Free Access to Recipes, Inspiration and Pantry Tips

OSU – Master Gardener Short Course Series  – FREE

Ag Daily – 29 Great Farm Books For Your Reading List

Experimental Farm Network – Have Resources to Start Growing Food, Need Resources to Start Growing Food…Cooperative Garden Commission Response

For Farmers and Ranchers –

Webinars and Podcasts

USDA – Grant Application Webinars – Various dates in April

Virginia Tech – Food Safety Webinar – April 9, 7am- 9am

Farm Commons – Podcasts

Articles, FAQs and Resource Pages

Civil Eats – Congress Addresses Food Insecurity in Its Legislative Response to COVID-19 

National Sustainable Agricultural Coalition – A Closer Look at Farmer Relief in Senate Pandemic Aid Package 

OSU Small Farms Program – COVID-19 Farmer FAQ

OSU Small Farms Program – Is Starting a Farm Stand Right for You?

OSU Western Regional Center to Enhance Food Safety – Food Safety Fact Sheets

National Young Farmer Coalition – Response, Resources and Impacts on Young Farmers

Oregon Department of Agriculture – State and Federal COVID-19 Information 

US Food and Drug Administration – Food Safety and The Coronavirus Disease 2019

Oregon Tilth – COVID-19 Resource Page

Produce Safety Alliance – Register for remote FSMA training until May 31

Farmers Market and CSA

Oregon Farmers Markets Association – Oregon Specific Farmer’s Market Resource Page

Farmers Market Coalition – National Farmers Market News

CSA Innovation Network – Rules, Regulations and Resources

Online Sales Platforms

GrazeCart – A Free Perishable Shipping Course

Online Direct to Consumer Platforms – Barn2Door, Harvie Local Food Marketplace, Open Food Network, Food For All, Open Food Network, Klamath Farmers Online Marketplace

Oregon Tilth – Online Sales Platform for Farmers Webinar 

Loans and Grants

Paycheck Protection Program – Info and Application Resources for Farms

SAIF Coronavirus Worker Safety Fund – Policy holders can request funds to promote employee safety and decrease exposure

Oregon Department of AgricultureResources for Oregon Agricultural Businesses including PPP loans and Unemployment

Fox Rothschild – The CARES Act: A Comparison of SBA Loan Programs Under EIDL and PPP

American Farmland Trust – Farmer Relief Fund 

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition – RFA Roundup:  Spring 2020 Funding Opportunities

Small Business Administration – Guidance and Loan Resources

Business Oregon – Resources for Businesses 

Rogue Valley Preparedness and Recovery Hub – Info About The Rogue Valley Recovery Fund

Community Lending Works – Small Business Community Loan Fund for Lane County 

Quickbooks – The Small Business Relief Initiative 

Southern Oregon Mutual Aid Network – Mutual Aid Form