Our Business Circle is made up of businesses that actively support socially responsible family farms and ranches in Oregon. These businesses are committed to letting their customers, the public, and decision-makers know that supporting family-scale agriculture is good for our communities.
Show that your business is committed to promoting and protecting true sustainable agriculture in Oregon by becoming a member of our Business Circle. Add your voice today!
For more information or to join our Business Circle, please contact Shari Sirkin at 503-581-7124 or email@example.com
A Hearty Thank You to our Business Supporters:
Farm Champions ($1000+)
Grand Central Bakery is a small chain of locally owned cafes in Portland and Seattle. They believe that business can and should be a force for good, and as a Certified B Corporation, use their purchasing practices to help build a better food system. Grand Central works closely with a wide variety sustainable local farmers and ranchers, placing a high value on animal welfare and pasture-raised animals in the sourcing of their meat, eggs and dairy products.
People’s Coop strives to buy directly from farmers and food producers whenever possible, and believes that these healthy connections fortify our local economy. As a collectively managed cooperative, They cultivate strong relationships with the food we eat, the people who produce it, and the friends and family we share it with. Being a cooperative means People’s is owned by the people who shop at the store, and they focus first on serving the needs of their community.
¿Por Qué No? strives to support our local economy by purchasing from local farmers, ranchers and fishers. They want to make Portland and the world a better place, and have hosted Dine Out for FoFF several times, at both restaurant locations.
Since its inception in 1993, Duck Pond Cellars has been committed to supporting organizations that benefit their communities. Duck Pond’s Give & Taste Program has benefitted Friends of Family Farmers multiple times in recent years.
Since 2016, Energy Solutions has joined in a solar energy partnership with FoFF to offer our members and supporters free solar evaluations and financial analyses for their homes and farms. Energy Solutions makes a donation for every project that is installed.
LifeSource Natural Foods is Salem’s only independent and locally owned all organic and natural food store. Since 1994, they’ve provided the Salem community and mid-Willamette Valley with healthy foods, natural products, nutritional supplements, and information for people to live healthy, productive lives. As part of their effort to support local, sustainable agriculture, LifeSource works with many local farms and businesses, making it a priority to provide locally sourced products whenever possible.
Farm Advocates ($500+)
This charming small farm grows vegetables, fruit, flowers and plant starts, and they make salsas, pickles and pasta sauces. Their bounty is offered at Thursday and Saturday Farmers Market’s in McMinnville, and a few local restaurants. These beginning farmers pride themselves in growing vegetables without chemical fertilizers or pesticides and turning them into delicious products. They strive to have a harmonious relationship with the Earth, and leave as little impact as possible while feeding as many people in the community as they can.
Ecliptic is a craft brewery in Portland, OR that celebrates the ecliptic – the earth’s yearly path around the sun – with beer and food menus in constant change throughout the year. Their seasonal menu rotates every 6 weeks on the old world calendar: Samhain, Winter Solstice, Brighid, Spring Equinox, Beltaine, Summer Solstice, Lammas and the Autumnal Equinox.
Farm Spirit celebrates foragers, farmers, cooks, potters, winemakers, and brewers with guests at the 14-seat Chef’s Counter in their kitchen. They source all produce from less than 105 miles away and have developed strong relationships with farmers and forager friends. They held a Dine Out for FoFF in July and soon thereafter joined the Business Circle. Thanks Aaron + crew!
Poke Mon is a casual restaurant serving classic Hawaiian poke and they are committed to using fresh and responsibly-sourced ingredients. They collaborated with Chef Katy Millard of Coquine for a special dish featured in January and February. A portion of the proceeds from that dish were donated to FoFF, per Chef Millard’s choosing, and from there they joined our Circle.
Insurance Solutions NW is a locally owned and family operated independent insurance agency. In operation since 2002, Insurance Solutions NW is an avid support of local farmers.
The Wildwood MusicFest in Willamina, Oregon is an annual music festival created by the grassroots efforts of a caring community in rural Oregon. The self-sustaining annual event showcases emerging artists, promotes local food and agriculture, features regional micro beers, cider and wine, and provides tons of free activities for kids. A portion of the proceeds from this event goes to support Friends of Family Farmers.
Farm Cultivators ($250+)
Cattail Creek lambs are 100% grass fed on pastures or vegetative crops outdoors. They are raised by producers committed to meeting John Neumeister’s high standards from birth to market. They are never fed grains, or given hormones or antibiotics. Cattail Creek lamb is found on the menus of some of Oregon’s best restaurants and can also be purchased in stores.
As an Oregon-based independent insurance agency, United Insurance Agencies provides specialty business insurance and workers’ compensation programs for small to mid-size businesses in Oregon. They specialize in farms, ranches, wineries, vineyards and more. The dedicated team of commercial agents have over 70 years of combined experience in Oregon business insurance.
John Gear Law Office is a values-based Oregon law practice serving consumers, elders, employees and nonprofits since 2010. They offer a free nonprofit resources lending library for nonprofit executives and board members, and are a participating attorney with the Military Consumer Justice Project. John received the Lawyer of the Year award in 2009 from the Marion-Polk Volunteer Lawyer Project.
BCS is the largest European manufacturer of premium quality, all-gear-driven, two-wheel tractors and attachments. They are easy-to-use and versatile, developed to perform a wide range of tasks, including tilling, mowing, seedbed prep, snow removal, chipping, sweeping, and more. They are especially useful in places where four-wheel tractors are poorly suited – such as mowing steep banks and intensive cultivation.
Organically Grown Company promotes health through certified organic agriculture. They are an employee and grower-owned company founded in the fertile Willamette Valley in 1978. Organically Grown Company distributes the finest certified organic produce to retailers and restaurants in the Pacific Northwest, believing that the values that grew the organic farming movement should guide the markets selling its harvest.
Since it’s start in 1971 as a food-buying club, to becoming Southern Oregon’s first and only Certified Organic Retailer, and now with over 10,000 members, the Ashland Food Co-op has been connecting the community to healthy, local food for decades. With a cooperative business model and exceptionally high standards, the Ashland Food Co-op prioritizes relationships with local farmers and food producers. More than just a grocery store, the Ashland Food Co-op is on a mission to change the world.
Coastal Farm and Ranch has been a part of the farm and ranch community in the Northwest since 1963. They currently employing some 750 people across 16 stores in Oregon and Washington who believe in giving time to the communities where they live, and in helping local farmers and ranchers keep their operations going strong.