Thank you Sponsors of the 2017 OFMA Annual Meeting!

Thank you SPONSORS of the 2017 OFMA Annual Meeting!
Presenting Sponsors:

MarketWurks

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Green Gold level sponsors:

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Gold level sponsors: 

Canopies by Fred

Silver level sponsors:

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Bronze level sponsors:

Manage My Market

Oregon Food Bank


Click HERE: Quick Link to our Presentations & Handouts from the 2017 OFMA/OSU Small Farms Conference


 

hfm-signThere is still time to renew your Oregon Farmers Markets Association membership for the 2017 year.

To renew your membership or join as a new member, just fill out the registration page & submit payment.
Please take a look at the resources available from the 2017 OFMA Annual Meeting and the OSU Small Farms Conference on the presentations and handouts page. New this year were the Rural Farmers Market Workshops offered through a partnership with Gorge Grown Food Network!

Free SNAP EBT Equipment Program

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) have made funds available to provide eligible farmers markets and direct marketing farmers with free electronic benefit transfer (EBT) equipment necessary to process Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

More information including market eligibility here. 


ALogon advocate for Farmers’ Markets since 1987

Oregon is host to a rich diversity of farm abundance that flows from our unique geographic inheritance: the Pacific Ocean, rich valleys and foothills of mountain ranges large and small, the mighty Columbia River and its Gorge, and the many micro-climates created by these features.

The state is home to more than 200 agricultural crops and more than 38,000 farms, the majority of which are 50 acres or smaller. Oregon farms had more than $5 billion in agricultural sales in 2011 alone, demonstrating Oregon farms are a powerful economic catalyst with an impact that reaches far beyond the fields.

More than 160 farmers’ markets showcase Oregon’s bounty, creating a unique connection between food producers and consumers while building community gathering places where everyone is welcome. Oregon ranks 15th in the nation for number of farmers’ markets, 2nd in farm-direct sales per customer and 5th for total farm direct sales. Farm direct sales include farmers’ market sales, plus community supported agriculture, farm stands and other direct to consumer sales. Annually, it is estimated that farmers’ markets contribute $50 million to Oregon’s farm sales. These numbers tell the story of a vital industry with strong support from a loyal public whose numbers continue to grow.

We invite you to explore farmers’ markets across the state to experience the exceptional nature of Oregon’s flavors.

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