Renew your OFMA membership or join today. Market members will receive two discounted registration fees ($40 value) to attend the OFMA Annual Meeting and Small Farms Conference. Non-market members receive one discounted registration ($20 value).
Annual Member Reception and Dinner
Friday, February 27, 5-8pm
Open to all members whose memberships are up to date. Up to two people per member organization can attend. Includes:
- Complimentary catered dinner (and beer!)
- Networking opportunities
- Presentations from state farmers market experts and officials
- Guided discussion
Register: Log-in here and update your profile to register by February 20, 2015.
OFMA Annual Meeting and OSU Small Farms Conference
Saturday, February 28, 7:45-4:00pm
The Annual Meeting is open to all members whose memberships are up to date. The conference is open to anyone who registers. Includes:
- OFMA Annual Meeting: 7:45-8:45 AM
- Conference opening: 9:00 AM
- Conference sessions and OFMA farmers market track: 9:30-3:15 PM
- Networking with farmers (i.e. prospective vendors): 3:15-5:00 PM
- Breakfast, lunch and snacks
The OFMA track includes the following sessions:
- Marketing with Little Budget and Little Time
- New Grant Opportunities for Markets
- Launching Prescription Food and SNAP Incentive Programs
An 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.