The Oregon Farmers’ Markets Association (OFMA) is an incorporated and registered 501(c)(6) non-profit organization with the primary purposes of promoting, supporting and helping establish Oregon farmers’ markets; providing services and educational assistance to market members; providing economic bridges between rural and urban communities.

November 2017  -WELCOME KELLY CRANE!

Oregon Farmers Market Association Appoints New
Program Director
Oregon Farmers Market Association (OFMA) announced today that Kelly Crane has joined the organization to further develop its capacity to meet its mission to promote and support farmers markets statewide. The OFMA Program Director is a new position and is essential to the growth and capacity building of the organization. Together with the board of directors, the Program Director will create strategic goals for member relations, marketing, and organizational development.
Kelly comes with a wealth of experience, including have spent three years as the Executive Director for the West Virginia Farmers Market Association. Her experience includes owning and operating a 50-member CSA, working as an analyst in the West Virginia Legislature, and working as an organizer for Friends of Family Farmers here in Oregon. Kelly is passionate about good food, good people and supporting the local foods economy, and is based with her family in Salem.
We are excited to see OFMA reach out into Oregon to promote more Farmers Markets and local food systems. Join us in congratulating Kelly and OFMA!

THESE MARKETS ARE OPEN DURING WINTER MONTHS

Unique AGRICULTURAL REGIONS around the state

offer a wide variety of produce at BOTH

WEEKEND and WEEKDAY markets.

Search in our MARKET DIRECTORY for a market near you.

Take time to visit these regions and their fantastic markets:

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Farmers Market Fund

presents:

Double -Up Food Bucks in Oregon

Click on the above link to find a participating market near you

 

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


 

hfm-signIt is time to renew your Oregon Farmers Markets Association membership for the 2018 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 2018 OFMA Annual Meeting and the OSU Small Farms Conference.

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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