It's Time to Renew Your OFMA Membership for 2016!
If you have not paid for your 2016 OFMA membership yet (and updated your information for past membership), follow these links to join OFMA or renew your OFMA membership now. Find out more about OFMA membership benefits here.
2016 OFMA members, we look forward to seeing you at the OFMA Annual Meeting and Members Reception, and at the Oregon Small Farms Conference. Please use the links below to register. Registration is separate for the two events so be sure to complete both forms.
1) RSVP to attend the OFMA Annual Meeting & Member Reception
The OFMA Annual Meeting and Member Reception will be held 4-8pm, Friday, February 19, 2016 at the Adair Clubhouse in Corvallis. Dinner is free for up to two representatives for OFMA member markets, and $20/person for additional individuals (paypal link).
2) Register for the OSU Oregon Small Farms Conference with OFMA Member Discount
The 2016 Oregon Small Farms Conference, will be held February 20, 2016, at the LaSalle Stewart Center at OSU in Corvallis. Markets with up-to-date 2016 membership can register at the discounted rate of $25/person.
Register before February 1, 2016 in order to receive the $20 OFMA member discount for the 2016 OSU Small Farms Conference. OFMA markets can receive up to two $20/person discounts. OFMA vendors and other non-market members can receive one $20 discount.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Thank you SPONSORS of the 2016 OFMA Annual Meeting & Members Reception!
Bronze level sponsors:
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.
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.