Kelly joined OFMA in 2017 to further develop its capacity to meet its mission to promote and support farmers markets statewide.
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, OR..
Kelly is the primary contact for OFMA for all press, policy, funding and programming questions, and can be reached at Kelly@oregonfarmersmarkets.org.
Amanda has been working at farmers markets for 10 years, getting her start in Minneapolis as a vendor for her college’s student farm, and later managing markets in Seattle and Portland. The reward of seeing a new farm or startup business succeed in farmers markets is what drew her to OFMA in 2019, where she’s excited to be Program Manager for the Beginning Vendor Support Network. She swims the Willamette year round, and dreams of her own mobile sauna she can pull to the river by bike.