Oregon Contacts

Oregon Farmers Market Association 

Portland Farmers Market

 

To add state news and resources, contact:
Ben Feldman
ben@farmersmarketcoalition.org


SNAP Info & Contacts

Program Name/EBT Card Name: SNAP/Oregon Trail Card
Current Contractor: Fidelity Information Services, LLC (FIS)

Contact:
Kelly Crane
Executive Director
Oregon Farmers’ Markets Association
kelly@oregonfarmersmarkets.org
(304) 542-3331


Oregon Ag Department

Oregon Department of Agriculture


FMNP & SFMNP

WIC and Senior Farm Direct Nutrition Programs

Susan Woodbury, WIC Director

  • Phone: (971) 673-0040
  • Fax: (971) 673-0071
  • Toll Free: 1-800-SAFENET or 1-800-723-3638
  • VOC Contact: 1-866-865-2953

Email: Susan.Woodbury@state.or.us

or

Maria Menor, FMNP Coordinator

  • Phone: (971) 673-0056

Oregon News/Case Studies

Farmers Markets as Part of Disaster Resilience

Hannah Fuller October 28, 2020

While wildfires are a natural occurrence, over the past decade we have witnessed years of record breaking recurring wildfires throughout the US, with 2020 being a particular devastating year for communities throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado and neighboring states. News coverage of the millions of acres burned is fading, but the effects of disasters of… Read More



Standing Together Against Racism: Black Lives Matter

Stephanie Fenty June 3, 2020

Over the past week, the United States has been shaken by the deep inequities rooted within our justice system that have continued to destroy the lives of Black Americans like George Floyd. In the past, the Farmers Market Coalition has largely remained silent on matters of race and injustice. We will do so no longer.… Read More



FMC on the Road: California, Oregon, Alaska, and Massachusetts

Stephanie Fenty March 28, 2019

February and March were busy for FMC staff, who have been traveling to conferences from coast to coast meeting with farmers market leaders, hearing the issues facing the local food sector, as well as learning about potential solutions. We’ve also been presenting the lessons we’ve gained working with markets, offering the tools, methods, and technical… Read More



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Oregon Farmers Market Association to hold Annual Meeting, Feb. 22, 2019

Allie Vrtachnik October 11, 2018

The Oregon Farmers Markets Association will host the OFMA Annual Meeting on Friday, February 22rd, in Corvallis, Oregon; which will be followed by a Farmers Market Track on Saturday as part of the OSU Small Farms Conference.  Details will be posted on the OFMA Annual Meeting page when available. Read More



From Coast to Coast: A Snapshot of the 2018 Farmers Market Poster Contest

Allie Vrtachnik May 25, 2018

The 2018 National Farmers Market Poster Contest has come to a close, folks! The deadline for poster submissions was May 15th, but you still have till until May 31st to act as a judge for the Fan Favorite award. Your vote counts as a ‘like’ for your local market or favorite submission. Browse the contest… Read More



Montavilla Farmers Market: We’re All in this Together!

Allie Vrtachnik November 6, 2017

Portland Oregon’s Montavilla neighborhood has just been dubbed by Lonely Planet as one of ten U.S. neighborhoods you need to visit. A standout neighborhood suggestion is a Sunday visit to the Montavilla Farmers Market. Founded in 2007, the market is a popular weekend fixture on Stark Street. Sitting in the shades of Mt. Tabor, a dormant… Read More



Corvallis-Albany Farmers’ Market: Providing a Space to Learn

Allie Vrtachnik May 1, 2017

“Corvallis-Albany Farmers’ Markets, just 10 miles apart, are the destinations for farmers within a six-county area in the center of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, a spectacular growing region defined by two mountain ranges and soils bourne of the Missoula Floods at the end of the last Ice Age,” says Vonda Peters, a CAFM market coordinator. Albany… Read More



Food As Medicine, Reimagined

Honesta Romberger April 27, 2017

By Giselle Kennedy Lord | hello@gisellekennedy.com Giselle Kennedy Lord lives in Hood River, OR, and is currently a MLA candidate in Gastronomy at Boston University. She owns and operates a small, food-focused business called Quincho and is an enthusiastic supporter and weekly customer of her local farmers markets. An apple a day to keep the doctor away… Read More



Fundraising

Fundraising Strategies for Farmers Markets

Honesta Romberger September 9, 2016

Fundraising can sometimes be an overwhelming endeavor to take on. However for many markets, it’s a critical piece for sustaining operations. The Farmers Market Fund and the Oregon State Farmers Market Association recently created a resource documenting fundraising strategies farmers markets have used to to raise money for their SNAP match programs. Although these ideas… Read More



Portland Farmers Market Does the Dishes

Liz Comiskey February 22, 2016

Last summer, four of the markets under the 25-year-old Portland Farmers Market’s umbrella made a big change to the way they handle their waste. As part of the Market’s ongoing initiative to reduce the amount of waste generated by the markets, they replaced hot food vendors’ compostable dishware with durable, reusable dishes and silverware. Compostable dishes… Read More



**Updated** Congratulations to FMC Member FMPP and FMSSG Awardees!

Liz Comiskey October 9, 2015

The awardees of the 2015 Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP), the Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP), and the first ever Farmers Market SNAP Support Grants (FMSSG) were announced last week! Check out all of the FMC members that were awarded below. Many FMC members will also benefit from grant projects within their community networks; you… Read More



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FMC Poster Contest Winners!

Jen O'Brien August 3, 2014

Happy National Farmers Market Week! To kick-off the celebration, FMC is excited to announce the winners of the first-ever FMC Poster Contest. Over the past month we’ve received more than 160 farmers market posters from across the country, each highlighting the unique flavors, farms and events of their regions. Market posters are not only promoting a… Read More



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Farmers Market Metrics Prototype Released

Jen O'Brien July 8, 2014

As hundreds of markets open for the year and others begin their summer season, the Farmers Market Coalition held a kickoff of its own, unveiling the first round of prototype reports from the Farmers Market Metrics project. The Farmers Market Metrics project is a multifaceted measurement initiative conducted in partnership with advocacy groups, market organizations,… Read More



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Meet Me at Market: Chefs!

Jen O'Brien May 29, 2014

Introducing FMC’s summer campaign: Meet Me at Market! This year, the Farmers Market Coalition is providing the more than 8,100 markets across the country with tools to help them deepen their connection with the community, reach new audiences, and better communicate the market’s activities and impacts. FMC’s Meet Me at Market campaign will provide templates, promotional materials… Read More



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2013 Discover You Can Participants Announced

Liz Comiskey April 26, 2013

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2013 Discover You Can Learn Make Share℠ program. Thirty FMC member farmers market organizations have been selected by the Farmers Market Coalition and Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball® Brand Fresh Preserving Products, to take part in this summer’s canning education program. The selected 30 organizations… Read More



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Sowing SEEDs for research at Oregon City Farmers Market

Liz Comiskey July 19, 2012

by Darlene Wolnik, Independent Trainer and Researcher for Public Markets & FMC Market Programs Advisor Oregon City-Where the Oregon Trail ended, the SEED trail begins for Oregon. The Oregon City Farmers Market (OCFM) was the site of the first official Oregon SEED study on June 23 of this year. SEED stands for Sticky Economic Evaluation… Read More