Oregon State University agricultural economist, Larry Lev, discusses the impact of local food systems.
Living Culture is a television series that showcases cuisine and agriculture in the Willamette Valley and Pacific Northwest. Our mission is to generate interest in local foods through inspiring and positive media.
Oregon Farmers' Markets Association - The mission of OFMA is "To sustain and promote Oregon farmers’ markets while building community support and economic stability for Oregon’s family farms, small food producers, processors and artisans."
Oregon's Farm Direct Marketing Law allows farmers to sell, direct to end users, certain agricultural products that they themselves grow, without an Oregon Agricultural Department food safety license. The Law also exempts from licensing certain processed products made from ingredients grown by the farmer.
Read more about the Law and rules in these two ODA guides:
U.S. Farmers' Markets Directory - This directory is designed to provide members of the public with convenient access to information about U.S. farmers market locations, directions, operating times, product offerings, and accepted forms of payment.
Farmers Markets in Oregon - OFMA member markets are posted with complete market information including market times, dates, location and type of payments accepted. To find a market near you, visit the member directory below or click on a location on the interactive map.
Farmers' Markets and Roadside Stands Finder - Looking for local fresh, farm grown produce, natural meats and cheese, or crafts? Then this is the site for you. Whether you are planning a trip to Oregon, planning to move here, or already live here, the finder can help identify the farmers markets and roadside stands most convenient to you.
Ohio Consumer Opinions of Roadside Markets and Farmers' Markets - In recent years, many of Ohio's farm market operators have questioned their future viability and direction. Unlike the growth these farmers experienced in past decades, current operating profits have been stagnant, in part due to increased costs of operations, uncertainty about consumer behavior, and highly competitive regional supermarkets and specialty markets.
Direct Farm Marketing and Tourism Handbook - This guide is designed to help farm and ranch operators (and other individuals who grow or process food products) market their products and services directly to the consumer.
Project for Public Spaces - Project for Public Spaces is a nonprofit planning, design and educational organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities.