Grow the Coast Conference

Farms, Food & Community

Resource Marketplace

Clatsop Community Gardens We build community by growing food in a sustainable fashion. We also laugh, tell stories, have potlucks, work hard, and delight in reconnecting people to the source of their food. We are a program poised to keep growing. There is plenty of room for additional minds, hearts and hands. If the vision of Community Gardens inspires you to grow food or contribute time, energy, skills, supplies/materials, financial support…we encourage you to come grow with us!  Table host: Mary Blake ~ Manager

Clatsop County Master Gardeners  The gardening program is one of many OSU Extension Service programs that bring practical knowledge to people throughout Oregon. Oregon’s gardening education program is assisted by Master Gardener volunteers who help deliver information and gardening encouragement in their local counties and communities. Table host: Susie Filliger ~ Master Gardener

Community Sourced Capital Community Sourced Capital (CSC) provides loans to small business using funds sourced directly from their community. Businesses run campaigns on CSC’s web platform and invite local supporters to buy $50 increments (Squares) of the target loan. Community lenders (Squareholders) are paid back monthly as the loan is repaid. For businesses a CSC loan acts as a promotional marketing campaign to gain visibility and foster long-term connections with customers. It can take as little as two weeks for a business to apply, get approved, and launch a campaign and 90% of CSC projects to date are successful. Table host: Emily Triggs ~ Local Connector

Farm Service Agency serving Washington, Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook counties. Table host: Suzanne Hayes ~ Farm Loan Officer

Friends of Family Farmers (FoFF) is an advocacy organization and resource hub for Oregon’s family-scale farmers and ranchers. We promote sensible statewide policies; connect farmers to land via our iFarm landlink program; educate “eaters” about what it takes to bring food to their table through our InFARMations; help promote pasture-based, humane animal husbandry through our Pro Pasture Program; and much more. Table host: Nellie McAdams ~ Staff Attorney & Next Generation Program Director

Food Roots exists to cultivate a healthy food system for our North Coast of Oregon community. Our purpose is to serve as a catalyst and advocate for change in our food system, supporting both health and wealth in our region. We do this by forging strong and fruitful partnerships and by empowering communities and individuals to be more food self reliant. Table host: Lauren Sorg ~ Community & Enterprise Development Coordinator

FoodCorps FoodCorps is a nationwide team of AmeriCorps service members who connect kids to real food and help them grow up healthy. These service members are placed in limited- resource communities for a year of public service where they teach hands-on lessons about food and nutrition, build and tend school gardens, and teach cooking lessons; and help change what’s on lunch trays giving kids healthy food from local farms. FoodCorps envisions a future in which all our nation’s children know what healthy food is, care where it comes from, and have access to it every day. Table host: Sarah Skinker ~ FoodCorps service member at Food Roots

Hatch Innovation (formerly Springboard Innovation) helps people create enterprises that improve communities – businesses that increase the health and wealth of all. Hatch Innovation has developed unique programs to help people become social innovators, and is behind Hatch Lab, a community innovation center in Portland. Currently, a main focus is on alternative capital strategies – exploring the limited legal means of enabling ordinary citizens to become local investors.  Table host: Simon Love ~ Project Manager

Lucy’s Books & Beach Books will be selling books related to food, farming and gardening. Table hosts: David Reid ~ Lucy’s Books, Astoria; Lindsey Mizell ~ Beach Books, Seaside

Lettuce Grow brings gardening education to correctional facilities in the State of Oregon. Our volunteers and guest speakers educate inmates on sustainability gardening and horticulture topics. We provide classroom learning and hands-on experience in the garden. Table host: Rima Green ~ President & Volunteer Operations Manager

Lower Nehalem Community Trust Lower Nehalem Community Trust’s Community Garden focus is to increase the community’s capacity to grow healthy, affordable, local food thru garden education programs. We provide organically grown produce to the North Coast Food bank weekly. Our program focus is on Education and Sharing; food, knowledge, and a sense of community. Table host: Monica Gionopolis ~ Lower Nehalem Community Trust

North Coast Food Web is a coalition of people and organizations building connections in the local food landscape on the North Oregon Coast and Lower Columbia Pacific Region. Table host: Rod Nichols ~ Executive Director

Northwest Farm Credit Services finances farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, commercial fishermen, timber producers and rural homeowners as well as farm-related businesses, agricultural cooperatives and rural utilities. For nearly 100 years, Farm Credit has provided financing to farmers and ranchers across the Northwest. We serve a wide spectrum of agriculture, including: part-time farmers; young and beginning producers; commercial operations; and large, vertically integrated businesses. Table host: Andrea Krahmer ~ Relationship Manager

Oregon Food Bank (OFB) takes a holistic approach to ending hunger by bringing our community together to provide food, education and hope to our neighbors in need.  We provide emergency food to people who are hungry through a cooperative statewide network of hunger-relief agencies, helping 1 in 5 households fend off hunger. OFB also leads statewide efforts to increase resources for hungry families and to eliminate the root causes of hunger by advocating for fair public policies, strengthening community food systems and providing nutrition and garden education to help people become more self-sufficient and resourceful. Table host: Spencer Masterson ~ Community Resource Developer

Oregon State Grange The Grange is a grassroots, non-partisan advocate for agriculture, rural issues and American values.  Community Granges across the state serve local needs by volunteering countless hours and making their halls the social center of the community.  The Oregon State Grange is part of a nationwide nonprofit fraternal organization with programs for family members of all ages.  Table host: Susan Noah ~ Oregon State Grange Master

Oregon State University Extension provides research-based knowledge and education focused on strengthening communities and economies, sustaining natural resources and promoting healthy families and individuals. OSU provides local faculty, administration, and on-campus specialists.  Table host:  Lindsay Davis ~ OSU Extension Clatsop County

Rogue Farm Corps (RFC) programs combine hands-on training, classroom learning and farm-based experience on a diverse network of commercial family farms in Oregon. RFC offers real world opportunities for both the beginner and the advanced farmer seeking in-depth training to launch their own farm business. Table host: Matt Gordon ~ Portland Chapter Coordinator

Seaside Farmers Market We are building towards year two for our market here in Seaside and we are looking for more interested new vendors and volunteers as we continue to grow our market! Table host: Rachael Bailey ~ Manager