Thank you to The Source Weekly Staff! HDFFA as well as our partners Central Oregon Locavore Non-Profit and regional farmers markets were nominated as Best Local Food Supporters! We are honored and elated to work with such an incredible to support a healthy and thriving food and farm network here in Central Oregon!
The Source Weekly states, “While buying local food has a host of health benefits, it also calls us to seek local solutions to local challenges. It helps us cut down on the trips needed to truck food from the I-5 corridor (and much farther afield) and thereby cuts down on our collective carbon footprint. And of course, it benefits the local economy countless times over. When it comes to supporting local food, we couldn’t name just one organization, because so many are doing this great work every day. In the spirit of supporting the type of local culture that can actually have a direct impact on the lives of ourselves and future generations, we’re giving a nod to three entities in our area in this year’s Best Of Staff Picks.”
- Central Oregon Locavore is the spot you can find locally-produced goods—and get community support in a host of ways—year-round.
- The farmers markets in our area, including (but not limited to) the Downtown Market, the new Eastside Market (ups for the Eastside!) and the NorthWest Crossing farmers markets are where you can buy farm-direct. Knowing your farmer is not just a meme created for a bumper sticker.
- The High Desert Food & Farm Alliance spearheads projects including a workplace community-supported agriculture program, agricultural tours, mini-grants for local farms, donations of produce to people in need and so much more.
Find the full article from the Source here.