Food and community are the heart of our mission. We work in concert with Central Oregon farms, entrepreneurs and organizations to implement projects, initiatives, networking events and conferences to create a more healthy and vibrant food and farm community. We collectively market local food and co-promote our amazing small to mid-sized family farmers, provide networking events, training opportunities, and infrastructure grants.
Season Extension mini-Grants
HDFFA is committed to supporting farms in our region and improving access to more fresh and local food. We are excited to offer mini-grants for farmers to build or improve greenhouses or high/low tunnels through the Growing it Forward project funded by USDA from 2017-2019. Learn more about this project…
HDFFA has partnered with OSU Extension Small Farms Program, Oregon Tilth, and Oregon Department of Agriculture to coordinate workshops and hands-on training opportunities for farmers to sharpen their skills on everything from crop planning, to marketing strategies to food safety. Click here to learn more about upcoming workshops or events.
Local Food & Farm Promotion
Farmers love what they do, but they need to make a living. We help consumers that value fresh food and healthy communities to support local farmers by discovering and buying their products. We seek to promote and amplify voices of local farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneurs.
Food and Farm Directory
Your local food connection! This community resource is a guide to over 120 local farms, ranches and food businesses. It is published annually each May and distributed across Central Oregon as an insert in the Bend Bulletin and at 160+ drop sites. Click here for the online guide.
We are excited to help bring fresh, local food straight to your office with our Workplace CSA program. We pair local farmers with busy office employees to provide fresh local food at the convenience of your workplace. Learn more…
For our suite of other promotional tools and resources, click here.
Partners & Funders
Funding for a portion of agricultural support projects is made possible by the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service through a Specialty Crop Block Grant. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA.
Funding for Season Extension Grants has been made possible by the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Community Food Programs Grant. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the ODA.