Good food grows here.

The best way to support our farms and food businesses—and ensure that our regional food system is secure, sustainable, and inclusive—is to buy locally grown and raised products. Willamette Farm & Food Coalition provides you with resources to eat farm fresh foods from Lane County growers and ranchers through Food Equity Programs, the Locally Grown Guide, Farm to School, and by providing funding to other local food organizations. Learn more about our programs below.

Farm to School

We are leading in Farm to School procurement across the state and are developing the processes needed to replicate our programming in other parts of Oregon. Since July of 2023, we've facilitated the procurement of over $152,000 worth of locally grown food directly from small farmers to school districts and child nutrition programs in Lane County. With more vigorous, well supported local food system logistics, we're eager to double those numbers over the next two years.

Learn more about Farm to School and how to get your farm involved!

Fill Your Pantry

Fill Your Pantry (FYP) is a farm-direct bulk-food buying event that takes place on the second Sunday in November every year. Customers pre-order from a selection of locally grown, raised, and produced products from area farmers during October and then pick them up in-person in November. Shop a selection of root vegetables, storage crops, produce, grains, meat, legumes, nuts, honey, seafood, fruit, and so much more. Customers can pay for their orders using EBT/SNAP.

In 2022 and 2023, we hosted our two most successful Fill Your Pantry events to date. In 2023 we facilitated the distribution of over 23.5 tons of local food (including $13.3K of free food for folks in need) and circulated $159,000 in the local economy through small farmers in one day. These numbers are up from 15+ tons of local food distributed and $135,000 circulated in 2022. In 2024, we'd like to break $200,000 circulated at FYP, and with your support, we can.

Willamette Farm & Food Coalition facilitates and supports the development of secure, sustainable and inclusive food systems by fortifying the financial viability of small farming and expanding local food equity and access.

Funding Local Food

With Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB), shoppers using SNAP/EBT benefits receive “food bucks” valued at $20 per market day. Food bucks can be used to purchase fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, beans, cut herbs, and edible plant starts! DUFBs are available at all Farmers Markets in Lane County--just check-in at the Info Booth! 

Little Lettuce: Kids 12 years old and under, regardless of family income, get $5 towards the purchase of fruit, veggies, and edible plant starts at farmers markets in Lane County.

Bucka Buck a Bucks: A low barrier access program for people to receive $10 towards lean protein options like poultry and egg purchases at Farmers Markets in Lane County.

Farm to Food Bank/Market to Food Pantry Purchases: dedicated funding that pilots a farm-direct purchasing program for FOOD For Lane County and other anti-hunger organizations to make end-of-market-day purchases from farmers to boost their sales and redirect local food into rural food pantries.

Locally Grown Guide

Check out our 2023 Locally Grown for everything you need to know regarding local food in Lane County: who grows it, where to get it, and everything in between. Pick up a free guide in businesses around Eugene or view in online.

Full list of area Farms, Farmers Markets, local CSAs, U-Pick Stands, food equity resources, and so much more. Be prepared to be amazed!

Check out the 2024 Locally Grown Guide

Soil Amendment Sale

We had a great first Soil Amendment Sale in 2023 in collaboration with Ten Rivers Food Web. More than 12 TONS of soil amendments made their way to just under 100 happy homes in one day. We're looking forward to next year already!

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Willamette Farm and Food Coalition

P.O. Box 41672
Eugene, OR 97404
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