Looking to help?
Here are four ways you can continue to support local food in Lane County:
1. Become a member of our Sustaining Circle with a monthly recurring donation to WFFC.
A generous tax-deductible monthly donation at any amount that fits your budget helps us to maintain core programs and adapt and respond quickly to new challenges. With restrictions on social gatherings, WFFC had to cancel our 2nd Annual Locally Grown Guide Release Party and Fundraiser. In this uncertain time, regular donations will help sustain critical WFFC projects.
2. Attend Farmers Markets and Buy Local as you're able.
We are in the season of abundance, and local farmers and producers continue to grow nutritious, delicious food for YOU! When you visit the farmers market, wear a mask and maintain social distancing. In many cases, farmers markets are a safer alternative to indoor grocery stores. Review the precautions that Lane County Farmers Market is taking to keep both shoppers and vendors safe and fed.
3. Join a CSA.
Now is the perfect time to support farmers by subscribing to a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. CSAs are farm subscriptions that provide members with fresh produce and/or meat, eggs and dairy on a regular schedule- usually delivered to a convenient neighborhood drop site. In exchange, customers pay all or part of the cost up front. This extra income at the start of the season helps farmers purchase needed materials to plant and grow food all season long. Having a guaranteed customer base is vital for small farms right now. Many CSA farms have added an online store or new delivery options for high-risk and housebound individuals. Check out the 2020 Locally Grown Guide and our addendum of adaptations for details on CSA programs near you.
4. Check out the 2020 Locally Grown Guide and Addendum.