Programs & Projects

Food Roots was founded by Shelly Bowe, a woman with big visions for a healthy and sustainable Tillamook County food system. Shelly worked tirelessly from Food Roots’ inception in 2006 to 2015 on this visioning.


Shelly built a wide-ranging network of people, projects, and resources to realize the thriving, growing, and vibrant community food system we have today.


Our current programming continues this work with a focus on Farm and Food Business Support, Local Food Access and Farm to School Education.

Current programs

Farm to School

Farm to School supports student growth and helps families develop relationships with local food producers.

Seed to Supper Adult Gardening

A free 6-week beginning-gardening course that gives novice, adult gardeners the tools they need to successfully grow a portion of their own food.

Beginning Farmer Incubator

High tunnel hoop houses providing growing spaces for beginning farmers to jumpstart their businesses with access to rented indoor and outdoor land.

Farm To Table Dinners

These fundraising events showcase the farmers, ranchers, fishers, foragers, and chefs who make our north coast community such an incredible place to eat. 

Would you like to help out?

We'd love to have you!

​Food Roots provides a variety of meaningful service opportunities for volunteers of all ages. Volunteers are incredibly important in our programming and are key to accomplishing many of our projects. 


Volunteers are welcome to work with us in our gardens, our educational programs, at events, in our office, on Food Roots’ committees, in board service and more. We value our volunteers tremendously!


If you are interested in applying to become a Food Roots Board Member, please complete an application here.


If you want to join Food Roots in worthy work, please fill out this initial volunteer application.

(503) 815-2800

113 Main Ave

PO Box 1275
Tillamook, OR 97141

Design by Deer Island Studio

Primary Photography by Broken Banjo Photography

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