Food Roots has grown alongside our community, and our programs reflect a direct need expressed by our participants, our partners and our north coast food system.
Our work focuses on supporting local food producers so they may have successful businesses; connecting students and families directly with garden produce and education; and by developing systems and a place to purchase local food while increasing the affordability of it for lower income households while ensuring producers bring in every dollar.
Our Community-based Programming
A local food storefront connecting small-scale farmers, ranchers, fishers and other producers directly to consumers in Tillamook County. We now offer an online ordering system and plan to provide delivery services in the near future.
IDA's are an asset building tool funded by the State of Oregon and in partnership with Casa of Oregon designed to enable entrepreneurs with modest financial resources to save money that they can invest in their existing or start-up business. Participants also receive business planning and financial education training.
A SNAP-matching program that incentivizes SNAP recipients to use their federal benefit dollars on food produced by local farms at Food Roots FarmTable marketplace.
Food Roots offers local farms their location as a pick up spot to their customers at our Tillamook storefront location. We also provide up to $200 off the cost of a CSA share to SNAP/EBT customers through our partnership with Portland Area CSA Coalition and Double Up Food Bucks Oregon. CSAs (community supported agriculture) offer consumers fresh, seasonal produce while providing local farmers with consistent markets and support.
Farm to School supports student growth and helps families develop relationships with local food producers.
Our high tunnel hoop houses at the Port of Tillamook Bay provide growing spaces for beginning farmers to jumpstart their businesses with access to rented indoor and outdoor land.
These fundraising events showcase the farmers, ranchers, fishers, foragers, chefs and restaurant owners who make our north coast community such an incredible place to eat. Come enjoy amazing local food prepared by area chefs/restaurants and listen to stories of our programs impacts.
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.