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A Food Hub is a “business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution and marketing of source-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.”

This is a list of most of the established and emerging Food Hub ventures in Oregon. Those included range in size, scope, and structure, but all work to support producers, streamline operations, and play a crucial role in developing our state’s local food system to a scale that is competitive in mainstream market.

Agricultural Connections

  • About: Year-round retail and wholesale sales of local and regionally sourced foods.
  • Year Established: 2010
  • Structure: For-profit business
  • Location & Service Area: Located in Bend. Sells throughout Central Oregon; sources foods locally from Central Oregon and regionally from greater Oregon, mainly from Eugene-Junction City Willamette Valley area. Also works with four Oregon-wide distributors.
  • Resources Offered: Regional distribution, cross-docking services, and cold storage rental to producers; facilitates pre-season crop planning and standing orders between farms and clients. Offers other services for Central Oregon farm partners including identification and ordering of packaging supplies, post-harvest crop guidelines and industry standards of commercial food distribution.

Astoria Food Hub

  • About: Cold storage, aggregation, distribution, year round retail, and commercial kitchen to serve regional food producers and food businesses.
  • Year Established: Launching in 2021
  • Structure: For-profit LLC
  • Location & Service Area: Located in downtown Astoria, the food hub will serve Southwest Washington, and Clatsop and Tillamook counties in Oregon, with distribution to the Portland area.
  • Resources Offered: Freezer, refrigerated and dry storage, value-add commercial kitchen, retail exposure, aggregation and distribution services.

Bohemia Food Hub

  • About: A value-added food business incubator space and co-working commercial kitchen.
  • Year Established: 2016
  • Structure: For-profit transitioning to a nonprofit.
  • Location & Service Area: Located in Cottage Grove; serves Lane and Douglas counties.
  • Resources Offered: Co-working commercial kitchen, food truck court to incubate restaurant ventures, micro restaurant space rentals, and retail grocery store on site; business support for start-ups and scaling up; business development classes in Spanish; aggregation, cold and dry storage, regular refrigerated delivery service to Portland and Eugene.

Food Roots FarmTable

  • About: Local food storefront connecting small-scale producers directly to consumers.
  • Year Established: FarmTable was established as a tiny farmers market booth in 2009 and grew into a brick and mortar storefront in 2018, with an online ordering system added in 2020.
  • Structure: Nonprofit organization program
  • Location & Service Area: Located in Tillamook; serves the North Coast of Oregon and Southwest Washington.
  • Resources Offered: Direct-to-consumer sales as well as institutional, wholesale buyers such as community and social service organizations, school districts, restaurants and more; CSA share option; SNAP, SNAP Match, and Double Up Food Bucks accepted for all programs.

Fry Family Farm Food Hub

  • About: Year-round aggregation, distribution, and infrastructure services for Southern Oregon farms.
  • Year Established: 2013
  • Structure: Corporation
  • Location & Service Area: Located in Medford; serves Jackson and Josephine counties.
  • Resources Offered: Provides aggregation; processing; cold, frozen and dry storage; a shared certified processing kitchen; a retail farm stand; and a distribution center.

Genuine Wallowa County Provisions

  • About: Direct-to-consumer sales of Wallowa County foods.
  • Year Established: 2020
  • Structure: Mission-based LLC
  • Location & Service Area: Located in Enterprise; delivers throughout Wallowa County; sources product mainly from Wallowa County and regionally for select items.
  • Resources Offered: Retail delivery of locally produced foods.

Gorge Farmer Collective

  • About: A farmer-owned and operated, direct-to-consumer online marketplace.
  • Year Established: 2020
  • Structure: Farmer owned, multi-member LLC in transition to a farmer-owned Cooperative.
  • Location & Service Area: Located in Hood River; sources from and delivers throughout the Mid-Columbia River Gorge (Hood River and Wasco counties in Oregon; Klickitat and Skamania counties in Washington)
  • Resources Offered: Direct-to-consumer local food sales.

Gorge Grown Mobile Farmers Market

  • About: The Mobile Farmers Market, supported by Gorge Grown Food Network and the Columbia Gorge Food Security Coalition, sources locally grown produce from more than 30 small farmers to sells to consumers in low access, rural neighborhoods.
  • Year Established: 2008
  • Structure: Nonprofit organization program
  • Location & Service Area: Based in Hood River; sources from and sells throughout the Mid-Columbia River Gorge (Hood River, Wasco, and Sherman counties in Oregon; Klickitat and Skamania counties in Washington)
  • Resources Offered: Offers delivery service for farms and commercial accounts; facilitates standing orders and forward contracts between farmers and buyers and collaborative crop planning; serves as a business incubator for emerging small farms.

Klamath Grown

  • About: Year-round, online direct-to-consumer sales of local Klamath Basin foods.
  • Year Established: 2022
  • Structure: Nonprofit organization
  • Location & Service Area: Source almost exclusively from the Klamath Basin with a small amount of regional products. Sells to Klamath Falls and surrounding areas.
  • Resources Offered: Online platform, e-commerce, marketing services; online local food directory; community resources and local food education; connects growers to wholesale-seeking institutions like schools; facilitates vendor to vendor networking.

Lane County Bounty

  • About: Local food network providing community education and local food marketing, producer support and improved access to local food within the Klamath Basin. Klamath Grown also operates year-round, direct-to-consumer sales of local foods through their online marketplace.
  • Year Established: 2019
  • Structure: Farmer-owned for-profit business, an enterprise of Moondog's Farm.
  • Location & Service Area: Located in Eugene; sources from Lane County and delivers to Springfield and Eugene.
  • Resources Offered: Regular seasonal recipe development in collaboration with H.o.W. Cooking School; commercial kitchen space, delivery services and coordination, subscription options.

North Coast Food Web Online Marketplace

  • About: Year-round, online direct-to-consumer sales of food and plants from vendors around the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon and Washington.
  • Year Established: 2020
  • Structure: Nonprofit organization program
  • Location & Service Area: Office and Pick-Up Location in Astoria; Delivery coming 2021 to serve Astoria and immediate surroundings; Food sourced from five counties: Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook in Oregon, and Pacific and Wahkiakum in Washington.
  • Resources Offered: Technical assistance to vendors, particularly farmers, with selling their products at the market; Monthly Producer Newsletter for resources relevant to local farms and food businesses; and annual events to connect food producers with food buyers.

The Redd

  • About: The Redd, a project of Ecotrust, is designed to help scale a more restorative, equitable, and delicious, regional food economy across the Pacific Northwest. The Redd offers infrastructure and amenities, as well as a vibrant community, to a growing network of food businesses, connecting chefs, foodservice directors, grocery buyers and entrepreneurs to independent farmers, ranchers and fishermen that supply them.
  • Year Established: 2016
  • Structure: Nonprofit and for-profit hybrid
  • Location & Service Area: Located in Portland; serves all of Oregon, parts of Washington, Northern California, and Alaska.
  • Resources Offered: Cold and dry storage, aggregation, packaging, distribution, office space, commercial kitchens, networking facilitation, event space, food retail space rentals.

About The Oregon Food Hub Network

The Oregon Food Hub Network is a peer learning community of local food hubs around the state. Partners include nonprofit organizations, farmers, ranchers, and fishermen, small food businesses, rural economic development agencies, and others. The Network includes both established and developing hubs.

The Oregon Community Food Systems Network is a collaboration of 56 nonprofit organizations and allies dedicated to the shared vision that all Oregonians thrive with healthy, affordable foods from an equitable, environmentally and economically resilient, regional food system.

In addition to having an Online Market, we are also working to increase access to local food in the Klamath Basin, as well as providing education and resources around local food to the community.

For more information about the Oregon Food Hub Network, contact Lauren Gwin, OSU Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems.

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