Agritourism with on-farm direct sales is a way for farms to increase their business success. This survey of Oregon producers explores how small and midsized farms are expanding beyond basic production, adding value and claiming more consumer support.
People own land for many reasons, from farming as a hobby to ranching or timber production as a business. Whatever the reason, economics is always part of the picture. Learn about the financial aspects of property ownership, ...
Working with Oregon Agritourism Partnership, which runs the Marion Farm Loop, Extension organized meetings, helped create and produce a brochure highlighting the 24 farms in the loop, as well as an interactive website.
Hosting tours on your farm or ranch not only provides additional income, but helps tell an important story about Oregon agriculture, rural communities and local food production. Learn more about how to incorporate agritourism on your small farm or property in this series of articles.
The Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are the codified laws of the State of Oregon. The document is published every two years. Use this link to find specific laws pertaining to approved uses that "may be established in any area zoned for exclusive farm use". These sections of Chapter 215 includes: Allowable use on farmland, including agritourism activities. Be sure to consult related statute ORS 215.283 (from ORS site, use left column then scroll down)
The Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are the codified laws of the State of Oregon. The document is published every two years. Use this link to find specific laws pertaining to "activities arising out of agritourism activities". This section of Chapter 30 includes: A definition of agritourism - Limitations on liability of agri-tourism professional; exceptions - and wording of an official "notice" that must be posted at each agritourism site.
Meet Amanda Cavitt, the General Manager of the Garibaldi Portside Bistro. She shares her insights on keeping seafood on the menu during the COVID-19 pandemic, how they prepare their smoked albacore tuna melt, and her advice for learning how cook seafood at home.
Amanda Gladics |
May 2020 |
Courtesy Andrea Davis, Kings Valley Gardens (Cropped from original)
A short guide to the commonly caught commercial seafood species in Oregon. Includes information on management, season, habitat and life history, fishing gear used to catch it, pounds landed and value of the fishery, and fun facts for 12 of the major fisheries in Oregon.
Jamie Doyle, Amanda Gladics |
May 2020 |