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  • North Coast Grown End-of-Project Survey, Due Nov. 17
  • Submit Announcements to this Farmer Email List, Anytime
  • Farmer Retreat, Jan. 2016
  • Seeking Vendors: Holiday Bazaar in Nehalem; Winter Market in Tillamook
  • Small Farms Conference, Feb. 20, 2016



Food Roots' North Coast Grown

End-of-Project Survey

Farmer Feedback - for grant reporting and to inform future projects

As this 1.5 year grant project comes to a close (at the end of this month, November 2015) Food Roots needs to report to our grant funders, at the USDA and Oregon Department of Agriculture, on what we accomplished with the North Coast Grown project.

Food Roots is also seeking funding for future North Coast Grown projects that would help support farmers in Tillamook County, so your feedback and comments are very useful to us in evaluating what worked best and what we can try doing differently. 

Please take a few minutes now to respond.
Click here for the short (5 questions) End-of-Project Survey for Food Roots' North Coast Grown program 2014-2015.

A note from Emily Vollmer:
My contract with Food Roots will be finished at the end of this month. It's been just wonderful to meet and work with so many of you. Best of luck in all of your endeavors. I'll still be in the area even after my contract ends with Food Roots' North Coast Grown project. Among other things I'm the new Manzanita Farmers Market Manager and I have my own market garden started. I look forward to staying in touch with Food Roots and many others of you that I've met through this project.  Thank you!!

End-of-Project Survey due by Nov. 17. 2015
More information: Food Roots' North Coast Grown project
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Submit Announcements to this List 

Tillamook County Farmer email list

If you have events or announcements that are particularly relevant to the Tillamook County farming community please feel free to submit that information to Joy Jones at

Announcement submissions may be included in one of these Tillamook County Farmer email messages. Not all submissions will be sent out due to limitations on staff time and in the interest of keeping these email list messages focused and fairly brief.

More information: Contact Joy Jones at the OSU Extension office in Tillamook
or Lauren Sorg at Food Roots.

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North Coast Farmer Retreat

January 2016, Tillamook County location
The second annual Coastal Farmer Retreat will be taking place in January.  Last year's event brought together Tillamook County commercial growers to share successes, challenges, and help inspire each other for the upcoming season.  This year's event will build on last year's success to provide a fun and helpful day of networking with other farmers and enjoying this beautiful coast we call home.  The event will be a one day retreat on a Saturday in January for coastal commercial farmers and ranchers who sell customer-direct. Keep an eye out for further details soon.  

If you are interested in participating or helping to organize this event, please contact
Carolina Lees at
or Emily Vollmer at

Seeking Vendors

Holiday Bazaar in Nehalem 
10am - 4pm Saturday December 5th, White Clover Grange, Nehalem.
We are looking for some additional vendors for this popular event so call or send an email if you are interested in participating.  The hours are 10-4 and tables are reasonably priced ($25 for 6' and $30 for 8').  We especially like to feature locally made goods. 
Thank you, Vivi Tallman, 503 368 8255 or

2015 Winter Market  - Tillamook Farmers Market
11am - 5pm Saturday December 5th, Fairview Grange, Tillamook.
Visit for more information, including the winter market vendor application. Interested vendors should contact Dawn Beyer at or 503-812-9326



Oregon Small Farms Conference

Save the Date: Feb. 20, 2015
The Oregon Small Farms Conference is a daylong event geared toward farmers, agricultural professionals, food policy advocates, students and managers of farmers markets.  Twenty-four sessions are offered on a variety of topics relevant to the Oregon small farmers and include a track in Spanish. Speakers include farmers, OSU Extension faculty, agribusiness, and more.

Among the headlining speakers at the 2016 Small Farms Conference, is farmer and farm profitability consultant, Chris Blanchard ( 

Date: Saturday February 20th, 2015
Location: Corvallis, OR

Cost: TBD (usually $45 with early registration)
More information: OSU Small Farms program
Presented by:
Joy Jones, 4-H & Agriculture Agent
OSU Extension Service
2204 Fourth Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

Emily Vollmer, North Coast Grown project
Food Roots
1906 3rd Street, Suite B
Tillamook, OR 97141
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