Tend the Seeds of Change was a rousing success!
All together on January 26th, 65 participants offered up over 300 hours of their time to create outlines of potential county-wide initiatives in 5 action areas: local food guides, farm to school, food hubs, local grains/beans/legumes, and processing. These innovative ideas will come together with the results of our Fall 2012 Community Conversation series and our Farmer & Consumer Surveys to create the foundation of a plan for the Yamhill County food system.
We could not have done this without you! We hope you will read the notes, contact us with questions or if you’re interested in being involved, and above all stay in touch! We’re going good places together.
- Katrina Van Dis of the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council: Keynote & Food Hubs breakout session
- Megan Foucht of Ecotrust’s Food Hub: Food Hubs breakout session
- Katie Pelissier of Ecotrust’s Farm to School Program: Farm to School breakout session
- Jason Hunton of Hunton Farm & Camas Country Mill: Local grains, beans & legumes breakout session
- Dick Sadler of Dundee Fruit Company: Processing breakout session
- Lauren Gwin of Oregon State University & the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network: Processing
- Isabelle Light of the Willamette Farm and Food Coalition: Local food guides breakout session
- Jerry Tindall of Grow International and Nourish Yamhill Valley: opening & closing remarks
The Information Fair participants:
- Green Rising Farm
- Dancing Faun Farm
- Worden Hill Farm
- The Collective
- Betty Lou’s Inc.
- Ruby Cakes Bakery
- MERIT (MicroEnterprise Resources, Information & Training)
- McMinnville Economic Development Partnership
- West Valley Community Campus
- Slow Food Yamhill County
- McMinnville Farmer’s Market
- OSU Extension Service
- Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District
- Western Oregon Waste & Greenlands