Strengthening Our Local Food Web
Only 5% of food consumed in our communities is produced locally. Together, we can do better!
Our mission is to steward the growth of a resilient local food web in Benton, Lincoln, and Linn counties.
We envision a vibrant regional food web where reciprocal relationships sustain a thriving food economy, steward land and water, and produce delicious food to nourish our whole community.
2023 Fill Your Pantry
Please save the date for our 2023 Fill Your Pantry event! We can't wait to see you there on Sunday, November 5, 2023.
Vendors will be updated closer to the date of the event, but visit our FYP webpage for more information and to view the 2022 vendors.
Soil Amendment Sale: Are you a gardener or small farmer? Pre-order organic soil amendments every January, we combine all the orders together to access volume discounts. You pick-up your order early March at the Benton County Fairgrounds, in a drive through format, and we load up your vehicle.
Fill Your Pantry: A unique opportunity to buy staple and storage crops in bulk directly from local farmers and eat local all winter. Offerings include dried beans, grains, onions, potatoes, beets, carrots, squash, a variety of meats, honey and specialty preserves. Online sales open in October or you can shop entirely in-person in November.
Food Producer Survey
To ensure our new programming ideas would have significant benefits to producers, we surveyed growers, ranchers, fisherpeople and processors in early 2022 and received 94 responses.
We learned 51-84% of respondents would experience moderate to strong benefit from each of our proposed programs, which is the solid green light we were looking for, and we’ve begun exploring these ideas further. To learn more about what producers had to say, read the full report here.