Video Highlights Oregon Food Trails Program
The Oregon Food Trails program
was developed by Travel Oregon in 2018 to help connect visitors with Oregon’s agricultural lands, locally produced goods and the Oregonians that produce them. The program helps Oregon communities package and showcase their local culinary and agricultural assets in an inspirational format for visitors.
This summer, Travel Oregon worked with Oregon Business Magazine to produce a video showcasing the Oregon Food Trails program by sharing local perspectives from participants of the East Gorge Food Trail
. Two farms along the trail, Sandoz Farm in The Dalles and Lopez Farm in Mosier, provided a vibrant backdrop for interviews with food trail participants Eileen White of the Dalles Farmers Market and Nate Stranz of Mosier Company Restaurant, who highlight how the East Gorge Food Trail has positively impacted the communities of Mosier, The Dalles and Dufur.
Travel Oregon and New Seasons Market Partnership Showcases Oregon Food Trails
Building on the successful launch of the Oregon Food Trails program in July 2018, Travel Oregon and New Seasons Market collaborated on a co-branded booth at the entrance of the main event of Feast Portland: Big FEAST. The booth featured culinary products found on the Oregon Food Trails.
As part of the activation, Travel Oregon created Oregon Food Trail-focused videos, featuring Runcible Cider from the East Gorge Food Trail and the Great Umpqua Food Trail. These videos were promoted by Travel Oregon, Feast and New Seasons Market. Travel Oregon also showcased the Oregon Food Trails program and businesses along the food trails through three separate multi-day tours that brought influential food and culinary media to spectacular food and farm experiences in different parts of Oregon.
Last Chance to Apply for Ecotrust's Ag of the Middle Accelerator
The deadline for Ecotrust's Ag of the Middle Accelerator Program is quickly approaching. Participants accepted into this two-year program (2019-2021) will receive hands-on, capacity-building and business development training. The program is designed to cultivate a thriving group of mid-sized, independent farms, ranches and fishing operations in the region that spans northern California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska.
Photo by Kamrin Nielsen
2018 Oregon Vineyard & Winery Report Reflects Continued Steady Growth
The 2018 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Report is now available and reflects steady growth within many areas of Oregon's wine industry. The annual study found that 24 wineries were added to Oregon in 2018, bringing the total to 793, with 1,165 vineyards in the state, up from 1,144 at last count. The study also found the total value of Oregon's wine grape crop rang in at $208.7 million, topping $200 million for the first time.
View the entire report online
Attend the North American Farmers' Direct Marketing Association's Agritourism Learning Retreat
Registration is now open for the 2019 Agritourism Learning Retreat, hosted at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch in Omaha, Nebraska Oct. 31 – Nov. 1. Retreat attendees will have the opportunity to attend sessions on how to maximize food profits, develop signature food items, recruit, hire and train, and understand social media best practices.
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