Contact us:

503-468-0921

577 18th Street, Astoria OR 97103

©2019 by North Coast Food Web. 

About Us

 

 Mission 

 

Cultivate healthy communities and a vibrant economy through food and agriculture.

 


 Vision 

 

Our vision of a North Coast “food web” is a community that is home to a diverse and thriving group of farmers, fishermen, and foragers. These food producers have strong relationships with families, local businesses and organizations and are a pillar of our coastal economy. Healthy food is easier to access for all of us, regardless of who we are and our financial means. The connections made through the “web” contribute to the increased health and wellbeing we see in our community. 

 HistorY 

 

North Coast Food Web (NCFW) was founded in 2011 born of the needs identified at the first FEAST (Food Education Agriculture Solutions Together) in Cannon Beach in 2009 that brought over 65 community members together to discuss food (in)security challenges in our region and to identify a path forward to a resilient community food system. On the heels of that event, the Clatsop County Food Assessment (CFA) created the road map which NCFW has been traveling.

NCFW builds relationships within the community including ones with volunteers, schools, families, Oregon Food Bank and its local subsidiary, Clatsop Community Action Regional Food Bank, OSU Extension, local governments, and other non-profit groups. These collaborations have helped us educate and engage children, families, and communities by building the skills to grow food, increase access to local agriculture, develop cooking and nutrition skills and encourage citizen involvement in the development of a healthy food system. Additionally, NCFW supports new and existing farmers, provides resources for food system entrepreneurs to succeed and is actively engaged in the community and economic development in our region.

 Our Team 

Caitlin seyfried

Programs Manager

 

Jessika Tantisook

Executive Director

Norma Hernandez

Board Member/ Chair

Clatsop County Health Department- Women Infants and Children (WIC) Coordinator

Mary Blake

Board Member-Vice Chair

Seaside Sunset Parks and Recreation District Retiree

Rod Nichols

Board Member- Treasurer

Kayla Warner

Board Member/ Secretary

Oregon State University-Clatsop County Extension Office- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Nutrition Educator

Merianne Myers

Board Member

Joyce Senior

Board Member

Oregon State University Clatsop County Extension Office- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Coordinator, EFNEP Coordinator

Community Partners

Collaboration with our partners and funders allow us to improve outreach, make connections and create meaningful work. Thank you!

Astoria Co-op

Astoria Downtown Historic District Association

Astoria School District

Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce

Bob's Red Mill

Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness

City of Astoria

City of Cannon Beach

City of Gearhart

City of Warrenton

Clatsop Community College

Clatsop Community Action Regional Food Bank

Clatsop Community Gardens

Coast Community Radio (KMUN)

Columbia Memorial Hospital

Hipfish Arts and Culture Monthly

Oregon Health and Sciences Univesity (OHSU)

Oregon State University- Clatsop County Extension

 

NCFW Strategic Plan 

The North Coast Food Web has embarked on its first strategic planning process. After ten years of existence, the organization is addressing key questions about its development and direction. The original vision of a “Food Web” has evolved, as has our community. As demographics change, social issues intensify, and the needs of our diverse community change and evolve, it is important we respond as a unified and values-driven organization. The organization chose to work with a consultant to facilitate the process, and the board and staff were heavily involved in shaping both the process, information gathering, and creation of the plan. Stakeholder feedback was a crucial part of the process to help inform the board about community perceptions and needs. 

The plan was adopted by the board of directors in July 2019. 

 

       North Coast Food Web Strategic Plan

 

 
 

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