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Our Mission
Board & Staff

About Us

 Mission 

 

North Coast Food Web cultivates a resilient and equitable food system by supporting producers and improving access to local food.


 Our 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.

 Board 

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Board President

Julia Wentzel

Brooke McClain

Board Treasurer

Oregon Food Bank

Barking Dog Farm

Rachel French

Board Secretary

Thrivent Financial

Formerly a member of the US Coast Guard

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Cyndi Athmanathan

Board Member

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Keith Hagan

Board Member

STAFF

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YANA LUDWIG

Executive Director

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SILQET RA

Producer Support Manager

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Twila Pierson

Market & Food Access Manager

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Andy Catalano

Shelby Meyers

Kitchen & Storage Manager

Grants Manager

Lila barrett

Operations Manager

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Anne Fudyma

Jenn rasmussen

Market Assistant

Bookkeeper

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2023-2028

Strategic Plan 2019

Annual reports

2022 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

Strategic Plan
Annual Reports

Contact Us

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You can contact us through our social media, linked above, by emailing us at info@northcoastfoodweb.org or by calling us at 503-468-0921.

Our office, located in Astoria Food Hub in downtown Astoria, is not always open to the public, so please reach out to schedule a time to come by and visit, we'd love to see you!

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