Cultivate healthy communities and a vibrant economy through food and agriculture.
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.
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 & Staff
Clatsop County Health Department- Women Infants and Children (WIC) Coordinator
Board Vice President
Baking instructor at The Pantry, a community cooking school in Seattle. Background working in cooperatives and public organizations (Group Health Cooperative and City of Seattle) focusing on organizational development, continuous improvement, and community engagement.
Oregon State University-Clatsop County Extension Office- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Nutrition Educator
Lower Columbia Clinic
Oregon State University Clatsop County Extension Office- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Coordinator, EFNEP Coordinator
Previously Columbia Gorge Food Bank
Cannon Beach resident
Previous owner at Starvation Alley Organic Cranberry Farm, MBA Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Mom Boss
Spring Up Farm
Jennifer Burns Bright
Food educator, travel writer, and culinary consultant. Host of KMUN's "A Fine Kettle of Fish.")
Thrivent Financial, formerly a member of the US Coast Guard
Collaboration with our partners and funders allow us to improve outreach, make connections and create meaningful work. Thank you!
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