About Us


Annual report 2019

Check out the highlights from our 2019 programs!


Strategic Plan

Completed and adopted July 2019​




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 


Norma Hernandez

Board Member

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


Brian Medford

Board 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. 


Kayla Warner

Board Secretary

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


Rod Nichols

Board Treasurer

Lower Columbia Clinic


Joyce Senior

Board Member

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

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Caitlin Seyfried

Programs Manager

Previously Columbia Gorge Food Bank


Barb knop


Cannon Beach resident


Jess Tantisook

Executive Director

Previous owner at Starvation Alley Organic Cranberry Farm, MBA Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Mom Boss


Sam seulean

Board Member

Spring Up Farm


Lila barrett

Market Coordinator

Brooklyn Native, Expert Facilitator


Rachel French

Board Vice President

Thrivent Financial, formerly a member of the US Coast Guard

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


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