Current Mission-Driven Community Programs
Fruit Box Project
The Fruit Box Program addresses a complex problem. Some students come to school without having eaten breakfast, or without the means to have a healthy lunch.
Thanks to a partnership with the Astoria Co-op, who provide fresh, seasonal organic fruit to North Coast Food Web at wholesale cost, and to a generous donation from a local supporter, the Fruit Box Project took off in 2013.
Read more about the Fruit Box Project in a story published in the Astoria Co-op newsletter: Fruit Box Project.
We are now in 5 schools around the county, providing a healthy snack for those who would enjoy one.
Education & Outreach
Staying involved in the community ensures us that people of all ages are learning about local food in the pacific northwest, where to find it and who is making it. Through educational events and engagement in our kitchen, we strive for developing knowledge and community connection.
We host a handful of cooking classes at our teaching kitchen for all different age groups. Learn or improve your cooking skills with some amazing celebrity guests in the community.
Are you part of a group, organization, school, or business that would be interested in a Group Cooking class?
We can organize custom classes for groups of 8-12 participants in the Food Web kitchen. Group Classes depend on the Food Web schedule and availability of a class instructor. Cost is usually around $40-$60 per participant, based on menu, length of class, and number of people. If you're interested, please email us at "firstname.lastname@example.org".
Small Farms Market Day
(Previously known as Egg Day)
Every Thursday of the year, from 9:00 am- 4:00 pm, our building at 577 18th St. in Astoria becomes a pop-up farm stand! Local farmers, foragers, and food producers bring their produce, eggs, meat, dairy, and other value-added products for sale. All the profits go back to vendors! Market Day is operated primarily by volunteers. Cash & check only.
During the main growing season, some local farmers also use the space as a pick-up location for their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) members.
Local Food and Farmer Resources
Strong producer to consumer connections are a key part of a healthy local food system, and North Coast Food Web is hopeful to connect farmer to consumer and consumer to farmer.
In 2017, we published the North Coast Food Guide which included detailed information about twelve North Coast farmers markets and over sixty local food producers.
Our 2019 Farm & Market Guide for the Columbia Pacific Region is now available with information about producers, farmer's markets, and farm stands in Clatsop & Pacific counties of Oregon and Washington.
If you’re a producer (defined as a local business that’s primary activities are related to fishing, farming, ranching or foraging) and would like to be included in our guide, or if you would like a stack of farm guides available at your market or business, please contact us!