A better, more collaborative food system
Food and community are the heart of the High Desert Food & Farm Alliance’s mission.
Now collaborating with Old Mill District, the HDFFA works as a liaison between Central Oregon farms and local consumers to create a more healthy and vibrant food and farm community.
The HDFFA collectively markets local food and co-promotes the High Desert’s amazing small to mid-sized family farmers by providing networking events, training opportunities, and infrastructure grants.
An invaluable resource for consumers that value fresh food and healthy communities, the HDFFA promotes and amplifies the voices of local farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneur. Projects like their annual food and farm directory, workplace Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, and their Spring Food and Farm Faire help our region’s food producers get their products in the kitchens and on the tables of homes and restaurants in Central Oregon.
One of the HDFFA’s most impactful initiatives is their Grow & Give program with NeighborImpact. HDFFA collects fresh produce from local farmers, gardeners and community members and then NeighborImpact distributes the food to the more than 40 hunger relief agencies in Central Oregon. So far, more than 45,000 pounds of food have been donated through the program.
The HDFFA also offers free six-week cooking courses throughout Central Oregon which teaches residents how to shop, prepare and cook nutritious meals on a budget. The classes utilize home cooks, professional chefs, and nutritionists who volunteer their time and expertise to lead hands-on lessons that teach adults how to purchase and prepare nutritious meals.
For more information about the High Desert Food & Farm Alliance, go to www.hdffa.org.