From: Todd Loggan, Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs, 503-742-4562
Media and Interested Parties
The Clackamas County ONEStop Farmgate is a new website designed to make it easy for specialty crop farmers (fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, and nursery crops) in the county to access the resources they need to be successful.
Local farmers are encouraged to think about the following questions:
- Are you interested in what to grow or how to grow it?
- Need help navigating through land use and zoning issues?
- Want to expand your marketing reach or develop a business plan?
- Looking for access to capital and financing?
- In search of retailers in need of local specialty crops?
ONEStop can assist with these challenges.
The ONEStop partners are comprised of government agencies, educators, trade associations, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses that serve the agriculture community in Clackamas County. Through the ONEStop partnership, specialty crop producers can connect to resources to meet, improve and enhance their farm goals.
"Clackamas County farms produce about $350 million per year, including $120 million in food products," said Clackamas County Commissioner Martha Schrader. "And that's just a fraction of the food needs in the region. Our region imports over 90 percent of our food and food supplies each year. The ONEStop Farmgate will help our local specialty crop farmers be more successful, help our agriculture economy grow, provide more locally sourced food for the region, and create jobs."
Clackamas County ONEStop Farmgate can be found online at www.ClackamasFarmOneStop.com.
For more information, members of the media and public may contact ONEStop Project Coordinator Samantha Wolf at 503-742-4685.