|Many of our farms and ranches are 4th and 5th generation family farms, settled by pioneer families in the mid-1800’s. |
|Virtually all of Oregon’s cranberries are produced on the South Coast, and Oregon’s cranberries are treasured nation-wide for their sweetness, taste and color. || |
|Today is Saturday, November 28, 2009 |
Welcome To CurryFoods.org
Curry Foods is sponsored by the Curry County Economic Development Department, in partnership with the Curry Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). The SWCD has been in existence since 1953, and was formed to promote soil & water conservation, and good agricultural practices in our county.
In recent years, issues such as food safety, food quality, and local, sustainable foods have been growing in importance for consumers. This web site is a way to connect producers of high-quality, local foods with consumers who want to know where their food comes from, who grew it, and if the farmer/rancher practiced good stewardship on their lands.
Curry County has a thriving agricultural component, with over 200 family farms, mostly in the north part of the county. Principal products are beef, lamb, hay, and cranberries. Virtually all of Oregon’s cranberries are produced on the South Coast, and Oregon’s cranberries are treasured nation-wide for their sweetness and taste.
Our grass-fed beef is equally prized. Many of our farms and ranches are 4th and 5th generation family farms, settled by pioneer families in the mid-1800’s. The high quality of our grass and long growing season makes for tender beef.
In addition to these "traditional" agricultural products, we have people who grow and sell eggs, honey, salad greens, chickens, blueberries, and a host of other specialty products. The county has two Community-Supported Agriculture associations (CSA’s). These enterprises invite citizens to "buy a share" of a year’s worth of fresh produce in advance from a local farm. They then receive a basket of fresh fruit and vegetables from the farm every week during the growing season (usually six months).
Look inside this web site for products or producers you may be interested in. There are contact numbers (e-mails; phone numbers) for all the farmers listed here. Get to know them. They’re warm, fun, and committed to growing high-quality foods on Oregon’s Wild Rivers Coast.