High Desert Food and Farm Alliance
Ever heard of them?
Well, you should. If you live in Central Oregon and you eat food, then you should know, and care, about this organization.
In short, the HDFFA improves access and education for food grown in Central Oregon, to ensure a healthy and sustainable community.
They are a highly passionate, relatively new non-profit group with only one full time employee and a volunteer board. Their funds come mainly from grants with high hopes of becoming more self-sufficient as programs grow and more individuals, like YOU, realize their important role in your community and get involved.
Here are several reasons I am involved and invested in the High Desert Food and Farm Alliance.
I hope you will explore more reasons for yourself as well!
Information on where to buy Central Oregon food and where to find it on the menu.
A healthier dinner plate for those who might not be so fortunate to purchase fresh food on a regular basis.
A healthier dinner plate for those who might not have previously known how to prepare fresh food.
Less travel of food from farm to your plate means less carbon emissions.
Less travel of food from farm to your plate means better quality and taste.
Decreased food waste with gleaning efforts.
Developing a culture of not only eating, but savoring.
Developing a culture of not only eating, but of health and well-being.
All of these efforts help Central Oregon’s ability to self-sustain our food supply in light of an ever growing industrial nation.
This is so very important for our future, and the future of our children’s children, to have healthy food, a healthy environment and a healthy economy.