Thrive is an affiliate of The American Independent Business Alliance. AMIBA is a non-profit organization helping communities launch and successfully operate an Independent Business Alliance® (IBA), "buy independent, buy local" campaigns, forward pro-local policies, and other initiatives to support local entrepreneurs and vibrant local economies. We are a network of, by, and for the community organizations and trade groups that comprise our membership. While AMIBA primarily serves U.S. communities, we are happy to help people wherever they reside.
Avista Utilities, the region’s local natural gas provider has continuously served the homes, businesses and communities of the Rogue Valley since 1906. On carbon foot print, Avista is one of the country’s lowest emitters of C02 ranking at 6th among the nation’s 100 top energy producers (NRDC 2014). On civic responsibility, the utility is an active participant in the partnerships and networks that support non-profit, civic and business enterprises.
Thrive is an affiliate of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. BALLE is a national network of small business leaders, economic development professionals, government officials, social innovators, and community leaders working together to create local living economies. BALLE believes in the power of local businesses to transform communities for the better by working cooperatively toward a shared vision.
The OSU Extension Small Farms program concentrates on Josephine and Jackson counties commercial small farm entrepreneurs as well as non-commercial small acreage landowners. It provides consultation, educational programs, materials and resources addressing conventional and organic/biological farming systems consistent with clientele goals.
RVF2S inspires appreciation for local sustainable agriculture and fresh wholesome food through farm education programs, school gardens, educator support and farm to cafeteria support.
Rogue Farm Corps exists to create hands-on educational programs to train the next generation of farmers and land stewards, to support our cooperative agricultural economy, and serve as a model for other communities.
Ecotrust's Food Hub is a comprehensive regional catalog of buyers and sellers of fresh produce, meat and dairy products.
Oregon Farm Link is a statewide land-link service and resource hub administered by Friends of Family Farmers to help connect beginning and experienced farmers who need need land with landowners interested in leasing, mentoring or selling.
Wondering what type of license you need for your food business? Here's where to start.
Check here for info on Farmers Markets, food safety, dietary guidelines or SNAP.
For more than a decade, ILSR has worked with elected officials, community organizations, and business groups to implement policies that constrain the market power of larger retailers, eliminate tax loopholes and public subsidies that give them an unfair advantage, revitalize neighborhood commercial districts, and strengthen and rebuild independent businesses.
Buy Local - Buy Rogue is a national partner of the FoodRoutes Buy Fresh, Buy Local initiative, a national non-profit dedicated to reintroducing Americans to their food the seeds it grows from, the farmers who produce it, and the routes that carry it from the fields to our tables.