- About Us
- Why Buy Local
- Where to Buy
- Get Involved
"I like supporting local and organic for my family's health, both mental and physical. It's good for the body, the economy, and for sustainability." - Charity Townsend, Medford Food Co-op Owner
Small, locally-owned businesses provide the largest share of net new jobs generated each year and also provide the most stable employment opportunities in a community.
Know your farmer,
Make a commitment to your favorite farm by joining their CSA program. Community Supported Agriculture is a convenient way to buy your food from local farmers. When you join a CSA, you receive a weekly box of farm-fresh produce and the farm receives your financial support early in the season. Shareholders join the farmer in assuming the costs of growing that season’s crops. In return, the farm provides fresh, nutritious vegetables and fruit as well as opportunities to visit the farm and get to know your farming family. Shares come in different sizes and lengths of season. Some farms offer delivery and some drop your box in your neighborhood or near your work. Ask your CSA if they are able to take your Oregon Trail Card.
Evans Valley CSA
Runnymede Farm CSA
Wolf Gulch Farm Winter CSA
The Rogue Flavor campaign encourages your support and appreciation of our local farmers, winemakers and artisan producers of specialty foods. Our locally owned farms and food businesses create the distinctive flavor of our community –whether it’s world-class cheeses or your favorite local restaurant.
The rogue flavor label means that the product was grown or produced by a locally owned independent business in the Rogue River watershed. Fresh fruits, vegetables and animal products were raised here. Specialty food items are produced here, but may contain ingredients that were not grown in the Rogue Valley.
Local food carries a wealth of benefits. It's fresh and tastes great. It keeps money in your region by putting dollars in farmers’ pockets. It fosters strong communities and has the potential to improve the landscape and natural environment.
You can help ensure continued access to local food that is good for you, good for farmers, good for the local economy and good for the earth. Here’s how:
Look for the Label:
At your local grocery and favorite restaurant, the Rogue Flavor emblem will identify foods produced locally. Please look for it and ask for it. Look for the The Rogue Flavor guidebook at local food purveyors. It will guide you to wonderful foods, wines and flavors throughout the the Rogue Valley.
Use your voice:
Tell restaurants and retail stores that you found them in the Rogue Flavor guide and that it’s important to you as a customer that they buy from family farmers. The more that customers request local food and thank businesses for buying local, the more stores and restaurants will buy local food.
Join Thrive's efforts to rebuild our Rogue Valley food economy:
Thrive is working with local farmers and ranchers to expand our capacity to grow and process food locally.