Membership

Membership for Growers and Crafters

If you are a “grower” (farmer/rancher) or “crafter” (food/beverage processor) working to provide food for our community, the Willamette Valley and beyond, sign up for our Promotional Membership and gain visibility for your products with local and regional audiences. Read more about Promotional Membership benefits and rates below.

Membership for other businesses central to and supportive of the food and beverage sector

If you do not grow or process food and/or beverages, but your business is central to and supportive of the food and beverage sector, we invite you to join as a Supporting Member. Read more about Supporting Membership benefits and rates below.

Membership Criteria

  • Your business or farm/ranch must be located in the Willamette Valley and owned by an Oregon resident. (Exceptions may be made for businesses started by an Oregon resident where the main production facilities remain rooted in the Willamette Valley.)
  • Your business must be registered  with the state of Oregon’s corporate division and must have an EIN registered with the IRS.
  • Sustainable agricultural and business practices are at the heart of Willamette Valley Grown & Crafted. However, we know there are many interpretations of both. We believe that consumers deserve full transparency, therefore we ask that member businesses pledge to share their farming, processing and business practices in their member profiles.

Fill out a preliminary application here  (whether you are interested in Promotional or Supporting Membership).

Promotional Membership

The Willamette Valley Grown & Crafted brand generates consumer awareness of the quality and diversity of the valley’s agricultural products and high caliber food and beverage processors. Growers and Crafters, your membership benefits include:

Website Exposure

  • Your business profile on Willamette Valley Grown & Crafted website with member logo, photos and embedded link to your site
  • A rotating “Spotlight” ad on home page is available for an additional fee

Unlimited License Use

  • Of the Willamette Valley Grown & Crafted logo on your website and on product packaging

Marketing and PR Opportunities

  • Use of Willamette Valley Grown & Crafted pre-printed and fully branded marketing materials
  • Print, digital, and social media ads and earned media opportunities promoting the brand throughout the valley (and eventually the state)
  • Annual promotional events (including Fun with Fermentation)

Industry-wide networking

  • Local and regional networking opportunities with 150+ like-minded businesses
  • Free admission for you and your staff to workshops and educational forums on industry/food sector issues
  • Exclusive sponsorship opportunities at events
  • Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance trade association membership and member benefits

Promotional Membership Rates

Number of Employees* Annual Fee
1 $ 150
2 to 5 $ 200
6 to 10 $ 250
11 to 25 $ 400
26 to 50 $ 650
51 to 100 $ 850
101+ $ 1,200

 

*Number of Employees is defined as the annual AVERAGE full-time equivalent staff, including seasonal and migrant workers.

Apply Online!

Please complete our online membership application (even if you are a renewing member). We will respond with an invoice and a link for you to set up a login and password that will allow you to create and manage your business profile.

Click here.

 

Supporting Membership

We offer membership to businesses that are central to and supportive of the food and beverage industry at a sliding scale rate of $150 to $500. Benefits include:

  • Your logo (with link to your site) on the affiliated Supporting Members page
  • Proud Supporter of Willamette Valley Grown & Crafted” window cling for your establishment (Or “Proudly Serving Willamette Valley Grown & Crafted Products” for restaurants, and “Proudly Selling Willamette Valley Grown & Crafted Products” for grocers.)
  • Local and regional networking opportunities
  • Free admission for you and your staff to workshops and educational forums on industry/food sector issues
  • Exclusive sponsorship opportunities at events
  • Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance trade association membership and member benefits

General Supporting Members must also complete our online application. If you are a grocer or a retailer please fill out this application. Restaurants have their own application form as well.


Membership Levels