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 your business is not growing or processing food and/or beverages, but you are 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 is generating 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
  • Various print, digital, and social media ads promoting the brand throughout the valley (and eventually the region)
  • Annual promotional events (including Fun with Fermentation)

Industry-wide networking

  • Local and regional networking opportunities with potentially 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

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 our Sponsors page
  • “Proud Supporter of Willamette Valley Grown & Crafted” window sticker for your establishment
  • 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

Supporting Members must also complete our online application.


Membership Levels