Gorge Grown Food Network

OUR MISSION: To build a resilient and inclusive regional food system that improves the health and well-being of our community.

We are a citizen-driven 501(c)3 with a regional focus, serving Gorge counties in Oregon and Washington: Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Klickitat, and Skamania Counties. We are an inclusive group! We welcome all farmers, food producers and consumers in the region to participate.


We envision a healthy, self-sufficient Columbia River Gorge where our food is produced with integrity and is valued, abundant, and accessible to all. We are devoted to connecting and supporting local farmers and ensuring access to good food for everyone.

We inform, empower, and connect local Columbia River Gorge farmers, food producers, farm workers, consumers, policy-makers, educators, health promoters, and food enthusiasts. We work to ensure that everyone who lives here has access to fresh, healthy, local food, and that local farmers have the skills and infrastructure they need to succeed.

Simply, if you eat, farm or produce food and live in the Columbia Gorge you are a part of Gorge Grown Food Network!

If you too are concerned about where and how your food is grown, want to support the local economy, ensure a livable wage for farmers, ensure access to healthy food for everyone regardless of income, and make the Columbia Gorge region ever more food self-sufficient, please join us!


Our Goals

Education:  All community members are empowered with the knowledge and tools to grow and eat healthy, seasonal, local food.
Demand:  Everyone demands local food first.
Supply:  A year-round regional supply and distribution system provides a variety of abundant, fairly priced food.
Organization:  We have the organizational structure and financial resources to achieve our mission.

Contact Gorge Grown Food Network

Michelle McGrath
Executive Director
P.O. Box 752
Hood River, Oregon  97031
Phone: 541-490-6420


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Hood River County, Oregon