Friends of French Prairie: Enhancing Oregon's historic breadbasket through family farmingMasthead photo: Harvesting wheat and straw in the French Prairie at Fargo, circa 1912. Courtesy of Salem Public Library, Oregon Historic Photograph Collection

French Prairie Branding Initiative

French Prairie Brand is a consumer education program sponsored by FOFP to promote:

  • Prosperous agriculture
  • Appropriate land use
  • Local food production
  • Local food consumption
  • French Prairie’s unique role in Oregon history
  • Sustainable Agriculture

The French Prairie Brand initiative is sponsored by Friends of French Prairie to ensure local agriculture prospers.  By promoting French Prairie grown products we preserve the rich soil and verdant land of the agriculture heart of Willamette Valley and the historic center of Oregon.

French Prairie Fresh logoFor Producers

French Prairie Fresh identifies fruit and vegetables grown and/or processed in French

  • Participate in a recognized brand that assures consumers your products are locally produced
  • Achieve increased sales with marketing and publicity in the metro-Portland market
  • Benefit from promotion via web site, media events, press releases, food sampling, festivals, etc.
  • Develop new market opportunities, explore local networking and market resources
  • Show the public that your products come from the historic heartland of Oregon,  and are grown on the best soils
  • Build recognition that you support appropriate land use and agricultural land preservation

French Prairie Grown logo For Retailers

French Prairie Grown identifies non-food agricultural products grown and processed in French Prairie

  • Achieve customer confidence by offering high quality locally grown products
  • Build connections with local producers
  • Benefit from in-store sampling, signage & shelf talkers, focused on local products
  • Participate in special local events like food fairs and farm tours
  • Demonstrate to the public that your retail outlet is connected with historic French Prairie and values land use and agricultural preservation
  • Establish customer loyalty among the fastest growing market segment--those looking for high quality local products

French Prairie Organic logoFor Consumers

French Prairie Organic identifies products grown or produced in French Prairie independently certified organic

  • Knowledge that when you purchase products with the French Prairie Brand, you are supporting local production
  • Opportunity to meet local producers at on-farm events and food festivals
  • Assurance that these locally produced foods are fresh, high quality and high in nutritional content.
  • Recognition that buying local has a positive environmental impact by reducing transportation from distant growing areas
  • Satisfaction that by supporting local agriculture you will help local farming prosper and preserve the historic heartland of Oregon

French Prairie Produced logo French Prairie Produced identifies manufactured products who's principal ingredient is grown in French Prairie.

If you are a grower or producer of products from French Prairie, and would like more information about or want to become a subscribing member, download our Subscription & Registrtion form to become a part of this initiative to further prosperous farming and saving agricultural land in French Prairie. Mail to: FOFP, PO Box 403, Donald, OR 97020. Or, complete the information request form.

Learn More

Capital Press Farmers brand crops for added value
October 7, 2011
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Capital Press Local tops organic among consumers
September 16, 2011
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Wilsonville Spokesman Down Home: Friends of French Prairie branches out with a new branding campaign
July 29, 2009
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