Celebrating Local Food

The Santiam Food Alliance aims to spread the joy of growing, buying, cooking, and eating local foods throughout the area surrounding Lebanon, Sweet Home, and Scio, Oregon—that is, throughout the basin of the Santiam River and its two tributaries, the South Santiam River and the North. We’ve named our organization in honor of the rivers and the Santiam Kalapuya people, who lived in this area for thousands of years.

Since sprouting from the roots of Ten Rivers Food Web and FEAST (Food Education Agriculture Solutions Together) gatherings of 2010 and 2011, the Santiam Food Alliance has held Food Day fairs, seed swaps, food-preservation fairs, gardening workshops, author talks, a Terra Madre slide show, an edible-front-yard tour, and a water-conservation fair. We have also provided tastings and cooking demonstrations at the Lebanon and Sweet Home farmers’ markets.


Santiam Food Alliance Email Listserv:

We share local-food news through an email list. To subscribe to the list, email SantiamFood-owner@here-we-are.org

Contacting the Santiam Food Alliance:

Are you interested in volunteering with the Santiam Food Alliance, letting us know about your farm, or finding out more about our activities? You can reach our coordinating committee by emailing sfa-coordinators@googlegroups.com.