At Agricultural Connections Cooperative, we are led by, collaborate with, and are in service of our local producers. We work with farmers who use sustainable practices that prioritize soil health and ranchers who center the health of their animals. We aim to increase their reach and get beautiful local produce, meat, and eggs to kitchens and restaurants throughout our community.
At Boundless Farmstead David and Megan use organic and sustainable practices to grow wholesale and retail vegetables, poultry, and eggs in Central Oregon. Boundless Farmstead's mission is to grow and cultivate healthy plants, animals, and community, and to form creative and sustainable practices by observing, listening, and studying. Boundless Farmstead was not the plan all along. Born not from heritage, ancestry, nor conformity, but from an uncontrollable, rampant, and unbounded desire to do what we learned to be right; to tend the earth and to leave this world a better place for generations to come.
What are they growing? Onions, garlic, greens, celeriac, cabbage, fennel, beets and more!
Based in Bend, OR, Broadus Bees seeks to create a sustainable business through honey bee products, hive installation and maintenance, and educating the public about the critical role bees play in producing the food we eat. Owner, Jimmy Wilkie feels like it is his responsibility to give back to the very thing that gives us life
What are they growing? honey, infused honey, honeycomb, bee pollen
Casad Family Farms
Casad Family Farms (formerly Juniper Jungle Farm) follows permaculture and biodynamic principles to create a sustainable growing environment. Chris Casad is the driving force behind Casad Family Farms. He believes permaculture and biodynamics are holistic approaches to agriculture that address long-term needs of the land and the people living on it. By using these approaches, aspects of farming such as plant cultivation, animal husbandry, commerce, water and energy usage, land management, and education are woven together in a way to help them work together better than they would separately. Casad Family Farms uses these practices because they feel that it is important to keep the big picture in mind and to be stewards of the land in a way that will benefit ourselves, the land, the animals and the future.
What are they growing? potatoes, squash, and onions
DD Ranch, located in beautiful Terrebone, near Smith Rock, is known throughout Central Oregon as one of the best sources for organic grass-fed beef. Co-ranchers - the Duggin family and the Anspach family - are 100% committed to planting crops and raising herds sustainably and respectfully. DD Ranch is their life's work and they love sharing it with the community. Throughout the year, depending on the season, you can enjoy beautiful gardens, barbeques under the stars, 5k fun runs, pumpkin patches, hay rides, a Country Christmas, and Music by the Pond.
What are they raising? heritage cattle, pastured hogs, free roaming chickens & turkeys, honey
Deschutes Canyon Garlic
Deschutes Canyon Garlic grows beautiful culinary and seed garlic in Central Oregon. They are ceritifed organic by Oregon Tilth.
What are they growing? garlic scapes, culinary garlic, seed garlic
At Fibonacci Farm, located within Bend city limits, farmers Lauren and Aaron are growing beautiful produce and flowers.
What are they raising? flowers, kale, squash, tomatoes, peppers, strawberries
Fields Farm is a 10 acre vegetable farm located in Bend, Oregon, only a few miles from downtown. Jim and Debbie Fields have been growing produce for the local market since 1989. Fields Farm is a sustainable farm using pesticide free, soil building methods and has been a family run farm for 24 years.
What are they growing? arugula, asparagus, cabbage, carrots, collards, corn, cucumbers, green lettuce, lettuce mix, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, peppers, onions, scallions, summer squashes, tomatoes, and ten varieties of potatoes
Home Farm Foods
At Home Farm Foods is a sustainable, pasture-based farm in Culver, Orego. Farm Manager Cameron proudly rasies high-quality AWA (Animal Welfare Approved) eggs, free-range pork, and grass-fed beef. No cages, cruelty, chemicals, or abuse of medications here -- just happy, healthy animals living the way nature intended.
What are they raising? eggs
Mahonia Gardens is a one-acre market garden in Sisters, Oregon, dedicated to growing quality produce. They use absolutely no harmful chemicals in the production—no pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers or anything. Instead Benji and Carys focus on growing healthy soil by making and adding loads of compost, adding minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron. Given the limited space, they maintain small paths—usually about 1’ wide—to accommodate the greatest amount of cultivated space. Most labor on the farm is done by hand, using broad forks and digging forks to create and maintain beds.
What are they growing? beets, carrots, turnips, onion, potatoes, garlic, radishes, sunchokes, broccoli, cabbage, napa cabbage, tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers, eggplant, kale, chard, parsley, cilantro, salad mix (baby kale, radicchio, baby chard, arugula, spinach, lettuce, mustard), and more
Rainshadow Organics is a market garden located fifteen miles Northeast of Sisters, Oregon. The family farm is operated by Sarahlee Lawrence and Ashanti Samuels, they grow dozens of varieties of certified organic vegetables, herbs, berries, and flowers on 27 acres. All of the harvested crops are distributed within 50 miles of the farm. Rainshadow Organics is certified organic with transitional land and use only sustainable practices, no chemical pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides. The soil fertility is built with composted horse manure from a barn where we sell our hay. We also employ our chickens and an army of worms who supply castings for worm tea that we inject into our irrigation system. An intricate ecosystem is fostered with companion planting, nutrient cycles, flowers, bees, riparian areas, crop rotation, and undisturbed native desert.
What are they raising? heirloom vegetables and heritage breeds that are adapted to the harsh high desert climate, wheat, pastured meat
Located in Redmond, OR, Rooper Ranch is run by Jack and Amy Rooper. They utilize organic practices and support bio-diversity on their farm in order to produce delicious veggies and keep their environmental impact to a minimum.
What are they growing? salad greens, arugula, chard, kale, salad turnips, beets, carrots, radishes, tomatoes, summer squash, basil, and more!
Sakari Farms is located in Tumalo, just West of Bend, the heart of Central Oregon. Our farm also houses a unique NW Tribal Seed Bank dedicated to our regional and national Tribal Members only. Sakari Farms is unique in that we grow Native American Tribal Foods, offer on-farm Technical Assistance through our on-farm classes, and implement research based tribal seed production, contract and wholesale growing. Our current growing creations consist of specialty tribal peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, garlic, herbs and one of a kind native flowers. Our farm IMPLEMENTS organic and biodynamic growing PRACTICES and holds the Intertribal Agricultural Council’s “Made by Native American” patent certification, we also hold an IAC Regenation (Regenerative Agricultural)certification.
What are they raising? peppers, tomatoes, garlic, herbs, native flowers, hot sauces, herb blends and teas, mixed salts
Sungrounded Farm is located in Terrebonne, Oregon. Owners, Ashley and Caleb grow on a farm that makes sense for people, not machines and believe that healthy food comes from healthy soil. They grow using organic practices for strong plants and nutritious foods for the Central Oregon community. They spend their days playing in the dirt using innovative technologies for efficiency but most of the work is done by hand. They are dedicated stewards of the land and love getting to know each and every plant they grow for you!
What are they growing? salad greens, herbs, peppers, tomatoes, corn, winter squash, eggplant, broccoli, melons, strawberries, pasture raised eggs and more
Tender Greens is a local grower of microgreens and edible flowers. Jessica Wilkinson runs this family owned business located on ten acres north of Bend called Sofia Heirloom Gardens. Using sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices, they are dedicated to growing the highest quality, nutrition packed, and visually stunning microgreens for both the restaurant community and the home chef.
What are they growing? Mixed Microgreens: Arugula, Curly / Presto Cress, Daikon Radish, Merlot Radish, China Rose Radish, Mizuna, Giant Red Mustard, Red Streak Mustard, Pink Kale, Purple Kohlrabi, Silver Turnip, Sorrel, Buckwheat. Mixed Shoots & Tendrils: Green Pea Shoots/Tendrils, Sunflower shoots
Vaquero Valley Ranch
Vaquero Valley Ranch & Cattle Co. is located in the High Desert of Central Oregon between Bend and Prineville. They provide Central Oregon with organic and chemical free raised beef in the Vaquero Way. The Vaquero Way means handling cattle as stress free as possible and to let them grow slowly and naturally regardless of how long it takes. These cattle eat what is in front of them and utilize what the land has provided. The land is not treated with chemicals and the cattle do not receive growth hormones, grains or antibiotics. A superior product without taking the short cuts is just the beginning of what you can expect when you bite into Vaquero Valley beef.
What are they growing? grass fed & hormone-free beef
Well Rooted Farms
Well Rooted Farms is run by the Maricle Family in Central Oregon.
What are they growing? potatoes, squash, melons, pork, and more
Zajac Farms, located in Bend, OR, is a small-scale organic vegetable farm owned and operated by Tyler Zajac. He grows a diverse array of beautiful vegetables and herbs using organic and agroecological practices.
What are they growing? spinach, arugula, salad greens, kale, chard, scallions, herbs, carrots, beets, radishes, tomatoes, salad turnips, cucumbers, summer squash, peas, and more