Accepting Ads for 2018 Calendar

Attention Local Business Owners!!

The Columbia Soil and Water Conservation District is currently accepting ads for our 2018 Native and Invasive Plant Calendar!
For more information please contact Crystalyn Bush at (503) 433-3205 X108
Ads must be received no later than October 27.

2018 Calendar Distribution Includes:

Ø A mailing to all Columbia county residents with property of 0.5 acres or more (approximately 7,500 residences);

Ø Free copies available at public facilities including Chambers of Commerce, Libraries, and City Halls in all major cities;

Ø Free copies available and on display at Columbia SWCD, OSU Extension Office in St. Helens, Dept. of Forestry Office in Columbia City, Watershed Council offices, and other consenting businesses.

Ø Copies will be also be distributed at the last Coffee and Commerce meeting of 2017, as well as to the Scappoose Garden Club, Master Gardeners Program, and various other community groups that use the Columbia SWCD conference room.

Columbia County Farmers and Producers are Invited to Advertise for FREE in the North Coast Food Guide

Do you or someone you know want to sell local food products directly to the public? The OSU Extension Service office is partnering with the North Coast Food Guide to help local farmers and producers connect their products and services directly with consumers. The North Coast Food Guide offers a wonderful website where local residents can search for farm direct foods and other products to purchase directly or through farmers’ markets. Check out their website at:

The Local Food Guide has an online fillable form to make registering your farm or small business with the food guide an easy 5 minute task. In order to be included in the 2017 printed version of the Food Guide you must complete the form for your farm or business by January 28, 2017! Printed copies of the food guide will be available for distribution to the public later this spring and will be available online all year long. Categories of agricultural products that can be included in the guide are: Soil & Amendments, Edible Plant Starts, Fruit Trees & Shrubs, Vegetables, Fruits, Eggs, Cheese/Dairy, Fish/Shellfish, Local Honey, Mushrooms, Pickles/Preserves, Baked Goods, Medicinals & Herbs, CSA/CSF Programs, Local Grocers, Meat, Flowers, and more!

To sign up please complete this form.

Or call the OSU Extension Service Office at 503-397-3462 for assistance.