If anything has been made clear over the last several months, it’s this: access to fresh, healthy food is absolutely essential. And while you may not picture farmland and vegetable gardens when you picture the Oregon Coast, there is certainly no shortage of fresh produce and other grocery staples in and around Cannon Beach.
To prove it, we collected a variety of resources for accessing fresh produce and other must-haves in Cannon Beach and surrounding communities, including Manzanita, Seaside and Astoria. You’ll find co-ops, farmers’ markets, CSAs, produce boxes, curbside pickups and more on this list!
Our very own Fresh Foods has continually provided the community with fresh local produce, plus a huge beer and wine selection, meat and pantry items — and the coronavirus pandemic is no exception. At this time, they are offering curbside pickup and delivery Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Simply email frontend@
Cannon Beach Bakery is our go-to source for fresh bread, rolls, donuts, cookies and other baked goods. During the coronavirus pandemic, they have created an online ordering system, where you can place an order for pickup in-store. In fact, they are offering a variety of order options, including walk-in orders, online pre-orders, phone orders and even mail orders. Pick up a loaf or two of bread for your family — and donate a community loaf to be delivered to a local organization or a sweet treat for first responders. Information about all of the above can be found here.
Photo Courtesy of Emily Fish via EVOO
EVOO is a culinary school celebrating the Pacific Northwest bounty of our rivers, oceans, fields, trees and vines — and those who harvest our foods. They are keeping that mission alive and well during this time by offering Fresh Boxes in a CSA style. These boxes are filled with vegetables from local farmers in an effort to continue supporting them — all while bringing fresh produce straight to your kitchen. Plus, with your box, you will receive some recipes of dishes you can make with the items in the box. And you can add on some dishes from Chef Bob to complement the fresh vegetables, such as their frozen you-bake cookie pucks or wines chosen to pair well with the produce. EVOO also published a specialty food catalog, filled with wines, spices, olive oil, sauces, jams, snacks and other pantry staples.
The Cannon Beach Farmers’ Market is typically open on Tuesdays from mid-June through September, but the 2020 season will look quite different in light of COVID-19. The tentative plan is to begin the season on Tuesday, July 21, but check the market website for the latest update. This year, the market will have live music but no audience seating, plus a prepared food vendor with no provision for onsite eating. And as always, there will be a variety of vendors selling fresh produce, pasture-raised meat, seafood, organic cheeses and hand-crafted artisan food products. The market takes place in the east public parking lot at the intersection of Hemlock and Gower streets, adjacent to City Hall.
At this point, the Seaside Farmers’ Market is set to open in June. This seasonal market in the Broadway Middle School parking lot provides the Seaside community with fresh produce, pasture-raised meat and other locally made food items each Wednesday from 2–6 p.m. Shop from a handful of local farms, many of which are on this list! Keep an eye on the Seaside Farmers’ Market Facebook page for coronavirus-related updates as their opening day draws near.
The Manzanita Farmers’ Market takes place in the heart of Manzanita on Friday evenings from mid-June through mid-September. Shop from more than 50 vendors selling high-quality products from farms, ranches, fisheries, chefs, brewers, nonprofits and local artisans, all of which are located within 100 miles of Manzanita. This year, the market is setting up an online ordering system, where residents may place a pre-order and pick up their selections through a drive-thru service. In fact, the farmers’ market is currently operating with pre-orders only and orders will be available for drive-through pick up only. This means there will be no on-site sales for the foreseeable future. They will only have food and farm vendors to purchase from as well. Customer orders will be accepted starting about 5 days in advance of the market and pre-ordering closes about a day and a half before the market opens. Visit the Manzanita Farmers’ Market website to keep up with the latest information, as details are subject to change as the season progresses.
Situated in Knappa, a small community about 14 miles east of Astoria, Spring Up Farm is a sustainable, low-environmental-impact farm. They only use natural sources of fertilization, including compost, manures and naturally occurring additives, and OMRI (organically listed) pesticides and fungicides when they have exhausted all other options. Spring Up Farm grows a wide range of produce, available through their CSA program or at various markets and grocers throughout the region, including Astoria Co-Op and the Astoria Farmers’ Market.
Glory B Farms is a certified organic produce farm situated in Southwest Washington. They offer a weekly CSA delivery with drop locations in Grays River, Naselle, Long Beach, South Bend/Raymond and Astoria. Sign up for either a Regular Share, which has 8–12 items in each box, or a Small Share, which has 4–6 items in each box. Plus, you can sign up for a Full Season (23 weeks) or a Half Season (12 weeks).
Photo Courtesy of Blackberry Bog Farm
Blackberry Bog Farm is a 30-acre farm in Astoria with sustainably grown poultry, fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers. You can place an online order available for pickup the very next day between 4–7 p.m. on weekdays or 1–5 p.m. on weekends. Orders may also be picked up at Two Old Goats Farm & Feed on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. One of the easiest ways to access Blackberry Bog Farm is at the Seaside Farmers’ Market, where they have been a vendor for five years. Check out their online shop, featuring vegetable starts, hanging baskets, herb starts, flower starts, fresh vegetables, ornamental shrubs, fruits, frozen chicken and gift cards!
The North Coast Food Web is an invaluable resource for all things fresh produce along the North Coast. While they have cancelled their in-person Small Farms Market Day, they created an online sales system in its place. Simply fill out and submit an order form, ordering directly from the various participating vendors. You will then pick up and pay for your order at a designated time from the North Coast Food Web building in Astoria. The North Coast Food Web online ordering system is temporarily on hold for May but will be back up and running in June! For more information about how to support local purveyors during this time, click here.
The Astoria Co-Op is a community-owned grocery store selling local and organic foods, where anyone is welcome to shop — no membership required! The co-op sells fresh local produce, humanely raised meat, local seafood, bulk pantry items and much more. At this time, they are offering curbside pickup and are implementing a number of safety precautions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Photo Courtesy of Food Roots
Food Roots in Tillamook operates a FarmTable Storefront, designed to connect the community and its visitors directly to local food from our region’s farmers, ranchers, fishers and other food producers. Access this bounty by ordering a Bounty Box online or over the phone, or placing an online order for the specific items you need. Check out the list of inventory at the bottom of this page and place your order for pickup! Food Roots currently has limited hours of operation: Monday–Wednesday from 12–6 p.m.
Together, we can help the many farmers and producers in our region.