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Dave Gee, OGS co-founder

Straight from the Hood River Valley, Oregon Growers & Shippers (OGS) makes farm direct specialty foods by combining fresh, in-season produce and recipes that highlight the natural flavor of each ingredient. To achieve OGS’ commitment to creating only the highest quality, best tasting food possible, OGS purchases each ingredient directly from local farmers that have exceptional growing practices. Additionally, all products are made in small batches where quality control is of top priority. With the goal to re-establish the connection between the consumer and the origin of their food, OGS celebrates its regional food economy by promoting food from the source.

Company Mission, Goals, and Standards

Julie Davies, OGSer

Oregon Growers & Shippers mission is to produce and distribute the highest quality farm direct food made from Pacific Northwest ingredients, while using business practices that are respectful to the environment, people, communities, and our way of life. By connecting people to the food of their community, OGS:
• Cultivates partnerships and assist in the fiscal viability of growers in the Pacific Northwest
• Succeeds by not only selling a great product, but by selling food with a sense of place; a connection to the essential act of self-reliance through stewardship of the land
• Strengthens the local community fabric with an endeavor to have an impact at the state and regional level
• Promotes the consumption of regionally based food products
• Encourages and supports sustainable growing and operating practices
• Works to raise awareness about the value of Northwest regional products and respectful growing and business practices

Through these goals, OGS has established the following standards:
• Provide the best quality and tasting product possible
• Establish a regional and significant base of OGS consumers
• Provide food from its source
• Purchase produce and products direct from farmers
• Always use fresh, in-season ingredients to produce each product
• Encourage long-term partnerships with regional growers
• Value the place where food is grown and created
• Be respected, active members of our community, both local and regional
• Invest in the current and future needs of our community
• Develop a successful company through sustainable business practices
• Provide an atmosphere for employees to learn, grow, and succeed
• Run and develop OGS in a manner that is sensitive and respectful of the
• Educate consumers about the value and benefits of a regional food economy

While OGS will continually work to evolve, grow, and develop the standards and goals
which it hopes to achieve, at the foundation of its beliefs is that in the simple act of
providing food, one has the greatest opportunity to support social change.

Oregon Growers & Shippers is working to build a company where not only will our
children’s children will be proud of our efforts, but the people of our community will
promote our mission with pride. Quite simply, our goal is to produce great food from the
Pacific Northwest while building a successful company in a manner that is respectful and supportive to ourselves, our staff, the growers, and our community.

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