Leaping Lamb Farm, Corvallis courtesy of Willamette Valley Visitors Association
Culinary & Agritourism Studio
The Mid-Willamette Culinary and Agritourism studio focused on the communities of Corvallis, Philomath, Alsea, Monroe, Albany, Lebanon, Sweet Home, and to strengthen the economic impact of tourism across regions with agricultural roots
Mid-Willamette Valley Culinary and Agritourism Studio Highlights:
42 local tourism stakeholders and residents participated in a two-day workshop in March 2019 in at the Historic Old School Event Center in Corvallis.
Workshop topics included navigating land use policy by county, culinary & agritourism market trends, product development strategies, world-class case studies, Oregon Food Trail program, as well as business development and tourism resources. Workshop notes, presentations, outreach materials and other resources can be viewed on the Mid-Willamette Valley Studio Resource page.
The Mid-Willamette Valley region will be submitting for a tourism studio matching grant from Travel Oregon to develop a food trail that embraces the diversity of culinary and ag experiences regionally into a world-class product for visitors and locals.
Why they came together statement:
The Mid-Willamette Valley Studio was developed in response to the destination’s desire to develop and grow culinary and agricultural tourism in a way that promotes the local businesses, expands collaborative experiences, and supports the regional food system to create a thriving destination with strong agricultural roots.
For more information about the Mid-Willamette Valley Culinary & Agritourism Studio, please contact Rebecca Bond at the Albany Visitors Association or Christina Rehklau at Visit Corvallis.
Tourism Experience Studios
Workshops that help communities determine how to develop and market specific tourism projects
Travel Oregon offers Experience Studios focused on bicycle tourism, culinary and agritourism, outdoor recreation, river recreation and cultural heritage.