patrick & pears

Patrick Newsom (he/him)

Willamette Farm and Food Coalition 

Procurement Hub Coordinator

Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Patrick grew up in Pleasant Hill, Oregon and there has rarely been a year in the past twenty where he wasn't doing some sort of farm or food project. After nearly a decade working in viticulture and wine distribution, Patrick now works on a fruit and nut orchard and is also pursuing berry farming and cider-making along with teaching, writing, and community organizing. He is the Farm to School Procurement Hub Consultant for Lane County, eager to support small farmers and help children get better access to healthy, local food.