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Tillamook County Creamery Announces Virtual ‘Farmers’ Auction


Tillamook, Oregon-based Tillamook County Creamery Association has announced its 2022 “All For Farmers” initiative, working to preserve farmland, assist farmers in financial need and support the overall future of farming.

Now in its third year, funds generated by the TCCA “All For Farmers” initiative have been used to help protect more than 10,000 acres of farmland nationwide.


The 2022 edition of “All For Farmers” will feature a virtual auction including a range of speciality items and exclusive experiences. All proceeds will be donated to American Farmland Trust, a national non-profit dedicated to preserving farmland and helping farmers thrive.

The auction bidding will open Oct. 12 on eBay and will close Oct. 19. for these auction items:

  • Night at the Tillamook Creamery – An exclusive overnight sleepover for 24 people at the Creamery in Tillamook County. TCCA will provide dinner, dessert, snacks, breakfast and curated activities and merchandise for the whole crew. Opening bid: $1,500.
  • 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Double Cab Tillamook-Branded Bus – A restored, vintage VW pick-up, one of the retired members of the TCCA “Yum Bus” fleet. Opening bid: $20,000.
  • Summer Weekend Stay at Maine’s Turner Farm – A two-night stay for four at the Turner Farm Guest House in North Haven, Maine. This getaway includes farm-to-table culinary experiences, exploring the nature preserve, private beach and dock access. Opening bid: $450.
  • SMEG Fridge Stocked With Tillamook Cheddar – This Orange mini SMEG fridge is fully stocked and packed with 15 pounds of assorted Tillamook cheeses. Opening bid: $250.
  • 2012 Maker’s Reserve Mother Loaf – Aged for a decade, this 40-pound block is TCCA’s longest-aged cheddar. Opening bid: $150.
  • A Year’s Worth of Groceries from Giant Food – The chance to win a year’s worth of groceries from Giant Food. Auction item contains 52 gift cards with $100 value each that can be redeemed at any Giant Food store within Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Opening bid: $500.


The TCCA initiative benefits AFT and its Brighter Future Fund grant program. Since the Brighter Future Fund’s creation in 2020, TCCA and AFT’s partnership has generated $3.2 million for AFT efforts to support farmers from coast-to-coast through fund-raising efforts and direct corporate giving. In turn, the AFT Brighter Future Fund has helped 330 farmers in more than 44 states and Puerto Rico, including many that are under-served in agriculture, such as farmers of color, female and LGBTQ+ farmers.

“As a farmer-owned co-op and a Certified B Corporation, TCCA is dedicated to being a force for good in the world,” said Jocelyn Bridson, director of environment and community impact. “Doing right by the cows and farms, people and products and for the community and the environment is not just about staying true to our core values, it’s about supporting farms and underrepresented farmers across the country to do the same, for generations to come.”

Visitors at the Tillamook Creamery can also support the initiative, with the option to round up and donate to AFT on every purchase made. Auction items are available for viewing now at ebay.com/AllForFarmersAuction. To read stories about farmers who have been supported by the campaign and the Brighter Future Fund, visit AllForFarmers.com.

“American Farmland Trust is grateful for the generous support from Tillamook and our brand partners,” said Ryan Lauer, Director of Corporate Partnerships at AFT. “The proceeds from these fantastic auction items will enable marginalized farmers across the US to build resiliency, access land and improve farm viability.”

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