The USDA DoD Fresh Program allows recipient agencies the option to allocate a portion of their USDA Foods entitlement funds towards fresh fruits and vegetables. Recipient agencies place produce orders in FFAVORS Web (Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Order Receipt System).
The DoD Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), in cooperation with USDA, contracts with a Prime Vendor to deliver the produce in Oregon. The vendor creates a catalog of items available with pricing. Only domestic produce (US grown) may be purchased from the items listed in the catalog. One of the primary benefits of the program is that the procurement is done for the recipient agency. Local products being offered are also noted in the FFAVORS Web system.
So what does this program cost me? The FFAVORS system draws down the cost of the produce orders and reflects the entitlement balance set-aside for the program. ODE charges a small per pound fee of $.0275 to cover state administrative costs.
Duck Delivery in Portland, OR currently services the entire State of Oregon. For issues with delivery or orders, please contact them directly. Poor quality or damaged product should be rejected at time of delivery. Issues discovered after delivery should be reported to Duck directly within 24 hours.
Duck Delivery Website
Point of Contact:
Email: Sharon Whalen
FFAVORS and customer account questions can be directed to the regional DLA rep., Tessie Vez.
Recipient agencies wanting to participate in the USDA DoD Fresh fruit and Vegetable program may submit requests to the ODE USDA Food Distribution program at ODE Food Distribution.