GWC Provisions weekly ordering cycle: Members can order starting Tuesday, Guests starting Wednesday. Orders close at 3 p.m. the following Monday.

About Genuine Wallowa County


GWC Provisions is part of Genuine Wallowa County, the online gift shop showcasing the work of local and Nez Perce artists and craftspeople in curated gift and subscription boxes.


GWC Press

Wallowa County Chieftain September 2021

KOIN AM Extra November 2020

Northwestern Outdoors Radio August 2020

The Capital Press July 2020

Wallowa County Chieftain June 2020

Wallowa County Chieftain/La Grande Observer March 2020

ExplOregon: The Backstories live videocast from August 2019 (forward to 4:13)

La Grande Observer/Baker City Herald April 2019 (scroll down to pages 7 and 8)

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GWC Supports the Community

Genuine Wallowa County makes annual donations to the Wallowa Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation and the Nez Perce Wallowa Homeland. $1 of every sale on the GWC Provisions site is donated to Community Connection of Northeast Oregon to support the food pantries in Wallowa County.


Thanks to these folks for helping GWC Provisions get off the ground!

  • Robin & David Martin
  • Mellie Pullman
  • Katy Nesbitt
  • Eastern Oregon Workforce Board
  • Slow Food Wallowas
  • Main St. Motors


GWC and the Environment

Genuine Wallowa County mitigates its environmental impact by using recycled packaging and enrolling in the Pacific Power Blue Sky renewable energy program.


GWC History

While working for the regional economic development district, founder Kristy Athens learned of a branding idea that originated in 2007. The name “Genuine Wallowa County” and its logo (designed by local graphic designer Joan Gilbert) were suggested by a Rural Development Action Team that worked with a group of locals to consider ways to stimulate the economy. There was enthusiasm for the idea, but not enough bandwidth within local nonprofits to support the brand, and it remained a recommendation in a report. Kristy received permission from available local stakeholders in 2018 to take over management of the brand. She launched the gift box site in March 2019 and the Provisions site in June 2020.

Founder Kristy Athens


Kristy had been coming to Wallowa County for nearly 15 years, drawn by both the landscape and the amazing, creative people who inhabit it, before moving here in 2013. She has an M.S. in Food Systems and Society from Marylhurst University and is the author of Get Your Pitchfork On!: The Real Dirt on Country Living. She works in economic development and served on the Wallowa County Farmers Market board. In her spare time (ha ha!) she hikes, makes collage art, and plays songs on fiddle and electric bass.

 

GWC values diversity and inclusivity of all kinds, including age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.


lgbtq, all welcome, diversity, inclusive

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