My consulting business, Sustain Consulting, provides a multitude of services to NGOs and for-profit businesses in the food and agricultural sector. I focus on getting to the source of problems and creative, inclusive problem-solving. Sustainability and a commitment to ethics are my overarching goals for all of my clients. Since 2008, my consulting services have included:

  • Business Planning- feasibility studies, business plans, marketing plans
  • Grant Research and Writing
  • Sustainability Planning: Baseline Analysis, Goal Setting, Prioritization, & Implementation
  • Operational Efficiency and LEAN Strategizing
  • Innovative Marketing and Relationship-Building
  • Creative Financing for Start-Ups and Growth
  • Financial Performance Analysis and Cost Containment Strategies
  • Natural Resources Mapping and Conservation Planning
  • Animal Welfare, Production, and Direct Marketing of Animal Products
  • Social & Environmental Metrics, Certification, & Continual Improvements
  • Health & Life Coaching (learn more here)

Paid and pro-bono clients have included:

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

Wild Farm Alliance

Vasquez Farms

Surfside Chickens/Fiesta Farm

Relly Bub Farm

Fair Food Farm

Dey Dey Ranch (Dey Dey’s Best Beef)

Soul Food Farm

Columbia Gorge Organics

Sunbow Farm

Omeg Orchards

Sunnybrook Farm

Kiyokawa Orchards

Just Meat Cooperative

Local Harvest

Hang Belly Ranch

Olympia Provisions

Southern Oregon meat cooperative feasibility study

Rusted Gate Farm


I welcome new clients and look forward to discussing your needs and ideas with you. Please email rebeccathistlethwaite(at) or call me at (541) 806-1526 with your ideas. My sliding scale rates vary by customer and business size, usually $100-150/hour. Note: I do not accept comments on my website. If you would like to get a hold of me for consulting, a speaking engagement, or question, please call or use the email I provided.