After many months of development, the Puget Sound Food Network has officially launched at agbizcenter.org. Our official launch takes place at Focus on Farming VI conference in Tulalip, WA. NABC staff along with PSFN project coordinators will be on hand to showcase the new tool with live demos at the NABC trade show booth. If you are able to attend the conference make sure to stop by the booth for a demo. PSFN will present a Powerpoint presentation at 2:30pm
One of the PSFN primary features is to provide a forum for producers to easily locate processing opportunities that exist. This will enable regional producers to meet the increasing demand for locally produced food. With a simple area search producers will be able to locate commercial kitchens, cold storage, and miscellaneous processing programs. Examples of this include cooler space that is available for long-term rent/lease at Mike & Jeans Berry Farm, processing space at Skagit Valley Organics new WSDA certified commercial kitchen, or the long running NABC poultry processing equipment rental program. The PSFN enables real-time communication between food producers, consumers, and other participants in the Puget Sound regional food system with the ultimate goal of facilitating transactions.