The Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Cooperative (SVFC), http://www.snovalleycoop.com/, is planning now for another bountiful season in 2017. The SFVC is an organization of about 20 local farms working together to bring fresh produce to King and south Snohomish County customers, which range from restaurants, schools, hospitals, cafeterias or special events. Member farms initiated and built the co-op so that they could spend less time on logistics and more time growing the best food in the land. Their customers get more diversity while supporting the whole, Snoqualmie Valley food shed, as opposed to just a single farm. All member farms utilize responsible, environmental food production practices and have signed a pledge (read more about that here: www.snovalleycoop.com/farms) to do just that.
NABC has provided the SVFC with technical and financial support since its inception in 2015. This co-op is still in its infancy and like any beginning enterprise, startup capital is extremely important. In addition to assisting with business and financial planning, increasing their customer base, and providing grant writing support in 2017, NABC’s King County and south Snohomish Project manager is in discussion with the SVFC manager and board to embark upon a crowd source funding campaign in the near future. As we have more information, we will post it here on the blog. And please do all you can to support this incredible cooperative enterprise!
Questions? Please contact NABC’s King and south Snohomish project manager, Luke Woodward. Luke@agbizcenter.com.