Author Archives: Terri Hanson

NABC Hosts Cider and Perry Orcharding Workshop

Soil in Western Washington, Oregon and British Columbia will be feeding the roots of cider trees in the future. A heightened interest in small acreage parcels is on the rise as new orchardists look to lease or purchase land for … Continue reading

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NABC’s Mobile Poultry Processing Unit Preparing for the 2017 Season

The new processing season is just around the corner! The MPPU processes poultry right at your farm saving you transport costs and time, and easing the stress on your birds. Poultry producers are invited to make their 2017 appointments now … Continue reading

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Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Cooperative Prepares For A Bountiful 2017

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 … Continue reading

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An Update on the Puget Sound Food Hub Cooperative

The Puget Sound Food Hub Cooperative (PSFH) has continued to expand in preparation for this year’s upcoming season. In early January, JoanE Mcintryre joined the Hub team as our Marketing and Sales Manager. In the past weeks, JoanE has been … Continue reading

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NABC Business Development Support Projects Benefit Beginning and Minority Agriculture Enterprises

Beginning and minority farmers and food producers in Northwest Washington stand to benefit from three new projects undertaken by the Northwest Agriculture Business Center, supported by two USDA grant programs. The Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) was created … Continue reading

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NABC Transition to Value Added Workshops Announced; Sign Up Now

The essence of NABC’s purpose and mission is to support agricultural producers with the development of their farm businesses. This could be a start-up of a new farm business, the expansion of an existing farm business, or developing a value-added … Continue reading

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Pasture-Raised Poultry and Egg Cooperative Start Up

NABC is providing technical assistance and financial support for the formation of Cascade Cooperative Farms (CCF) and its effort to become a 521 designated agricultural co-op. Thanks to generous grant funding from the King Conservation District (KCD) CCF will begin … Continue reading

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2016 Processing Season Comes to a Close

With Thanksgiving now behind us, the 2016 processing season for NABC’s Mobile Poultry Processing Unit is now complete. The Unit processed almost 8,200 poultry, including chickens, turkeys and our first full day of ducks, and serviced 11 farmers over the … Continue reading

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Farmers Take Ownership of the Puget Sound Food Hub

Seven years after it was initially formed as a wholesale market under the I-5 overpass in Mount Vernon, the Puget Sound Food Hub opened its 2016 season as a member ownedcooperative, operating an aggregating and distribution entity. The PSFH services … Continue reading

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Puget Sound Food Hub Cooperative Now Hiring for Operations Manager

Background: The Puget Sound Food Hub Cooperative (PSFHC) is a farmer owned cooperative operating in the Puget Sound region. The PSFHC combines marketing, aggregation, and distribution for member farms and ranches. The goal is to develop relationships between local farms … Continue reading

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