Author Archives: Terri Hanson

Puget Sound Food Hub Cooperative Now Hiring for Marketing & Sales Manager

Puget Sound Food Hub Cooperative Position Description: Marketing & Sales 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 … Continue reading

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New Work Shop! USDA Value Added Producer Grant Boot Camp

NABC is partnering with USDA Rural Development to present a day-long workshop to support local agricultural producers with their development of USDA Value Added Producer Grant applications. This important USDA program has benefited many producers throughout the Puget Sound region … Continue reading

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Seattle’s Farm to Table Partnership Celebrates Unprecedented Growth in its Fifth Year

The Farm to Table partnership, led by the City of Seattle in collaboration with Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC), Puget Sound Food Hub, Seattle Tilth, Associated Recreation Council, YMCA of Greater Seattle and others has successfully wrapped up its fifth … Continue reading

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MPPU Wraps Up Second Season

With the last harvest completed at the end of November, the second season of the Mobile Poultry Processing Unit (MPPU) project has come to a close.  Launched in June of 2014, the program is fulfilling the purpose for which it … Continue reading

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Successful Workshop for Beginning Farmers and Food Businesses

In partnership with Growing Veterans, Viva Farms, and the Washington State University Skagit Extension, NABC held a successful work shop to connect 21 beginning farmers and food business with lending programs and resources. Lending programs and technical assistance support in … Continue reading

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Poultry Processing Rental Equipment Program Expands to King County

King County poultry producers will soon have access to processing equipment thanks to a partnership between NABC and King County Conservation District. The equipment has been purchased by the Conservation District with funding provided by their new Regional Food System … Continue reading

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North Cascade Meat Producers Cooperative Reaches Out

Members of the North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative (NCMPC) partnered with NABC at two outreach events. On February 9 the meat cooperative tabled at the 2015 NW Washington Farm-To-Table Trade Meeting held by Sustainable Connections in Bellingham. The event, attended … Continue reading

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Potala Farms Plans to Host Local Farms

The plan for Potala Place Everett calls for a unique, exciting and vibrant retail and residential center connecting local agricultural businesses to the community. The plan calls for a mixed-use, LEED certified development that will have 220 upscale apartment homes … Continue reading

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Cloud Mountain Farm Center Hub Springs Into Action

Any winter slowdown at Cloud Mountain Farm Center (CMFC) was short this year. The mild weather has led to an earlier spring rush for the nursery, strong attendance at CMFC’s workshops, and early blooming. The interns started in February, and … Continue reading

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King County Local Food Initiative

How can King County better connect local farms to consumers; increase access to healthy, affordable foods in underserved areas; support our farmers; and create a farm-to-plate pipeline that is more resilient to the effects of climate change? King County’s Local … Continue reading

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