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NABC Wishes Happy Trails to Lucy Norris

We regretfully announce the departure of NABC team member Lucy Norris. Lucy has been an invaluable part of our staff the past six years. Lucy has had the opportunity at NABC to be a pioneer in food system development. This … Continue reading

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Farm to Table and the Puget Sound Food Hub Help Farmers, Increase Food Access

Farm to Table is a partnership led by the City of Seattle in collaboration with Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC), Seattle Tilth, Associated Recreation Council, YMCA of Greater Seattle and others in an effort to bring fresh, local produce to … Continue reading

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Nettles Farm: Home to the Blue Footed Chickens of Green Lummi Island

Located a short ferry ride from the mainland, Lummi Island features pretty little homesteads nestled amongst green pastures and wind swept trees. Nettles Farm is one of these island gems, featuring a cozy Bed & Breakfast, produces Oberhasi Goats and … Continue reading

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Mobile Poultry Processing Unit Receives USDA Funding

A new WSDA-certified Mobile Poultry Processing Unit or “MPPU,” championed and brought to life by the Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC), has been awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Value-Added Producer Program. Rural Development funds will … Continue reading

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October is National Co-op Month!

Did you know the Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC) is one of just twenty-two (22) United States Department of Agriculture designated Cooperative Development Centers? Funded by Rural Cooperative Development Grants since 2010, NABC has provided technical assistance for the formation … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Producers: Schilling Cider

NABC is helping to manage and grow the Northwest Cider Association, a trade organization formed by cider and perry producers throughout the Pacific Northwest to promote awareness of regional artisanal cider and perry. Hard cider is the fastest growing segment … Continue reading

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NABC’s TVA Workshops Foster Success

NABC’s Transitioning to Value-Added Products workshops encompass comprehensive training throughout the year in development of value-added products and launching them into the marketplace.  Topics range from basic feasibility evaluations, advanced business planning, industry-specific production know-how, sales and marketing, tapping into financial resources, and much … Continue reading

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Cloud Mountain Farm Center to Partner with Puget Sound Food Hub

Whatcom County’s Cloud Mountain Farm Center will partner with the Puget Sound Food Hub to provide aggregation and distribution services for local farms which sell their products direct to supermarkets, restaurants, and food service providers though the Puget Sound Food … Continue reading

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NABC is Pleased to Announce “The Art of Liqueurs” Workshop

“The Art of Liqueurs”: 2-day Workshop for Crafting Specialty Liqueurs Dates: October 2 & 3, 2014  Instructor and award winning distiller Ryan Hembree joins NABC to present the first ever Puget Sound workshop on “The Art of Liqueurs”.  Ryan’s was … Continue reading

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NABC RECEIVES USDA RBEG GRANT TO SUPPORT MEAT COOPERATIVE

The Northwest Agriculture Business Center has been awarded $123,633 in grant funding to support the North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative in its purchase of a mobile processing unit. This unit will be built by TriVan Truck Body of Ferndale, Washington … Continue reading

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