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Business is Growing for North Sound Food Hub Farmers

On May 27th, the North Sound Food Hub opened for business to serve farms in Skagit, Whatcom, Island and San Juan Counties as well as commercial and institutional customers throughout the Puget Sound region. A USDA Value Added Producer Grant is … Continue reading

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Community Supported Agriculture – Two Models, One Goal

NABC helps to “bring the farm to market” in many ways – including through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Two CSA programs are just about to launch deliveries for 2013 – the Evergreen CSA operated by Klesick Family Farm for its … Continue reading

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Red Mountain Organics — A New Farming Enterprise

Established in 2011, Red Mountain Organics currently farms 28 acres, specializing in growing certified organic medicinal herbs to supply regional and national processors of natural remedies. The farm also grows certified organic broccoli and cabbage to supply regional wholesale distributors. … Continue reading

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San Juan Island’s Brickworks Opens its Doors

We congratulate the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild and their community on the successful opening of the Brickworks, a community facility in the center of Friday Harbor.  In their words: The Brickworks Project is a major initiative by the San … Continue reading

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Contribute to a Resilient Regional Food System!

The North Sound Food Hub at Bow Hill will be one big step towards a resilient food system in northwest Washington. Learn about the hub and how you can be a part of its success! The collapse of the I-5 … Continue reading

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Fred Berman To Join NABC’s Team of Agricultural Industry Professionals

We’re pleased to announce that Fred Berman, formerly at the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), will be joining NABC’s team of professionals on June 3! “Fred’s passion for food systems work coupled with his many years of experience as … Continue reading

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Policies and Profits — The Power of Institutional Markets for Farmers

Washington hospitals are leading the nation in sustainable food procurement. Fresh local food purchasing is good news for patients, doctors, and of course — farmers! After four grueling days in labor with her first child, Kathy Pryor’s best friend gave … Continue reading

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Mixin’ it Up at the Hub!

  On Monday, April 15, NABC joined farmers, chefs, and food producers from around NW WA at Bow Hill Blueberries (Bow, WA) to discuss opportunities for regional food hub development in the region. Susan and Harley Soltes, owners of Bow … Continue reading

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Regional Food Hub Kicks off 2013 Season

NABC provides technical assistance to multiple regional food hubs. Together, these partnerships are simplifying and supporting the process of getting good, local food from farm to plate through online sales platforms to facilitate sales, and a physical aggregation and distribution facility … Continue reading

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Whatcom Community Foundation Funds North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative

The Whatcom Community Foundation has committed to provide a “matching fund” loan of up to $65,000 to support the North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative (NCMPC). The funding comes at an integral time for the cooperative, which is currently seeking to raise … Continue reading

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