Category Archives: Cooperative Development

NABC Unveils Farm-To-Workplace CSA Program at Providence Hospital

Continued from Spring 2012 Newsletter NABC launched a new Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program last week for staff members of Providence Hospital in Everett at the hospital’s Earth Day Celebration April 18th and 19th. In a CSA program, consumers directly … Continue reading

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New Partnership Benefits Poultry Producers in Northwest Washington

A new partnership between the Snohomish Co-op and the Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC) has been announced that will benefit local small scale poultry producers.  Adding to the rental program already established in Mount Vernon and Oak Harbor, a third … Continue reading

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Northwest Agriculture Business Center Receives USDA Funding for Regional Food System Development

NABC and PSFN have received some good news! The PSFN project will be funded for the next two years with new Value Added Producer Grant funding from the USDA. February 28, 2012 (Mt Vernon, WA) The Northwest Agriculture Business Center … Continue reading

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Interested in a Meat Cutting Workshop this Spring? Contact NABC!

The Island Grown Farmers Cooperative (IGFC) meat processing facility in Bow, WA will repeat their unique Meat Cutting Workshop this spring, with administrative support from the Northwest Agriculture Business Center.  The hands-on class provides students with a thorough overview of … Continue reading

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NABC hosts Hard Cider Production course – December 2011

By guest NABC contributor Carolyn Goodrich Luke The Northwest Agriculture Business Center, in partnership with Washington State University – Mount Vernon Research and Extension Center and Mitchell F&D, recently hosted a fun and informative six-day hard cider production course funded … Continue reading

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Strength Through Diversity: People, Products, Markets

By PSFN’s Communications and Outreach Coordinator, Emma Brewster On Thursday, Cascade Harvest Coalition hosted the Olympic Peninsula Farm to Table Trade Meeting in Port Townsend. The overwhelming theme of the day was the importance of diversity: diversity of knowledge, experience, … Continue reading

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Producer Co-ops and Small Farm Meat Processing

By Guest Contributor Jeff Voltz, NABC Project Manager Cooperation has provided a successful path for small to mid-size local meat producers to get their product to market. On Wednesday November 30 five members of the North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative … Continue reading

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