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NABC Awarded Value-Added Producer Grant Funding from USDA

Continued from our Spring 2012 newsletter… A few months ago the USDA announced the 2012 Value Added Producer Grant awards. Several farm businesses and organizations in Washington received funding including the Northwest Agriculture Business Center who received $300,000 for Regional Food System Development. So … 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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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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CPPW Farm to Table (F2T) Update

The end of March was PSFN’s first F2T deliverables deadline. The F2T Team  had been fretting about how F2T purchases would be affected by the dearth of local produce available this time of year.  We joked with meal partners that … Continue reading

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A Big Day with U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Kathleen Merrigan, & Seattle Mayor, Mike McGinn!

On Wednesday, Kathleen Merrigan, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture and manager of the USDA’s Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food effort, paid a special visit to PSFN/NABC projects.  Deputy Secretary Merrigan (who made the trip up to Seattle from … Continue reading

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PSFN Welcomes New Farm to Table Coordinator

Thirty-six resumes read and eight interviews completed, Puget Sound Food Network, a project of Northwest Agriculture Business Center, is pleased to welcome Karen Mauden to our team. Karen will be PSFN’s Farm to Table Coordinator starting November 1st. Karen will … Continue reading

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CLOSED: Job Announcement: Farm to Table Coordinator (12-month contract)

PSFN is no longer accepting applications for this position.  Thank you for your interest.   Farm to Table Coordinator (12-month contract) Puget Sound Food Network City of Seattle-King County Public Health announced the 2010 award recipients who applied for $8.9 … Continue reading

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Puget Sound Food Network Receives Specialty Crop Block Grant Funding Through WSDA

On September 17, Deputy Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced the award of block grants to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. Specialty crops are defined as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops, including floriculture. The 54 … Continue reading

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PSFN Receives CPPW Grant Funding for Partnership with Seattle Human Services

On July 21, 2010, City of Seattle-King County Public Health announced the 2010 award recipients who applied for $8.9 million in Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grants.  Award recipients represent many talented and passionate local organizations committed to increasing … Continue reading

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