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PSFN Member Helps Provide Crucial Summer Nutrition to Kids!

This Saturday, the City of Seattle kicked off its Summer Food Service Program for Seattle children. The program helps ensure recipients of free or reduced-price school lunches have access to nutritious daily meals when school is not in session over … Continue reading

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2011 Wholesale Market Season Announced – Now Seeking Buyers!

The details for the second season of PSFN Wholesale Markets are officially released! These business-to-business local food aggregation sites (in Seattle and Mount Vernon) will be open for business beginning the third week in July, and PSFN is now actively … Continue reading

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CSA is Ready for Business!

Contributing blogger Lucy Norris is Project Manager for Puget Sound Food Network. For more information, please see staff bios at http://www.agbizcenter.org/staff Over the last few decades, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms have sprouted up all over the country responding to … Continue reading

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NABC and PSFN in the National Spotlight!

On March 2, PSFN and NABC were honored by a visit from U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Kathleen Merrigan.  Merrigan was on her way to Portland State University to speak to students and local leaders about farmer-consumer connections and decided … 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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Farm to Table Project – Call for Producers!

The PSFN Farm to Table team is hard at work connecting local producers to our three senior meal programs.  We have several committed producers, but are looking for more. We want YOU! PSFN Farm to Table (F2T) is looking to … 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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Seattle WholeSale Market Press Release

“The wholesale market at Whole Foods Market Interbay store offers a great opportunity for local producers to make new direct market connections with a variety of institutional buyers, from restaurants to school districts and hospitals.” Mary Embleton, Cascade Harvest Coalition. … 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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Former AmeriCorps State Member Ann Leason is new PSFN Operations Manager

PSFN is pleased to welcome Ann Leason to the Northwest Agriculture Business Center in Mt Vernon.  Former AmeriCorps State Member assigned to NABC, Ms. Leason exceeded expectations as PSFN’s Data Manager and quickly became an important team member we could … Continue reading

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