Category Archives: Relationships

CPPW Farm to Table Update

Puget Sound Food Network announced in July our involvement in a new and unique Farm to Table project designed to cater to some of Seattle’s most underserved senior citizens.  This pilot project will make fresh, healthy foods accessible to seniors … 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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Farm Fresh Fridays at United General

Chris Johnson, a PSFN member buyer and regular at the Skagit WholeSale Market, likes to keep us in the loop about his weekly Farm Fresh Friday menu at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley, WA.  I had a chance to dine … Continue reading

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Pure Nelida: PSFN Member Spotlight on Viva Farms Grower Pura Vida

    Sarita Role Schaffer, Director of Viva Farms (PSFN member), recently shared with us an inspiring story about a member of Viva Farms Incubator and Growers Collaborative.  Inspired by the accounts of Nelida Martinez life, we asked for permission to … 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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PSFN Member Goes Extra Mile to Source Local for Sedro-Woolley Hospital

Across the country, there are a growing number of hospitals getting involved with the local food movement.  Right here in Northwest Washington, we have plenty of great examples to boast about.  Last week PSFN’s Lucy Norris caught up with one … Continue reading

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Seeking Buyers for the Skagit WholeSale Market Thursdays starting June 24th

“This project is the result of local food stakeholders banding together to re-assemble and re-integrate a food system by returning to an older way of doing business.  We’re not re-inventing the wheel, but putting the spokes back together – and … Continue reading

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CSAs Mean Business

Many people already know the definition of Community Support Agriculture or CSA, but for the rest, let’s just say it is a grassroots partnership between a farmer and individuals that helps reconnect eaters to the source of their food. Before … Continue reading

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Conservation and USDA Loan, Grant and Insurance Programs that can help your Small Farm or Acreage

Small agricultural producers have recently been given better access to federal programs through the 2008 Farm Bill and the long standing programs of the Spokane County Conservation District. This workshop will be a one stop information opportunity to explore grant, … Continue reading

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CSA Farmer-Trainees for 2010-Wanted

The Community Supported Agriculture Training Center at Historic Greenbank Farm on beautiful Whidbey Island, WA is seeking eight to ten new farmer-trainees for 2010.  The CSA Training Center will select new trainees on a rolling admission throughout November, December and … Continue reading

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