Monthly Archives: September 2009

Basis: Farm to Chef

PSFN Team Member Lucy Norris just passed on this interesting tidbit about the formation of a new organization in New York called Basis. The brainchild of former management consultant Bion Bartning, Basis is a newly formed company that recently acquired … Continue reading

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USDA Rolls Out More Web-Tools

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Wednesday the launching of new online tools to guide consumers through the wide-world of food. These tools evidence a new stance on food education from the USDA and an embrace of technology as communication … Continue reading

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Plane Emissions Pose Threat to Climate Change

According to recent reports from the UK Climate Change Committee,  it’s not just cars and cows that are contributing to CO2 production. Airplanes could account for 15-20% of all CO2 emissions produced by 2050. The CCC has made some drastic, … Continue reading

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Food Safety Enters the Blogosphere

With the advent of the mad cow scare, pasteurization and various e.coli concerns, it was only a matter of time before the blogosphere focused its attention on Food Safety. Now, thanks to the US government and lawyer Bill Marler of … Continue reading

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Elliot Trotter, Content Manager

The Puget Sound Food Network is pleased to welcome Elliot Trotter to the Content Manager position.  As Content Manager, Elliot will be responsible for developing and managing the PSFN website and blog as well as creating rich media content. Elliot … Continue reading

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USDA Announces New Initiative to Build Farm-to-School "Tactical Teams" around the country!

From our inbox via Washington State’s Farm-to-School Director, Tricia Kovacs. WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2009 – Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan today announced a new initiative to better connect children to their food and create opportunities for local farmers to provide … Continue reading

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PSFN Update

The Puget Sound Food Network is quickly becoming a vibrant regional supply network that links independent producers with businesses looking to buy and move more regional food. Lucy Norris and Tim Crosby have been contacting regional producers, buyers, and distributors … Continue reading

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Ann Leason, Farm to Market Coordinator

We recently welcomed Ann Leason to the NABC/PSFN team. Ann is NABC’s new Farm to Market Coordinator where her focus will be to work with producers to market agricultural products like Skagit Fresh Beverages. She will also promote the new … Continue reading

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Buying Local Helps Fuel Local Economies

In these economic times, when local businesses and communities are struggling to balance budgets, buying local food may just be the answer. According to a recent Washington Post article, buying produce from local farms helps keep money in communities, which … Continue reading

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