Monthly Archives: November 2009

Whatcom Bounty Trade Expo

You are invited to Sustainable Connections’ Whatcom Bounty Trade Expo Thursday, December 3 9 am to 3 pm at The Majestic in Bellingham Don’t miss this annual local food & agriculture trade opportunity for Farmers, Chefs, Value Added Food Processors, … Continue reading

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2010 World Tulip Summit to be held in Skagit Valley

In 2010, the famous Tulips of Skagit Valley are getting a chance to be seen on the world stage. The World Tulip Summit, to take place April 13-15, 2010, first begin in London in 1900 and is coming to Skagit … Continue reading

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Ecology of Food

In a recent article, the Hartman Group predicts future trends of how American will obtain and consume food. The study suggests a number of notions including the advent of private label foods, like Trader Joe’s, growth of Farmer’s Markets and … 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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Focus on Farming Photo Gallery

Thusday’s Focus on Farming was a riveting success for PSFN. We had a booth set up with the website running and staff on hand to take questions and help people sign up. Tim also put on a powerpoint presentation later … Continue reading

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PSFN goes live!

After many months of development, the Puget Sound Food Network has officially launched at agbizcenter.org.  Our official launch takes place at Focus on Farming VI conference in Tulalip, WA. NABC staff along with PSFN project coordinators will be on hand … Continue reading

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Safe to Eat?

An insightful event is coming up in December about the science, politics and economics of food.  Featuring Thomas Besser, PhD, DVM and Bill Sischo, DVM, MPVM, PhD (Professors, School for Global Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine), discussions include food … Continue reading

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Eco-Label Programs for Michigan Farmers

Lia Spaniolo, a graduate student at Michigan State University, has recently put together a brochure, “Eco-Label Programs for Michigan Farmers,”  to assist farmers in determining which, if any, are appropriate and beneficial for their operations. It describes some more established … Continue reading

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Vote Eat Local for Thanksgiving at Brighter Planet

Eat Local for Thanksgiving is a campaign led by the Cascade Harvest Coalition to drive local purchases and eating in Washington this Thanksgiving. Currently Eat Local for Thanksgiving is in the running for support from the Brighter Planet Project Fund … Continue reading

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