Monthly Archives: March 2010

Washington State Department of Corrections seeks local farm vendors for Monroe and Aberdeen facilities

Washington State Department of Corrections has embraced the challenge to improve sustainability in its facilities. Several prisons already have inmate garden programs. To build on this effort, they are launching a local produce purchasing pilot program at Stafford Creek Corrections … Continue reading

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Certify This! Certifications Now Available in Profiles

PSFN is proud to announce a brand new profile feature: Certifications. Are your products Salmon Safe or USDA Organic? Now, PSFN members have the ability to select and display Certification badges within their profile space for the world to see … Continue reading

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An Introduction to the Tools We Offer to Promote Your Food Business

Who: Puget Sound Food Network (PSFN)What: An Introduction to the Tools We Offer to Promote Your Food BusinessWhen: Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 3-5 p.m.Where: Northwest Agriculture Business Center 419 S. 1st Street, Suite 200Mt. Vernon, Washington 98273 PSFN are presenting … Continue reading

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New Profiles on PSFN

PSFN welcomes brand new profile spaces. These enhanced profiles, provide better and more precise presentation of your company and its products. Upcoming is a more dynamic “Product Showcase” space which will display detailed information about all of your product offerings … Continue reading

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New report recommends ways to strengthen farmers markets and bolster rural areas

King County’s flourishing farmers markets offer a great selection of tasty and nutritious food while providing a boost to local farmers. A new report includes several recommendations to help ensure the stability of farmers markets well into the future. “The … Continue reading

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Cold Storage Facilities Now Eligible For USDA Facility Loan Program

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today said that the Farm Storage Facility Loan program has been amended to allow producers to build cold storage facilities to store their fresh fruits and vegetables. This program is part … Continue reading

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Micro-Loan Program from HumanLinks

The HumanLinks Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to systematic improvements in education, healthcare and sustainable agriculture, is offering a micro-loan program to sustainable farmers to help strengthen the Washington farming community. As of March 2010, the Foundation, partnering with Banner … Continue reading

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Winter Cover Crop School – March 22

Puyallup –Farmers and agricultural professionals are invited to a one-day workshop focused on effectively incorporating cover crops into vegetable production systems in western Washington.  Space is limited for the March 22 Cover Crop School that will include classroom and field … Continue reading

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First USDA Farm to School Webinar

Please register for the 1st FNS Farm to School Webinar!! Title: USDA Farm to School: Opportunities to Increase Local Food in School Meals Date & Time: Wednesday, March 10, 2010; 3:00pm-4:00pm EST Description: Are you interested in Farm to School? … Continue reading

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David Presents in Kitsap

PSFN’s own David Bauermeister will be presenting on PSFN at the next KCAA meeting in Kitsap. David will also be offering info about NABC and its other endeavors. KCAA General Meeting Silverdale Grange Hall 12535 Clear Creek Rd NW Silverdale, … Continue reading

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