Monthly Archives: April 2012

PSFN Sponsorship Showcase: Meritage Handcrafted Soups

Continued from Spring 2012 Newsletter… Meritage Handcrafted Soups has been a sponsor of PSFN for over a year. Owned by Shannon Moshier, Bruce Rowe, and Jeff Fisher, and based in Redmond, Meritage crafts signature soups by fusing old world cooking … Continue reading

Posted in food, Institutional Markets, Member Highlight, PSFN Member | Comments Off on PSFN Sponsorship Showcase: Meritage Handcrafted Soups

NABC Awarded Value-Added Producer Grant Funding from USDA

Continued from our Spring 2012 newsletter… A few months ago the USDA announced the 2012 Value Added Producer Grant awards. Several farm businesses and organizations in Washington received funding including the Northwest Agriculture Business Center who received $300,000 for Regional Food System Development. So … Continue reading

Posted in Cooperative Development, Distribution hub, Farm to Table, grants, Institutional Markets, Logistics, Technology, Uncategorized, Value Added, Wholesale Market | Comments Off on NABC Awarded Value-Added Producer Grant Funding from USDA

F2T Work Continues To Increase Healthy Food Access in Underserved Communities

Continued from Spring 2012 Newsletter For the last 18 months, the Puget Sound Food Network has played a key role in a public health partnership led by City of Seattle Human Services Aging and Disability Services called Farm to Table … Continue reading

Posted in CPPW grant, Farm to Table, HEAL Project, Institutional Markets, Relationships, Value Added | Comments Off on F2T Work Continues To Increase Healthy Food Access in Underserved Communities

Member Highlight: Sarah Richards, Lavender Wind Farm

Sarah Richards owns the only lavender farm on Whidbey Island.  With views of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, she has built a popular destination for tourists.  She has also developed a full line of culinary … Continue reading

Posted in Member Highlight, PSFN Member, Whidbey Island Grown | Comments Off on Member Highlight: Sarah Richards, Lavender Wind Farm

NABC Unveils Farm-To-Workplace CSA Program at Providence Hospital

Continued from Spring 2012 Newsletter NABC launched a new Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program last week for staff members of Providence Hospital in Everett at the hospital’s Earth Day Celebration April 18th and 19th. In a CSA program, consumers directly … Continue reading

Posted in Cooperative Development, CSA, Institutional Markets | Comments Off on NABC Unveils Farm-To-Workplace CSA Program at Providence Hospital

A Hard Cider Culture Grows in Washington

NABC has offered classes in hard cider production since 2009. Recently, though, hard cider is growing in popularity by leaps and bounds (see articles, below).  Domestic cider production has increased from 1.2 million gallons in 2010 to 2.5 million gallons … Continue reading

Posted in Cider Culture, Events, Market Trends, Value Added | Comments Off on A Hard Cider Culture Grows in Washington