Monthly Archives: March 2013

Regional Food Hub Kicks off 2013 Season

NABC provides technical assistance to multiple regional food hubs. Together, these partnerships are simplifying and supporting the process of getting good, local food from farm to plate through online sales platforms to facilitate sales, and a physical aggregation and distribution facility … Continue reading

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Whatcom Community Foundation Funds North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative

The Whatcom Community Foundation has committed to provide a “matching fund” loan of up to $65,000 to support the North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative (NCMPC). The funding comes at an integral time for the cooperative, which is currently seeking to raise … Continue reading

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NABC Welcomes Larry Pitts to Lead New Agricultural Processing Initiative

In November NABC announced new funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide technical support for existing agricultural processors and to incubate new processors of agricultural products in Northwest Washington. Known as the Northwest Washington Agricultural Processing Initiative, the … Continue reading

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Meet Farmer and Farmstead Cheesemaker Lynn Swanson of Glendale Shepherd

Glendale Shepherd is part of the third generation farm owned by the Swanson family, located near Clinton on Whidbey Island, Washington. The first Island Brebis cheese was sold in August 2012 at the Bayview Farmer’s Market, and since then it … Continue reading

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NABC Helps Northwest Cider Association “Look to the Growing Edge”

The Northwest Agriculture Business Center entered into an agreement this winter to provide marketing and administrative services to the Northwest Cider Association (NWCA).  The plan includes helping establish systems such as financial management, connecting cider apple growers with cidermakers, developing … Continue reading

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