Monthly Archives: July 2014

NABC RECEIVES USDA RBEG GRANT TO SUPPORT MEAT COOPERATIVE

The Northwest Agriculture Business Center has been awarded $123,633 in grant funding to support the North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative in its purchase of a mobile processing unit. This unit will be built by TriVan Truck Body of Ferndale, Washington … Continue reading

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NABC Launches Mobile Poultry Processing Unit

Pastured poultry has long been recognized as a viable enterprise for diversified family farms.  In order to access markets, farmers must have their birds processed.  Whether direct marketing, retail, or wholesale, there are specific processing regulations that must be followed … Continue reading

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Puget Sound Food Hub Ramps Up Operations to Build Local Food Economy and Increase Access

In May, the Puget Sound Food Hub launched a new website and implemented changes to its business model in preparation for the 2014 growing season. The Puget Sound Food Hub is a network of farms and non-profit organizations operating cooperatively in the … Continue reading

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YORK COMMUNITY FARM, MORE THAN JUST A NEIGHBORHOOD GARDEN

Early in 2013 Mary Loquvam and Byron Bagwell determined that the vacant land next to I-5 could be put to better use than merely providing space for brambles, dust, and weeds. Wanting more than just a community garden, they envisioned … Continue reading

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