Monthly Archives: November 2016

Puget Sound Food Hub Cooperative Now Hiring for Operations Manager

Background: The Puget Sound Food Hub Cooperative (PSFHC) is a farmer owned cooperative operating in the Puget Sound region. The PSFHC combines marketing, aggregation, and distribution for member farms and ranches. The goal is to develop relationships between local farms … Continue reading

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Grow Your Food Business at the 2017 Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting

What: 2017 NW WA Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting When: Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 8:30am-5pm Where: Bellingham Technical College Registration and Details: www.sustainableconnections.org Price: Early bird –  Sustainable Connections members $39, non-members $49 The Northwest Washington Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting, a one-day conference … Continue reading

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Gaining Access to Farmland (WSU workshop)

One of the biggest barriers farmers face is access to good quality land. Land around urban areas can be more than double the cost of rural land – yet this is where anyone using a direct market model needs to … Continue reading

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Compost for Farmers (WSU workshop)

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, 9am-noon Great compost — it doesn’t just happen! The benefits of compost are well known; early agriculturalists learned they could grow more with the addition of well-rotted manure. Today, we have a better understanding of how … Continue reading

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Farm Taxes: Eliminate the Fear Factor (WSU workshop)

Just thinking about completing and filing tax forms can send shivers down the spine of the most rugged farmer. Confusion over which forms to use for what and when along with the unique challenges to be found when trying to … Continue reading

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FSMA PCQI Training

8:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday, November 29 through Thursday, December 1st.  Presented by Bates Consulting, LLC. The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation) … Continue reading

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Annual WA State Farmers Market Association Conference – Feb 2-4, 2017

The 2017 WSFMA Conference takes place Thursday to Saturday, February  2-4 at the Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine. It brings together over 250 market organizers, farmers, vendors, state agencies and partner organizations to share their passion for farmers markets. Mark your … Continue reading

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