Category Archives: Emails

Oregon, Washington Host FDA Listening Session on Fresh Produce Food Safety Standards

SALEM, OR – Small farm operators and interested parties in Oregon and Washington are invited to comment on fresh produce food safety standards being developed by the US Food and Drug Administration. A listening session co-hosted by the Oregon Department … Continue reading

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WA State Small Business Liaison Group Webpage

The Washington State Small Business Liaison Group is working on a one-stop website for small businesses. The group has taken a comprehensive look at government and non-profit business services available to small businesses and has created an inventory that needs … Continue reading

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Washington State Department of Corrections Seeks Local Farm Vendors

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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Food Lust 2010

The feast is on! And so are ticket sales…. Cascade Harvest Coalition’s fifth annual gala feast and auction returns Saturday, June 5 with a brand new farm venue – The Fields at Willie Green’s Organic Farm in Monroe. Start the … Continue reading

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Spring Into Bed: Seattle’s Food Revolution Celebration

Spring into Bed is a grass-roots, city wide, garden building event and fundraiser – building, strengthening and celebrating our flourishing community food systems. Spring into Bed is a “Fun-Run” about supporting at minimum 10 gardeners with low incomes build gardens.   … Continue reading

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Help Lincoln Elementary School Win $1000

Lincoln Elementary in Mount Vernon created a video about our efforts to improve the food at their school and entered it into the National Farm to School “Real Food Is” video contest. Now they’re in the top 4 and the … Continue reading

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Make sure your favorite CSA farm is listed

Cascade Harvest Coalition is updating its Puget Sound Fresh CSA Directory and they’re asking local CSA’s to fill out their survey by Tuesday April 6 at 12PM. The guide reaches tens of thousands of Puget Sound consumers and is a … Continue reading

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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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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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