Category Archives: Events

NABC Transition to Value Added Workshops Announced; Sign Up Now

The essence of NABC’s purpose and mission is to support agricultural producers with the development of their farm businesses. This could be a start-up of a new farm business, the expansion of an existing farm business, or developing a value-added … Continue reading

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San Juan Island’s Brickworks Opens its Doors

We congratulate the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild and their community on the successful opening of the Brickworks, a community facility in the center of Friday Harbor.  In their words: The Brickworks Project is a major initiative by the San … Continue reading

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2013 Workshop Series Announced: Transitioning to Value-Added Products

Starting in January 2013, NABC is reprising our very popular TVA (Transition to Value-Added) Product workshop series. Supported by a USDA Value Added Producers Grant, this workshop series offers comprehensive, business oriented classes for farmers, ranchers, and nursery/greenhouse operators to … Continue reading

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NABC Partners with 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living

Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC), through the Puget Sound Food Network (PSFN), has joined forces with 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living to contribute to a sustainable, environmentally and economically sound agricultural industry by fostering relationships and … Continue reading

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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

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Interested in a Meat Cutting Workshop this Spring? Contact NABC!

The Island Grown Farmers Cooperative (IGFC) meat processing facility in Bow, WA will repeat their unique Meat Cutting Workshop this spring, with administrative support from the Northwest Agriculture Business Center.  The hands-on class provides students with a thorough overview of … Continue reading

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Strength Through Diversity: People, Products, Markets

By PSFN’s Communications and Outreach Coordinator, Emma Brewster On Thursday, Cascade Harvest Coalition hosted the Olympic Peninsula Farm to Table Trade Meeting in Port Townsend. The overwhelming theme of the day was the importance of diversity: diversity of knowledge, experience, … Continue reading

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PSFN Participates in 1st Ever National Food Day!

Monday was the first time the nation celebrated Food Day, and PSFN was not to be left out! We collaborated with Public Health – Seattle & King County, The Real Food Challenge Northwest, and students at The University of Washington … Continue reading

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Seattle Tilth Farm Works Open House

By Lucy Norris, PSFN Project Manager This morning I attended Seattle Tilth Farm Works Open House.  It was a dark and rainy morning but the last few miles of pavement leading towards the farm was beautifully framed by yellow and … Continue reading

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Week-long Cider Production Workshop A Big Hit!

Last week, PSFN’s Parent organization, the Northwest Agriculture Businesses Center (NABC), held its Hard Cider Production & Orchard Management course! Hosted by the WSU-Mount Vernon Research Center, the class was split into the two phases of cider production: orchard management … Continue reading

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