Category Archives: Farm to Table

NABC Funded for Cooperative Development

NABC has been awarded $200,000 in grant funding to support the development of agricultural cooperatives throughout northwest Washington. This fourth round of funding for NABC comes through the USDA Rural Development Department and its Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) Program. … Continue reading

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Policies and Profits — The Power of Institutional Markets for Farmers

Washington hospitals are leading the nation in sustainable food procurement. Fresh local food purchasing is good news for patients, doctors, and of course — farmers! After four grueling days in labor with her first child, Kathy Pryor’s best friend gave … Continue reading

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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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NABC Awarded Value-Added Producer Grant Funding from USDA

Continued from our Spring 2012 newsletter… A few months ago the USDA announced the 2012 Value Added Producer Grant awards. Several farm businesses and organizations in Washington received funding including the Northwest Agriculture Business Center who received $300,000 for Regional Food System Development. So … Continue reading

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F2T Work Continues To Increase Healthy Food Access in Underserved Communities

Continued from Spring 2012 Newsletter For the last 18 months, the Puget Sound Food Network has played a key role in a public health partnership led by City of Seattle Human Services Aging and Disability Services called Farm to Table … Continue reading

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Partnering to Ensure Healthy Meals for Child Care

The Youth and Family Empowerment (YFE) division of Seattle Human Services and PSFN have partnered once again to help connect healthy foods to our community. Last week we sponsored two training sessions for cooks at child care centers. Once again, … Continue reading

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New “Good Food Bags” Program is off to a Good Start!

On Wednesday PSFN helped organize something we’ve never done before: an aggregated buying model serving the families of our Farm to Table (F2T) child care centers! This event is yet another spin-off of our Farm to Table project, a public … 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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Member Highlight: Rosy Smit, 21 Acres Farm

Rosy Smit is the manager of 21 Acres Farm a (you guessed it!) 21-acre diversified vegetable farm and education center in Woodinville, WA and has been a PSFN member for nearly two years. An exciting new retail co-op facility is … Continue reading

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PSFN Welcomes Back AmeriCorps Member in New Role

PSFN is pleased to announce the return of Emma Brewster for a second AmeriCorps term. Emma has been serving as PSFN’s Farm to Community Coordinator, focusing primarily on the CPPW Farm to Table Project with Seattle and King County.  This … Continue reading

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