Category Archives: HEAL Project

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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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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CPPW Farm to Table Summer Update

(continued from Summer Newsletter) Spring was a tricky time in terms of bringing in Farm to Table orders due to flooding and low temperatures which lagged behind the seasonal norm. During this time, because of limited produce selections and  fewer … Continue reading

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Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn Pays Farm to Table Partners Another Visit!

Yesterday, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn paid PSFN’s Farm to Table project partners his second visit this year!  Mayor McGinn dropped by Beacon Hill Community Day School (of the Community Day School Association [CDSA], an Early Learning and Family Support [ELFS] … Continue reading

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Farm to Table Update: Early Learning and School Aged Community Make Leaps and Bounds!

The Farm to Table (F2T) pilot project among the early learning, child care, and school age community launched in late March and we’re so proud of, and impressed by, their progress so far! Only two months into the eight-month pilot, … Continue reading

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Farm to Table (F2T) Makes its 1st Child Care Delivery!

Only three weeks after the launch of the F2T Child Care Pilot through the City of Seattle’s Early Learning and Family Support (ELFS) division, PSFN has coordinated the first ELFS F2T delivery! Prospect Enrichment Preschool, an Early Childhood Education and … Continue reading

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Producer Member Highlight – Kia Armstrong, Nash’s Organic Produce

New PSFN member, Nash’s Organic Produce, has been farming in the Dungeness River Valley for nearly four decades.  Farm to Community Coordinator, Emma Brewster, chatted with Nash’s Farm Manager, Kia Armstrong last week about the farm’s history, its current projects, … Continue reading

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NABC and PSFN in the National Spotlight!

On March 2, PSFN and NABC were honored by a visit from U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Kathleen Merrigan.  Merrigan was on her way to Portland State University to speak to students and local leaders about farmer-consumer connections and decided … Continue reading

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