Category Archives: Institutional Markets

Building For Processing Facility at Cloud Mountain Farm Nears Completion

The building that will house a new fresh vegetable processing facility located at Cloud Mountain Farm Center in Whatcom County is near completion. This new facility is several years in the making and is the result of a collaborative effort … Continue reading

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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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Business is Growing for North Sound Food Hub Farmers

On May 27th, the North Sound Food Hub opened for business to serve farms in Skagit, Whatcom, Island and San Juan Counties as well as commercial and institutional customers throughout the Puget Sound region. A USDA Value Added Producer Grant is … 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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Mixin’ it Up at the Hub!

  On Monday, April 15, NABC joined farmers, chefs, and food producers from around NW WA at Bow Hill Blueberries (Bow, WA) to discuss opportunities for regional food hub development in the region. Susan and Harley Soltes, owners of Bow … 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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College Campuses Use Food Day to Demand More Local Products in the NW

Last Wednesday, 283 campus events were held nationally to celebrate the second annual National Food Day, and 21 of those were in the NW — not bad for a region which just kicked off its Real Food Movement a year … Continue reading

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Local Food Showcase Sets Stage for New Food Hub

This summer, the Puget Sound Food Network hosted the Business-to-Business Local Food Showcase at the 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living. The showcase — geared towards commercial and institutional buyers — was a chance for local producers to meet … 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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Farm Fresh Fridays at United General Hospital Begins One Month Early

Imagine a delicious lunch made with the freshest ingredients, sourced directly from local farmers and fishers.  You have a choice of wild caught salmon or a full quarter roasted pasture-raised chicken, a choice of seasonal vegetables lightly seasoned, and a … Continue reading

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