Category Archives: Logistics

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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Contribute to a Resilient Regional Food System!

The North Sound Food Hub at Bow Hill will be one big step towards a resilient food system in northwest Washington. Learn about the hub and how you can be a part of its success! The collapse of the I-5 … 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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NABC Welcomes Larry Pitts to Lead New Agricultural Processing Initiative

In November NABC announced new funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide technical support for existing agricultural processors and to incubate new processors of agricultural products in Northwest Washington. Known as the Northwest Washington Agricultural Processing Initiative, the … 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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New Food Hub Launches! Info Meeting for Sustainable Farmers Interested in Participating — September 25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                CONTACTS: Robin Crowder, Director of Marketing and Development 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living Phone: (360) 244-7220; Email:  rbcrowder@yahoo.com Lucy Norris, Director of Marketing Northwest Agriculture Business Center Phone: (360) 336-3666; Email: lucy@agbizcenter.org … Continue reading

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