Category Archives: Market Trends

Cider Industry Continues to Shine

The Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) star continues to rise.  Under the management of the Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC), the association grew from 19 to 35 cidermaker members in just 8 months.  Also, new categories for membership were adopted creating … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Skip Rock Distillers

With Washington’s unique laws, craft distillers are popping up all over the state. NABC is collaborating with Skip Rock Distillers in an effort to assist those interested in starting a craft distillery. Beginning nearly four years ago at their location … Continue reading

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NABC’s TVA Workshops Announced for 2014

  NABC’s 2014 Transitioning to Value-Added Products course schedule is now uploaded to our website.  NABC offers comprehensive agri-business workshops throughout the year to provide agriculture producers with the tools and knowledge to develop and launch value-added products into the … 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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NABC Helps Northwest Cider Association “Look to the Growing Edge”

The Northwest Agriculture Business Center entered into an agreement this winter to provide marketing and administrative services to the Northwest Cider Association (NWCA).  The plan includes helping establish systems such as financial management, connecting cider apple growers with cidermakers, developing … 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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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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NABC Visits Tieton Cider Works and Alpenfire Cider

Muscadet De Dieppe varity apples at Alpenfire Craft cider making is on the rise in the Northwest. To learn more about successful production and marketing of these trendy products, NABC’s Karen Mauden hit the road this past month to visit … Continue reading

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NABC Visits Bukhari/Waqas Muslim Slaughterhouse in Duvall

NABC paid a visit to the newly opened S.I. Bukhari/Waqas Muslim Slaughterhouse in Duvall, WA, a family owned and operated USDA inspected establishment. Visiting the facility in person allowed staff to view the processing line and to talk with owner … Continue reading

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Cider Culture: PSFN Visits Methow Valley Ciderhouse

On a recent visit to Winthrop, Karen Mauden stopped by to meet Richard and Lynne Wasson, Owners of the Methow Valley Ciderhouse. Their hard and sweet ciders come from their organic apples in the heart of the Methow Valley. Most … Continue reading

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