Category Archives: Research

WA Cider Culture – Classes and Glasses Fill! | Skagit County

NABC has been abuzz with developments in our WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grant-funded work to develop a hard cider culture in WA. In the past quarter, we’ve delivered six courses in cider production, including two completely new courses in business … Continue reading

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Cider and Mead Festival Saturday May 12, 2012

This Saturday, Northwest hard cider and mead producers including Finnriver, Westcott Bay Traditional Cider, Eaglemount Wine & Cicer, Sky River Mead, Alpenfire Cider, Methow Valley Ciderhouse, Tieton Cider Works,  Lopez Island Vineyards, Hidden Legends, and more will be gathering together … 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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PSFN Under the Big Sky!

PSFN’s Operation Manager, Ann Leason, and Farm to Community Coordinator, Emma Brewster, spent this last weekend in Missoula, Montana attending the 2011 Joint Annual Meetings of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS), Association for the Study of Food … Continue reading

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PSFN Welcomes New Farm to Community Coordinator (AmeriCorp)

Please join us in welcoming our newest AmeriCorp volunteer to NABC, Emma Brewster.  Emma has accepted the position of Farm to Community Coordinator dedicated to PSFN’s Healthy Eating Active Living Farm-to-Table project.  Perfectly timed, Emma will attend the first scheduled meetings … Continue reading

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PSFN Receives CPPW Grant Funding for Partnership with Seattle Human Services

On July 21, 2010, City of Seattle-King County Public Health announced the 2010 award recipients who applied for $8.9 million in Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grants.  Award recipients represent many talented and passionate local organizations committed to increasing … Continue reading

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Leopold Center study compares local, non-local food prices

If you think local foods are more expensive than their conventional counterparts, think again. Research conducted last summer by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture shows few differences in price for Iowa-grown vegetables, eggs and meat when compared to similar … Continue reading

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Can local food jump-start the economy?

A recent article from the Washington Post reviews further information which suggests that eating and buying local does wonders not only for the environment but also for the economy. After a long period of ambiguity, the verdict is in on … Continue reading

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Ecology of Food

In a recent article, the Hartman Group predicts future trends of how American will obtain and consume food. The study suggests a number of notions including the advent of private label foods, like Trader Joe’s, growth of Farmer’s Markets and … Continue reading

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Safe to Eat?

An insightful event is coming up in December about the science, politics and economics of food.  Featuring Thomas Besser, PhD, DVM and Bill Sischo, DVM, MPVM, PhD (Professors, School for Global Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine), discussions include food … Continue reading

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