Farm King County recently launched its Food Systems Data Center, which combines an interactive mapping platform with information and data on local agriculture to tell the story of King County’s farm and food system. Farm King County is a one stop resource for information and assistance for farm operations, and this data will be useful to better understand, analyze, and measure the healthy and viability of our food system. The major components of the data center include the King County Farm and Food System Map and food system indicator progress metrics. … More Farm King County Data Center now live!
Did you know? Many King County farms donate some or all of the food they grow to local food banks. … More Take action and spread your love of local food this holiday season!
A new partnership between King County and the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) aims to identify innovative solutions for funding food system infrastructure projects in our region. Unfortunately, much of the regional infrastructure needed to grow our local food economy no longer exists or is not appropriately scaled to meet the needs of small producers. To meet the growing demand for local products, farmers and food entrepreneurs require appropriately scaled food system infrastructure. … More CDFA and King County partner to explore innovative funding for food system infrastructure
In early 2018, King County and its partners launched the Working Farmland Partnership (WFP) to connect farmland owners with farmers looking to establish or expand their business. We interviewed Melissa Borsting, King County Project/Program Manager focused on the WFP, to better understand what the WFP means for local food, how the partnership works, and the successes and challenges faced by this project so far. … More The essential ingredients for growing farms: collaboration and getting to know people
Haven’t had a chance to grab a pumpkin this fall? Shop local and visit one (or all!) of these King County farms! Follow them on social media or visit their websites for updates on local food, volunteer opportunities, and more! … More King County farms to celebrate National Pumpkin Day, Oct. 26
On September 17, 2018, the City of Seattle announced “Fresh Bucks at Safeway”, a new partnership between the City of Seattle and Safeway that is implementing the city’s Fresh Bucks program at all Safeway locations in Seattle. … More Fresh Bucks now used at all Seattle Safeway stores
Living Well Kent, Northwest Harvest, and King Conservation District are partnering to transform a dormant farm in the Auburn area into a thriving agriculture enterprise that will bring quality farm land and valuable farm infrastructure back into production. … More Auburn farm collaboration bringing fresh food to South King County
To highlight Farmers Market week – King County is celebrating all that is farm-fresh and local with a photo contest and giving away some nice swag. Send in a picture of your favorite farmers market or one of your favorite locally-produced foods to be entered to win a limited edition CHOMP! trucker hat and bag. … More Celebrating Farmers Market Week in King County
Composting can make a big difference. Cutting down on food waste can make even more of a difference. The Compost Story by Kiss the Ground makes the case for why composting matters and features Adrian Grenier, Rosario Dawson, Kendrick Sampson and Amy Smart. They know a lot about compost! Our video doesn’t feature any … More It’s compost day! Celebrate with videos
Preventing food waste is super easy – all it takes is a little preparation. Prepare perishable foods soon after shopping. You’ll make it easier to whip up meals later in the week, saving time, effort and money. Right away When you get home from the store, wash, dry, chop, dice, slice and place your fresh … More Prep now to prevent food waste later