CDFA and King County partner to explore innovative funding for food system infrastructure

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

The essential ingredients for growing farms: collaboration and getting to know people

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

Auburn farm collaboration bringing fresh food to South King County

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

Eco-tastic New Year’s resolutions for 2018

A lot of us are thinking about turning a new leaf and finalizing our New Year’s resolutions. Let’s be honest, real behavior change is hard. Many behavioral scientists recommend writing down goals and steps you can take to help you meet those goals. Full disclosure: we didn’t invent these resolutions. We took some of this … More Eco-tastic New Year’s resolutions for 2018

Taste Washington Day

Taste Washington Day is an annual celebration of Washington-grown foods served in school meals.  On Oct. 4 in some schools, farmers are in the lunch room to let kids sample the fruits or vegetables they have grown. In other schools, older students are helping teach younger students about the foods grown in Washington state. WSDA … More Taste Washington Day