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Recognizing a community leader: Josh Monaghan reflects on over twenty years of supporting the local food system

After decades of working tirelessly supporting the local food and farm system, Josh Monaghan will be leaving his position as Director of Stewardship Programs at King Conservation District (KCD). The Local Food Team would like to thank Josh for his many years of service and dedication.Continue readingRecognizing a community leader: Josh Monaghan reflects on over twenty years of supporting the local food system

King County Council approves relief funding for COVID-19 impacts to the agricultural sector

The King County Council has allocated $1,380,000 to help King County farmers and farmers markets comply with public health and safety operating requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to overcome losses due to COVID-19.Continue readingKing County Council approves relief funding for COVID-19 impacts to the agricultural sector

Local food facilities could address gaps in the King County local food system

Numerous studies across the Puget Sound region have confirmed that there is insufficient kitchen, processing, packaging, storage space, and transportation capacity to adequately and efficiently connect local food producers with target markets. Much of the regional infrastructure needed to grow our local food economy no longer exists, is in need of improvement, or is not adequate to meet the needs of small and medium farms and food businesses in our region.Continue readingLocal food facilities could address gaps in the King County local food system

Rainier Beach Urban Farm inspires the next generation of leaders to engage in food production

At a time when our community connections are strained and food security is of concern, it is inspiring to look at a program that is cultivating not just crops, but leadership. At Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands (RBUFW), young people are taking active roles to build a just and abundant food future that is vital to our sustenance and economy. They are working to develop connections with their community and farming through meaningful learning experiences in fields, farms, and kitchens.Continue readingRainier Beach Urban Farm inspires the next generation of leaders to engage in food production

Snoqualmie Valley agriculture strategic plan seeks to increase food production by improving infrastructure on farms

Improving the productivity of existing farmland and bringing more land into food production are two of the main objectives of a new Snoqualmie Valley Agriculture Land Resource Strategic Plan that is being developed as part of the historic and innovative Fish, Farm, Flood process.Continue readingSnoqualmie Valley agriculture strategic plan seeks to increase food production by improving infrastructure on farms