Whether you’re roasting a Charles Dickens style goose or a tofurky, keep the holiday grease out of the drain. We
Did you know? Many King County farms donate some or all of the food they grow to local food banks.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Across the street from a grassy private lot fenced off with razor wire, kids play tag in a gray concrete
To highlight Farmers Market week – King County is celebrating all that is farm-fresh and local with a photo contest
Marta the River Otter, King County’s newest water safety advocate, is back in schools this spring reminding King County students