Growing Grain in King County

On August 8, Carnation Farms started harvesting their Talisman Barley with guidance from WSU Bread Lab. The grain harvest is part of the larger Carnation Farms Grain Trust project funded through a KCD Regional Food Systems grant. The project will ultimately put 20 acres of underutilized farmland into grain production as well as provide educational … Continued

King County small and mid-sized farms could benefit with direct marketing support, according to report

King County farmers who sell direct to consumers, restaurants, and institutions could benefit by receiving support for direct marketing resources, according to a new report published last week by the University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition (CPHN). The study was sponsored by King Conservation District (KCD), a natural resources assistance agency authorized by … Continued

2019 Regional Food System Grant Proposals

King Conservation District is accepting Pre-Proposals to fund programs that advance our local food economy. Deadline for Pre-Proposals is April 23, 2019. The purpose of the Regional Food System Grant Program is to bridge the gap between producers and consumers, and to serve as a catalyst in making local food production both environmentally and economically … Continued

2019 Regional Food System Grant Program Workshop

King Conservation District is accepting Pre-Proposals to fund programs that advance our local food economy. Deadline for Pre-Proposals is April 23, 2019. Register Here The purpose of the Regional Food System Grant Program is to bridge the gap between producers and consumers, and to serve as a catalyst in making local food production both environmentally … Continued

KUOW Spotlight – Regional Food System Grant Program

King Conservation District’s Regional Food System Program links producers with consumers and serves as a catalyst for making local food production environmentally and economically sustainable. The program funds projects that contribute to the economic viability of local farmers, encourage new farmers, expand acreage in food production, improve food access, and increase demand for King County … Continued

2018 KCD Regional Food System Program Grant Awards

KCD’s Board of Supervisors awarded $755,631 in 2018 KCD Regional Food System Grants to the following organizations. Applicant Organization Project Title Grant Request City of Seattle, Office of Sustainability and Environment Increasing Fresh Bucks Business Capacity and Customer Access in King County $25,000 PCC Farmland Trust Working Farmland Partnership Pilot Project $99,810 Living Well Kent … Continued

2017 KCD Regional Food System Grant Awards

On November 13, 2017, the KCD Board of Supervisors approved the following eight (8) Regional Food System Grant Awards totaling nearly $525,000. Pike Place Market Foundation Pilot Individual Development Account Program for Beginning Farmers $16,050 Goose and Gander Farm Addressing the Farm Infrastructure Gap $99,919 Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Cooperative Market Boost Project $82,811 Lily Gottlieb-McHale … Continued

2016 KCD Regional Food System Grant Awards

2016 Funded Regional Food System Grants Applicant Organization Project Title Grant Request Northwest Agriculture Business Center Cooperative Development and Planning for Value-Added Infrastructure $100,000 Delridge Grocery Cooperative Delridge Grocery Cooperative: Linking local producers to an urban, food desert market $100,000 South King County Food Coalition Elk Run Farm $50,150 Forterra Expanding Healthy Food Access in … Continued

2015 KCD Regional Food System Grant Awards

King Conservation Regional Food System Program 2015 Grant Awards KCD’s Board of Supervisors awarded $663,878 in 2015 KCD Regional Food System Grants to the organizations in the chart below. The goal for the KCD Food System Grants Program is to support projects that contribute to the economic viability of local farmers, encourage new farmers, expand acreage … Continued

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