2021 Regional Food System Grant Program Awardee: New Day Cooperative Distribution


New Day Cooperative Distribution


BIPOC and LBGTQ-Farmer CSA Pickup Site


New Day Cooperative Distribution is seeking funding to outfit and run a centrally located CSA pickup site in Seattle for BIPOC and LBGTQ King County farmers. We will make use of excess capacity at the Seattle facility where our coop receives and packs orders for its home delivery service. Existing infrastructure and project improvements will allow New Day to run a pickup site for customers to retrieve weekly CSA boxes for farmers who might otherwise have difficulty distributing their shares to Seattle customers. Project funds will allow New Day to expand storefront hours for CSA pickups, and add outdoor signage and display refrigeration and shelving. Outfitting part of New Day’s packing facility as a credible retail storefront will provide an additional sales outlet for agricultural products from participating BIPOC and LGBTQ-owned farms. These upgrades will also benefit the King County agricultural businesses already distributing through New Day’s producer cooperative home delivery platform.

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