Food and Farm Business Incubator for Washington Small Farm and Agricultural Food Businesses
The Food Business Resource Center (FBRC)— a program of Business Impact NW— in partnership with the 21 Acres Center are launching a business incubator program that combines access to commercial kitchen space and technical assistance training for farmers and small agricultural food businesses in the Puget Sound region. The Food & Farm Business Incubator program is designed to support farmers and cottage industry micro and small-scale agricultural food businesses across the Sammamish valley develop value-added packaged food products that sustainably utilize local resources. The Food & Farm Business Incubator aims to unite local preservation, agritourism, and economic development efforts by providing the infrastructure, business management training, and connections that farmers and food businesses need to develop and sell a value-added packaged food product. The incubator is a 2-year program with the first cohort of farmers and small food businesses planned to launch in spring of 2023.
Senior Manager, Regional Food System Program
Mary coordinates the KCD Regional Food System Program, including Strategic Initiatives and Food System Grants, with the goals of making an enduring contribution toward strengthening King County’s food economy.