Washington Hmong Farmers Cooperative (WHFC)
Washington Hmong Farmers Cooperative Delivery Vehicle
The Washington Hmong Farmers Cooperative is a newly formed Farmer Cooperative that exists to serve and expand the market potential of Hmong Farmers in the Puget Sound region, primarily in King County. Approximately 100 Hmong families farm in the rural valleys east of Seattle alone. The cooperative’s central focus is to provide consistent and increased market potential for the extensive network of Hmong vegetable and flower farmers throughout the region.
The goal of the cooperative is to bring Hmong Farmers in the Puget Sound region together, giving them opportunity to resell their products in larger quantities, more consistently to wholesale and retail buyers. The co-op will also sell direct to consumers through a CSA box home delivery program.
This project will focus on purchasing, and the first year of operating, a delivery vehicle for the cooperative to distribute their farm products throughout the Puget Sound region.
Senior Project Manager, Regional Food Systems 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.