Washington

Eat Local First

Local food means food that is grown, caught, raised, and made right here in Washington State. The Washington Food & Farm Finder will connect you with local food growers and producers.

We specialize in:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

Chimacum Center

The Chimacum Center works in partnership and collaboration with land and farming partners and with grassroots and organizational allies around the Jefferson County region to nurture creative, collaborative and restorative rural projects in the arts, community-building, healing, housing, food justice and land access.

We specialize in:

  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Research, Technical Assistance, & Education
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for BIPOC Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

Business Impact NW

Business Impact NW is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) dedicated to serving underbanked entrepreneurs. We provide coaching, classes, and access to capital to community small businesses, with an emphasis on working with traditionally underserved populations, entrepreneurial low/moderate income earners, women, BIPOC, veterans, immigrants or members of the LGBTQ+ community. We have been serving the community since 1997. We promote long-term positive economic change through financial services, business advice and training. We serve startups as well as existing businesses and are dedicated to helping underserved entrepreneurs at every stage in their business growth.

We specialize in:

  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Resources for BIPOC Farmers
  • Resources for LGBTQIA Farmers
  • Resources for Veteran Farmers
  • Resources for Women Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Alaska
  • Idaho
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Agristress Helpline

The AgriStress Helpline is a free and confidential crisis and support line that you can call or text 24/7, and interpretation services are provided in 160 languages. The helpline is answered by trained professionals who can offer support and/or help you find mental health resources in your area. We know that agriculture is unique and that is why our crisis specialists have received training on the factors that impact people working in agriculture.

 

Available in Oregon, Connecticut, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Montana, Colorado and Wyoming, with more states being added over time.

We specialize in:

  • Crisis Assistance
  • Farm Stress

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

Washington State Agrability

Washington AgrAbility offers consultation services and education to connect you and your family to resources which promote well-being in the workplace and reduce risk of secondary injury. Washington State AgrAbility Project does not purchase individual equipment; however, you will be connected with resources available.

How We Can Help
Provide education about practices, accommodations, and available tools to ensure a safe return to the workplace post-injury or health concern
Collaborate with partners, providers, and agencies to ensure information and delivery of services are available for farmers and agriculture workers returning to work.

We specialize in:

  • Farm Stress
  • Resources for Farmers with Disabilities

We can also help you with:

  • Resources for Veteran Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

Washington State Department of Agriculture

Our diverse roles include providing fee-based services to the agriculture community, promoting Washington agricultural products, and ensuring regulations are observed.

We specialize in:

  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

We can also help you with:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Research, Technical Assistance, & Education

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

Rural Community Development Resources

Help limited-resource Hispanic producers enter agriculture and build successful collaborative businesses. RCDR’s Center for Latino Farmers guides beginning farmers with limited English skills as they establish their own family farms.

We specialize in:

  • Resources for BIPOC Farmers
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

Northwest Agricultural Business Center

Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC) provides northwest Washington farmers with the skills and the resources required to profitably and efficiently supply their products to consumers, retailers, wholesalers, foodservice operators and food manufacturers. Its main office is located in Mt Vernon in the heart of Washington’s Skagit Valley farm region.

We specialize in:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets

We can also help you with:

  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

Black Food Fund

The purpose of the Black Food Fund is to gather resources to address root causes and fuel transformative, Black-led change in our regional food system.

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Resources for BIPOC Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning

We work in these areas:

  • Oregon
  • Washington

WSDA Office of Compliance and Outreach

The WA legislature eliminated funding for the Small Farm & Direct Marketing Program at the Washington State Dept. of Agriculture as of June 30, 2011. The knowledgeable staff from that program have been retained within the agency, now serving as Education & Outreach Specialists for the Office of Compliance and Outreach in the Food Safety and Consumer Services Division. We continue to strive to assist farmers and food processors with regulatory issues as well as education around food safety and compliance. Thanks to federal grant funding we are also active in Farm to School and Value-added Processing workshops. www.agr.wa.gov;

We specialize in:

  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Washington