Washington

The Local Food Trust

“The mission of The Local Food Trust is to strengthen communities and regional economies by bringing philanthropy to food and farming. Our consulting services focus on scalable growth and accessing capital needed to ensure a business is durable and resilient. We connect clients to suppliers and buyers who want to support to small scale operations and work to localize supply chain to help farmers and producers connect more directly to market opportunities.”

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

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Cloud Mountain Farm Center Incubator Farm Program

“The 20-acre CMFC incubator farm site is located in Everson, WA, approximately 13 miles northeast of Bellingham, and 2 miles south of the Center’s main farm and facilities. The program offers, on a fee basis, river bottom soil (Puyallup Fine Sandy Loam), equipment, access to irrigation, barn space, propagation space, limited cooler and dry storage space, educational opportunities, and access to a aggregation/distribution location serving market outlets.

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Underserved Farmers

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WA MeatUp

“WA Meat Up was created to catalyze collaboration and entrepreneurship along every link of the niche meat supply chain in Washington State. We’re hoping to inspire change, build resilience, foster viable farm and food businesses, and promote a scaled processing and distribution system for all regions of our state. “

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  • Conservation Programs
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets

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SW WA Food Hub

“The Southwest Washington Food Hub team is part of a farmer-owned cooperative, comprised of individual farmers, calling the shots and working tirelessly to connect you with the foods you want to eat. Our Marketplace provides affordable access to healthy food from multiple farms that can be ordered from the comfort of your home. We have created a single order, single payment method, that is open 24/7 via our online Marketplace. It is humbling to grow and become one of the leading online sources of purchasing locally grown, healthy food that you want to feed your family throughout five counties (Thurston, Lewis, Grey Harbor, Pierce, and Mason) in Washington state.” “Flood events, development pressure, loss of processing facilities, and diminished competitive advantages are threatening agriculture in Southwest Washington at a time when the infrastructure necessary to develop alternative markets is not yet available. In response, a regional producer-owned cooperative has formed in southwestern Washington. The Southwest Washington Growers Cooperative (SW WA Growers Co-op) is committed to working together to support agricultural development in Southwest Washington. The mission of the SW WA Growers Cooperative is to increase the viability of Southwest Washington family farms through collaborative opportunities in marketing, logistics, and stewardship. The SW WA Growers Co-op is committed to a following this mission, encouraging member engagement, and operating in a transparent manner.

Among the Cooperative’s most notable endeavors are the Southwest Washington Grain Project, and the Southwest Washington Food Hub. Co-op members have collaborated to develop rail transload capacity at the Port of Chehalis , providing the cornerstone for a malting barley program being established with Great Western Malting of Vancouver WA, and an alternative to costly truck transport of regionally produced grains. Co-op members have also worked to establish a regional Food Hub which provides aggregation, transportation, and marketing services to its members.”

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

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WSU Regional Small Farms Program (Clallam/Jefferson/Kitsap Co.)

“The WSU Regional Small Farms Program supports small to mid-sized farms in Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties by leveraging the broad resources of Washington State University. The goal of the Regional Small Farms program is to support a thriving food and farm sector through classes and workshops, technical support and access to WSU specialists, and applied research and policy development.” “The goal of the Regional Small Farms program is to support a thriving food and farm sector through:
Classes and workshops – many suggested by local farmers and geared towards the needs of the region
Farmer-to-Farmer networking
Technical support and access to WSU specialists
Access to local markets and regional food systems work
Applied research and policy development
The Regional Small Farms Program supports small to mid-sized farms by leveraging the broad resources of a major university to resolve issues and create a positive food future for our region.”

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

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Washington Apple Commission

“The primary purpose of the nonprofit Washington Apple Commission is advertising, promotion, education and market development for the Washington fresh apple crop.”

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  • Activism & Organizing
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets

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Island Grown in the San Juans

“Island Grown in the San Juans, a program of the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild, is a membership organization that is committed to upholding high standards for quality farm products that are good for our community, our lands, our local economy, and promotes a sustainable future.”

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  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets

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Washington Beef Commission

“The Washington State Beef Commission is a state agency funded by the $1.50 per head assessment on all cattle sold in Washington State per the Federal Beef Promotion and Research Act & Order and Washington State RCW 16.67. One dollar remains in Washington for local beef promotion, while fifty cents is forwarded to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board. The purpose of the Commission is to fund beef promotion, research and consumer education activities supporting Washington State’s $5.7 billion beef industry. “

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  • Activism & Organizing
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets

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Genuine Skagit Valley

“In October of 2013, Washington State Department of Commerce designated Skagit Valley as an
Innovation Partnership Zone (IPZ), focused on value-added agriculture. … The IPZ has developed and approved the regional identity and Certification Mark for our agricultural strategy; it is “Genuine Skagit Valley””

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  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets

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Methow Conservancy

Protect irrigated ag land and rangeland, operate Agricultural Program including online directory of active Methow farms (Methow Grown), match farmers and landowners, offer tailored workshops for farmers, and support local food processing.

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

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