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POSTPONED: 2020 Farm to Food Pantry Program Season Kickoff

March 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Due to issues associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been postponed until further notice.

We’ll still be doing a Farm to Food Pantry program no doubt, but the kickoff meeting has been postponed at least until the Governor lifts the public meeting ban.

We here at WSU Stevens County Extension and the Northeast Washington Hunger Coalition will be working food distribution solutions and will post information as we have it.

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On Tuesday March 24th the Northeast WA Hunger Coalition will be holding its annual Farm to Food Pantry (F2FP) kickoff meeting at the WSU Extension office in Colville from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This meeting is open to the public. We will be looking for local growers to help support the program. At this meeting the F2FP program will be introduced, the 2020 farmer pricelist explained, and new growers can sign up for the season. Not a big professional grower? No problem! We would love to have you and your backyard garden in the program. We’re especially looking for new growers in the regions around Ione, Cusick, Republic and on the Spokane Indian Reservation.

The award-winning Farm to Food Pantry program delivers fresh locally grown produce to 15 area food pantries. Last year they delivered more than 36,000 lbs of contracted and donated produce, all locally grown. There is an increased demand for fresh produce this year which means they need produce from you, our local growers.

If you plan on attending please RSVP by phone or email:  nils.johnson@wsu.edu, 509.684.2588.

Beautiful tomatoes from one of our contract growers.

 

Summary
What:   Farm to Food Pantry Program Kickoff Meeting
Who:    Tri-County farmers and growers who would like to sell or donate produce for food pantries
When:  Thursday March 24th 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where:  WSU Stevens County Extension (just down the building from Grocery Outlet in Colville WA)

Infographic Describing how the Farm to Food Pantry Works

 

Background information for the meeting:

Example Contracts
Type A – Farmer chooses produce items to deliver during the seasons
Type B – Farmer chooses produce items to deliver at the time the contract is signed
Type C – Contract is a combination of types A and B from above
Type D – Farmer delivers a certain dollar value per defined time period

Information on licensing and on registering scales used to measure products for sale in WA State

Obtaining a Secure Access Washington (SAW) account (Including tutorials)
Obtaining a WA State Business License (including tutorials)
Add a DBA (Doing Business As) Trade name to an existing LLC
Information on finding a legal-for-trade scale, registering your scale to your business etc.
WSDA Small Farms and Direct Marketing Handbook Chapter 4
WA State Website focused on licensing
WA State Farmers Market Association document on licenses for Selling at Markets

Details

Date:
March 24, 2020
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Nils Johnson
Phone:
(509) 684-2588
Email:
nils.johnson@wsu.edu
Website:
http://extension.wsu.edu/stevens/agriculture/

Venue

WA United States + Google Map