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2019 Farm to Food Pantry Program Season Kickoff

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday April 11th 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 2019 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, and Republic.

The award-winning Farm to Food Pantry program delivers fresh locally grown produce to 15 area food pantries. Last year they delivered more than 30,000 lbs of contracted and donated produce, all locally grown. There is an increased demand for fresh produce this year which means they need you, the local grower’s, assistance. If you plan on attending please RSVP by phone or email:  nils.johnson@wsu.edu, 509.684.2588.

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 April 11th 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Meeting Handouts

Main Presentation
Farm to Food Pantry Kickoff_4-11-19

Current Working Pricelist (2018 until the 2019 pricelist is available)
2018 Contract Farmer Pricelist

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 required licensing and registering scales for farmers participating in F2FP Programs

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:
April 11
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Organizer

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

Venue

WSU Stevens County Extension
986 S. Main, Suite D
Colville, WA 99114 United States
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Phone:
(509) 684-2588
Website:
http://extension.wsu.edu/stevens