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Sovereignty Farm’s Victoria Plumage reflects on the project’s first year

Sovereignty Farm

“I want to see small gardens all over the city,” says Victoria Plumage, coordinator at Sovereignty Farm.

Located near Tukwila, Sovereignty Farm is a new project of the Chief Seattle Club’s Native Works program. The farm launched this year with the goals of providing a space for Native American residents of King County to grow culturally significant foods and employing several members of the Chief Seattle Club as apprentices.

Read more about Sovereignty Farm's first year. 

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Pacific Coast Harvest and Farmstand Local Foods: Sending out and scaling up local food

Pacific Coast Harvest

As many farmers markets across King County wind down until next summer, the Local Food Initiative team wanted to share another way you can source fresh, local produce, and even have it delivered to your doorstep.

We spoke with Chris Teeny, co-owner of Pacific Coast Harvest (PCH) and Farmstand Local Foods, about what these brands are doing to make it easy for individuals – and for larger customers such as restaurants – to support local growers.

Chris became owner of PCH in 2017, and says he began his management strategy by considering the question, “How do you authentically and legitimately engage with producers in a way that's helpful, to build partnerships and long-term win-win situations?”

Read more about how Pacific Coast Harvest is connecting consumers to farms. 

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Funding opportunities


Check out these upcoming opportunities and deadlines for grants that fund food programs.