The Good Food Economy program connects the Puget Sound food community to strengthen the local food chain and build a resilient, sustainable and just local food economy.
Good Food Forum
Good Food Forum is an online community connecting stakeholders across our regional food system to facilitate new market opportunities, match resources, and share events, knowledge, recommendations, and best practices. This is a free resource open to anyone who works to grow, harvest, preserve, prepare, move, provide, and serve food & beverages within or with service to the Puget Sound region, as well as the businesses and organizations that support that work.
Watch this video to see how it works, and register to join here.
Nourishing Community is a subgroup of Good Food Forum that connects organizations and businesses addressing food insecurity across the Puget Sound region to share resources, collaborate, and coordinate toward shared goals. This includes (but is not limited to!) farmers, producers, distributors, wholesalers, food recovery, food banks & pantries, meal providers, mutual aid groups, and service providers with food programs.
Joining Nourishing Community will automatically register you for Good Food Forum.
The Walk-In is a subgroup of the online community Good Food Forum to connect restaurants and food service businesses across the Puget Sound region to share resources, collaborate on market opportunities, and find solutions to challenges affecting the industry.
Joining The Walk-In will automatically register you for Good Food Forum.
Good Food Exchange
Good Food Exchange is an online marketplace dedicated to keeping good food on plates and out of the landfill. This platform creates a space for farms, distributors, and other organizations with surplus or recovered food to find recipients who can use it to its highest value. Food businesses and food security organizations alike can use this resource to find and share offers for edible, free or low-cost food which may have otherwise gone to waste.
Joining Good Food Exchange will automatically register you for Good Food Forum.
Good Food Connections
Seattle Good Business Network presents the second annual Good Food Connections on Monday, February 26, 2024, a farm-and-sea-to-table trade conference uniting farmers, fishers, artisans, chefs, buyers and community food stakeholders around a common table.
Features of this one-day event include panel discussions and presentations, a facilitated networking session, farm-to-table lunch, a resource trade show and food & beverage vendor tasting, and a happy our featuring local alcohol and no-alcohol beverage producers.
Registration is open for Good Food Connections 2024! Attendee tickets available here.
Good Food Exchange x Lettuce Help Center
Good Food Exchange provides a platform for farms, food businesses, food assistance organizations, and institutions to buy, sell, donate, and receive recovered food.
The Lettuce Help Center is a wholesale food rescue hub that receives, stores, and distributes recovered food from distributors, manufacturers, and farms – composting what can’t be used – using Good Food Exchange as its sales platform.
Wholesale Product Finder
As a partner in the Eat Local First Collaborative, Seattle Good Business Network is helping develop the first ever statewide wholesale directory of Washington farms and producers. The Wholesale Product Finder will help food businesses and organizations like restaurants, grocers, schools, hunger relief organizations, and more purchase food that is grown, caught, raised, and made right here in Washington State.
If you are a wholesale food buyer, see what local food is available to you. If you are a producer in WA state, you can create a free listing today.
Good Food Kitchens
Good Food Kitchens is a food assistance, economic development, and local food resilience program serving King County.
We provide funds and resources directly to restaurants to prepare free, nutritious and culturally relevant meals for community members in need, helping to keep restaurant doors open and workers employed, while purchasing from local farms and producers where possible and creating long-term local supply chain relationships.
Seattle Restaurant Week
Seattle Restaurant Week returns April 14-27!
Seattle Restaurant Week is a prix fixe dining promotion that gives diners a unique chance to support the greater Seattle area’s culinary community, highlighting its craft, diversity, resilience, and great food. The event is both a celebration of the amazing food and diversity in our local cuisine and an invitation to support our restaurants and communities.
Field to Fork Podcast
The Field to Fork Podcast is produced in partnership with our Good Food Economy program, to share stories celebrating a resilient, sustainable, and just local food economy. Through thoughtful and lively conversations, hosts Keith Bacon and Becky Selengut let the experts speak for themselves on their unique experiences and diverse perspectives, providing a highly accessible platform to boost important stories and support independent businesses.
Nourishing Local Connections
On Wednesday, May 10th, Seattle Good Business Network, Cascadia Produce, and United Way of King County, in partnership with the Food Justice Collaborative, are hosting a free networking and education forum, Nourishing Local Connections: A Forum for Food Security Collaboration.
Through this event, we hope to strengthen the opportunities for collaboration, partnership, and resource and knowledge sharing across our region’s food security network and reach more people in need with nutritious, culturally relevant food through a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable local food system. We would love for you to join us!
Restaurants, bars, and cafes are the heart and the soul of any city. In Seattle, our community’s diversity, values, and spirit are expressed through the take-out counters, fine dining establishments, and late-night spots that unite us. This third place weaves the fabric of our city, nourishing not only us, but our relationships with each other, our community, and our economy. These are some of the stories of the people that make up these essential places.
WATCH THE SERIES and learn more about how we can support our independent restaurants.
An interactive map of Seattle-area restaurant pantries, prepare-at-home meals, and community kitchens.
Restaurants at Home was created to help people find fresh & locally produced foods while supporting local restaurants, local farms and producers, and community members in need challenged by the COVID crisis and its response. It is no longer active but included here for reference.
The Food Finder included food boxes, pantry items, CSAs, meal kits, and ready-to-heat meals. The Community Kitchen filter shows restaurants who supported community through free meals.
A series of three virtual workshops to provide meaningful peer-learning and partnership building opportunities across the Puget Sound regional food system in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
These workshops will spotlight new models and programs that food businesses, community members, organizations have developed to address the negative impacts of the pandemic. We’ll identify opportunities for collaboration to support their work and explore how these new systems can help build a more resilient, sustainable, and just local food economy going forward.
LEARN MORE & WATCH past sessions.
Questions about Good Food Kitchens? Reach out to gro.doogelttaes@kfg.
Questions about Seattle Restaurant Week? Reach out to gro.doogelttaes@wrs
Questions about the Good Food Economy program? Reach out to gro.doogelttaes@hairam.
Interested in sponsorship opportunities to support our work? Reach out to gro.doogelttaes@nire.
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By supporting Seattle Good Business Network, you help support our work to build a vibrant, sustainable, and inclusive local economy, and to help our local businesses when they need it the most. Learn about all the work we do here.