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!
Field to Fork Podcast
The Field to Fork Podcast returns with fresh episodes, produced in partnership with our Good Food Economy program, to share stories celebrating a resilient, sustainable, and inclusive 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.
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 the online community Good Food Forum to connect food businesses and organizations 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 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.
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 producer, buyer, or food system supporter, we’d love to have your input to help us build a tool that will work best for you. Please take this 5-10 minute survey to give us your feedback.
Seattle Restaurant Week
Seattle Restaurant Week will return this fall!
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.
Good Food Connections
Seattle Good Business Network proudly presented Good Food Connections on Monday, February 27, 2023, an inaugural farm-and-sea-to-table trade conference uniting farmers, fishers, artisans, chefs, buyers and community food stakeholders around a common table. Made possible in partnership with Tilth Alliance and with support from King Conservation District.
We were pleased to be able to host this event in person in 2023, featuring a day of lively panel discussions, a seated lunch, and a facilitated networking session, culminating in a happy hour tasting event featuring 40 locally produced and grown food and beverage vendors.
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.
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.
This map was created with support from the Natural Resources program at Green River College and made possible with support from King Conservation District.
Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting & Food Biz Week2022
Good Food Resilience Series
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.
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.
The Good Food Economy connects the Puget Sound food community in order to strengthen the local food pipeline and build a resilient, sustainable, and just local food economy. Made possible with funding from King Conservation District and the Washington State Microenterprise Association.
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