Local Food Producers

Environment
5:01 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Seattle councilman wants you to eat more locally-grown food

More senes like this one, of chidren harvesting kale, would help the Northwest sustain itself into the future, says Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin.
woodleywonderworks photo Flickr

Locally grown foods are better for the environment; it takes fewer resources and produces fewer greenhouse gases to get them from farm to table.

And a new report indicates that people in western Washington could pretty easily more than double their consumption of local foods.

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Northwest Entrepreneurs
9:12 am
Wed December 15, 2010

Slow Money: Pairing investors with food businesses

Liquid investment dividends? Investors are making connections that benefit local farmers.
Tom Banse N3

Forget Wall Street. One way some well-off Northwesterners avoided steep losses in the stock market in recent years was by making unusual alternative investments: in small farms and food businesses. These “angel investors” are organizing loose networks to match their money with cash-hungry local producers. Think of it as slow-food meets slow money.

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