Farm to Table
By making healthy food more affordable and easier to access, our goal is to increase the health and well being of our community's most vulnerable populations by:
- Identifying purchasing options to meet program needs and budgets, including online ordering through the Puget Sound Food Hub, CSA models, and buying direct from farms.
- Building skills and knowledge through community kitchen trainings, farm tours and other educational opportunties.
- Helping communities develop low-cost shared purchasing models, such as the Good Food Bag, for ordering bulk produce to distribute in natural gathering places.
Awards and Recognition
- 2015 United States Conference of Mayor’s Childhood Obesity Prevention Award
- 2014 Sustainability Leadership Award for "Resource Impact" from Sustainable Seattle.
- 2012 Health Champion Award from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Funding is currently provided by the City of Seattle, Public Health Seattle-King County and the HumanLinks Foundation. The CDC provided initial funding for the project through the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) and the Community Transformation grants, both of which have enabled project partners to leverage other resources and opportunities.
Farm to Table Partners
- Seattle Human Services Department
- Northwest Agriculture Business Center
- Public Health - Seattle King County
- Seattle Tilth
- Seattle Children's Hospital
- WA State Dept. of Agriculture (WSDA), Farm to School Program
- Senior Nutritition Program providers
- Early learning centers in Seattle and King County
- Washington Grown and Farm to Preschool Toolkits
Developed by WSDA's Farm to School Program, these toolkits provides farms, schools, families, and communities with resources and information to incorporate the bounty of Washington produce into their programs and menus.
- WA Grown Recipe Bank
- Seasonality Chart (18x24" poster)
- Seasonality Chart (8x11" hand-out)
- Farm to Preschool Toolkit
- Good Food Bag
A community based CSA model where communities and programs purchase in bulk and distribute to members in affordable family or individual sized portions.
Sample forms and templates:
- Seattle Tilth Good Food Bag
- NABC and Refugee Immigrant Family Center Good Food Bag Model
- Training Video for Senior Meal Programs
Filmed at the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation, and produced by WSDA's Farm to Schools Program in collaboration with Senior Services.
- Puget Sound Food Hub
- Farm to Table Brochure
- Print ready version (page 2 flipped
F2T Presentations and Reports
- "Getting fresh local produce to kids and seniors: Exceeding expectations with the Farm-to-Table Partnership in King County, WA," presentation by Maria Langlais, Aging and Disability Services, for the 2012 American Public Health Association Conference.
- Assessing Delivery Models for Childcare and Senior Meal Programs, October 2012. By Karen Mauden, Northwest Business Agriculture Center (NABC).
- Farm to Senior. A report from Farm Fresh Rhode Island which features lessons learned from Seattle and King County. November 2014.
F2T Media Coverage
- USDA Officials Visit F2T Preschool. West Seattle Blog, March 24, 2015.
- F2T Receives Grant Award from US Conference of Mayors Jan 2015. Seattle was one of six cities recognized for their for childhood obesity prevention initiatives.
- CDC Awards "Health Champion Recognition" to Farm to Table, June 2012 issue of Agewise King County.
- NABC/Puget Sound Food Network Blog
- National Recognition of Health Champions, Tukwila Reporter, February 23, 2012
- From Farm to Table: Connecting Farmers with Senior Meal and Childcare Programs, Seniors Digest, May 2011
- Farm to Table: Bringing Healthy Food From Local Farms to Local Kids, Green Acres Radio report by Marth Baskin, April 14, 2011.
- Mapping Our Voices, Farm to Table Digital Stories
F2T CDC Grant Related Materials
- Project Evaluation: Policy, System and Environment Changes, January 2012, by Laurie Ringaert, PHSKC
- Project Update: Final report submitted March 29, 2012.
- CPPW Public Health King County
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