CHEFS GET CREATIVE WITH WA POTATOES AT NW WOMEN’S SHOW

on Thursday, 21 March 2019. Posted in Blog & News

On March 9th & 10th WSPC had the opportunity to exhibit at the Northwest Women’s Show in Tacoma, WA. There was a lot of excitement in the air that weekend, and the crowds loved our chocolate covered potato chips, giveaway items, and chef demos, with an opportunity to meet the chefs in our booth after the demo! We would like to give a special thanks to the wonderful chefs- Kirsten Helle, Logan Niles and Meg Clark who partnered with us at this event. Our chefs demoed Crispy Potato Taco Bowls, Shepherds Pie, and Whole 30 Short Ribs and Potatoes. If you missed the stage demo, don’t worry these recipes are available now on our website. With over 10,000 attendees the 2019 NW Women’s Show allowed us to spread the word about the healthy Washington Potato, different ways to prepare them and we found this Show to be very beneficial to our mission.

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WSDA Resilient Food System Infrastructure Grant Program

WSDA Resilient Food System Infrastructure Grant Program

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) recently opened the application period for the Resilient Food System Infrastructure (RFSI) Grant. This one-time grant program is funded by USDA and is designed to bolster the middle of Washington’s food supply chain. The program aims to enhance local and regional food systems by supporting activities like aggregation, processing, manufacturing, storage, transportation, wholesaling, and distribution. Eligible entities include agricultural producers, processors, non-profit organizations, for-profit entities meeting SBA small business size standards, local and tribal governments, and institutions like schools and hospitals. Priority will be given to projects that benefit underserved and socially disadvantaged farmers, small and veteran-owned businesses, and projects that expand processing, aggregation, and distribution capacities. The application period opened on May 30, 2024, and closes on July 15, 2024 at 5:00 PM. WSDA is offering extensive support to help applicants through the process. This includes assistance from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and dedicated office hours every Tuesday and Thursday leading up to the application deadline. Visit the RFSI webpage for more information about what’s available. If you need assistance, please visit the RSI website. WSDA will also be available with office hours of every Tuesday 10am through July 9th and every Thursday at 2pm through June 27th (no office hours on July 4th holiday)

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