New vegetable grower guide

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Mikulak, Kathryn

Jul 21, 2021, 6:44:45 PM7/21/21
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New wholesale production grower’s guide for 10 PNW vegetables: FIND GUIDE HERE


Announcement from the Northwest Ag Business Center (NABC) July newsletter:

New Grower Guides Available 

New agricultural production guides on 10 key Pacific Northwest crops are now available online at Sustainable Connections. These guides are a product of a collaboration between Cloud Mountain Farm Center, the Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC), Sustainable Connections, and supported by a WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grant. The grant project Scaling Up for Wholesale, provided resources for facilitating groups of wholesale buyers and groups of farmers to work together to create seasonal marketing and crop plans, and farmers to work together to contribute and codify best practices in ag-production to ensure consistent quality of products for the market.
Tom Thornton of Cloud Mountain Farm Center served as the project manager that resulted in this ag-production guide book for 10 key Pacific Northwest crops. The participating wholesale buyers and farmers worked together to choose these items.  Along with Cheryl Thornton from Cloud Mountain Farm, Sara Southerland, Alex Smith, and Rhys Hansen from Sustainable Connections, and Alex Perez, Sera Hartman, and Jeff Voltz from NABC all provided support in the creation or dissemination of this new tool.
NABC Project Manager Jeff Voltz stated, “Tom Thornton did a great job of putting together all of the relevant areas of agronomy and farm operations, and worked closely with the growers to nail down the information in this guide book.  This is really useful information, which was gained with input and feedback from the growers. Tom was the perfect fit to take this information, create a good working structure for the document, and write the technical narrative. He also conducted considerable technical research and documenting of practices, working with each individual farm. The photos contained in the guide were taken during the 2020 season.” FIND GUIDE HERE

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