When: On December 7, 2016 The Puget Sound Food Hub Cooperative (PSFH) elected their first two-year term board of directors.
What: The PSFH began seven years ago as a wholesale market under the I-5 overpass in Mount Vernon. The PSFH is now a farmer-owned cooperative connecting local farmers with wholesale buyers from Bellingham to Seattle entirely online. Previously the Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC) managed the PSFH. Earlier this spring, NABC worked with key farmer members and transitioned the PSFH to a farmer-owned cooperative. In early May, an initial group of member farms elected an interim board of directors to guide the co-op through its 2016 season. The PSFH will post sales in excess of 1 million dollars in 2016.
Who: PSFH has 41 member farms who elected the following Board of Directors (from left to right):
Tim Terpstra, Ralph’s Greenhouse
Mike Finger, Cedarville Farm
Erik Olson, Well Fed Farms
Jimmy Kintzele, Southern Exposure Family Farm
Amy Frye, Boldly Grown Farm
Vince Caruso, Caruso Farm
Griffin Berger, Sauk Farm LLC (not pictured)