We are thrilled to announce that Namaste Farm Stand has been authorized to accept EBT benefits and Fresh Bucks coupons! People have been asking to use EBT benefits at the farm stand since our grand opening. We knew it was a need; our community survey results showed people would use their EBT benefits at the… Read more »
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Last week, dozens of community members joined us to share food and stories at Community Kitchen Night, a quarterly event we co-present with the City of SeaTac. This time, we took the celebration outdoors for a barbecue at North SeaTac Park. Here’s what Community Food Advocate Nga Reh said about the evening: “I had such a… Read more »
We’re excited to introduce you to incubator program participant Caroline Musitu! Her new business, Taste of Congo, has been a hit at farmers markets in Renton and Federal Way this summer. Visit her at a farmers market, check out Taste of Congo’s catering menu, and read on for our Q & A with Caroline. Tell us… Read more »
One of the barriers that keep families and individuals from meeting their daily food needs is not knowing about the resources available in the community. To increase awareness throughout the community, FIN held a four-hour workshop in June about how these programs and benefits work, who’s eligible, and how to access them. The 16 workshop… Read more »
We’re thrilled to announce our community farm stand is returning this season, and has added a second location! We will host Namaste Farm Stand weekly at two locations: Matt Griffin YMCA in SeaTac and the new Tukwila Village Plaza near the Tukwila Library. Last year, FIN and our partner, International Rescue Committee’s New Roots program,… Read more »
FIN entrepreneurs will sell delicious prepared foods at farmers markets in Federal Way and Renton this season! Mark your calendars to come visit us: Renton Farmers Market, Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. • June 5, 12, 19: Sherehe Kenya Kitchen • June 26: Taste of Congo • July 31: Naija Buka • August 7, 14: Naija Buka •… Read more »
Join us for FIN’s 3rd Annual Resource Fair And connect with everything food!
At the end of last year, we sent several advocates to the Community Food Systems Conference. Here’s what they learned… My general perception is that the conference central topics were farming and projects/programs related to farming. One of the workshops that I attended talked about doing partnerships with churches that have land to offer farming opportunities for… Read more »
At the end of last year, we sent several advocates to the Community Food Systems Conference. Here’s what they learned… The conferences were informative. The conference was packed full of topics, like food, community and organizational involvement, healthy eating, nutrition, social justice, gardening, and farming. It promoted public markets and encouraged better use of SNAP benefits.… Read more »
At the end of last year, we sent several advocates to the Community Food Systems Conference. Here’s what they learned… I learned about movement-building in food systems: the case of Puerto Rico, how people have the ability to sustain themselves, besides early colonial context, production, focused on exportation. Most of their produce comes from outside… Read more »