King County Farmers Share’s Guide to Contracting with Farmers
Guide to Contracting with Farms for Hunger Relief Agencies
This guide is based on the experiences of Harvest Against Hunger (HAH) and its partner hunger relief agencies through the Farm to Food Pantry Initiative (F2FP; a partnership with Washington State Department of Agriculture) and King County Farmers Share (KCFS; a program developed from a King Conservation District grant) across both urban and rural emergency food systems of Washington State. While links included are specific to WA, this guide serves as a resource for any hunger relief agency (including food banks/pantries, meals programs, or community kitchens) seeking to develop contractual relationships with local farms to meet the combined goals of supporting their local food economy, preventing agricultural food waste, and increasing access to fresh whole produce for those facing food-insecurity.
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