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Food To Bank On is a three-year farmer incubation project that connects beginning farmers with business training, markets and mentorship, while providing farm-fresh product to food banks and shelters.The program includes:
  • Training: Business planning, technical training workshops
  • Markets: New farmers deliver fresh food to local food banks; farmers are connected with new markets through Sustainable Connections membership.
  • Mentorship: In addition to valuable peer-to-peer relationships with the cohort of farmers, each new farmer is paired up with an experienced mentor farmer.


INTERESTED in being a part of Food to Bank On?

We're taking applications now! The due date is October 20 for new applicants.

Forty five beginning farmers have participated in the project since 2003. Eighty percent of the project participants are still successfully farming today.

Both the community and farmers benefit from the innovative and effective work of the Food To Bank On project. Whatcom County food banks, soup kitchens and women's shelters have received nearly $90,000 in fresh produce since the programs' start in 2003.

FARMER PROFILES: Click here to see current FTBO Farmers



Many thanks to the 2015 Farmer Mentors

Misty Meadows   Rabbit Fields Farm   Cedarville 2014  

Osprey Hill Farm   Cloud Mountain Farm

Bow Hill Blueberries


Thank you to our Food to Bank On Sponsors:



ICU   Heritage Bank


wsda       United Way

    DandelionOrganic Valley

Pizza'zza     OGC


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New Community Food Co-op LogoTerra new logoGloryBee

Amy's KitchenTony'sLundberg

Frontier     Aslan

Applegate     Nancy's Final


   diane padys photography         scratch and peck


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