Read the newly released Local Food Initiative Report! 

The King County Local Food Initiative 2018 Annual Report highlights significant accomplishments and tracks our progress toward building a stronger local food system over the year, including: 

Protecting more than 920 acres of farmland and getting more than 630 acres of fallow land back into food production in King County since 2016;  

  • Increasing farmer sales at King County’s farmers markets by nearly 5 percent year-over-year since 2017;  
  • Enrolling 26 aspiring farmers in training programs in 2018; and 
  • Supporting the Fresh Bucks Benefits program so that nearly $500,000 in Fresh Bucks were redeemed by low-income shoppers at farmers markets in 2018. 

These are just a few of the examples of work King County and food systems stakeholders have done over the past few years to support farmers, increase sales of locally grown food, and bring the nutritional benefits of that food to more people. View the full report here.