Pictured left to right at the Bayview Farmers Market are: Mervyn Floyd, Slow Food Whidbey Island; Marian Myszkowski, Goosefoot; Steve Williams, Foxtail Farm; Sandra Whiting, Goosefoot; Hal Jackson, Hunters Moon Farm; Lis David, Orchard Kitchen; and Loren Imes, Quail’s Run Farm.
The Whidbey Island Grown (WIG) brand re-launch just got a big boost from the Goosefoot Community Fund on Whidbey Island with an award of $13,800. The funds are to support continued staffing of the launch through Fall. The request was made through the Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC).
This funding from Goosefoot is a terrific shot in the arm,” said John Burks of Kettle’s Edge Farm, chairman of the WIG Steering Committee. “We’ve really been working hard and appreciate the faith and generosity of Goosefoot at this critical juncture.” The 17 member WIG Steering Committee continues to make progress on the re-launch of the brand slated for this summer. Northwest Agriculture Business Center and the Whidbey Island Conservation District have been offering support to the re-launch which has primarily been managed by a team of dedicated volunteers and part time staff.