Want to Serve on County’s New Food & Farm Policy Council?

The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners is recruiting members for a newly formed Food and Farm Policy Council.
The 15-member group will advise the board on issues of food production, distribution and access, with a focus on developing sustainable local agriculture. The group will meet monthly to develop strategies encouraging local food production and farming. They also will take part in educational outreach, and help the county develop partnerships with community farms and agricultural businesses.
Applicants must represent food production and farming, distribution, buy-local marketing, nonprofits or sustainable communities.
Announcement of the policy council on Monday coincided with the commissioners’ proclamation of Sept. 29 through Oct. 4 as “Harvest Week” in Kitsap County. The board encourages citizens to visit farmer’s markets, local farms. Kitsap residents can sign a pledge to eat locally. Pledge cards are available at the commissioners office in the Kitsap County administration building, 614 Division St., Port Orchard.
The deadline to apply to the Food and Farm Policy Council is Oct. 30. For more information, contact Jan Koske at (360) 337-4650 or jkoske@co.kitsap.wa.us.

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