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Viva Farms in 5 minutes: our Social Innovation Fast Pitch 

In 2011, Viva Farms won first place and two audience choice awards at the Social Innovation Fast Pitch. Here's the winning pitch:

New York Times, July 2012: Small Scale Farmers Creating a New Business Model  

Skagit Valley Herald, Aug 2013: Fresh Farm Goods go to Schools

Seattle Times, April 2013: From wild birds to beet seeds, the Skagit Valley's riches are being kept safe

Skagit Valley Herald, February 2013: Common Problems, Collaborative Solutions

SightlineDaily, October 2012: Paving the Path to Farm Ownership

Grist, July 2012: Nothing small about it: Microloans give new farmers a needed boost  

SIFP, Sept 2012: Making Impact: NW Green Farms doubles its production since SIFP 2011

Skagit Valley Herald, July 2012:  New loan program helps start-up farmers thrive

Grow Northwest, April 2012: Food and Farms Non-Profit Style: a Look at Viva Farms and Growing Washington (pg. 22)

The Furrow, Feb. 2012: Who Farms Next?

Crosscut, Jan. 4, 2012: From Silicon Valley to Skagit Valley, a New Farm Incubator

The Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 15, 2011: Viva Farms grows a new generation of farmers

SightlineDaily, Nov. 30, 2011: Grow Your Farmer

High Country News, Nov. 2011, FEATURE ARTICLE!: Growing a Revolution

Journal Media Group, Oct. 31, 2011: Farm Incubators Grow the Next Generation of Farmers

Puget Sound Business Journal, Oct. 4, 2011: Seattle's Social Innovation Fast Pitch awards $175K in grants & investment 

Seattle Business Magazine, Oct. 2011: Green Washington 2011

La Raza del Noroeste, Sept. 23, 2011:  Coseche frutas y verduras org├ínicas

Growing Magazine, Sept. 2011: Cultivating Farmers: The future of agriculture, one farmer at a time

Capital Press, 6/30/11: Western innovator: Unique incubator grows farmers

 Skagit Valley Herald, 6/28/11: DELIVERY – FARM FRESH Community-Supported Agriculture program grows by bringing produce to customers doors

CrossRoads (XRDS) Magazine, June Issue: GrowFood.org

4 minute documentary by PSFN :

Capitol Press, 5/12/2011: Incubator opens doors for new growers

Rodale Institute, 9/21/2010 Grow Food: Connecting people who want to farm with the opportunity to do just that.

WSU Sharepoint, 12/14/2010: Pure Nelida: the story of one Viva Farms participant

Skagit Valley Herald, 11/15/2010: Growing the next season of farmers

Skagit Valley Herald, 4/13/2010: Skagit extension course grows smarter farmers

SpeakUp, SpeakOut! (Radio Interview) 9/1/2010: Skagit Wholesale Market and Viva Farms

Viva Farms leadership team featured at 2010 Seattle Green Festival: Speaker bios

World Changing, 7/6/2009: Growfood.org: Networking a 21st Century Food System