Viva Farms Case Study

As part of our 2013 WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG), WSU graduate student Kate Smith completed a case study on the incubator program at Viva Farms on the Contributions of Farm Incubators to Sustainable Food Systems. Her findings are represented in the following info-graphic. The report is available by request from If you have any questions about the report itself or the findings, please email Kate Smith at

Kate recently presented her findings at the Tilth Conference in Wenatchee, WA on November 13, 2016. Kate's presentation was followed by a panel discussion. The members of the panel included Michael Frazier of Viva Farms, Matthew McDermott of Cloud Mountain Farm, and Kyong Soh of Tilth Alliance Farmworks. The presentation was well attended and generated good discussion and questions from conference attendees.

Kate Smith presents her Viva Farms Case Study at Tilth Conference
Panel members, from left: Michael Frazier of Viva Farms, Matthew McDermott of Cloud Mountain Farm, and Kyonh Soh of Seattle Tilth Farmworks.
The audience asked many questions of the panel.