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June 10, 2010
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Area Businesses Aim to Seed a New Crop of FoodHub Members

Discounts on Annual Registration Fee Now Available for Northwest Food Buyers and Sellers

PORTLAND, Ore., June 10, 2010 – With a desire to sustain and regionalize the Northwest food economy, ten regional businesses are generously underwriting portions of an annual FoodHub membership fee for hundreds of potential users.

FoodHub is a new online marketplace and directory that helps regional food buyers and sellers find each other, connect and do business. A social venture initiative of the nonprofit Ecotrust, FoodHub is designed to increase food trade in the Pacific Northwest. It is the only network of its kind that accommodates food producers and food buyers of every scale and production type across such a significant geographic range.

To incentivize Northwest farmers, ranchers, fishermen and food buyers of all kinds to join FoodHub now, ten diverse entities from the region’s food and farming community have brought discounts, ranging from 20 to 80 percent off the annual $100 membership fee, to the table.

“The strength of FoodHub lies in the connections made possible by a robust and active network of buyers and sellers,” said Deborah Kane, vice president of Ecotrust’s Food and Farms program and creator of FoodHub. “Our partners are applauding the ease and efficiency that FoodHub brings to the process of sourcing and moving more regional food through the supply chain. They want to make joining and using FoodHub accessible for everyone, so they’re dangling a carrot that’s too sweet to resist.”

Select discounts are limited time offers, so food buyers and sellers are encouraged to act now by visiting www.food-hub.org.

Additional offers will soon be announced thanks to partnerships with New Seasons Market and the Oregon Farm Bureau.

About Ecotrust’s Food & Farms Program
FoodHub is an Ecotrust project made possible by the generous support and contributions of many. Ecotrust’s mission is to inspire fresh thinking that creates social equity, economic opportunity, and environmental well being. With regard to our Food & Farms program, we improve public understanding of agriculture and the challenges it faces and increase the market share of regionally grown, processed, and manufactured foods. Whether by introducing a farmer to a chef or a food processor to an institutional buyer, Ecotrust is a trusted “benevolent broker” that has been making connections between food buyers and sellers in the Pacific Northwest for a decade. Learn more at ecotrust.org.

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