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Organic delivery service now includes Spokane, Stone-Buhr flour donates to food banks

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011

Organic food grower Full Circle Farms of Carnation, Wash., has expanded its farm-to-table delivery service to include Spokane.

The farm, in the Snoqualmie Valley east of Seattle, offers subscribers a weekly or biweekly delivery of organic produce to one of 11 local pick-up sites.

Full Circle Farms was founded in 1996 by Andrew Stout and Wendy Munroe. They grow 50 different crops and 200 varieties on the 400-acre farm.

The Farm-to-Table boxes include produce grown at Full Circle Farm as well as fruits and vegetables from an international network of other organic growers. Subscribers can accept a weekly box designed by the business or customize it with their preferences and additions via telephone or website.

Choose groceries from a network of artisan businesses including Mt. Townsend Creamery, Quillisascut Cheese Co., Theo Chocolate Co., Choice Organic Teas, Bluebird Grains and Moon Valley Honey.

Full Circle Farm also delivers to customers across Western Washington and Alaska.

Standard boxes, which are designed for two adults, cost $35. Family-size boxes ($44) are designed to contain enough weekly produce for a family of four.

Pick-up sites are scattered in downtown Spokane and include businesses in both north and south Spokane.

There is no membership fee and customers aren’t obligated to take a weekly delivery. For more information or to sign up for the service, go to www.fullcirclefarm.com.

Stone-Buhr donates flour to food banks

Home bakers can support both Northwest farmers and hungry families with flour purchases.

Stone-Buhr flour has pledged to donate up to 100,000 pounds of flour to area food banks this year – including Spokane Valley Partners – through its “All Purpose with a Purpose” campaign.

For every purchase of Stone-Buhr products, the company will donate all-purpose flour at the end of each quarter. It recently launched the campaign with a delivery of 10,000 pounds of flour in 5-pound bags.

Stone-Buhr CEO Josh Dorf said in a news release the 100-year-old company always donated upon request, but wanted to do more. The donations will be tracked on Stone-Buhr’s website www.stonebuhr.com and on the company Facebook page.

The company’s all-purpose flour is milled from wheat grown by Northwest farmers, including members of the Shepherd’s Grain farmer cooperative.

We’re always looking for fresh food news. Write to: The Fresh Sheet, Features Department, The Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210. Call (509) 459-5446, fax to (509) 459-5098 or send an e-mail to lorieh@spokesman.com.


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