Working to grow markets for local products, improve affordability of healthy foods, increase availability of produce at food banks, and increase demand for local products. The Local Food Initiative’s food economy target is to double demand for locally produced, healthy food from $93 million to $186 million in 10 years.
Increasing the demand for King County grown products across existing and new market channels is an essential component to improving the long-term viability of our farm economy. Most farms in King County struggle to realize a profit from their farm business. Improving farm profitability will be key to maintaining a vibrant farming landscape in King County.
Total sales of agricultural products
Target: Double demand for locally produced, healthy food from $93 million to $186 million in 10 years.
2017 sales of livestock, poultry, and products
2017 total crop and livestock sales
2017 sales of crops by commodity
Organic production sales
Farms with net gains and losses
Note: With the organic sector being the fastest area of grocery retail growth, King County producers have increased the quantities of organic vegetables and milk production to meet that consumer need.