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Summer 2022 Newsletter 574 591 admin
Summer 2022 Newsletter

Summer 2022 Newsletter Announcements, events and opportunities, oh my! Table of Contents: Letter from the Executive Director WASCA Business FMPP Grant Updates Announcements Members In the News Letter From the Executive Director Dear WASCA Members and Friends, It is hard to believe summer is drawing to a close, but there is no mistaking the crisp tinge…

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Washington Cheese Wins Big at ACS

Washington cheesemakers scored plenty of wins at the 2022 American Cheese Society Judging & Competition. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony on July 22, 2022, during the ACS Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon. The following WASCA-member creameries brought home awards: Appel Farms Cheese (Ferndale) Beecher’s Handmade Cheese (Seattle) Cherry Valley Dairy (Duvall) Daniel’s…

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Spring 2022 Newsletter

WASCA Spring 2022 Newsletter  Table of Contents: Letter from the Executive Director WASCA Business FMPP Grant Updates Announcements WASCA Members In the News Letter From the Executive Director Dear WASCA Members and Cheese Lovers, Can we all agree 2022 is a strange year? From one of the coldest, wettest springs on record to an on-again,…

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WASCA Members Receive Good Food Awards

Congratulations to the 2022 Good Food Award winners! The Good Food Foundation announced this year’s winners on January 14. Two WASCA members are among the North Region finalists who won 2022 Good Food Awards. WASCA Licensed Cheesemaker Member Daniel’s Artisan (Ferndale) received an award for their cheese, Daniel’s Artisan Reserve. WASCA Business Member Girl Meets…

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Another Successful Member Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2022 Annual Member Meeting! Attended by 37 members and Washington cheese supporters, the meeting was held online from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2022. This was the second year in a row that the meeting was held over Zoom, due in large part to…

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Annual Member Meeting is Friday, January 21

Mark your calendars! WASCA’s Annual Membership Meeting will be held online again this year–on Friday, January 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We are excited to announce that our guest speaker will be Nathan Stacey, Farm Director of the Tilth Alliance. We will also have a special talk by WASCA board member Jessica Gigot…

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Cheese Reporter, Culture Magazine, Call out WASCA Grant 532 549 admin
Cheese Reporter, Culture Magazine, Call out WASCA Grant

WASCA’s 2021 USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program grant award has made it into the news twice. Cheese Reporter announced the award in the November 26 issue of the long-running industry newspaper. In an article titled, “Cheese, Dairy Projects Receive Grants Under USDA Farmers Market, Local Food Programs,” WASCA was called out along with the other…

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Local Creameries Featured in Food & Wine Magazine

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese and Cascadia Creamery were featured in an article in Food & Wine Magazine. The article, titled, “The Best Cheese in America: These Are the Top 50 U.S. Cheesemakers” was written by David Landsel and posted to the magazine’s website on December 14. It lauds the advances of the American artisanal cheesemaking scene…

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WASCA Awarded 2021 USDA FMPP Grant 738 320 admin
WASCA Awarded 2021 USDA FMPP Grant

The Washington State Cheesemakers Association is proud to announce that it has been selected as a 2021 recipient of the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service’s Farmers Market Promotion Program grant. Washington may not be “America’s Dairyland,” but it is a cheese state. There are 53 licensed cheesemakers in Washington. This number includes farmstead cheesemakers who are…

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Autumn 2021 Newsletter 600 600 admin
Autumn 2021 Newsletter

Greetings, WASCA Members and Friends!  Newsletter Contents Message From the Executive Director WASCA Business Wanted: Board Members Stickers are Coming! A Shiny, New Site Giving Tuesday is Nov. 30 Save the Date for Jan. 21 Thank You to Hygiena Committee Updates Announcements Members in the News LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear WASCA Members,Autumn is…

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