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Winter 2023 Newsletter 623 610 admin
Winter 2023 Newsletter

WASCA’s Winter 2023 Newsletter is now available online. To read the newsletter, please visit this link through MailChimp: https://mailchi.mp/105183e8026d/wasca-winter-newsletter?e=5396cdd635

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Hybrid Annual Member Meeting Held

WASCA held its Annual Member Meeting as a hybrid in-person and online meeting on Friday, January 27, 2023, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The in-person portion of the meeting was held at The Butcher’s Table in Seattle. A recording of the meeting is posted on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is_0g9lgnwQ&ab_channel=WashingtonCheese. The meeting welcomed 14 in-person attendees and 12…

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Autumn 2022 Newsletter

Autumn 2022 Newsletter TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Letter from the Executive Director2. Announcements3. WASCA Business4. FMPP Grant Updates5. Members in the News  LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear WASCA members and cheese lovers, Welcome to our autumn newsletter! Although the early December snow falling as I write underlines that we had very little fall at all, there are…

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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

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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