BOISE VERTICAL FARM.


THE BOISE VERTICAL FARM STORY
 
Food Safety Northwest is honored to have worked with Boise Vertical Farm through our food safety clinic. Boise Vertical Farm was founded in 2018 with the mission to create a safe community that provides hope and employment for individuals in substance abuse recovery by growing local produce.  BVF grows, packages, and sells fresh oyster mushrooms, micro-greens, herbs, and other produce.  They are a non-profit Idaho corporation that just received their 501 (c) 3 status.


 
Boise Vertical Farm is a link between recovery and long-term sobriety. Once someone completes a substance abuse recovery program, there is rarely a viable next step. Most individuals lack job skills, education, and most importantly a safe community to return to. The BVF focus is on breaking the cycle of relapse by providing financial stability in a safe environment of peer support, education and job training while providing opportunities for development and personal growth.


 
At BVF, people are given a chance to build or rebuild a resume. BVF employees will develop transferable skills through experience in all aspects of a non-profit social enterprise; for example, experience with food production, science and technology, sales, distribution, marketing, finance, fund raising, advertising, quality control, and food safety.


 
For more information on Boise Vertical Farm and their food products, see their website at: https://www.boiseverticalfarm.com/about
THE BOISE VERTICAL FARM TEAM
Top: Jeff Middleton, Co-Founder
Middle: Crystal Spencer, Co-Founder
Bottom: Steve Popish, Board Member, with wife Beth.
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THE KULA CONNECTION LLC


THE KULA CONNECTION  LLC
 
Food Safety Northwest is pleased to have worked with Kula Connection as a participant in our food safety clinic.The Kula Connection is a plant-based food product company in Garden City started by Michelle Russell aka...Chef Shel Leigh! Kula created the Treasure Valley's first fermented cashew cheese.

In order to gain approval by the Central District Health Department to wholesale her products, Michelle became a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual by taking the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Foods course from Food Safety Northwest.  We also worked with her to complete a HACCP/Food Safety Plan for the cashew cheese food product.

Michelle is a very energetic food entrepreneur and she is currently bringing another unique plant-based protein product to market!



For more information on the Kula Connection and their food products, see Kula's website at:
https://thekulaconnection.com/