GET ON THE FARM! (Jefferson)
HOW TO GET OUT ON THE FARM IN JEFFERSON COUNTY IN 2022
20th Annual Jefferson County Farm Tour September 16-18, 2022!
- Celebrate locally grown food, fiber, and farm-made products
- Invite community members to learn from and engage with their local farmers
- Stimulate economic opportunity for farms in Jefferson County
Jefferson County Farm Tour is s self-guided tour. Brochure and maps will be available August 2022 and available for pickup at multiple locations including The Port Townsend Food Co-op and the Chimacum Corner Farmstand.
For a full list of farms participating and the schedule of events, please visit GetOntheFarm.org
Participating in Farm Tour is FREE but there is a suggested $10 donation per car, which can be paid at the farms or the Farm Tour Central at the Chimacum Corner Farmstand at 9122 Rhody Drive.
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Organic Seed Alliance Community Field Day
Monday, September 26thChimacum, WA 4:00 – 6:00 p.m
All are invited to join the Organic Seed Alliance team for the revival of our annual Washington Community Field Day on. After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, we’ll gather at OSA’s research farm located at Finnriver Farm & Cidery in Chimacum to explore the varieties growing in the field, learn about the globally significant seed production happening in our region, and discover how OSA’s research is promoting a more resilient local food system right here in Jefferson County. Enjoy hands-on seed activities for the whole family before and after the field tour. Register here
Finnriver Orchard Tour and Cider Tastings
Take a guided stroll through Finnriver’s organic fields and fruit trees with a Finnriver host who will share stories, background and insights into their craft, mission and land partners! Along the way, they serve samples of six of their farmcrafted hard ciders and fruit wines.
Offered at 1pm & 3pm
Saturday & Sunday.
Pre-purchase tickets on their website event calendar to ensure a spot! Or check when you arrive at the cider garden to see if there are still spaces.
Approximate tour time is 45 minutes, $20/person.
OCTOBER and beyond – Don’t let September be the only month you take the Eat Local Challenge…
Continue exploring all the fun ways to support our local farmers, producers and fisheries throughout the year.
Eat Local First Holiday Campaign
Each year Eat Local First and their partners encourage everyone to keep finding ways to support local farmers and local food businesses as we enter into the winter season. There are lots of great ways to bring local food to your tables during the holiday season and shop for locally grown and produced gifts for your family and friends this holiday season. Continue to follow us on social media for ideas.
Eat Local First CSA Campaign
And as the new year rolls around start planning for the next growing season by using the WA Food & Farm Finder find and lock in your CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) for 2023.
OTHER BUSINESS’S and ORGANIZATION’S EVENTS
Olympic Peninsula Apple & Cider Festival
October 7 – 9
Indulge in the tastes and aromas of the region during the 6th annual Olympic Peninsula Apple & Cider Festival!
Appreciate the traditions and culture of growing apples and brewing cider with a truly authentic Pacific Northwest, tree-to-glass weekend experience.
Details at: https://theproductionalliance.org/events/apple-cider-fest
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Looking for local food-based events, the Eat Local First WA Food and Farm Finder has an EVENTS page – check it out here.