Come learn about and celebrate our local farming community. Don’t miss out on the fun.  Help us celebrate Eat Local First Month.  Get out on a farm today!  Check this page often for the latest on ways you can GET ON THE FARM in 2022 as we celebrate Eat Local Month together.  And remember, whether you are looking for a place to picnic on a farm, a u-pick opportunity, an on-site farm stand, a pumpkin patch or many of the numerous other ways to experience local food and farms the

Eat Local First WA Food & Farm Finder at

is the go-to resource for finding local food here in our community and across the state any time of year. 


Celebrate the harvest season, September 11th, with Jardin du Soleil

Join WSU Clallam County Extension, North Olympic Land Trust and Jardin du Soleil as we come together to share in the bounty of Clallam County’s rich agricultural lands. The fields of Jardin du Soleil will welcome several area farms and agricultural businesses for you to engage and learn from.  There will be food, live music, fun and educational activities, and best of all a chance to meet some of our local farmers and thank them for the bounty they bring to our tables.  Get all the details here.

This event is sponsored by WSU Clallam Extension.

Learn about lavender essential oil with the Olson Family at the Lavender Connection

on September 4th


Ever wonder how farmers extract lavender essential oil from the plants? Join the Olson Family at Lavender Connection family farm on Sunday, September 4th at 12:00pm to learn and watch the process of essential oil extraction using steam distillation. 

Limit 20.  Sign up here.

Can’t make this date, visit the Olson family at the Lavender Connection throughout the season.  They offer opportunities to visit their fields and gift shop and see them at work harvesting and distilling and you can find out more by visiting their website.  The September 4th event is a very special opportunity to see the entire process and meet the Olson family as part of a small group as they share the wonderfully aromatic work they engage in throughout the summer!  Limit 20.  Sign up here.

Get your ticket to this event and other events sponsored by WSU Clallam Extension on the WSU Extension Regional Small Farms EVENTS PAGE.


The Sawtooth Ranch Farm Walk

Sept 18th

September 18th – 11am – 12:30pm

Free Guided Tour – Must register to attend!

Join The Sawtooth Ranch for a guided tour of their integrated farming and ranching operation.  Learn about the intersection of conservation and cultivation. They will share insights into the ways they incorporate animal husbandry and land management into a production model that supports a market farm and farmshare program.  All while supporting sensitive habitat for native flora and fauna on protected land.

Event location: The Sawtooth Ranch just west of Port Angeles near Joyce, WA (exact address to be given upon registering)

More about The Sawtooth Ranch:
The Sawtooth Ranch is a diversified farmstead located along Salt Creek, on the former site of Westwind Farm, offering an 18 week seasonal farmshare program. Icelandic Sheep are the cornerstone of the operation and they also raise fowl, forage and wildcraft on 53 acres, in trust with the North Olympic Land Trust.

This event has limited parking so you must register here to attend.  Get your ticket to this event and other events sponsored by WSU Clallam Extension on the WSU Extension Regional Small Farms EVENTS PAGE.


Two Bears Gardens Farm Walk

Sept 18th

September 18th – 3pm – 4:30pm

Free Guided Tour – Must register to attend!

Join Tammy Ratliff at Two Bears Gardens as she takes you on a guided tour of her small family farm in Port Angeles. Tammy is dedicated to raising the healthiest food possible to feed her family, her friends, and her community. Her farming philosophy is based on the principles of permaculture, the practice of using natural systems to create a sustainable method of growing food and improving the land upon which we all depend. Tammy believes in being good stewards of the land so that it will continue to provide for future generations.

Tammy will show you how she grows large quantities of food on a small amount of land in a sustainable way. She will be highlighting permaculture techniques like swales and hugelkultur and show how she uses vertical gardening to grow large quantities of food on a small farm. You will also learn about her techniques for overwintering crops to see how you too can grow fresh produce year-round on the Olympic Peninsula.

Tammy has been growing food for 30+ years. In addition to farming, she is a small farm and garden consultant. She has a certification in Permaculture Design and Sustainable Agriculture. Tammy especially enjoys helping beginner gardeners and farmers.

This event has limited parking so you must register here to attend.  Get your ticket to this event and other events sponsored by WSU Clallam Extension on the WSU Extension Regional Small Farms EVENTS PAGE.

Goodness Tea

Wednesdays in September

Goodness Tea invites you to Work Party Wednesdays this September to help them celebrate the purchase of the land they have been farming on!
With the joy of this being our farm, is the pleasure of taking care of its needs.

Please join us 2p-6p, 1st half of the session will be a farm tour leading to a project (gardening, cleanup, etc) the 2nd half: cheers! We will offer tastings of our new seltzers and nibbles of whatever the land has to offer.

Would you like to join? You need to RSVP to Farmer Shaelee.  Get all the info here and more about the latest happenings at Goodness Tea.


Other ways to take the Eat Local Challenge

Help support our community with food access with the PA Food Bank’s Empty Bowls event on September 10th

What’s the deal with the name Empty Bowls?
Empty Bowls events happen all over the country as a way to raise money for organizations that fight hunger and raise awareness around food insecurity.
The funds raised from our event will go towards our Friday Food Bag program, which sends weekend meals home with students during the school year.
Help us kick off this school year right and join us on September 10th at 4pm at the Port Angeles Food Bank. Fill your bowl and help nourish our community!
Go to to get your tickets!

Learn about the Indigenous food sovereignty movement on September 29th with a “GATHER” Film Q & A Discussion

September 29 at 3:30 pm PDT

This event is free.  Register today:

Join the Moniff Film Fest for a special and inspiring Q & A with A-dae Romero-Briones and Washington’s Valerie Segrest, to discuss GATHER, the James Beard award-winning documentary that traces the Indigenous food sovereignty movement.

Have not yet seen the film “Gather” sign up to watch it here:


Celebrate by learning more with a book from the North Olympic Library System

Make use of the great resources available from our local libraries to learn more about local food through.  The North Olympic Library System has put together this great reading list in celebration of Eat Local Month!


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. 

Dungeness CrabFest Oct 7-9

CrabFest welcomes each and every one of you to one of the best seafood festivals in the country. Located on the Port Angeles waterfront, CrabFest is the annual celebration of the Olympic Peninsula’s diverse bounty — the seafood, agriculture and aquaculture, maritime history, cultural traditions and the breathtaking coastal environment. Just a few miles from Dungeness Bay, this is the home of the Dungeness crab where we celebrate the region’s famed crustacean and Olympic Peninsula cuisine. Enjoy the abundance of the Olympic Peninsula, its communities, and all that the Festival has to offer!

Visit the Eat Local First statewide events page for details:

Vegetafull and Sisterland Farm Autumn Apple Harvest Culinary Workshop

Sunday, October 16th, 11:00 am Cost $68


Harvest fresh from the tree apples with Chef Carol from Vegetafull and farm owner, Jenson, at the Old Sisterland Farm Orchard!

We’ll take our bounty back to the Vegetafull Kitchen and make festive Caramel Apples and Apple & Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash. Workshop includes all food, recipe cards, and a handy tote bag.




Looking for local food-based events, the Eat Local First WA Food and Farm Finder has an EVENTS page – check it out here.

Reach out if you’d like us to list your event here.

Watch here and on our social media channels at @eatlocalfirstolypen as details emerge for evolving events and opportunities to Eat Local First. 

DISCLAIMER: Please note some events listed on this page are specifically sponsored by Eat Local First Oly Pen Collaborative partners while others may be listed simply as a courtesy to help spread the word about all the great ways to celebrate the harvest season.  Do you have an event you think should be listed on this page, reach out to us at

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