“Farmers, Co-ops, Consumers – STRONGER TOGETHER”

Join us for a FREE KCAA Community Appreciation Event  

Farmers – Co-ops – Consumers Working Together for a Stronger Local Food System

Date: Sunday, June 29th 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm 

Location: Bremerton Boys & Girls Club Teen Center  3102 Wheaton Way, Bremerton 98310

BremertonTeenCenter

Presentations & Panel discussion:

  • The ways local food producers, co-ops, and consumers are brought together.
  • How our local food system and economy is strengthened by those connections.
  • Developing the producer and purchaser relationship.
  • The future food landscape in the county and Peninsula.

Facilitator: Mary McClure

Presenters & Panelist Include:

  • Patty Lent, Bremerton Mayor
  • Charlotte Garrido, Kitsap County Commissioner
  • Derek Christensen – Port Townsend Food Co-op Produce Manager
  • Jeff Allen – Kitsap Community Food Co-op President
  • Stuart Boyle – Kitsap Poultry Growers Co-op President
  • Plus other panelists

 Light refreshments and snacks will be served

 please secure your FREE TICKET at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/726683

“Farmers, Co-ops, Consumers – STRONGER TOGETHER”

 

2014 Farmers Market Guide

Here is your guide to Kitsap County Farmers Markets!

The Farmers have got you covered Tuesdays-Sundays!
These are sources of locally grown food, the finest nutrition available to you.  Support your local economy, support your local farmer, buy Kitsap Grown!  Meet your farmer at each one of these local food and craft marketing events that offers something for the whole family. Get to know your farmers and taste their farms. It’s good for you! Keep it local!

Bainbridge Island Saturday Farmer’s MarketFacebook
Saturdays, April 12, 2014 to November 15, 2014 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm located on Town Square and City Hall at 280 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. Winter market: November 22 to December 20 at the Eagle Harbor Church.
Market manager: Tim O’Brien

Bremerton Farmers Market ThursdaysFacebook
May 1, 2014 to October 16, 2014, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm
Evergreen Park, Park Avenue, Bremerton
Market Manager: Julia Zander

Bremerton Farmers Market SundaysFacebook
May 4, 2014 to October 12, 2014, Bremerton Ferry Terminal area, Bremerton
Market Manager: Julia Zander

Kingston Farmers MarketFacebook
Saturdays, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Central Ave. and Washington Blvd, Kingston
Market manager, Clinton Dudley

Port Orchard Farmers MarketFacebook
Saturdays, April 5, 2014 to October 11, 2014 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm located on Harrison Ave, between Amy’s on the Bay Restaurant and Marina Park,Behind Peninsula Feed Store at 901 Bay Street, Port Orchard.
Market manager, Dianna Lanskey

Poulsbo Farmers MarketFacebook
Saturdays, April 5, 2014 to December 20, 2014 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm located at the Poulsbo Village Medical Center on 7th & Iverson, Poulsbo.
Market manager: Brian Simmons

Silverdale Farmers Market
April 22, 2014 to September 30, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Location Old Town
Silverdale Port Property between the Waterfront Park and the Boat Launch
Market manager: Monica Phillips

Suquamish Farmers Market
On Wednesdays, April 16, 2014 until October 15, 2014 from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm
Across from the Suquamish Village Shell gas station on Suquamish Way.
Market manager: Kathy Albro

Find links to other local farmers markets at our Farmers Market page under Local Food

Tickets are still available for the West Sound Agritourism Workshop!

Tickets are still available for KCAA’s West Sound Agritourism Workshop on February 22nd. This is open to anyone and everyone wanting to learn more about agritourism here on the peninsula. Local lunch provided by Monica’s Waterfront Bakery & Cafe, with session speakers including Curtis Beus (Director of Okanogan County WSU Extension), Patty Graf-Hoke with VisitKitsap, and Julia Zander. Help us make this workshop a success and share the information with your friends and family!

When: February 22nd, 2014 from 8:30am – 4:00pm (Lunch provided)

Where: Bremerton Boys & Girls Club (3102 Wheaton Way, Bremerton, WA 98310)

Tickets:
$25 General Admission
$20 KCAA Members – Special code sent to members via email
$10 for Students & Interns – must enter Intern/Student at check out for special pricing. Please bring student ID/Verification to workshop.

How to Purchase: Tickets are on sale at Brown Paper Tickets (http://bpt.me/559822)

Workshop Sessions include:

- Agritourism “Cultivating Tourists on the Farm” – an overview introduction with Curtis Beus, Director of Okanogan County WSU Extension. Learn about agritourism risks & management, liability, zoning, food safety, fire codes, marketing agritourism operations and agritourism regions.
- Agritourism Assest Mapping with Patty Graf-Hoke of VisitKitsap
- Agritourism Issues: Agritourism in the West Sound, facilitated by Curtis Beus & Julia Zander. This will be an open discussion with audience, West Sound agritourism operators, suppliers, insurance agents & local officials responding to topics covered earlier in the day.

Join KCAA on February 22nd for The West Sound Agritourism Workshop

The Kitsap Community & Agriculture Alliance (KCAA) invites you to participate in a special West Sound Agritourism Workshop, an event to initiate the Kitsap Peninsula as a destination to West Sound small farm, nature and other outdoor activities. KCAA believes small farms & gardens, nature & environmental groups, lodging facilities (including Bed & Breakfasts), and other value added producers would benefit greatly from sponsorship and participation in this event

When: February 22nd, 2014 from 8:30am – 4:00pm (Lunch provided)

Where: Bremerton Boys & Girls Club (3102 Wheaton Way, Bremerton, WA 98310)

Tickets:
$25 General Admission
$20 KCAA Members – Special code sent to members via email
$10 for Students & Interns – must enter Intern/Student at check out for special pricing. Please bring student ID/Verification to workshop.

Tickets are on sale now through Brown Paper Tickets

Workshop Sessions include:

- Agritourism “Cultivating Tourists on the Farm” – an overview introduction with Curtis Beus, Director of Okanogan County WSU Extension. Learn about agritourism risks & management, liability, zoning, food safety, fire codes, marketing agritourism operations and agritourism regions.
- Agritourism Asset Mapping
- Agritourism Issues: Agritourism in the West Sound, facilitated by Curtis Beus & Julia Zander. This will be an open discussion with audience, West Sound agritourism operators, suppliers, insurance agents & local officials responding to topics covered earlier in the day.

August 13th, Roundtable Discussion on Agricultural Code & Signage & Potluck

Roundtable Discussion on Agricultural Code & Signage
 
Join us on Tuesday, August 13th for our monthly meeting, community potluck,
and educational session:
Roundtable Discussion on Agricultural Code & Signage 
 
Come to learn more & ask questions about what’s happening with the Agricultural Code in Kitsap County. Featuring members of KCAA’s Policy Committee, staff from Kitsap County’s Department of Community Development, and other involved farmers & citizens. Continue reading

July 9th Educational, Backyard Poultry

Poultry
Join KCAA on Tuesday, July 9th for our monthly meeting and FREE educational session. We will be discussing backyard poultry with Jacquelyn Speare and Bernadette Luke from the Manette Edible Garden Tour and Tour de Coop and Stuart Boyle from the Kitsap Poultry Growers Co-op.Whether Continue reading

KCAA Educational Event and Potluck

Soil & Supplements for vigorous plant growth, May 14th

Looking to start a garden this spring? Want to grow healthy plants and delicious produce? How about finding a great use for all those left over table scraps? Then come join us as we teach on the subject of composting, vermiculture and soil supplements to make your plants thrive! Our guest Continue reading