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2018 Farmer of the Year Nominations!

2018 Farmer of the Year Nominations!

It’s that time of year again! Farm Business/Farmer of the Year nominations are going on now through August 31st. Nominate by emailing us at info@kitsapag.org. Be sure to tell us why you are nominating the farmer/farm business (include criteria below). We will compile the nominations and send/post a link to a survey to vote in early September. The 2018 Farmer/Farm Business of the Year will be announced at the 10th Annual Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner (KGHD) on Sunday, September 30th…

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We Are Hiring An Event Coordinator!

We Are Hiring An Event Coordinator!

KGHD Event Coordinator Job Description The Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance is currently seeking an experienced Event Coordinator to manage our Annual Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner (KGHD) taking place at Olympic College on Sunday, October 7th. The Event Coordinator oversees all aspects of event planning and management, including internal and external communications. The harvest dinner hosts 200 – 250 attendees and approximately 50 volunteers. A successful candidate will be extremely organized and be able to manage the logistics of multiple…

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Barn Raiser at The Smithshyre

Barn Raiser at The Smithshyre

Come on out and enjoy a fun filled evening on the farm! The Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance (KCAA) is pairing with The Smithshyre to put on a special Barn Raiser event on Jun 2nd from 4pm to 9pm. This is a family friendly event that will include food, live music, kids activities, farm tours and a petting zoo with fur babies from the farm! Entrance is a suggested donation of $5 with all proceeds going directly to supporting The…

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Washington Historical Trust – Heritage Barn Initiative Grant

Washington Historical Trust – Heritage Barn Initiative Grant

The Washington Historical Trust has opened an application window into its Heritage Barn Initiative Grant. If your farm is applying for the this grant and would like to request support from KCAA, please contact us at info@kitsapag.org. The KCAA strives to support our local farmers through programming, scholarship assistance, resources and educational opportunities. We are also willing and able to give support to farms going after grants for projects – specifically those aimed at strengthening the local food system, providing…

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Farmers For America & The Kitsap Great Give Event

Farmers For America & The Kitsap Great Give Event

Join the KCAA for a screening of the documentary, “Farmers For America” at the Slippery Pig Brewery during the Kitsap Great Give on Tuesday, April 24th from 6pm to 9pm. There is no charge for this event, but donations are gladly accepted. Kids are welcome and encouraged to attend. They are the future of farming! About the Film: Farmers For America is all about supporting young farmers. We face a unique moment in America’s agricultural. The average age of the…

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Central Kitsap Farmers Market is Hiring!

Central Kitsap Farmers Market is Hiring!

The Central Kitsap Farmers Market is looking to hire a new Market Manager! The Central Kitsap Farmers Market is a project of the Kitsap Community & Agriculture Alliance (KCAA), a nonprofit organization, operated by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Central Kitsap Farmers Market was established in 2017 by the KCAA in response to the community’s requests to provide a centralized outlet for producers as well as an easily accessible market for all. The market takes place every Tuesday from…

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Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

The Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance’s Annual Meeting is coming up on Tuesday, March 27th at 6pm. We will be sharing our accomplishments from 2017 and discussing future projects KCAA will be taking on in 2018. This is a potluck meeting (potluck dish not required to attend), and is open to KCAA members and the general community; anyone who may be interested in learning more about KCAA! When: Tuesday, March 27th Time: 6pm – 8pm Where: Island Lake Community Center…

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2017 KCAA Farmer of the Year – Scott Hall

2017 KCAA Farmer of the Year – Scott Hall

At this year’s Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner, we were extremely pleased to name Scott Hall as our Farmer of the Year. Scott, as usual, was extremely modest in accepting the award, but we thought it would be appropriate to sing a few of his praises even so. I can think of no better way then to let two of our local agricultural stalwarts (and KCAA board members emeritus), Nikki Johansen and Jerry Darnall, describe him. Nikki Johansen – Pheasant Fields…

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Wilco Opening A Store In Bremerton

Wilco Opening A Store In Bremerton

EAST BREMERTON — Wilco, an Oregon-based retailer of farming and pet supplies, plans to open a store within a struggling East Bremerton strip mall on Wheaton Way in early 2018, the company confirmed Tuesday. The company, which proclaims itself to be “the largest farmer and rancher owned agricultural supply cooperative in the Pacific Northwest,” will hire 35 people and refurbish the big box location at 4220 Wheaton Way vacated by a Lowe’s home improvement store 15 years ago. Bremerton will…

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