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New State Law Will Shield Agritourism From Lawsuits

New State Law Will Shield Agritourism From Lawsuits

New state law will shield agritourism from lawsuits By Scott Hall, KCAA Director & Local Farmer The Washington state legislature has passed a bill, ESSB 5808 that will shield practitioners of agritourism from lawsuits. It is expected to become law this legislative session, following the signature of the Governor. The law will identify “agritourism professionals” as any person in the business of providing one or more agritourism activities, whether or not for compensation. The new law will limit the liability…

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KCAA to host Joel Salatin’s visit to Kitsap on September 27th, several events including the Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner

KCAA to host Joel Salatin’s visit to Kitsap on September 27th, several events including the Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner

A day with Joel Salatin and the 7th Annual Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner, Sunday September 27th 2015. The mission of KCAA is to provide education, resources, and advocacy for local agriculture on the Kitsap Peninsula. In keeping with these goals, we are proud to bring Joel Salatin – farmer, public speaker, writer, and advocate for local, sustainable and sensible agriculture to participate in an exciting series of events. Throughout the day, Joel will meet with local young farmers, speak at…

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West Sound Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting coming to Island Lake, Friday March 20th

West Sound Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting coming to Island Lake, Friday March 20th

Register NOW for the West Sound Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting on March 20th, 2015. Presented by Cascade Harvest Coalition, WSDA GAPs, WSU Extension for Jefferson & Kitsap Counties, and Kitsap Community and Agricultural Alliance. We need both Specialty Crop Producers and local Buyers to attend to make this meeting a success. The focus of this trade meeting will be on Innovations and Expanding your Marketing Mix with a special presentation on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs). There will be opportunities to network, market, and connect with local businesses. Register…

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Kitsap’s 2015 Local Food Map Signup

Kitsap’s 2015 Local Food Map Signup

For the first time, Kitsap’s farms and local food-oriented businesses can sign up to be on a visual representation of our local food scene. This year, KCAA will be creating a collaborative map of our local food businesses, placing it prominently in the Cascade Harvest Coalition’s Farm Guide for statewide distribution. In creating a collaborative map, we will be joining fellow counties, Jefferson, Clallam, and San Juan in creating five pages of engaging imagery in the first section of the…

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2014 Farmers Market Guide

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…

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