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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 Farms:

“Scott Hall has contributed a huge amount of time and effort in promoting agriculture in Kitsap County and in my estimation that began when he befriended Gerald Petersen.  His dedication and time commitment to preserving the Petersen Farm was monumental.”

“Through the years Scott has become a powerful advocate by spending time educating himself on issues and the laws, and the rules and regulations regarding the details of legislation in order to protect his fellow farmer.  He was extremely active and influential in developing the county Ag code and more recently in the final formation of our critical area ordinance which is all a part of the Growth Management Act which is a huge piece of legislation.  He is an advocate, like Jerry Darnall, in the formation of an Ag council in this county and I have no doubt that with these two men pushing for it, we will obtain an Ag council. “

Jerry Darnall – JJJ Farm:

“Scott was crucial, integral member of the Ag Stakeholder group that gave us the Ag Code. “Farming” entails a tremendous varied industry, it takes (took) a huge amount of “Ok, have we covered all the bases with this provision?”… Scott’s viewpoint/opinion was very important in that process. He has also been the watchdog of the Critical Area Ordinance…and I think he was instrumental in revising som

2018 KCAA Farmer of the Year – Scott Hall

e of the final language.”

Nikki again – “On a personal level, I can share that if I need help on a project, I call on Scott Hall.  Whether it be a mechanical problem, help in seeding a field, or to advice on the final wording needed in developing an important legal contract which has nothing to do with farming, I call on Scott because he is an extremely wise man and a very good friend.  I know of his dedication to the KCAA organization and his loyalty to helping all farmers and I very much admire him for that trait.  I share his efforts to be supportive of our farming community and I greatly enjoy conversing with him on the subject. That’s what I know about Scott Hall and I see his wife right along his side, doing the very same thing!”

At the KCAA, we depend on Scott for his ability to untangle the sticky web of bureaucratic language the county snares us in, and to provide a common sense filter to any of our ideas. You can all see why this was an easy and unanimous choice!

Bob Geballe
President
KCAA Board

Support KCAA During This Years Kitsap Great Give!

Support KCAA During This Years Kitsap Great Give!

On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 from Midnight to 11:59pm, the Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance (KCAA) is participating in the Kitsap Great Give. We invite you to take part in Kitsap County’s greatest nonprofit fundraising event and support KCAA!

KCAA great give fbHow your donation works: 

Your donation on May 3rd will help KCAA further our mission of providing education, resources, and advocacy for local agriculture on the Kitsap Peninsula. Donated funds will go directly to help support our scholarship program and Kitsap Grown campaign.

How you can give on May 3rd:

 

Step 1: For 24 hours on May 3, you can review the profiles of 200 local nonprofit organizations on the Kitsap Great Give website (www.kitsapgreatgive.org).
Step 2: Navigate to the KCAA profile page to donate

Step 3: Donate! You can donate any amount that suits you. Every dollar you donate will be proportionally matched by the event sponsors. This means the nonprofits you donate to will actually get more money than you donate – Your $100 donation could become $120 or more!

Please also consider joining us that evening from 6pm – 8pm at The Slippery Pig Brewery (18801 Front St NE, Poulsbo) where we will be celebrating and connecting with KCAA supporters.  $1 of each pint sale will go to the KCAA during the 6-8pm event, so don’t miss out!

As a supporter of local food and agriculture here in Kitsap we encourage you to donate to the Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance during this years Kitsap Great Give on May 3rd. Please feel free to contact us anytime if you have questions about this event or KCAA.

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 an intimate brunch at beautiful Kiana Lodge, participate in a panel on how to create a thriving local ecology and local economy at Olympic College, and keynote KCAA’s Annual Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner at Olympic College in Bremerton.

  • Kiana Lodge Brunch, 10:30am-1:00pm – $50 per person – Directions to Kiana Lodge
  • Speaker Panel Discussion with Laura Ryser-WSU Extension Kitsap, Zach Wailand-Dharma Ridge Farms, and Jackie Cross-Tom Douglas Restaurants – (Please Note:  The venue has been changed to the Rotunda in the Engineering Building at Olympic College), 2:30-4:30pm – $15 per person – Directions to Olympic College
  • Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner (KGHD), Olympic College Bremer Student Center, Doors open at 4:00pm, Dinner from 5:00-7:00pm – Directions to Olympic College

Prices for Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner (KGHD):
$45 per person, $5 off for KCAA members
$80 per couple, $10 off for KCAA members
$300 for a table of 8 (Includes 1 free membership/renewal to KCAA)
$20 per student/farm intern (must show proof of status)
Children 7 and under are free!

Become a member or renew your yearly membership and receive $10 off dinner for a couple, or $5 off of dinner for an individual, when you combine Dinner tickets and membership. Just click on “Enter a Password or Discount Code:” and type SignMeUp in the box and click “Show Available Tickets” to see the bundle prices.
Individual membership with 1 KGHD ticket – $60
Family Membership with 2 KGHD tickets – $105

Special bundle price for Bremerton High School Speaking Event and Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner – $55

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The 7th Annual Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner brings a bounty of locally-grown food in a showcased community dining experience prepared by top-line, local chefs.

Led by Chef Chris Plemmons (Olympic College Culinary Program, Two Snooty Chefs) the presentation that awaits our locally farmed produce and livestock is certain to be a culinary delight.

Also not to be missed this year is the Silent Auction which will feature an array of local products and services.

We look forward to celebrating and supporting our local farmers and culinary masters with you!

Annual Meeting Potluck – Meet the Farmer and Ag Code Update, April 21st 6pm

Annual Meeting Potluck – Meet the Farmer and Ag Code Update, April 21st 6pm

You are invited to join The Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance for our 2015 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 21st at 6:00 pm.

Just added to the agenda is a presentation of the 2015 Agriculture Code Update from Darren Gurney of Kitsap County. The presentation will include an explanation of the issues associated with preliminary draft agriculture code language development, where are they in the process of the update, and how you can provide feedback for the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners.

This is also an opportunity to “Meet the Farmer”. Local farmers will be on hand to share information about their CSAs and how to find their products at the local farmers markets/farm stores.

The KCAA will be sharing our accomplishments from 2014, kicking off the new Kitsap Grown campaign and discussing future projects KCAA will be taking on in 2015.

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, April 21st 2015

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Where: Kitsap Regional Library Poulsbo Branch – Community Meeting Room (Click for directions: 700 Lincoln Road NE, Poulsbo, WA)

What to Bring: Yourself and a potluck dish (not required to attend).

For more information/questions please email kcaa4u@yahoo.com

We hope to see you there!

Annual Meeting & Meet the Farmer, Tuesday, April 21st at 6pm at Poulsbo Library

Annual Meeting & Meet the Farmer, Tuesday, April 21st at 6pm at Poulsbo Library

You are invited to join The Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance for our 2015 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 21st at 6pm. We will be sharing our accomplishments from 2014, kicking off the new Kitsap Grown campaign and discussing future projects KCAA will be taking on in 2015.  Come and meet your local farmers, farmers market managers and sign up for your favorite CSA,
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, April 21st 2015
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Where: Kitsap Regional Library Poulsbo Branch – Community Meeting Room (Click for directions: 700 Lincoln Road NE, Poulsbo, WA)
What to Bring: Yourself and a potluck dish (not required to attend).
For more information/questions please email kcaa4u@yahoo.com
We hope to see you there!
“Farmers, Co-ops, Consumers – STRONGER TOGETHER”

“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

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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

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

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