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Voting for the 2018 Kitsap Grown Farmer of the Year has begun!

Voting for the 2018 Kitsap Grown Farmer of the Year has begun!

Voting is now open until 15 September. Criteria to consider when voting: Click this link to vote! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6MXM6TN 1. Contributions that the farm business has made in the community as a whole. 2. The growth of farm business over the past year. 3. Contributions to the furtherance and advocacy of farming and agriculture in Kitsap County. 4. Past history of farm activities. Thank you in advance and we look forward to seeing you at the 10th Annual KGHD to celebrate the…

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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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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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The Kitsap Great Give – May 2nd

The Kitsap Great Give – May 2nd

KCAA will be taking part in this years Great Give on May 2nd. Join us in our “I’m Committed” campaign to support farmers and locally grown food! Your donation supports scholarships for budding agripreneurs, educational workshops that we provide, the Central Kitsap Farmers Market and the Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner. How it works: For 24 hours on May 2, you can review the profiles of over 200 local nonprofit organizations on the Kitsap Great Give website (including KCAA’s!). Donate to…

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Food Hubs – Connecting Farmers & Consumers

Food Hubs – Connecting Farmers & Consumers

We want to help grow the pie! Please join KCAA and friends for a special interactive panel discussion centered on the exciting and brave new world of the local food hub model! The success of local farms depends upon creating and reaching new markets, both retail and institutional. Our panel of experts will discuss issues of particular importance to local farmers, producers, and other parties interested in growing and being a part of a thriving local-food model. Guest Panel Includes:…

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Nominations For The 2016 Farmer/Farm Business Award Going on NOW!

Nominations For The 2016 Farmer/Farm Business Award Going on NOW!

Farm Business/Farmer of the Year nominations are going on now through September 16th. Do you know a really great Kitsap Farmer? The 2016 Farmer/Farm Business of the Year will be announced at the 8th Annual Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner (KGHD) on Sunday, September 25th at Olympic College, Bremer Student Center. Now is the time to nominate a Farmer that you think has had an outstanding year and deserves some recognition.  Maybe they have provided you with delicious local goodness throughout…

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KCAA Noxious Weeds Workshop – Gotta Pull ‘Em All!

KCAA Noxious Weeds Workshop – Gotta Pull ‘Em All!

Join  KCAA and Dana Coggon of WSU Kitsap Extension for an informative day looking at Noxious Weeds in our area and in your own backyard. This is a FREE community workshop focusing on plant problems on farmland and in the backyard garden. Registration is required. Those that RSVP will receive a FREE t-shirt! When: Sunday, August 21st, 2016 from 12pm – 3pm Where: Norm Dicks Government Building (345 6th St., Bremerton) RSVP at http://kcaanoxiousweeds.bpt.me/ to receive a free t-shirt at…

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Save The Date! – 8th Annual Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner

Save The Date! – 8th Annual Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner

Mark your calendars for this years Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner on September 25th! The 8th 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 dinner will be held at Olympic College on Sunday, September 25th, 2016. Tickets go on sale August 1st! Also not to be missed this year is the Silent Auction…

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Farm Profile – Sagging Fence Farm

Farm Profile – Sagging Fence Farm

Interview conducted by KCAA Board Member Elizabeth Hoffman Sagging Fence is a small scale goat dairy operation owned by Juli and Bob Fisher out of Port Orchard, WA. They currently have a closed herd of seventeen rambunctious Nubian dairy goats. Their main market product is a Farmstead Aged Goat Milk Cheese that they distribute to local restaurants, shops, and sell personally every Saturday at the Port Orchard Farmers Market. Did you grow up on a farm? Actually both Bob and…

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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! How 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…

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