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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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Local Producer Profile – Karen Olson, Blackjack Valley Farm

Local Producer Profile – Karen Olson, Blackjack Valley Farm

Karen Olson of Blackjack Valley Farm in Port Orchard is nothing if not an energizer bunny. Over the last 6 1/2 years she has transformed her little patch of heaven in Port Orchard into the go-to place for farm-raised beef, pork, and poultry, on top of the constant flow of raw milk and high quality eggs she supplies. So it was no big surprise when Karen was named KCAA’s Farmer of the Year for 2015. Except to her. “I was…

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KCAA 2016 Annual Meeting & Seed Swap

KCAA 2016 Annual Meeting & Seed Swap

You are invited to join The Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance for our 2016 Annual Meeting on Monday, March 21st at 5:30 pm. We will be sharing our accomplishments from 2015 and discussing future projects KCAA will be taking on in 2016. 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: Monday, March 21st Time: 5:30pm –…

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Kitsap Fresh is hiring a part time Project Manager, deadline 16 October 2015

Kitsap Fresh is hiring a part time Project Manager, deadline 16 October 2015

Kitsap Fresh is hiring a part time Project Manager! With our recent USDA Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) grant award, Kitsap Fresh is now able to hire a part-time Project Manager. The job description & requirements are available at the link below. The purpose of this position is to manage many of the activities associated with the Kitsap Fresh online marketplace and will work with the Board of Directors to expand and manage operations in multiple locations throughout the… county….

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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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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…

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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…

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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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