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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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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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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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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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Are You A Local Farmer? Read On…….

Are You A Local Farmer? Read On…….

Are you a local farmer? Would you like to have your farm business listed in the 2016 Cascade Harvest Coalitions Farm Guide? The Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance would like to purchase ad space this year and list local farms for FREE. We can only move forward on this project if we know how many people are willing to take part. Farms would be able to list farm name and one additional piece of info (some examples include website address,…

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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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Pierce Conservation District offering a Farm Finances Workshop, Oct 21st, 6-8pm

Pierce Conservation District offering a Farm Finances Workshop, Oct 21st, 6-8pm

Farm Finances Workshop, October 21st, 6-8pm See for the full class information.  Many farmers struggle to make ends meet. Pierce Conservation District is offering a rare opportunity to learn from a successful farming model. Farmer Nathan Moomaw is generously willing to share his farm business model, including his farming costs and intakes with us in addition to offering practical, real-life strategies and tips relating to budgeting, business planning, market identification, marketing and much more. Space limited – register now to reserve…

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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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