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Washington Historical Trust – Heritage Barn Initiative Grant

Washington Historical Trust – Heritage Barn Initiative Grant

The Washington Historical Trust has opened an application window into its Heritage Barn Initiative Grant. If your farm is applying for the this grant and would like to request support from KCAA, please contact us at info@kitsapag.org. The KCAA strives to support our local farmers through programming, scholarship assistance, resources and educational opportunities. We are also willing and able to give support to farms going after grants for projects – specifically those aimed at strengthening the local food system, providing…

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Farmers For America & The Kitsap Great Give Event

Farmers For America & The Kitsap Great Give Event

Join the KCAA for a screening of the documentary, “Farmers For America” at the Slippery Pig Brewery during the Kitsap Great Give on Tuesday, April 24th from 6pm to 9pm. There is no charge for this event, but donations are gladly accepted. Kids are welcome and encouraged to attend. They are the future of farming! About the Film: Farmers For America is all about supporting young farmers. We face a unique moment in America’s agricultural. The average age of the…

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KCAA’s Farmer of the Year 2017 – Nominations

KCAA’s Farmer of the Year 2017 – Nominations

It’s that time of year again! Farm Business/Farmer of the Year nominations are going on now through August 31st. Nominate by emailing us at info@kitsapag.org. Be sure to tell us why you are nominating the farmer/farm business (include criteria below). We will compile the nominations and send/post a link to a survey to vote in early September. The 2017 Farmer/Farm Business of the Year will be announced at the 9th Annual Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner (KGHD) on Sunday, September 24th…

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Petersen Estate Gifts $50,000 to KCAA

Petersen Estate Gifts $50,000 to KCAA

Petersen Estate Gifts $50,000 to Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance On Tuesday, June 6th, at the new Central Kitsap Farmers Market, Dorothy Lind, executor of the Gerald Petersen Estate presented the Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance (KCAA) with a donation check of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000). The generous donation was a gift from the Estate in recognition of Scott & Peggy Hall. The Halls were deeply involved in the historic Petersen Farm before the passing of Gerald Petersen in 2009…

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KCAA Is Looking For New Board Members!

KCAA Is Looking For New Board Members!

Are you passionate about local agriculture, healthy food systems and connecting your community with the resources available to them? If so, we need you as part of the KCAA team! We are looking for individuals who are willing and able to donate time and energy towards furthering agriculture here on the Kitsap Peninsula. In addition to attending required board meetings (occurring on the 4th Tuesday of each month), board members are asked to participate in at least one committee (education,…

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Jerry Darnall – 2016 KCAA Farmer Of The Year!

Jerry Darnall – 2016 KCAA Farmer Of The Year!

Congratulations to Jerry Darnall of JJJ Farm who was voted KCAA’s 2016 Farmer Of The Year. Jerry has been a tireless advocate for Ag education and has positively contributed to many areas of Kitsap County agriculture for decades. Thank you Jerry for all the time and energy you give to our community!

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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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 Business Profile – Tractor Supply Company

Local Business Profile – Tractor Supply Company

Interview between Scott Hall, KCAA board member/farmer and Zack Heurig of Tractor Supply Company Tractor Supply Company, also known as TSC, is a major store chain with over 1,450 stores in 49 states. TSC strives to serve the recreational farmer and others with non-commercial farm/ranch needs. TSC understands most of these type customers are avid do-it-yourselfers, so they want to make the most commonly needed types of recreational level farm/ranch supplies available in the outskirts of larger metropolitan areas. Recently,…

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