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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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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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Thank You To The 2015 Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner Sponsors & Donors!

Thank You To The 2015 Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner Sponsors & Donors!

Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance’s 7th Annual Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner was a huge success. The KCAA Board of Directors would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to the following local businesses and individuals for their commitment to local agriculture and this event. With their help we were fortunate to host Joel Salatin, author and advocate of organic agriculture, for an amazing day around our community. Thank you! 2015 Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner Sponsors Kitsap Bank Port Townsend Food…

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Are You Passionate About Local Agriculture?

Are You Passionate About Local Agriculture?

KCAA is recruiting 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! The Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance (KCAA), a 501(c)(3), provides Kitsap County & West Sound residents with small Ag events, education opportunities, and resources required for small producers to profitably and efficiently supply their products to consumers, retailers, wholesalers, foodservice operators and food manufacturers….

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