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The Importance of Local Farming – Chef David Amar

The Importance of Local Farming – Chef David Amar

About Chef Amar Born in South Central France, his father was a career officer in the Gendarmerie which lead the family to move around the country over the years. From region to region, David got impassioned with the diversity of terroirs and environment of France. From early childhood, whether helping his mother or grandmother, he began apprenticing without knowing what would become his trade. David graduated from culinary trade school in the town of Arles in Provence after apprenticing with…

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KCAA Annual Meeting – March 19th

KCAA Annual Meeting – March 19th

The Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance’s Annual Meeting is coming up on Tuesday, March 19th at 5:30pm. We will be sharing our accomplishments from 2018 and discussing future projects KCAA will be taking on in 2019 and beyond. 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: Tuesday, March 19th Time: 5:30pm – 6pm (Potluck) / 6pm…

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Farmers for America Screening – Port Orchard

Farmers for America Screening – Port Orchard

Join the Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance (KCAA) for a special screening of Farmers For America. This is a new and important documentary on one of the most crucial issues facing American food production: Who will feed us? The average age of the U.S. farmer is 60. Half of America’s farmland is going to change hands in the next 12 years. 20% of our food is imported. This is the story of young people who are stepping up and farming…

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Farmers For America Screening – Kingston

Farmers For America Screening – Kingston

Join the Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance (KCAA) for a special screening of Farmers For America. This is a new and important documentary on one of the most crucial issues facing American food production: Who will feed us? The average age of the U.S. farmer is 60. Half of America’s farmland is going to change hands in the next 12 years. 20% of our food is imported. This is the story of young people who are stepping up and farming…

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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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2018 Farmer of the Year Nominations!

2018 Farmer of the Year 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 2018 Farmer/Farm Business of the Year will be announced at the 10th Annual Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner (KGHD) on Sunday, September 30th…

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We Are Hiring An Event Coordinator!

We Are Hiring An Event Coordinator!

KGHD Event Coordinator Job Description The Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance is currently seeking an experienced Event Coordinator to manage our Annual Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner (KGHD) taking place at Olympic College on Sunday, October 7th. The Event Coordinator oversees all aspects of event planning and management, including internal and external communications. The harvest dinner hosts 200 – 250 attendees and approximately 50 volunteers. A successful candidate will be extremely organized and be able to manage the logistics of multiple…

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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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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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