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2015 Tilth Producers Annual Conference Building Tilth: Fields, Farmers, and Community

November 13 – 15, 2015
Spokane Convention Center

The Tilth Producers 2015 annual conference returns to Eastern Washington, bringing three full days of quality education and networking opportunities.

REGISTER NOW FOR EARLY BIRD PRICES! Use our online form or download our fillable PDF and mail it to Tilth Producers.

Highlights for the 2015 Annual Conference:  

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Washington Organic Week - WOW!

Mark your calendars: Saturday, September 12 – Saturday, September 19

Purchase Tasting Tickets Attend the Harvest Fair Take the Organic Pledge

2015 marks the sixth annual celebration of Washington Organic Week – WOW! This week long campaign is a unique way to highlight the important role of organics in our food system bridging consumers’ health, the land and our community. 

This year's highlights include:
      • Saturday, September 12 - Harvest Fair in Meridian Park (Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle). Co-hosted by Seattle Tilth, the Harvest Fair is a fun, lively hands-on community festival with workshops, cooking demonstrations and activities for all ages. Mark your calendar to spend the day enjoying sustainable food and live music with friends and family.
      • Thursday, September 17 -  Join us for the Annual Beer & Chocolate Tasting at a brand new location – Elliot Bay Brewing in Lake City (NE Seattle). You can purchase tickets here or call us at (206) 632-7506.
      • Eat Organic for WOW! pledge - We’ll be challenging all participants to spend the week focused on supporting local organic farmers and retailers while sharing tips on how to keep it affordable, healthy and delicious.
      • Official Proclamation - Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed September 12th-19th Washington Organic Week! You can View the proclamation here.
 

Sign up for email alerts about WOW! here.

Support Washington organics by sponsoring WOW!


Upcoming Regional Workshop!

September 9 – From Seed to Market: Profitable Small-Scale Vegetable Farming, Skagit Flats Farm, Mount Vernon

Tilth Producers of Washington Hands-On WorkshopAndy Ross owns and operates Skagit Flats Farm LLC, a 20 acre certified organic vegetable farm just west of Mount Vernon in the fertile Skagit Valley. He will share the ins-and-outs of operating a successful small-scale vegetable farm, from planting seed through selling to markets.

Visit the Upcoming Workshops page to learn more and register.

Upcoming Farm Walks!

 September 14 – Accessing Land as Beginning Vegetable Farmers – Quackenbush Farm, Ridgefield (Clark County)

Hear from these beginning vegetable farmers their journey to accessing land, building a farm business, and developing outlets for direct market sales.

10527496_1625278974364638_5452318600110795846_nSeptember 28 - Organic Apple Orchard and Cidery: Two Businesses in One - Sinclair Orchards and Ciderhouse, Carlton (Okanogan County)

Join us in the Methow Valley to learn about certified organic production of fresh apples for market as well as the creation of farm crafted, organic hard cider.

October 5 - Solar Energy on the Farm - Broad Leaf Farm, Everson
(Whatcom County)

Broad Leaf Farm is a long-established family farm located in Everson, Washington, that sells certified organic vegetables and berries. Learn how farmer, Dusty Williams, was able to turn a long-time interest in solar energy into reality, reducing utility bills as well as the farm’s environmental footprint.

October 26 - Solar Energy on the Farm - Tahoma Farms, Orting (Pierce County)

Learn how Tahoma Farms is using solar power not only to make their farm operations more environmentally sustainable but also to increase the farm’s financial stability.

Visit the Upcoming Farm Walks page to learn more and register!


Jim Meyer

Jim Meyer, Member Spotlight, January 2015

Jim Meyer (PC Ashley Minnerath)

Last fall, Tilth Producers caught up with Jim Meyer of Cascadian Home Farm in the Skagit Valley. Jim has been a proponent of organic production systems for decades. It was wonderful to talk with another long-time member of Tilth Producers during our 40th anniversary celebration year. Continue reading