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Washington Organic Week - WOW!

Mark your calendars: Saturday 9/12 – Saturday 9/19

WOW! kicks off with the Annual Harvest Fair in Meridian Park (Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle). Co-hosted by Seattle Tilth, the Annual Harvest Fair is a fun, lively hands-on community festival with workshops, cooking demonstrations and activities for all ages. Mark your calendar, Saturday, September 12, to spend the day enjoying sustainable food and live music with friends and family.

On Thursday, September 17 join us for the Annual Beer & Chocolate Tasting at a brand new location – Elliot Bay Brewing in Lake City (NE Seattle). More information and tickets sales to be announced soon!

Stay tuned for updates on the annual Eat Organic for WOW! pledge too! 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.

Sign up for email alerts about WOW! here.

Support Washington organics by sponsoring WOW! Visit the Tilth Producers website for sponsorship information. If you have any questions, contact Kate at kate@tilthproducers.org or 206-632-7506.


Upcoming Regional Workshop!

July 9 - Breeding Variety: Seed Production for the Small Farmer - Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson

This workshop will bring in experts on variety selection and seed production. Spend a day learning about growing and processing seeds for your own farm!

Visit the Upcoming Workshops page to learn more and register.
 

Upcoming Farm Walks!

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

July 13 - Farm-to-Resort: Agritourism with a Certified Organic Garden - Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort Organic Garden, Leavenworth

This certified organic two-acre garden provides much of the produce and herbs used in Sleeping Lady’s restaurants as well as fresh flowers. Learn about sustainable gardening, agritourism, marketing, and farm-to-table at this beautiful mountain resort’s garden.

July 27 - Behind the Brew: Organic Hops Production - Perrault Farms, Toppenish

An opportunity to discuss certified organic hops production and research from a family that represents over 100 years and four generations of hop farming in the Yakima Valley.

June 29  RESCHEDULED for Tues., August 4 - Organic Pest & Disease Management in Apples and Pears - Leach Orchards, Zillah

Learn from this experienced certified organic fruit grower on ways to manage pests and diseases of apples and pears – specifically codling moth and fire blight. The farm walk will also touch on drought and labor issues facing Yakima Valley fruit producers.

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


 Wiki for Farmers!

Tilth Producers is seeking articles written by growers and others agricultural experts to share as the foundation for Tilth Producers’ new Wiki for Farmers! The Wiki for Farmers will mirror Wikipedia as a free-access, free content encyclopedia-like database. By using a mix of research-based articles, farmer narratives, tips and methods about farming, this Wiki will provide a platform for the exchange of information.

Join our interactive community to share your knowledge by visiting the Wiki for Farmers page. Questions? Email wiki@tilthproducers.org.
Congratulations to our 2014 Annual Farmer & Advocate of the Year Honorees!

Read more about the recipients here.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Anne Schwartz (Blue Heron Farm)

Farmers of the Year

Ray & Becky de Vries (Ralph’s Greenhouse)

Advocate of the Year

David Granastein (WSU CSNAR)


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