The Future of Tilth
Official Merger AnnouncementWe are pleased to announce that Tilth Producers of Washington will be merging with Seattle Tilth, effective January 1, 2016. The new entity will not only advance its exciting mission but also better serve the members and communities currently a part of each organization. Implementation of the logistical details for the merger will occur in the first half of next year. A name for the new organization will also be determined at this time. Guiding this transition will be a new board with eighteen initial members, including six each from Tilth Producers and Seattle Tilth. You can find more information here. Learn more about Seattle Tilth's mission and exciting programs here.
Take Action: Good Food Lobby DayJoin Tilth Producers of Washington, Seattle Tilth, and our Good Food Coalition partners for Good Food and Farming Lobby Day! We make it easy for you to meet with your state legislators in Olympia to ask them to support the Small Farm Direct Marketing and Farm to School Programs. Here’s all you have to do:
- Register for lobby day online: bit.ly/foodlobbyday.
- Hop on the free lobby day shuttle bus in Bellingham, Mount Vernon, or Seattle on Monday, February 8 or meet us in Olympia.”
- We’ll brief you on lobbying etiquette and talking points and equip you with stylish Good Food and Farming swag.
- You’ll meet with your legislators or their staff.
- Together we will change the world!
2015 Tilth Producers AwardsEach year Tilth Producers honors individuals who have gone above and beyond to promote the mission of the organization and embody the spirit of our core values. Awarded at the Tilth Producers annual conference in November, these awards are given to one outstanding farmer for their efforts in land stewardship and one outstanding advocate for their efforts in representing organic and sustainable farmers. On Saturday, November 13th, 2015 in Spokane, WA at Tilth’s 2015 Annual Conference, Tilth Producers honored Diane Dempster of Charlie’s Produce with a Lifetime Achievement Award along with our Farmers of the Year to Terry Carkner of Terry’s Berries and our Advocate of the Year to Dick Carkner of Terry’s Berries. Full information is available here.
Richard and Terry Carkner accepting their Farmer and Advocate of the Year Awards.
Tilth Producers Annual Conference 2015 Building Tilth: Fields, Farmers, and Community
November 13-15 | Spokane, WAThank You! The annual conference is made possible by the support of our sponsors, trade show representatives, workshop presenters, food and beverage donors, board members, dedicated volunteers, and you – our attendees. We thank you all!
Late in August, Tilth Producers was able to experience a day-in-the life of Chris Petry, farmer/owner of Oh Yeah! Farms in Leavenworth, WA. Following him from field to bakery to farmers market, it was a pleasure to see this young … Continue reading