Upcoming Farm Walks

 Collaborative Farming, Resource Sharing, & Land Conservation

Enumclaw Sustainable Farmers Network

enumclaw, WA, King COUNTY 

MONDAY, October 6, 2014
FARM WALK 12:30 – 4:00 PM
SIGN IN 12:00 – 12:30 PM
Informal “bring your own” bag lunch networking begins at 11:45
Pre-registration encouraged

Mensonides-2014-FarmPicSee how three farms on the Enumclaw Plateau work together to help each other succeed through resource sharing. Also learn how King Conservation District supports farmers to maintain their business and stewardship goals. We will visit Boise Creek Boer Goats (pasture-raised goat meat), Providence Farms (Organic Valley farmer-owned cow dairy), and Ode to Joy Farm (eggs and pastured poultry).

https://www.facebook.com/groups/EnumclawSustainableFarmersNetwork/

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Registration and Payment

For more information: angela@tilthproducers.org or call 206-632-7506

Support for this farm walk and other Tilth Producers Education Programs funded in part by the USDA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program.


Producing Organic Wine and VAlue-Added Products

China Bend Winery, Kettle Falls, WA, stevens COUNTY 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
FARM WALK 12:30 – 4:00 PM
SIGN IN 12:00 – 12:30 PM
Informal “bring your own” bag lunch networking begins at 11:45
Pre-registration encouraged

China Bend WineryTwenty miles northwest of Kettle Falls, tucked into a banana belt along the Columbia River Valley, is China Bend Winery, an organic estate-grown winery. Owners Bart and Victory Alexander view natural winemaking as at once simple and exacting; easy and labor intensive; ancient and state-of-the-art modern. Their winemaking style is defined by their commitment to preserve the wine’s maximum nutritive values and express the fullest flavor without manipulating, altering, or adding anything that would compromise its purity. Eliminating the need to add sulfites is the biggest challenge an organic winery faces. Extreme care and precautions are required to prevent contamination and oxidation at every step of the process, from harvest and crush though aging and bottling. In addition to wine, they also produce a wide variety of value-added products in their certified kitchen using fruit and vegetables from their organic gardens. Bart and Victory have a strong marketing plan that includes various farm events and enterprises including barrel tasting, salsa fest, grape stomp, and a bed & breakfast.

Come learn how China Bend Winery makes “the best wine in the world” and creates high-quality value-added products. Further, see for yourself how Bart and Victory have been successful marketers in all of their farm enterprises.

www.chinabend.com

Directions to 3751 Vineyard Way, Kettle Falls, WA 99141

Please Sign in or Join if you would like to take advantage of member pricing options.

Registration and Payment

For more information: angela@tilthproducers.org or call 206-632-7506

Support for this farm walk and other Tilth Producers Education Programs funded in part by the USDA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program.


Farm Walk booklets

Past Farm Walks

WSU Small FarmsThe 2014 Farm Walk series is presented by Tilth Producers of Washington and the WSU Small Farms Program