Upcoming Farm Walks

2015 FARM WALK LOGISTICS
Cost: $15 for Tilth members/agriculture students / interns
$25 for non-members
Pre-registration encouraged! $5 day-of registration fee

Register online with the links provided below or call the Tilth Producers office at 206-632-7506.
Date/Time: Unless otherwise noted, all farm walks are on Mondays, from 12:30-4:00pm with sign-in beginning at 12:00pm.

Read about and register for the 2015 farm walks below! Questions? Contact Angela Anegon by email angela@tilthproducers.org or phone 206-632-7506.

Miss a farm walk? Read full summaries and access the booklets on our Past Farm Walks page.

June 29  RESCHEDULED FOR AUG. 4! – Organic Pest & Disease Management in Apples and Pears – Leach Orchards, Yakima County
August 10 – Freshly Pressed: Washington’s First Certified Organic Cranberry Farm – Starvation Alley Farm, Pacific County
TUESDAY August 25 – Nisqually Tribal Community Garden Program: Building Food Community – Nisqually Tribe Community Gardens, Thurston County
September 14 – Accessing Land as Beginning Vegetable Farmers – Quackenbush Farm, Clark County
September 28 – Organic Apple Orchard and Cidery: Two Businesses in One – Sinclair Orchards & Ciderhouse, Okanogan County

WSU Small FarmsThe 2015 Farm Walk series is presented by Tilth Producers of Washington and the WSU Small Farms Program.

Now Tuesday, Aug. 4 – Organic Pest & Disease Management in Apples and Pears

'D'Anjou' pears. PC Angela AnegonLeach Orchards
1830 Bailey Road   
Zillah, WA 98953

RESCHEDULED! This Farm Walk will take place Tuesday, August 4th – not June 29. 

REGISTER NOW: Online at bit.ly/FW2015LeachOrchards or call 206-632-7506.

About the Farm Walk:

Leach Orchards is a 60 acre, certified organic producers of apples, pears, and table grapes. Owner/operator, Scott Leach is a fourth generation farmer – his Zillah orchard is just 30 miles from where his great-grandparents once owned an orchard. He has operated his own orchards since 1977 and in 1981 planted his first fruit trees. Leach Orchards have been certified organic since 1990, and can’t imagine farming any other way, especially since it means reduced exposure to toxic pesticides for the Leach family and their workers.

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.

RESCHEDULED! This Farm Walk will take place Tuesday, August 4th – not June 29. 

REGISTER NOW: Online at bit.ly/FW2015LeachOrchards or call 206-632-7506.

USDAThis Farm Walk is supported in part by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, Grant # 2012-49400-19575. For more resources and programs for beginning farmers and ranchers please visit www.Start2Farm.gov.


August 10 – Freshly Pressed: Washington’s First Certified Organic Cranberry Farm

Starvation Alley Farms
15202 Birch Street
Long Beach, WA 98631
http://starvationalley.com

REGISTER NOW: Online at bit.ly/FW2015StarvationAlley or call 206-632-7506.

About the Farm Walk:
Washington’s first certified organic cranberry farm will share their passion for growing cranberries and creating in-house, value-added products.

REGISTER NOW: Online at bit.ly/FW2015StarvationAlley or call 206-632-7506.

USDAThis Farm Walk is supported in part by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, Grant # 2012-49400-19575. For more resources and programs for beginning farmers and ranchers please visit www.Start2Farm.gov.


TUESDAY August 25 – Nisqually Tribal Community Garden Program: Building Food Community

Nisqually Tribal Community Garden
4820 She-Nah-Num Drive SE
Olympia, WA 98506
http://www.nisqually-nsn.gov/

REGISTER NOW:
Online at bit.ly/FW2015Nisqually or call 206-632-7506.

About the Farm Walk:
Join us to learn how these five acres of fruits, vegetables and traditional plants work toward Tribal self-sufficiency and overall community, family, and individual health.

REGISTER NOW: Online at bit.ly/FW2015Nisqually or call 206-632-7506.

USDAThis Farm Walk is supported in part by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, Grant # 2012-49400-19575. For more resources and programs for beginning farmers and ranchers please visit www.Start2Farm.gov.


September 14 – Accessing Land as Beginning Vegetable Farmers

Quackenbush Farm
2112 NE 189th St
Ridgefield, WA 98652
http://quackenbushfarm.com/

REGISTER NOW:
Online at bit.ly/FW2015Quackenbush or call 206-632-7506.

About the Farm Walk:
Hear from beginning vegetable farmers their journey to accessing land and developing outlest for  direct market sales.

REGISTER NOW: Online at bit.ly/FW2015Quackenbush or call 206-632-7506.

SpecialtyCropBlockGrantProgramLogoThis Farm Walk is supported in part by  WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. 


September 28 – Organic Apple Orchard and Cidery: Two Businesses in One

Sinclair Orchards & Ciderhouse
414 Twisp-Carlton Road
Carlton, WA 98814
http://sixknotcider.com/

REGISTER NOW: Online at bit.ly/FW2015SinclairOrchards or call 206-632-7506.

About the Farm Walk:
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.

REGISTER NOW: Online at bit.ly/FW2015SinclairOrchards or call 206-632-7506.

SpecialtyCropBlockGrantProgramLogoThis Farm Walk is supported in part by  WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.