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.

March 30 – Utilizing Compost & Vermiculture to Build Soil Fertility
April 27 – Multi-Species Rotational Grazing of a Family Farmstead
May 18 – Organic Farming & Pollinators: Assessing Pollinators on Your Organic Farm
June 1 – Cover Cropping on a Diversified Vegetable Farm (plus hands-on soil blocking!)
June 8 – Building Soil Tilth: Grazing Sheep on Cover Crop
June 15 – Sustainable Farmstead Goat Dairy
June 29 – Organic Pest & Disease Management in Apples and Pears
July 13 – Farm-to-Resort: Agritourism with a Certified Organic Garden
July 27 – Organic Hops Production
August 10 – Freshly Pressed: Washington’s First Certified Organic Cranberry Farm
TUESDAY August 25 – Nisqually Tribal Community Garden Program: Building Food Community
September 14 – Accessing Land as Beginning Vegetable Farmers
September 28 – Organic Apple Orchard and Cidery: Two Businesses in One


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

March 30 – Utilizing Compost & Vermiculture to BuilD Soil Fertility

Spencer Farm
Malaga, WA 98828

About the Farm Walk:

Spencer Farm is a certified organic farm growing 150 different varieties of fruits and berries, and 40 varieties of vegetables on 6 acres. With the knowledge that soil is sacred, farmers Bruce and Grace Spencer have spent the last 40 years perfecting the art of developing the fertility of their soil. To do this, they grow their own compost, utilize cover crops, amend with various micro-nutrients, and enlist Red Wigglers in their vermiculture system.

Join us for a hands-on opportunity to learn how Spencer Farm carefully monitors all aspects of developing and maintaining their soil fertility by following this Golden Rule: “Always give back more than you take away.”

USDASpecialtyCropBlockGrantProgramLogo

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


April 27 – Multi-Species Rotational Grazing at a Family Farmstead

Greenbow Farm
1809 Howard Rd
Ellensburg, WA 98926

www.greenbowfarm.com/

REGISTER NOW: Online at bit.ly/FW2015GreenBowFarm or call 206-632-7506.

About the Farm Walk:

Located in the Kittitas Valley, Green Bow Farm is a family farmstead that focuses on multi-species rotational grazing to produce nutrient dense eggs and grass-fed meats. They move chickens, turkeys, sheep, and cattle to promote the health of their soil and the health of their animals. Green Bow sells their products at farmers markets in Ellensburg and Seattle, operates a meat CSA, and has online sales of fiber products from their Icelandic sheep.

Farmers Christina Miller and Matthew Cox will share their process for maintaining a sustainable livestock rotation that promotes the health of their land, animals, family, and community.

REGISTER NOW: Online at bit.ly/FW2015GreenBowFarm 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.


May 18 – Organic Farming and Pollinators: Assessing Pollinators on Your Organic Farm

Wobbly Cart Farm
10940 Independence Rd SW
Rochester, WA 98597
http://wobblycart.com/

REGISTER NOW: Online at bit.ly/FW2015WobblyCart or call 206-632-7506.

About the Farm Walk:

Wobbly Cart Farm grows certified organic fruits and vegetables on 10 acres in the Chehalis River Valley near Rochester, Washington. Come join us at Wobbly Cart to learn about promoting pollinators on your organic farm with experts from WSU as part of the USDA Native Pollinator Project.

REGISTER NOW: Online at bit.ly/FW2015WobblyCart or call 206-632-7506.

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


June 1 – Cover Cropping on a Diversifed Vegetable Farm (plus hands-on soil blocking!)

Let Us Farm
36 Damitio Road
Oakville, WA 98568

REGISTER NOW: Online at bit.ly/FW2015LetUsFarm or call 206-632-7506.

About the Farm Walk:
Learn about integrating cover cropping with a diversified, certified organic vegetable production system. There will also be a hands-on learning opportunity with soil-blocking.

REGISTER NOW: Online at bit.ly/FW2015LetUsFarm or call 206-632-7506.

USDA

This Farm Walk is supported 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.


June 8 – Building Soil Tilth: Grazing Sheep on Cover Crop

Zakarison Partnership
8992 SR 27
Pullman, WA 99163

REGISTER NOW: Online at bit.ly/FW2015Zakarison or call 206-632-7506.

About the Farm Walk:
Join us on the Palouse to learn from these experienced farmers and WSU researchers about building soil fertility through grazing sheep on cover crops in a dryland system.

REGISTER NOW: Online at bit.ly/FW2015Zakarison 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.


June 15 – Sustainable Farmstead Goat Dairy

Mystery Bay Farm
Nordland, WA 98358
http://mysterybayfarm.com/

REGISTER NOW: Online at bit.ly/FW2015MysteryBay or call 206-632-7506.

About the Farm Walk:
The farmers of this WSDA certified Grade A Dairy will provide details about making their farmstead goat cheese and yogurt.

REGISTER NOW: Online at bit.ly/FW2015MysteryBay or call 206-632-7506.

USDA

This 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.


June 29 – Organic Pest & Disease Management in Apples and Pears

Leach Orchards
Zillah, WA 98953

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

About the Farm Walk:
Hear from this experienced certified organic fruit grower on ways to manage pests and diseases of apples and pears.

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.


July 13 – Farm-to-Resort: Agritourism with a Certified Organic Garden

Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat Garden
7375 Icicle Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826
http://www.sleepinglady.com/organic-garden-dining.php

REGISTER NOW: Online at bit.ly/FW2015SleepingLady or call 206-632-7506.

About the Farm Walk:
This certified organice two-acre garden provides much of the produce and herbs used in Sleeping Lady’s restaurants as well as fresh flowers. Learn about agritourism, marketing, and farm-to-table at this beautiful mountain retreat’s garden.

REGISTER NOW: Online at bit.ly/FW2015SleepingLady or call 206-632-7506.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION COMING SOON!

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.


July 27 – Organic Hops Production

Perrault Farms
11051 Lateral A Road
Toppenish, WA 98948

REGISTER NOW: Online at bit.ly/FW2015PerraultFarms or call 206-632-7506.

About the Farm Walk:
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.

REGISTER NOW: Online at bit.ly/FW2015PerraultFarms 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.