Join CAGJ’s Teach Out! Saturday September 5th: Visit Vashon Island Farms and Farmer’s Market!
Teach Out! Engaging the Local Food Cycle! – Fifth Event!
SATURDAY, September 5th: All Day, with optional camping component
*Space is limited and RSVP REQUIRED! RSVP to Teresa at [email protected]
Our visit to Vashon Island will begin with a stop to the Farmers Market, and then continue to visit and work at three great island farms: Island Meadow Farm, Plum Forest Farm, and K-Jo Farm. We will wrap up our evening with a potluck barbeque and an optional overnight camping stay!
For the 2009 season Island Meadow Farm is run by three young farmers on the beautiful island of Vashon in the heart of the Puget Sound. Hosted by landowners Greg Kruse & Julie Thielges, they farm about two acres of diverse annual vegetables, flowers, herbs & perennials. See: http://islandmeadowfarm.wordpress.com/
Plum Forest Farm grows great food for our community on Vashon Island. Their varied seasonal vegetables and fruits have won them a reputation for delicious quality food. Their growing methods are based on integrating crops with livestock. In addition to providing eggs, meat, mowing, bug-eating, and other services, their Scottish Highland cattle and diverse flock of laying hens provide the manure that they compost with plant materials to create fertile soil. See: http://www.plumforestfarm.com/
K-Jo Farm’s mission is to encourage and inspire local, in season food choices. Through their CSA, they offer egg and fruit and vegetable shares. Delicious food leads to delicous life! See: http://www.kjofarm.com/
CAGJ’s FOOD JUSTICE PROJECT invites our members and others to learn about and build connections with key players in the local food region through monthly visits to farms, community kitchens, and community gardens. Through these visits, CAGJ hopes to facilitate a place for the voices of our local food producers to be heard and their knowledge and skills to be recognized and celebrated.! Expect hands-on work, time for reflection, and calls to action! Carpool or bike (tour guided by CAGJ member).
Stay tuned for information about our October Clean Greens work visit to Duvall!