Washington State University

Small Farms Team

Farm Walk Education Series

Tilth Producers of Washington & WSU Small Farms Program co-sponsor the Farm Walks each year.

Wed., July 20 – Scouting, Row Cover and Crop Rotation: Managing Pests and Diseases on the Farm
Newaukum Valley Farm, Chehalis – Explore the organic approaches to pest, disease and weed management that bring success to this diversified vegetable farm.

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Mon., August 8 – Organic Orchard Management
Cliffside Organic Orchard, Kettle Falls – One of Washington’s first 100 certified organic farms will share how they got started, their techniques for managing pests and diseases and building soil quality in the orchard. Plus, learn their secrets for gaining loyal customers through attention to flavor.

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Mon., August 15 – Diversified Markets and Value Added Products
Midori Farm, Quilcene – Learn how Midori diversifies their revenue sources through farm-
made kimchi and sauerkraut, in addition to organic vegetables, plant starts and seeds.

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Mon., September 12 – Starting a Sustainable Draft Powered Farm
Hayshaker Farm, Walla Walla – Hayshaker Farm will share their lessons learned and how they have overcome the challenges of starting and running a small farm, from their internship model to their diverse marketing strategies and everything in between – including farming with draft horses!

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Mon., September 19 – Whole Farm Conservation Planning
Heavenly Hills Harvest, Sunnyside – This farm will showcase how it transformed a once environmentally damaged landscape into the organically certified eco-education center it is today, with help from government, university and non-profit partnerships.

REGISTRATION & LOGISTICS

Cost:  $15 for Tilth Producers members, $25 for non-members

Paid pre-registration is recommended for all farm walks.

Pre-register online at www.tilthproducers.org or if you would like to register by paper, use this form and e-mail register@seattletilth.org, fax to (206) 633-0450 or send to 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98103. If you would like to register over the phone, please call Maureen McGregor at 206-633-0451, ext. 128. 

Beverages are provided. 

View driving directions at www.tilthproducers.org

Descriptions, pictures, and booklets of previous year's Farm Walks are available:

2015

Spencer Farm, Green Bow Farm, Wobbly Cart Farm, Let Us Farm, Zakarison Partnership, Mystery Bay Farm, Leach Orchards, Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat, Perrault Farms, Starvation Alley Farms, Nisqually Tribal Community Garden Program, Quackenbush Farm, Sinclair Orchards and Ciderhouse

2014

Stockhouse’s Farm, Cathlamet; Nash’s Organic Produce, Sequim; Glendale Shepherd, Clinton; Bow Hill Blueberries, Bow; Seattle Tilth Farm Works, Auburn; Spokane Family Farm, Spokane; Yacolt Mountain Farm and Nursery, Yacolt; Local Roots, Duvall; Alpenfire Cider, Port Townsend; Burnt Ridge Nursery, Onalaska; Enumclaw Sustainable Farmers Network, Enumclaw Plateau; China Bend Winery, Kettle Falls.

2013

Blue Heron Farm, Rockport; Plum Forest Farm, Vashon Island; Klickitat Canyon Winery and Meadowlark Vineyard; Heron Pond Farm, Spokane; Cascadia Mushrooms, Bellingham ; Pine Stump Farms, Omak; Suyematsu Bentryn Farms, Bainbridge Island ; Lenwood Farms, Connell;  ; Wilson Banner Ranch, Clarkston; Friendly Haven Rise Farm, Venersburg; J4 Berry Ranch, Mount Vernon; Lincoln Creek Ranch, Galvin; Maple K Farms Colfax.

2012

Gibbs Organic Produce, Leavenworth; Hama Hama Oyster Company, Lilliwaup; Pride and Joy Dairy, Granger; Sunfield Farm, Port Hadlock; Doubletree Farm, Twisp; Cloud Mountain Farm & Nursery, Everson; Double Diamond Fruit Company, Quincy; Kirsop Farm, Tumwater.

2011

Inaba Produce Farms, Wapato; Red Dog Farm, Chimacum; Welcome Table Farm, Walla Walla; WSU Research and Extension Farm, Mt Vernon; Grouse Creek/ Templeton Farm, Chewelah; Cloudview EcoFarms, Royal City; Middleton Organic Orchards, Eltopia; Storytree Farm, Vancouver; Twin Brook Creamery, Lynden; Oxbow Farm Center, Carnation; Cedarville Farm, Bellingham.

2010

Black Sheep Creamery, Chehalis; Heldlin Family Farm, La Conner; Lazy R Ranch, Cheney; Tonnemaker Hill Farm, Royal City; WSU Organic Grain Farm, Pullman; WSU Organic Farm, Puyallup; Manuel Mendoza Orchard, Quincy; Filaree Farm, Omak, Boistfort Valley Farm, Curtis; Finn River Farm, Pt. Townsend.

2009

Terry's Berries, Tacoma; Lopez Island Farm, Lopez Island; Monteillet Fromagerie, Dayton; Crown S Ranch, Winthrop; Estrella Family Creamery, Montesano; Let Us Farm, Oakville; WSU Organic Farm, Pullman; WSU Organic Farm, Puyallup; Alvarez Farms, Mabton; Blue Dog Farm, Carnation

2008

Nicholson Orchard, Peshasthin; Sweet Grass Beef Farm, Lopez Island; Stokesberry Sustainable Farms, Tenino/Olympia; Willie Green's Organic Farm, Monroe; Zakarison Partnership, Pullman; Alm Hill Gardens, Everson; 21 Acres, Woodinville; Methow Creamery, Twisp; Nash's Organic Produce, Sequim; Styger Family Dairy Farm, Chehalis.

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