A while back I posted about Kitsap Farmer’s Markets for those
folks who were looking to get up close and personal with a farmer
(sort of like going to the zoo but it costs less and you get
zucchini!) If you have taken that baby step and want to get
even more farmy there are lots of events coming up this summer and
fall where you can even see farmers in their natural habitat!
July 20th –
Poulsbo Farmers Market Kids’ Day / Touch a Tractor
Bring out the kids for a day all
about them! To start, show the kids how all of the delicious food
at the market is grown by taking them around to all of the tractors
that will be scattered throughout the market – some brand new, some
60 years old! Next, grab a fun tie-dye shirt, for which the PFM is
famous! Choose your own size and colors!
August 3rd – Manette Edible Gardens and
Chicken Coop Tour
Recalling the self-sufficiency of
previous generations who planted Victory Gardens, Manette edible
gardeners are opening their gardens to their neighbors to show
techniques for growing food in small urban spaces. The tour is also
a great way to learn about animal husbandry in the city.
August 15th – Friends of the Farm
“Farm to Table Dinner”
All welcome to join us for the third
annual Farm to Table Dinner on Bainbridge Island. Enjoy local food
and spirits with delicious tastes from ten local restaurants,
bakeries and wineries. Live country and western swing music
provided by The Jangles. Tickets available online.
Time: 6-9 pm
Location: Bainbridge Island Town Square (Madison Avenue by City
August 21-25th –
Kitsap County Fair and Stampede!
So much fun you will have a cow!
Livestock exhibits and shows, educational displays and much
more! Come on Saturday, August 24th for the Kitsap Junior
Livestock Association 4H and FFA Market Animal Auction and bid on
hogs, lambs, goats, steers, rabbits and broiler chickens.
Auction begins at 11:00am. Complimentary lunch
sponsored by Kitsap Bank!
August 24th –
Picnic at the Pig
Join the vendors and
more after the market for a kid-friendly event, fun for the whole
family! Pulled pork picnic dinner, live music, farm games and
contests, a raffle, and a silent auction featuring goodie bags and
baskets generously donated by local businesses and regular PFM
Adult – $15
(includes 1 free drink, alcoholic or non-alcoholic)
Child (10 years or younger) – $5.
September 15th – Peterson Fall Farm
Proceeds from the Petersen Farm Fall
Fair support the Kitsap Agricultural & Community Alliance
(KCAA) and the Kitsap Community Food Co-op (KCFC), who are
partnered in this effort to increase access to local food to the
Come to this family-themed fair and
enjoy hayrides, hay bale maze, carnival games, live music, farm
tours, vendors and much more! In Silverdale, WA off the SR3
Trigger Avenue Exit.
September 23rd – Kitsap Grown Harvest
Local chefs prepare an amazing
Kitsap Grown meal! Hosted by KCAA. Follow them on
Facebook as more
information becomes available!
September 29th – Friends of
the Farm Harvest Fair
Friends of the Farms sponsors and
organizes the annual Harvest Fair at Johnson Farm on Bainbridge
Island. This educational and fun event brings our community
together to celebrate, appreciate and nurture local farming.
Not just for the kids, Harvest Fair encourages everyone to
take a day and join us on the farm.
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm
October 6th –
Poulsbo Farmers Market Harvest Dinner
The PFM Harvest Dinner is an
annual fundraiser which showcases the very best that the market has
to offer! Hosted by Chef John Nesby at Mor Mor Bistro in Poulsbo,
this dinner features fresh, local ingredients purchased primarily
from the PFM. The event begins at 5:30pm with cocktails, followed
by dinner and a live auction. Tickets available at the market
starting in July.