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A Look into the history of Kitsap farmers

May 16th, 2011 by adice

Just a short note for all of you local food lovers out there: If you haven’t caught it already, Diane Fish over at the Kitsap Farm to Fork blog last week started a series taking a historical look at farming in Kitsap.

She’s pulled together some great information and photos of the area’s agrarian roots, including a look at how early settlers blasted stumps away to clear the timber land; a mention of  early settlers and farmers; Bainbridge Island fruit growers; the first co-ops; and she found Kitsap’s first farmers market, which opened on May 20, 1922.

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2 Responses to “A Look into the history of Kitsap farmers”

  1. HWSlach Says:

    The historical museum on 4th Street has an exhibit of a stump farm. Silverdale was one of the largest egg producing areas of the country during WWI.

  2. Diane Fish Says:

    Yep, I spent hours over at the museum doing the research for the blog posts. It is amazing what we used to have going and growing in Kitsap in the past! Talking about the grange over on Farm to Fork right now! Check it out.

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