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Young Farmers to Auction Local Meats

If you’re looking for ways to buy fresh local meat, the livestock auction at the fair is more than just cute kids showing off their animals. You can bid on animals (steer, lambs, goats, hogs) raised by Kitsap 4-H & FFA and pay to have them processed.

The auction starts at 11 a.m. Aug. 29 and is handled by Stokes Auction. Their website has more information about the cost of processing, market values, etc.

The Buy Local Food in Kitsap blog has more on it, including more information on a couple of the young farmers, including these images of last year’s auction:

Not Much Time to Enter Most Foods for the Fair

This weekend kicks off the food and other exhibits for the Kitsap County Fair.

There’s not much time to enter most of the categories if you haven’t already started something, but here’s a little information on entering your food to be judged at the fair:

Cooks can enter in the open class food and canning exhibitions between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23. The open class and canning includes things like breads, cakes, baked goods, candy, jams and jellies and other preserved foods.

You do, however, have a whole week to prepare for the pie baking contest, which this year includes a cheesecake category. You can enter fruit and berry pies between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 and the cheesecakes from noon to 1 on Sunday.

I wonder if they still need judges for that cheesecake contest?

Entry rules and schedules are on Kitsap County’s web site.