Meet Your Farmer event puts public in touch

Feb 19, 2014
The Meet Your Farmer event on Friday, Feb. 28, encourages the public to get to know local food options.

The Snohomish-Island County Permaculture Network (SIPN) event “Meet Your Farmer” is slated from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Olivia Park Elementary School, 200 108th St. SW, Everett.

This event is designed to:

• support local farms and bring awareness to the public

• raise awareness about Farmer Frog – a school gardening education program

• widen the discussion about our local food system

Would you like to purchase your fruits and veggies fresh from the farm?  Sign up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share.

Are you interested in our local food system, and meeting others working on strengthening the resiliency of local and regional food systems?

Come meet local farmers and local food activists working for healthy, sustainable food systems in Snohomish County.  Bring the kids.

Speakers

Zsofia Pasztor is a well-known educator and activist.  Working with Will Allen from Growing Power, Zsofia is developing an urban agriculture program in Snohomish County.

Zsofia is president of the nonprofit Farmer Frog, a school garden program helping kids learn about growing their own food and families to access fresh produce.

Jacqueline Cramer, a permaculture designer, has worked for 20 years as farmer, educator, planner, landscaper, and community organizer.

She is a board member of P-Patch Trust, a founder of Friends of Beacon Food Forest, Education Coordinator for Tilth Producers of Washington, and a Seattle Fruit Tree Steward.

Cramer, an instructor for Roots of Empathy, runs a gardening and landscape business in Seattle, Design Collaborators.

Local author Vicki Robin will sign her newly published book "Blessing the Hands that Feed Us." Robin decided to eat only food produced within a 10-mile radius of home. Find it at: http://vickirobin.com/books/blessing-the-hands-that-feed-us/

Farms & Local Producers

Shambala Farm & Nursery  https://www.facebook.com/shambalafarm

Skylight Farm   http://skylightfarms.com/

Skipley Farm  http://skipleyfarm.org/

SongCroft Naturals  http://songcroft.com/

Farmer Frog  http://farmerfrog.org/

Royal Farm & Gardens  http://www.goroyal.org/

Flying Tomato   http://www.flyingtomatofarm.com/

St. Johns Creamery  http://stjohncreamery.com/

Other Participants

SIPN – Sno-Isle Permaculture Network http://www.meetup.com/SIPN-Sno-Isle-Permaculture-Network/

Snohomish Sunday Farmers Market http://www.snohomishmarkets.com/

Snohomish Farmers Market Thurs. May 8 – Sept 25 http://snohomishfarmersmarket.com/

Everett Farmer’s Market – Sunday’s on the Waterfront http://everettfarmersmarket.net/

Cedar Grove Compost https://cedar-grove.com/

Whole Foods  http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/

Lowes  http://www.lowes.com/

For more information contact: Patricia Newkirk 206-902-8107 patricia.newkirk@gmail.com; Marilene Richardson marilene@songcroft.com; Zsophia Pasztor zs.pasztor2011@gmail.com

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