Tour Local Farms at the 21st Annual Harvest Celebration
Saturday, September 21, 2019
10:00am – 3:00pm
Clark County, WA –– Nine farms will open their doors to the public on Saturday, September 21 to show the bounty of local agriculture and give Clark County residents an opportunity to tour and meet their area farmers. With nearly two thousand farms throughout Clark County providing fresh produce and meats, this is a great opportunity to introduce the family to the farmers who make our local agriculture strong.
Three new farms will join the tour this year, including Baurs Corner Farm, Gather and Feast Farm, and Gifts of the Planet farm. Joining them will be Greene Jungle Farm, Serendipity Alpaca Ranch, Coyote Ridge Ranch, White Oak Alpacas, Heisen House Vineyards, and Bi-Zi Farms.
Farms will offer a variety of fun-filled events such as animal petting, self-guided tours, U-pick vegetables, a hayride, and photo ops with alpacas. Participants will be able to meet their local farmers; purchase fresh produce, U-pick, cut flowers, and other farm products; see alpacas, chickens, Highland Cattle, and other livestock; and tour vegetable fields and flower gardens.
This year’s Harvest Celebration will also feature one local farms that have been recognized by WSU Clark County Extension for showing a commitment to stewardship. Serendipity Alpaca Ranch has been awarded a Doing Our Part for Clean Water sign, for implementing practices that protect clean water and natural resources.
Teresa Koper, Small Acreage Program Coordinator, says, “These recognized farms are important as we work to build a culture of stewardship in Clark County and they’re an excellent place to learn about sustainable farming practices.” Doug Stienbarger, WSU Clark County Extension Director says, “This celebration offers residents a great opportunity to meet local farmers and connect with local sources for farm products, while also showing their support for Clark County agriculture.”
For a description and map of the farms visit: https://tinyurl.com/21stHarvest. More information is available online at http://go.wsu.edu/smallacreage or from the Extension office in Vancouver located at 1919 NE 78th Street. Participating farms will be open to visitors from 10 am to 3 pm.
WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Persons requiring special accommodations should call WSU Clark County Extension at (564) 397-5729 at least two weeks prior to the event. ###