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Snoqualmie Valley Tilth seeks farmers for mentor program

The last ten years have seen unprecedented growth in the organic food industry: sales at Farmer’s Markets, Community Supported Agriculture co-ops, and organic sections in supermarkets have increased faster than the supply of local, organic food products.

With jobs being scarce and demand for local organic food being high, many are looking to organic food production as a source of economic and environmental opportunity.

Farmers in the Snoqualmie Valley have initiated a Mentoring Program for people who want to pursue organic farming as a livelihood.

The SVT Mentoring Program seeks to help people who are ready to start farming find available, farmable land.  It also matches beginning farmers with experienced, successful, mentor farmers.

The goal is to provide more produce and food products from more farms, grown in a sustainable way.

Interested people should contact Erick Haakenson at jubileefarm@hotmail.com, 425-829-1865.

Sno-Valley Tilth members are primarily organic and sustainable farmers of the Snoqualmie and Snohomish watersheds, and community members and businesses who support local, sustainable agriculture.

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