SnoValley Tilth explores importance of ‘eating local’

SnoValley Tilth, a non-profit supporting local, sustainable farming, hosts monthly gatherings to bring together farmers, eaters, and the community as a whole.

This year, with support from the King County Community Services Area Program, the 2014 summer and fall gatherings will feature guest speakers on topics related to buying direct from your food producer.

In recent years, people have heard a lot about the importance of eating local. This series provides an opportunity to really examine the reasons behind the “eat local” catch phrase.

The objective of SnoValley Tilth with this series is to allow area consumers to come to their own conclusions about why buying direct from producers does (or doesn’t) matter.

Each gathering starts with a shared potluck meal. Some events will be held on local farms, providing participants the opportunity for a farm tour along with a discussion.

All events are free and open to the public. Meet your neighbors and your farmers.

Meeting dates include:

  • Sept. 8, Experience Farming Project, growing new farmers
  • Oct. 13, Carnation Tree Farm Barn, Leika Suzumura, community kitchens
  • Nov. 10, Carnation Tree Farm Barn, Mary Embleton, local economics

Additional details and directions are available at


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