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A day on the farm: Benefit fair, weekend tours help Sno Valley Tilth

Enjoy a greased-pole climb, wagon rides, games, contests and other family activities at the SnoValley Tilth Farm Faire, Sept. 22 at Jubilee Farm. - Courtesy photo
Enjoy a greased-pole climb, wagon rides, games, contests and other family activities at the SnoValley Tilth Farm Faire, Sept. 22 at Jubilee Farm.
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Visit a variety of local small farms on the SnoValley Tilth Farm Tour, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. At various farms, you can pet some alpacas or miniature donkeys, check out produce storage techniques, learn about the role of native plants and animals in agriculture, and see sustainable farming in action.

Participating farms include Baxter Barn, Jubilee, Dancing Crow, Dog Mountain, and Alpacas at Legacy Ranch, all in the Carnation-Fall City area. For more information about Farm Tour participants, locations, and activities, see the farm tour tab of the event website at svtfarmfaire.wordpress.com.

The tour is free to the public. A $10 donation benefitting Sno-Valley Tilth is suggested, and can be made at any participating farm.

After the tour, stop in at the Farm Faire and silent auction, 3 to 7 p.m. at Jubilee Farm, 229 W. Snoqualmie River Rd. N.E., Carnation. The fair has activities for children and adults, from bouncy houwses and bobbing for apples, to the greased-pole climbing contest and wagon rides. Dinner is a pig roast, with all the trimmings, and a silent auction is also on the schedule.

Tickets, required only for the Farm Faire, are $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 2 to 16. Buy them at the door, at www.brownpapertickets.com, or at the Carnation Farmers Market or Millers Arts in Carnation, or the Grange Cafe in Duvall.

For more information about the days events, visit svtfarmfaire.wordpress.com. To see how the money raised will benefit Sno-Valley Tilth, visit www.snovalleytilth.org.

For questions about the event, contact coordinator and Tilth Board member Claire Foster, by e-mailing mountainviewgardening@hotmail.com.

 

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