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Tour of Viva Farms Skagit location with Skagit Valley Food Co-Op!
In case you missed it, the Co-op donated $100,000 to Viva Farms earlier this year. We’re inviting you out for an opportunity to meet the farmers, walk the farm, and learn more about how Viva is growing farmers, community, and food, for generations to come.
Tours last 1.5-2 hours. Meet in the Viva parking lot (carpooling is encouraged). Bring a friend, water, and snacks (if you need them)! And do dress for the weather.
Saturday, September 16 @ 10am
15366 Ovenell Road
Burlington, WA 98233
Register online here: https://form.jotform.com/231865614695063
Ready to scale up your farm? Join agricultural leaders and industry buyers as you plan and execute sales to larger, wholesale buyers.
In partnership with the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, Viva Farms is excited to host panelists Ed Morris (Sales and Sourcing Manager at Puget Sound Food Hub), Mike Neubeck (Director of Purchasing at Organically Grown Company), Amy Frye (Owner/Operator of Boldly Grown Farm) and Annette Slonim (Farm to School Lead at Washington State Department of Agriculture) to discuss how small and mid-scale farmers can plan for and execute sales to larger wholesale and institutional buyers.
This event is FREE, open to the public, and Spanish interpretation will be provided. Registration is required. Please register here.
Como Hacer crecer su programa mayorista
GRATIS + abierto al público
¿Está preparado para ampliar su explotación? Únase a líderes agrícolas y compradores del sector para planificar y ejecutar ventas a compradores mayoristas más grandes.
En colaboración con el Servicio de Comercialización Agrícola del USDA, Viva Farms se complace en acoger a los panelistas Ed Morris (Gerente de Ventas y Abastecimiento en Puget Sound Food Hub), Mike Neubeck (Director de Compras en Organically Grown Company), Amy Frye (Propietaria / Operadora de Boldly Grown Farm) y Annette Slonim (Farm to School Lead en el Departamento de Agricultura del Estado de Washington) para discutir cómo los pequeños y medianos agricultores pueden planificar y ejecutar las ventas a compradores mayoristas e institucionales más grandes.
Este evento es GRATUITO, abierto al público y contará con interpretación al español. Es necesario inscribirse aquí. Por favor, dirija sus preguntas a [email protected].
FREE + Open to the Public!
Join us for an inspirational evening of food, farming, and fun in celebration of a powerful new partnership between Skagit Valley Food Co-op and Viva Farms!
To kick of the Co-op’s 50th Anniversary year, the Co-op donated $100,000 to Viva Farms through their Growing Good Fund to support local, organic ag and the future of farming in Skagit Valley. Come learn more about the Co-op, Viva Farms, and how together, we can keep our community fed and healthy with local food, today, tomorrow, and well into the future.
You’ll hear from local farmers as they share their stories, and from the Co-op’s General Manager about why this partnership is so meaningful to the future of food in Skagit County. Stick around for a mixer to meet the farmers and close out the night!
There will be light snacks, $2 beers, and prizes!
Learn more about the event and the Growing Good Fund here.
Join Viva Farms and American Farmland Trust for a series of four workshops exploring farmland access strategies and considerations.
“We created the conservation agriculture movement, which speaks for the land—and for the people who grow our food. As the movement’s leaders, we have three priorities: protecting agricultural land, promoting environmentally sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land.
AFT is the only national agricultural organization that approaches its work in this comprehensive, holistic manner. We recognize the connection between the land, forward-looking farming practices, and the farmers and ranchers who do the work. We also recognize the power of combining on-the-ground projects with objective research and effective advocacy.
Today, because of AFT, millions of acres of farmland that otherwise would have been converted into house lots and shopping malls remain in farming, and tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers have adopted better farming practices.”
Are you a farmer seeking long-term land tenure? Do you have questions about water rights or assessing a potential new property? Do you want to learn about financing options and creative land tenure models? Join Viva Farms and American Farmland Trust for a series of workshops in September exploring farmland access strategies and considerations.
We recognize that farmers face incredible barriers to accessing land, and we believe farmers shouldn’t face these burdens alone. Through these workshops, we’ll convene people and organizations committed to helping farmers find and assess land, finance land, design appropriate lease and purchase models, and more.
You’ll hear from Washington Farmland Trust and Washington Water Trust, along with financial and legal specialists, and other farmers and experts who will share about their programs and experience. Workshops are free and open to the public and will be offered in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation provided by WSU Skagit County Extension.
¿Es usted un agricultor que busca la tenencia de un terreno a largo plazo? ¿Tiene preguntas sobre los derechos de agua o sobre cómo evaluar una nueva propiedad? ¿Quiere aprender sobre opciones de financiamiento y modelos creativos de tenencia de tierra? Únase a Viva Farms y American Farmland Trust para una serie de talleres en septiembre que exploran estrategias y consideraciones del acceso a tierras agrícolas.
Reconocemos que los agricultores enfrentan barreras importantes para acceder a la tierra y que a veces no tienen la ayuda necesaria para enfrentar estos desafíos. A través de estos talleres, convocaremos a personas y organizaciones comprometidas con ayudar a los agricultores a encontrar, evaluar y financiar tierras, a acceder a modelos apropiados de arrendamiento y de compra, y más.
Nos acompañarán las organizaciones Washington Farmland Trust y Washington Water Trust, junto con especialistas financieros y legales, y otros agricultores y expertos para compartir sus programas y experiencias. Los talleres son gratuitos y abiertos al público y se ofrecerán en inglés con interpretación simultánea en español proporcionada por WSU Skagit County Extension.
PAST EVENT | MONTH LONG EVENT APRIL 2021
SKAGIT FARM TO PINT FEST ROADSHOW
We know Skagit Farm to Pint FEST is something that we all look forward to every year, but we also know that things look a little bit different this year. For us, community safety and well-being are at the top of our priority list. So, we’ve decided to change things up.
Here’s what we’re doing this year. You, the craft beer supporter and participant pick up a swag bag that includes the FEST GUIDE. Bring your FEST GUIDE to each of the 13 Skagit Breweries anytime during the month of April where you will receive a stamp, a Sample Beer made with Skagit Valley Malt and a paired bite which will feature a local ingredient. For some of the breweries, your paired bite will be included in your FEST Swag Bag.
WHEN: Skagit Farm to Pint FEST Roadshow starts April 1st and runs through April 30th.
WHY: Connect YOU to Skagit Valley Breweries & Bounty while supporting Viva Farms AND our local Skagit Valley breweries!
WHERE: Throughout Skagit Valley.
TICKETS: Include FEST Swag Bag with FEST Guide and 2 commemorative glasses, 13 beer & bite pairings, live stream concert, and a scavenger hunt for the chance to win over $1,000 in prizes including a Kegerator, Yeti cooler, swag, and gift cards!
100% of proceeds go to support Viva Farms and our mission to create a more just and resilient local food system.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Luz Elena Mendoza of Y La Bamba
PAST EVENT | SATURDAY JULY 20, 2019