Tuesday, August 7, 2007

North Vancouver CSA Festival 2007


Vancouver, Washington

Rosemattel's CSA and Storytree Farm will host a tour and festival at their North Vancouver farms, the weekend of August 11th and 12th, 2007.

This free event illustrates the growing popularity of the CSA system of food production and distribution while celebrating small, diverse farms in Clark County. Attendees will learn about intensive low-input farming on the urban fringe, while discovering the benefits of eating healthy, local food.

Clark County's planned urban growth expansion has created a sense of urgency among local farmers and consumers who recognize the rapid decline of local agriculture and have concerns about the negative impact on the community. Small, diversified farms are seen as a viable answer to the increasing demand for fresh, healthy local food. These small farms can fit easily into neighborhoods, providing a multitude of benefits for neighbors as well as CSA subscribers.

WHO IS INVITED: Anyone with an interest in CSA, the preservation of agriculture in Clark County & local, healthy food.

WHEN: August 11th and 12th, 2007

WHERE: Rosemattel's CSA (Saturday Only) 10311 N.E. 72nd Ave. Vancouver, WA 98686 Storytree Farm CSA (Both Saturday & Sunday) 6227 N.E. 124th St. Vancouver, WA 98686

TIME: 10:00 a.m. ~ 4:00 p.m.

COST: None, this event is FREE to the Public; box available for donations of nonperishable food to support local food banks.

"Carpooling encouraged"

ACTIVITIES: * Farm walks, discussion * Old-fashioned soap make-and-take * Cooking Demonstrations, recipes * Medicinal and culinary herb talks * Children's activities at both farms * Learn how to plant to attract hummingbirds * Butterfly gardening * Companion planting / intercropping techniques * Learn about the CSA program unique to each farm * Membership table for the Vancouver Food Co-op * Plants and produce available for sale at both farms

*Storytree Farm Festival Schedule*

Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. ~ 4 p.m.

Ongoing: Farm Walk: Tour the gardens with Nelson; learn about sustainable food production.

10:00 Hummingbird Gardening: Sweet Nectar Nursery owner Susan Kirkbride will teach you what plants you can grow to attract these delightful birds to your garden. (Butterfly gardening will be her focus on Sunday)

11:00 Herb Chat: Certified Herbalist & Reiki specialist Llyn Zephyr will be on hand to teach us about the healing and medicinal properties of herbs.

12:00 & 3:00 Seasonal Cooking Demonstration: Enjoy a cooking demonstration using ingredients picked fresh this morning at Storytree Farm. Sample the recipe and take home a copy to try for yourself.

Anne Lawrence (Storytree Farm)
Phone: (360) 576-7139
Email: csa@storytreefarm.com
Web: http://www.StorytreeFarm.com

Brenda Millar-Stanton (Rosemattel's CSA)
Phone: (360) 576-9767
Email: otbgsm@yahoo.com
Web: http://www.LocalHarvest.org (Listed under Rosemattel's CSA)

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