Monday, June 1, 2009

A Clark County Farm Tour With the Urban Farm School - 6.14.2009

It’s time to take a tour!

Join the Urban Farm School on Sunday, June 14 for our Local Food Field Trip. We will be visiting Storytree Farm CSA, Bi-Zi Farms farm stand, Bethany Vineyards Winery, and Toree’s backyard farm. We are so excited about this event and the opportunity to share a little of the bounty that Clark County offers. We will be driving so you can enjoy the afternoon and a glass of wine or two with no worries. At each stop we will be taking a tour and learning a little about the farm itself and what part it takes in the local food community straight from the farmer’s mouths. Bring along your appetite as we will have a local snack prepared for you to eat at Bethany Vineyards to accompany your wine and be sure to bring your shopping bag to pick up some goodies for the week. This is a great event to share with friends or family, a great way to celebrate a graduation, birthday, or wedding.

We are thankful to all the farms for having us and for providing such a unique experience for Urban Farm School. We look forward to spending the afternoon with you all! Please, contact us soon to register as this is a limited space event! 360-907-5814 or via e-mail. $50/person. Fee includes: transportation, snack, education, and tours.

A little snippet of the farms ~

Bethany Vineyards (
Located in Ridgefield, Washington, Bethany Vineyard and Winery combines the best traditions of winemaking with the nearly perfect growing climate of southwest Washington to produce a wine with distinct flavor and character. Their wines represent a careful selection of grapes, grown in small blocks, hand picked, and skillfully produced. Bethany Vineyards celebrated it’s 6th year in May 2009 and hosts a summer concert series “Music in the Vines.” Visit their site for details.

BiZi Farms (

Bi-Zi Farms is a family owned and operated farm originally established by Gabrial Zimmerman in 1872 when he purchased 180 acres from Gottlieb Wagonblast. The current owners are the 4th and 5th generations on the farm. The Farmstand is open year-round and offers Clark County and Pacific Northwest crops such as strawberries, asparagus, berries, lettuce, herbs, flowers, apples, squash, pumpkins, bread, eggs and a bevy of other in-season crops.

Storytree Farm CSA (

Storytree Farm is a locally-owned and family operated CSA farm in the Pleasant Highlands neighborhood of Vancouver, Washington. Their mission is to grow fresh, tasty chemical-free vegetables, fruits & herbs using natural methods. They reject the use of GMO seed. All of their shares are sold out for the 2009 season but visit their site for information about their annual tour, classes, and other on-farm events.

Toree’s Urban Farm

Take a peak into Toree’s urban farm in the Fircrest Neighborhood and what can be done on a subdivision lot. Chickens, fruiting trees and shrubs, and prolific vegetable garden are all featured in this amazing backyard setting. See what hard work and vision can do in three short years.

Note from Glenn: I entered this blog post into the Food Renegade Fight Back Friday's Blog Carnival. Go check out the carnival to read more cool stuff about SOLE food.

SOLE (Sustainable, Organic, Local, and Ethical) food, traditional food, primal food, REAL food, the list goes on. ..

1 comment:

  1. This is a really great idea! Great information and fun ideas!