Several years ago, I had an idea to compose a post that rounded-up all the information I could find about local farms, farmer’s markets, pumpkin patches, and other places to get delicious, locally-grown food. In my research I discovered that someone had beat me to it! Each year, Tilth Alliance puts together a comprehensive Farm Guide, and they’ve just released the 2018 edition.
The guide is very thoughtfully put together and organized to help you locate the farms you’re looking for quick. Want to find a pumpkin patch in Jefferson County? How about a farm in Pierce County you can take kids in your homeschool co-op to tour? How about King County farms that offer u-pick options? This guide has got you covered. As information can and does change, it’s really a great resource to have updated annually like this.
The guide also contains pertinent details about each farm along with a small write-up.
Now if you can’t locate a paper copy of the guide in your store or kind of sigh at the idea of scrolling through a PDF, guess what? They also have an app! No matter how you choose to use it, I hope you’ll take time to check out this amazing resource and make a point to support your local farms this year! Head to Puget Sound Fresh for the guide, along with free recipes, harvest schedule, events calendar and much more!
If you’re interested to read related topics about saving money on organic produce, check out these posts. Some of the ideas are not what you might expect!
- Dandelion Root Tea – a healthful tea you can make for free
- Using Dandelions for Tea & Herbal Remedies – learn how to harvest and prepare dandelion
- Blackberry Picking & Preserving – those invasive blackberry bushes are a delicious source of free food
- Blackberry Vodka – how to make your own boos-y infusion
- Charlotte’s Blueberry Park – park in Tacoma offers free source of chemical-free, locally-grown blueberries to residents
- Make your Own Spaghetti Sauce from Garden Tomatoes – this version is freezer-friendly, no canning involved!
I have additional posts on farms, farmer’s markets, and locally-grown food at my NW Living Page. I’ll continue to research and write about this topic as I know many of us care about feeding our family the best food possible – and supporting our local farms in the process!
I’d love to hear what some of your favorite farms and farmer’s markets are – please leave a comment below!