On Sunday, September 16 from 10am-4pm fifteen working farms will open to the public for the 10th Annual Jefferson County Farm Tour. The farms on this free, self-guided tour span many productions systems, including dairy, meat, fiber, fruit and vegetable.
“Visiting these stewards of agricultural heritage affords community members the opportunity to get to know their farmers and offers visitors the enriching experience of engaging with Jefferson County farms through taste, smell, sound and touch,” says Dr. Laura Lewis, WSU Jefferson County Extension Director.
In addition to touring the farm properties, visitors will enjoy an assortment of educational demonstrations, live music, family-friendly activities, as well as plentiful opportunities to engage with farmers that produce their food.
Jefferson County Farm Tour is a free event, taking place on Sunday September 16, 10am-4pm on 15 farms throughout East Jefferson County. “Farm Tour Central” will be located at Chimacum Corner Farmstand (9122 Rhody Drive, Chimacum) from 9:30am-4:30pm. Complementary Farm Tour guidebooks, “Tour Des Fermes” biking maps, and tickets to the Farm Tour Prize Drawing will be available at Farm Tour Central.
WSU Jefferson County Extension would like to encourage attendees to support Farm Tour by purchasing tickets to the Grand Prize Drawing to take place following Farm Tour, 4:30pm at Farm Tour Central. Tickets are on sale now at WSU Jefferson County Extension, Chimacum Corner Farmstand and other locations throughout Jefferson County. All proceeds benefit the Jefferson County Farm Tour and WSU Jefferson County Small Farms Programming. For more information about the Farm Tour Drawing and prizes please visit the WSU Jefferson County Extension website at: county.wsu.edu/jefferson/agriculture/Pages/FarmTour.aspx
The Jefferson County Farm Tour is organized by WSU Jefferson County Extension with support from community partners including, Jefferson County Farmers’ Markets, Chimacum Corner Farmstand, The Port Townsend Food Co-op. and The Resort at Port Ludlow.