WEEKEND: Jefferson County Farm Tour, pig roast set this weekend

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A free self-guided tour of “agricultural production systems” will be offered during the 11th annual Jefferson County Farm Tour on Saturday and Sunday.

The event offers tours of fiber farms, commercial farms and a pig roast.

Fiber farms will host spinning, weaving, roving and plant dye demonstrations and sell fiber goods from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Chimacum roast

A pig roast is planned from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Chimacum Corner Farmstand, 9122 Rhody Drive.

Chef Dan Ratigan will prepare dishes using ingredients grown or made locally, and there will be live music and a beer/wine/cider tent.

Tickets for the roast are $15 per plate, with drink tickets available separately.

Tickets are available at the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce office or at http://tinyurl.com/pigroasttickets.

Commercial farms

A tour of 24 commercial farms — producing dairy, meat, fiber, fruit, vegetable and shellfish — will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Visitors will see livestock, cheese-making and other demonstrations.

They also can take part in apple tastings, learn about shellfish farming and listen to live music and entertainment.

Many farms will host food vendors serving locally inspired dishes and offer educational activities.

Farms on the tour are located around much of East Jefferson County and in Port Townsend, Marrowstone Island, Chimacum, Discovery Bay, Quilcene and Port Ludlow.

The Port Townsend Food Co-op, 414 Kearney St.; Chimacum Corner Farmstand; and Quilcene Village Store, 294235 U.S. Highway 101, will serve as information hubs for the tour.

‘Farm Tour Guide’

Attendees can pick up the “Farm Tour Guide,” including a map of participating farms, and find carpool companions.

Attendees can make the rounds of the tour by bicycle as part of the Edible Pedal, a co-sponsored event with edibleSEATTLE.

For more information on the tour by bicycle, visit www.edibleseattle.com.

For more information on the tour itself, visit www.jefferson.wsu.edu.

Last modified: September 12. 2013 4:37PM
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