Fall Farm Jubilee

This article was originally published in September 2012

Haakenson family, Jubilee Farm

The Haakenson family at Jubilee Farm.

Saturday, September 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jubilee Farm, Carnation, Wash.

There’s no better way to enjoy the glory of September than on a farm, especially one so beautiful and inspiring as Jubilee Farm, a rare biodynamic operation beyond organic in the scenic Snoqualmie Valley.

The Haakenson family has farmed this land for generations and invites you to celebrate a new partnership with PCC Farmland Trust and King County, which ensures it will remain farmland forever. There’ll be live music, tours, fresh food, kids’ activities, hayrides, ice cream and more.

Bikes are welcome and lockups will be provided. This event is free.

For directions and details see pccfarmlandtrust.org

See PCC Farmland Trust saves 10th farm (August 2012, Sound Consumer) for more information on the Jubilee Farm.

Pierce County farmland saved

Washington state’s Growth Management Hearings Board has overturned a decision to develop 182 acres of prime farmland near Sumner. The board found the development plan would have loosened protections for agriculture land, was not fully supported by state code, nor fully complied with the county’s planning requirements.

PCC Farmland Trust was part of a coalition that had challenged the plan to expand the urban growth area.

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News bites, September 2012

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Limited water supplies and who controls them have defined the history of the American West for centuries. Conflicts over water are certain to increase with global warming and a growing population.

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

Quinoa is growing in Washington! Other Northwest news: our state's apple growers face growing competition, labor troubles plague the blackberry industry, and Alaska salmon fishermen caught fewer fish this season.