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Butler's Farm

Gig Harbor Apple Farm the Go-To Place for Hundreds of Unique Varieties

The small, hand-lettered sign on Peacock Hill Avenue near Gig Harbor says, simply, “Butler’s Farm. Apples. Self serve.” It’s the first hint that at the end of the dirt driveway, there’s a 7.5-acre orchard where more than 1,200 apple trees — with upward … read more

Herron Hill Goat Dairy

Herron Hill Dairy — Goats, Cheese and Family Fun

The wooden sign on the side of Herron Hill Road — “Chevre” — points toward a meandering drive that disappears over the top of a low hill. Horses graze placidly in a pasture on one side of the drive, paying no mind to … read more

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Small Farms Kitsap

WSU Kitsap Offers Farm Business Planning Course

WSU Kitsap County Extension will offer its popular Ag Entrepreneurship Course on starting and sustaining a profitable small farm or agricultural enterprise beginning Jan. 28. Community members are invited to sign up for this intensive, hands-on learning opportunity. The course features a full … read more

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Enjoy the Versatility of Lavender by Growing Your Own

Enjoy the Versatility of Lavender by Growing Your Own

An old-fashioned, fragrant herb, lavender colors the garden with a purple haze in midsummer. This herb is so popular, it has its own festivals. Lavender’s reputation is attributed to its beauty in the garden and diversity of use, from aromatherapy to crafting. The … read more

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Gig Harbor Farmers Market

Gig Harbor Farmers Market Evolution Leads to Indoor Location

It’s been a bit like musical chairs for the Gig Harbor Farmers Market during the last two decades, and 2014 is no different. But this time, the new location for the popular Saturday market is a great fit. And hopefully, a permanent one. … read more

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The Garden of Rhonda and Steve Edwards

A Dream Come True

Rhonda and Steve Edwards, married 40 years, grew up in Kitsap County. In 1988 they bought acreage in South Kitsap, where they began to create their dream home and garden. They made a point of incorporating areas to accommodate the growing needs of … read more

Community Supported Agriculture

CSAs — Farm-Fresh Community Supported Agriculture

Looking for a way to ensure you have a weekly supply of fresh, local food? Subscribe to a CSA. Short for “Community Supported Agriculture,” a CSA enables you to buy a share of a farmer’s crop by paying an upfront fee. Your fee … read more

Dragonfly Farms

Growing Obsession — Dragonfly Farms Nursery

When it comes to plants, Heidi Kaster just can’t say no. Even though her Dragonfly Farms Nursery and attendant display gardens are full to bursting, she continues to bring in truckloads of cool new plants, old tried-and-trues and leafy-green deals throughout the growing … read more

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