Sammamish Valley Alliance (SVA) Celebration events will look a bit different in 2021 due to circumstances surrounding the current pandemic and Covid-19 restrictions. We plan to support our local small farms and businesses through virtual channels, until we can celebrate safely in person again.
Mark your calendars for these 2021 events:
Sammamish Valley Spring Celebration, Saturday May 8th; Sammamish Valley Celebration of Farms and Pollinators, Saturday, July 17th; and, Sammamish Valley Fall Harvest Celebration, Saturday, September 25th. Plan to join our community as we strive to ensure a long-term growing season, bringing peace, health and happiness to all of our friends and neighbors during this unprecedented time.
In the meantime, if you’d like to learn more on how you can support local farms, visit 21 Acres for some great information provided by 21 Acres, on what you can do to help. We look forward to ‘seeing’ you this year for our seasonal Celebration events. Stay tuned for details on our 2021 participating farms and businesses.
Celebrate the season by exploring the beautiful Sammamish Valley during the annual Fall Harvest Celebration. Visit farms and businesses to enjoy food and farm demonstrations; take a class; chat with a farmer; enjoy farm inspired art. You’ll find a variety of activities that celebrate the fall: learn about local farms; sample freshly pressed apple cider; taste farm-fresh food and local wine; dig in some soil and take a walk in a peaceful farm field.
Each location will have its own schedule of events during the Valley celebration. All ages are welcome and most activities are free. Click on the links below for more information and individual schedules on what’s happening throughout the weekend at each farm and business.
Summer on the Farm
13701 NE 171st St.
Join us as we celebrate the fall harvest with our friends and farms throughout the Sammamish Valley. There’s a full day of activities for all ages. Woodinville Arts Alliance Teen Art Show, Visiting Mini Pigs from Dragonfly Farm, Sammamish Valley Grange & SV Alliance BEEvesting activities (kid-friendly); Farm Walk; Make Your Own Perfume Class (fee, register in advance); Moon on the Farm Herbal Walk.
Annual Crop Hunger Walk
21 Acres, 13701 NE 171st St.
Saturday, September 28, registration 8:30 a.m., walk begins 9 a.m. The fifth annual Walk is a three mile loop beginning and ending at 21 Acres. Raise funds to relieve hunger in our community and abroad; contributions are voluntary. A portion of the funds benefit local Farms For Life and YMCA’s Hunger Initiatives – Totes to Go Program
U-Pick Apples at NW Bloom Farm
15410 NE 124th St. Redmond
Join us for the quintessential fall fun of picking your own apples from a mature orchard! Boasting 5 varieties, William’s Pride, Liberty, Spartan, Jonagold and Golden Russets, we’ve got apples for every recipe, though available varieties will depend on ripening. We provide 5 gallon buckets for picking, pricing is $15/5 gal, but please make sure to bring your own bags/boxes/totes to take your haul home.
See a 100-year old cider press at work.
13404 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE
See a century-old cider press, enjoy fresh-pressed varietal ciders, and shop the 90-year old barn store for apple butter, applesauce, apple chips, Blue Cottage jams, local honey, local eggs, fine chocolates, and many more local, farm fresh products.
Farm Walk, Cider Press & BEEvesting
16215 140th Place NE –Grange Garden
Sammamish River Trail Access
See a 100 year-old cider press in action. Get current information on the weekend celebration, the Grange and SVA. Come bee happy with us! Learn about bees and pollinators and kids can make a craft and play bee-friendly games. Walk the 21Acres farm trail to the Viva/SAgE Collaborative & Incubator Farms. Learn about local farm history and our Valley’s agricultural heritage with Grange members. Find out more about how you can support the farms in the Sammamish Valley.
Annual Cider Pressing Celebration
16215 140th Place NE
Enjoy the freshest cider possible at Tonnemaker’s annual cider pressing. Wash, chop and press organic apples into cider. Free for ages 1-13 and $5.00 for 13 & above. Samples will be offered. If you bring your own jug fill it for free. We have empty cider jugs available for $10.00. Visit our farm stand and U-Pick flower fields.
16215 140th Place NE
Self-guided walking tours. Meet farmer Adelaide, Alki Market Garden. Come see how farm incubators provide land and other the critical resources for the next generation of farm and food businesses. Learn about the educational partnerships and sustainable growing methods practiced by these local farmers and students.
Closing Day / Farm to Table Lunch
13680 NE 175th St
Farm-to-Table Lunch. Join us for our Closing Day and Farm-to-Table Lunch (limited seating, tickets available at the Market Info Booth any Saturday prior.)