Sammamish Valley Fall Harvest Celebration

Message to the Community

We’re looking forward to seeing you again at the Sammamish Valley Alliance (SVA) Fall Harvest Celebration, Saturday, September 17th. We continue to support our local small farms and businesses, whether virtual or in-person channels, and ask that you are respectful of each locations individual requirements of Covid 19 protections for gatherings.

Join our community as we strive to ensure long-term growing seasons, bringing peace, health and happiness to all of our friends and neighbors.

If you’d like to learn more on how you can support local farms, visit 21 Acres for some great information on what you can do to help. We look forward to seeing you this year for our seasonal Celebration events.

#ThinkLocal

September 17, 2022

Celebrate the season by exploring the beautiful Sammamish Valley during the annual Sammamish Valley Alliance (SVA) Fall Harvest Celebration, Saturday, September 17th. Stop by the local farm stands, markets and stores that showcase local agriculture in the Valley. Home base for this free SVA event will be at 21 Acres, located at 13701 NE 171st Street in Woodinville; and as host for the event, they are happy to welcome back SVA President Tom Quigley on the outdoor patio with his 100 year-old apple press. Come lend a hand at several pressings throughout the day, enjoy fresh tastes, and visit with some new vendors and fan favorites on the patio from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

If you’re interested in a volunteer opportunity, you can get your hands dirty and plant for pollinators during the special “Plantapalooza” this day also at 21 Acres from 10 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. Registration is required as space is limited.

For additional locations during the Valley Celebration, check out the individual links below to see what activities are planned along with information on business hours for the day and throughout the fall season. We encourage you to purchase local, fresh, pesticide-free food that’s grown right in our own neighborhoods while enjoying the beauty of the Valley as you wander around. Whether you grab some veggies at the farm market, get a jar of honey or jam at your favorite farm store or pick up a gorgeous bouquet from a street side farm stand, your local purchase will impact the economic vitality of the entire Sammamish Valley.

All ages are welcome and activities are free. And, as we strive to ensure a long-term growing season, bringing peace, health and happiness to our friends and neighbors, plan to support the Valley’s agricultural community throughout the fall and winter.

**Please Note: Days, hours and activities vary by location.

SVA has been working in the Valley for many years with a dedicated group of farmers and business owners to enrich the public’s knowledge regarding local, sustainable, small-farm agriculture. Sammamish Valley Celebrations, presented by SVA with support from the King County Alan Painter Grant Program and Olympic Nursery, Inc., is a series of seasonal events held in spring, summer and fall, created to share the natural beauty and assets of the valley with our community and visitors alike.

If you’d like to see more, visit About Farms to access a complete list of our local Farms.

For more information about SVA and the Sammamish Valley Celebrations, e-mail bvanderloop.sva@gmail.com.

 

Support Your Local Farmers

Celebrate Fall
13701 NE 171st St. Woodinville, WA

21 Acres is home-base for this SVA event. We welcome back SVA President Tom Quigley on the outdoor patio with his 100 year-old apple press. Come lend a hand at several pressings throughout the day, enjoy fresh tastes, and visit with some new vendors and fan favorites on the patio from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. And, you can support local farmers and shop in the 21 Acres Market four days a week: Wed.-Fri. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. See you on campus!

Off the Branch Farm

Call for Hours (425) 883-1286: See a 117-year old cider press at work. Seasonal Offerings: Fresh Pressed Apple Cider, Spiced Cider, Farm Fresh Pastured Eggs, Fine Chocolates, Organic Cheese, Raw Honey, Apple Butter, Apple Sauce, Jam, Fruit Leather, Dehydrated Apple Slices, Dried Cherries, 2 year aged Apple Cider, Vinegar Cherries.

Farm Drive

Sammamish Valley Farm

Forty-Two Acre Cooperative Farm
16215 140th Place NE

Sammamish Valley Farm is home to Tonemaker Farm Stand and Viva Farm King County’s Student and Incubator Farms offering CSA subscriptions. See further listings through About Farms

14062 Northeast 145th Street, Woodinville

Bringing a slice of serenity to the Woodinville Tourist District, a place for families, couples, visitors and locals to stop in, slow down, breathe in relaxing aromas, take a walk around our cut flower plots and get lost in our sunflower gardens. Walk miles of trails, cut your own fresh bouquet and visit our gift shop. We can’t wait to see you there! (Pumpkin Farm, Puzzle Patch and Corn Maze all open in late September; check the website or IG account for updates.)

14017 NE 124th St., Redmond

Shop local gifts and goods, organic produce, fruits, and more! Partnering with Sound Bites Delivers our Farm Stand offers our field’s organic produce, locally sourced foods & gifts, eggs, honey, fresh cut flowers, vegetable starts, and more! Visit our website hours, updates and vendor highlights all season long. Come see all we have to offer! (Offering CSA subscriptions.)

1625 140th Place NE

Farm Fresh Organic Fruit and Produce. The Farm features approximately sixteen certified organic acres with crops being grown on seven. The Farm Stand in Woodinville is no open 5 days a week: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in addition to its weekend hours. Look for the five-day a week schedule to remain through Thanksgiving. Freestone peaches, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and more will be on the shelves. (Contact the farm stand to see what’s available.  and visit the website for updates and current information.)

Viva Farms-King County Student Farm & Farm Business Incubator
16215 140th Place NE

In partnership with SAgE Collaborative (Sustainable Agriculture Education), our King county location is in the Sammamish Valley on the urban fringe of the greater Seattle metropolitan area. Like our original Skagit Valley farm business incubator, the Woodinville site offers land, equipment, infrastructure and training for beginning farmers to launch independent farm businesses. The urban incubator is comprised of smaller-scale and more intensive farming operations that reflect the location of the site and proximity to a larger urban center.

Open Air Market
Festival Street, Downtown Woodinville

Eat Local–Eat Fresh–Eat Well. The market operates each Saturday from 10am to 3pm through September. Offering fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, handmade arts & crafts, along with entertaining musical acts, fun kids’ activities, and engaging community programs! Featured on Sat., Sept. 17th: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., POP: Nutrition in Colors and Nature Vision; then 12:30-2:30 p.m. Music by Russell Hendrix.

Visit the new location on Festival Street in Downtown Woodinville adjacent to the sports fields, next to District Flats Apartments.