Sammamish Valley Celebrates Summer

Message to the Community

Join us at the  Sammamish Valley Alliance (SVA) Summer Celebration.  Help us support our local small farms and businesses throughout every season! Make sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming Celebration events:

Sammamish Valley Summer Picnic & Celebration, Saturday, July 20th; and, Sammamish Valley Harvest Celebration & Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In, October 12.

Plan to join us as we strive to ensure a long-term growing season, bringing peace, health and happiness to all of our friends and neighbors.

Summer Picnic & Celebration 2024

Pack a picnic and join us at 21 Acres for lots of fun in the beautiful Sammamish Valley for the Summer Picnic and Celebration, Saturday, July 20th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Woodinville. Come enjoy a day on the farm – it’s free for all ages – play yard games, take a self-guided tour and shop from our artisan craft vendors. Special highlight of the day is the anticipated return of John the Falconer and His Birds of Prey.

Support our farmers and purchase your fresh picnic items from your local farm market, farm store or farm stand. Summer brings a bounty of fruit and produce; your picnic basket will showcase the summer harvest with the colors of the season! Our farm partners strive to bring Sammamish Valley neighbors and friends the knowledge and resources to discover where, and how, food is grown and the agricultural connection to our community.

Here’s the schedule for the day:

  • 10-2:30 Grange Heritage Garden self-guided tour, or guided on the hour
  • 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.: John the Falconer and His Birds of Prey
  • 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Artisan Craft Vendors
  • 1:00 p.m.: Green Building Tour
  • 2:00 p.m.: 21 Acres Farm and Garden Tour

Check-in at the SVA table during the event and be entered to win a Picnic Basket loaded with Market goodies including a Farm Market Gift Certificate for local berries and produce. Winner will be announced at 2:45 p.m. prior to the event closing. (Need not be present to win.)

21 Acres is located at 13701 NE 171st St., Woodinville WA  98072. The Summer Picnic is presented by Sammamish Valley Alliance, 21 Acres, and Sammamish Valley Grange. Support comes from the King County Department of Local Services-Community Service Areas Program, their Alan M. Painter Community Engagement Grant and Olympic Nursery.

Support Your Local Farmers

Center for Local Food & Sustainable Living
13701 NE 171st St. Woodinville

21 Acres is pleased to be the host location for the Sammamish Valley Summer Picnic., Sat., July 20th, 10am-3p.m. Read more above for all the activities planned throughout the day. And click here for info on the featured vendors during the Celebration.

The 21 Acres local foods Farm Market is loaded with fresh, locally-grown produce and much more. We’re open year-round: Wednesday through Friday, 11 to 6; and Saturdays, 10 to 4. See you on campus!

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

Viva Farms King County 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.

Farm Drive

Sammamish Valley Farm

Forty-Two Acre Cooperative Farm
16215 140th Place NE

Sammamish Valley Farm is home to Tonemaker Farm Stand, Viva Farm King County’s Student Farm and Farm Business Incubator, and the Sammamish Valley Grange Heritage Gardens.

These acres, and neighboring farms, are in the Sammamish Valley APD. Background: In efforts to protect the agricultural economy within the Sammamish Valley, King County created the Farmland Preservation Program, resulting in designating five Agricultural Production Districts (APD’s) of which the Sammamish Valley was the first priority. This APD is the smallest with approximately 1,000 acres located along the Sammamish River bordered by the Cities of Woodinville, Redmond and Kirkland, in unincorporated King County.

See additional Sammamish Valley farm listings at About Farms.

Sammamish Farms

Find us at the Woodinville Farmers Market on Saturdays. We grow fresh, local and delicious vegetables. In 2022 our farm produced 57 varieties of produce over a nine month season.

14017 NE 124th St., Redmond

A group of people passionate about organic farming, local sourcing, and closing the loop on sustainability. Check out the Farm Stand (look for the red barn) seasonally Tuesday through Sunday, 10-5.

1625 140th Place NE

Farm Fresh Organic Fruit and Produce. Visit website for current Farm Stand Hours and information.

The Sammamish Valley Grange Heritage Garden is a unique display garden featuring large engraved boulders and a vast assortment of herbs, ornamental grasses, and pollinator plants. Located on private farmland in the Sammamish Valley, this garden is a place of reflection and inspiration, but also part of a productive culinary and medicinal herb business.

Jot us a note if you’re interested in volunteering on this privately managed Farm and Garden located in the heart of the Sammamish Valley adjacent to, and accessible only via, the Sammamish Valley River Trail.

Woodinville Farmers Market

Open Air Market; Located on Festival Street, Downtown Woodinville

The Woodinville Farmers Market offers fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, handmade arts & crafts, and more. The market operates each Saturday from 10am to 3pm between May and September. Located on Festival Street in Downtown Woodinville adjacent to the sports fields, next to District Flats Apartments.