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March 2014 Flood

As the season winds down, attention turns to prepping the farm for a Snoqualmie River flood. Maybe it will happen, maybe it won’t, but we make sure we’re prepared. Vehicles and equipment are moved to the highest possible ground and roads are covered. This year, our efforts were rewarded with a small flood and we are grateful for it. Floods drown dreaded pest larva and deliver minerals to our fields. Trust us, our 2014 crops of summer and winter squash … read more…

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2013 SowDown ~ Photos and gratitude

What a lovely day we had for our 2nd annual Spring SowDown! We couldn’t have had better weather or more fun… and we have some great pictures to prove it! Thanks to all who joined us and made it such a wonderful event… Heidi Bohan ~ Native Edibles Foraging walk Amy Pennington Go Go Green Garden ~ Container gardening Dr. Doug Parker-Collins of WSU Small Farm Ext. ~ Worms! Portage Bay Grange ~ Backyard animals & Greenbeds Cedarcrest HS Future Farmers of … read more…

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Asparagus at Oxbow!

What’s better than delicious veg that you plant every spring and enjoy throughout the season? Perennial veg that will feed you for decades without the need for re-seeding! That’s right, here on the Oxbow Kids Farm, we love our perennials. Rhubarb and cardoons have been making appearances in our CSA boxes and market displays for years, but this season, we’ve started a whole new venture–purple asparagus! Because the only thing we love more than perennials, is purple perennials. (I like to say … read more…

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Learning Opportunities for Aspiring Farmers

In years past, Snoqualmie Valley has been home to a local chapter of the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT). CRAFT is a national program with independent regional chapters which operate as cooperative networks for enhancing the educational opportunities for farm interns and apprentices. In other words, CRAFT creates a platform upon which aspiring farmers ca garner as much diversified knowledge as possible throughout the season from experienced farmers. After a several year lull in activity, CRAFT is being … read more…

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From Winter to Summer Overnight

Happy Monday, Oxbow fans! I’m sure I’m not the only one who is sitting here in awe of the spontaneously summer-esque weather that has come our way over this past week. What a crazy place we live in where snowy mornings can turn to sunny afternoons so quickly! The Pacific Northwest never ceases to amaze me. In any case, spring has most certainly sprung here at Oxbow, so much so that it feels more and more like summer everyday. As … read more…

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Spring SowDown Festival Returns

It’s time for our 2nd annual SowDown on the Farm! Sunday, May 5th from 10 am – 2 pm Tickets are $5 and are on sale through Brown Paper Tickets Get your tickets today!   Meet your farmers and get a glimpse of what life is like on the farm in Spring! Come see where your food starts! Explore, plant, learn, and celebrate! We have lots of fun activities to learn about gardening, worms, chicks, bunnies and bees. Explore and forage for … read more…

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SowDown on the Farm Pictures & Resource Guide

Our first annual SowDown on the Farm was a wild success!! We want to thank EVERYONE who participated. We also wanted to provide you with information on our fellow SowDown participants so you can keep in touch with them (see below). These folks, along with many others, keep our local food system strong and vibrant, and for that we are grateful!! Please check out the photo gallery here and a very special thanks to Robin Woelz of RobinMarie Photography for capturing such … read more…

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