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Farm Walk - Integrated Green Approach to Growing, Packing and Marketing Organic Berries in the Skagit Valley

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Farm Walk - Integrated Green Approach to Growing, Packing and Marketing Organic Berries in the Skagit Valley

Time: August 2, 2013 from 6pm to 7pm
Location: J4 Berry Ranch, LLC
Street: 16645 Jungquist Rd.
City/Town: Mt. Vernon
Website or Map: http://www.tilthproducers.org
Event Type: educational
Organized By: Seattle Tilth
Latest Activity: Aug 3, 2013

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Join us at the peak of harvest to learn about J4 Ranch’s organic berry production with John Rogers and Jose Fernandez.  J4 Ranch realized their mission to convert a conventional apple and raspberry farm into a 100% certified organic, top quality blue-, black- and raspberry operation. Commitment and attention to organic values guide their farm and business plans, including USDA organic certification, and Salmon Safe practices. Walk the 103 acre farm and learn about J4’s earth-friendly, agricultural practices: how they use satellites for farm design and tractor work to reduce fuel use; their quality water sourcing; local marketing; and continuing their history of strong employee relations. See how they are realizing their dream to extend the health and well being of life.

 

Ben Goe, Produce Manager at the 11,000-membership, 40-year-old Skagit Valley Food Cooperative (SVFC), will be on hand to describe successful organic berry marketing from packing, packaging, presentation and delivery for freshness and quality.  After the farm walk, there will be an opportunity to visit the SVFC produce department with Ben.

$25 for non-members.

$15 for Tilth Producer members, students and interns.

$5 additional late fee for day-of registration. 

Register at www.tilthproducers.org

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