Get Fresh!

Summer Steenbarger of Dee Creek Farm, Anne Lawrence of Storytree Farm and Erin Harwood of Garden Delights CSA and Herb Farm are holding their second F.A.R.M. (Farm Advocates Regionally Meet) event on June 21. Last October, the local farmers held their first annual Stocking Up event, where folks could purchase months worth of food for preserving from several different sources and make farmer connections.

On this year’s Summer Solstice, the trio is hosting Get Fresh with your F.A.R.M, an event where people can bring their home-canned goods for swapping with others to refresh the pantry and make room for this year’s harvest.

The canning swap is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and a Washington State University Master Food Preserver will be on hand to test your pressure canner for the season. From 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., there will be a workshop on “old school preserving” including fermenting, oil-sealing, drying and so on.

There will be a resource table for learning about local farms and possibly bonus glassware to take home.

This event is free and open to the public. Donations accepted. Location to be announced soon. Check for more information, or email

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