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What's up at the Fair Ag Tent?
Agricultural Tent Demonstrations and talks:
11:30 a.m. — Cooking with Local Foods: Bill Messick of Coho Restaurant will cook up his version of delightful dishes with local ingredients
1 p.m. — Flower Arranging: Susie Wampler of Sweet Berry Farm always wows with her elegant and inspiring arrangements—learn her magic!
3 p.m. — Farmed Salmon: Longtime salmon recovery advocate Barbara Rosenkotter will discuss the potential impacts of salmon farming on the Salish Sea environment.
11:30 a.m. — Cooking with Local Foods: To Be Announced
1 p.m. — Historic Fruits of the San Juans: Madrona Murphy, botanist and genetic technician for Kwiaht, will elaborate the rich legacy of historic San Juan archipelago fruits, including our very own Orcas Pear!
3 p.m. — Seed Saving: Come hear Charlie Behnke of the Lopez Community Land Trust Seed Library explain the whys and wherefores of seed saving.
11:30 a.m. — Cooking with Local Foods: Gretchen Allison, formerly of Duck Soup Inn, will delight us with farmers’ market vegetable tempura with dipping sauces.
1 p.m. — Shrubs, Switchels, & Bitters: Historic Elixirs: What the heck is a switchel? Find out when Kari Koski of Kari’s Island Elixirs explains her local concoctions!
3 p.m. — Local & Regional Cheeses: Come taste and see the delights of local and regional cow and goat cheeses with Richard Daly of San Juan Cheese.
11:30 a.m. — Cooking with Local Foods: See how easy it is to incorporate juicing with local fruits and vegetables into your life with Jeff Altman of the Green House Café!
1 p.m. — Farm to Market: Local historian and coordinator of Island Grown Boyd Pratt will explain how farmers got their crops to market in the past and what locally-grown marketing looks like now.
3 p.m. — Fascinating Fungi: Curious about local mushroom growing? Come find out from Amanda Zee and David Clausen of Sweet Earth Farm!