After taking the week off for the Independence Day holiday, Enumclaw Plateau Farmers’ Market is ramping up for the full on summer harvest. Blueberries galore! Multiple vendors will have blueberries this week, and others will feature them as ingredients. Seek them out and you will not be disappointed. We also have a few new vendors… Continue reading Week 5 – Blueberries are ON!
Lance Smith and Brian Jones of S Bar J Farmstead in Enumclaw, have lived in their 108-year-old farmhouse for five years with their now ten-year-old twins. Although their farm operation is focused primarily on providing healthy meats and produce for their own family today, they are raising sheep for lamb meat, which is USDA processed and sold through L & B… Continue reading Board Profile: Secretary Lance Smith
At a young age, Julie Kintzi began to notice the disappearance of farmland in the Kent valley, and then the paving of some of the finest farming land in Pierce County for warehouses and the sale of prime farmland in our area to development. While not all kids would be thinking about the impact of… Continue reading Board Profile: Vice President Julie Kintzi of “Cart before Horse” Farm
Tom and Darlene Silliman never set out to be farmers, but like many of the vendors at Enumclaw Plateau Farmers’ Market, they are deeply concerned about knowing where their food comes from. When they brought home their baby to their 13-acre farm in Enumclaw, they were determined to control what they were eating. So what… Continue reading Vendor Spotlight: Meadowwood Farm
As a programmer for Microsoft, following a career in the Air Force, Joyce Behrendt remembers joking on stressful days in the office that she was going to leave and just become a chicken farmer. Having been raised in Auburn, Washington, she didn’t really mean it, but after retiring from Microsoft, she found herself on 10… Continue reading Board & Vendor Profile: Ode to Joy Farm