Northwest NEWS

September 25, 2000

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Down on the farm fun for the whole family

Join farmers for a day of celebration as seven farms and nurseries in the beautiful Tualco Valley area near Monroe open their gates for tours, demonstrations, educational displays and lots of fresh air.
   The farms participating are Alden Potato Farm, 19604 Tualco Rd., Willie Green's Organic Farm, 19501 Tualco Rd., Frohning, 19524 Tualco Loop Rd., and Werkhoven Dairies, 17829 Tualco Loop Rd., Snow's Berries, 18401 Tualco Loop Rd., and Rambling Rose, 19317 Tualco Rd. and Western Nursery Sales, 18510 SR 203.
   Two are Heritage Farms, having been operated within the same family for 100 years. Admission to the farms is free.
   There will also be a "Harvest Farmers Market" at the historic Tualco Grange Hall, originally a schoolhouse built in 1907. The Grange Hall is located south of Monroe, west of State Route 203 at 18933 Tualco Road. Produce and other farm-produced items will be offered for sale. Honeybee and beef displays and candle, soap making & weaving demonstrations will be featured, as well. This event is also being promoted as a bicycling and walking tour.
   Several other farms in Snohomish County will be open also, including, Biringer Farm, Bob's Corn, Carleton Farm, Craven Pumpkin Patch, Kurt's Produce, The Farm, Foster's "Train Corn Maze", Hagen Farm & Market, and Stocker Farms featuring corn mazes, pumpkin patches, u-pick, hay rides, food and kids activities. Maps may be picked up at the Tualco Grange Hall, all participating farms, the Snohomish & Monroe Chambers of Commerce, Dell's Farm Supply in Monroe and 128th St. Visitor Information Center.
  
   and WSU Co-op Extension in S. Everett, Snohomish County Administration Building-4th Floor and the Sno-Isle Natural Foods Co-op in Downtown Everett. Tour information will also be available on two websites: cascadeharvest.org and pugetsoundfresh.com.
  
   This event is being presented by the Farmers & Growers of Snohomish County & the Cascade Harvest Coalition, Assisted by the Snohomish County Planning and Development Services & the Snohomish Conservation
   District.