Northwest NEWS

April 29, 2002


Jubilee Farm hosts May Day celebration

The public is invited to join the staff, members and friends of Jubilee Farm on Saturday, May 4, as they welcome spring with their 7th annual May Day celebration. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to the public.
   Included in the day's activities are farm tours, hayrides, children's Maypole dance (1 p.m.), Carnation Clippers 4-H demonstration, kids' seed planting activities and, of course, the "kids' assisted" feeding of farm animals. There will also be one event which may be the first-ever, Snoqualmie Valley "Farm Olympics."
   As a featured, day-long activity, the farm will be honored with the presence of two local clubs that represent agricultural techniques from the past. The Northwest Draft Horse Association and the Northwest Vintage Iron club will both be demonstrating their skills at plowing as they nurture, preserve and practice traditional farming methods.
   Lunch will be available from friends at the Skagit River Ranch, a farm in Sedro Woolley that specializes in Certified Organic beef and chicken.
   Jubilee Farm is the home of Snoqualmie Valley's largest and oldest Community Supported Project. Information will be available for those who want to learn about how this "subscription farming" works. But the focus of the day is the earth, the horses, the antique tractors and, of course, the kids' May Pole.
   Jubilee Farm is located at 229 West Snoqualmie River Road N.E., Carnation. To get there from Carnation, head south over the Tolt River Bridge, turn right on Tolt Hill Road, cross the bridge, then turn left on W. Snoqualmie Valley Road. The farm is approximately four miles south. For information, call (425) 222-4558 or e-mail