While we hate to see the summer go, one of our favorite parts about fall is when families come visit the farm to pick pumpkins and tour the farm on a hayride. This is a part of the Skagit Valley's Festival of Family Farms, and we're thrilled to be participating again this year at our home farm.
This is the same farm that was started by Gene Kahn thirty-eight years ago. Gene, an idealistic 24-year-old grad-school dropout, wanted to make a difference, so he set out to farm organically on a little stretch of land next to the Skagit River in the Cascade Mountains of Washington. Today Cascadian Farm is recognized as a pioneer in converting conventional farms to organic.
On Saturday & Sunday, Oct 2nd-3rd Cascadian Farm will be participating in the 12th annual Festival of Family Farms, and Farmer Jim will be giving farm tours via hayride both days. If you're in the area, you won't want to miss this chance to learn about organic farming, and how we use the natural ecosystems of the Cascade forests around our farm to feed healthy soil, and grow healthy crops. You can also grab your Halloween pumpkins from our pumpkin patch!
If you're in the area, we hope you'll stop by our farm, as well as some of our neighbors' farms here in the Skagit Valley. But no matter where you live, we hope you'll get out to a local farm this fall with your family. Check out the fall colors surrounding your local pumpkin patch, or apple orchard.
If you have ideas for family fun during the fall, please share them in the comments below, or on our Facebook wall!
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