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Local Chefs for Local Farms at Crush
Monday, December 10, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (WET)
Local Chefs for Local Farms brings together chef, farmer and eater to enjoy a seasonal local feast and deepen the connection to the source of our food. Local farmers, Dan and Kim Hulse of Tahoma Farms will be speaking alongside Chef Jason and PCC Farmland Trust – discussing the benefits and challenges of eating and growing local, organic food. Tickets are $85 per person and include tax & gratuity. This does not include a donation to PCC Farmland Trust, but you may add a charitable gift at the time of registration.
Please contact Maura Rendes at 206-547-9855 with any questions about the event.
Chef Jason Wilson
Dan and Kim Hulse, Tahoma Farms
Kim and Dan Hulse are “first generation” family farmers who combine marketing savvy with a passion for the land as part of a pioneering effort to re-vitalize agriculture in Western Washington.
Dan learned the produce industry as a warehouse manager for Organically Grown Company, one of our region’s largest organic produce distributors. The couple met in 2003 while working at Terry’s Berries in the Puyallup Valley. The following year they leased five acres of land near Enumclaw in east King County to begin their own farm, and they started Terra Organics, a home delivery service to provide a market for their crops and select produce from other organic farms.
With their hands-on farming experience and background in organic produce marketing, in 2009 Kim and Dan made the bold step of purchasing one of three parcels at Orting Valley Farms, a 100-acre former dairy preserved by the PCC Farmland Trust in collaboration with the Washington State Wildlife & Recreation Program and Pierce County Conservation Futures Program. The PCC Farmland Trust secured a conservation easement on the land, ensuring that it is saved for organic production forever and making it affordable to a new generation of farmers.
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PCC Farmland Trust
PCC Farmland Trust secures, preserves and stewards threatened farmland in the Northwest, ensuring that generations of local farmers productively farm using sustainable, organic growing methods.