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Washington agriculture organizations offer learning experience to the public

 


Tilth Producers of Washington and Washington State University’s Small Farms Program is inviting the public to tour Spokane Family Farm as part of their 2014 Farm Walk Educational Series. Spokane Family Farm is located at 21715 W. Coulee Hite Road just passed the Deep Creek community and north of U.S. Highway 2.

The tour takes place Monday, July 28 from 12:30 – 4 p.m. Cost is $20 for Tilth Producer members, students and interns and $30 for non-members. Sign in and bring your own lunch, beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Pre-registration is encouraged to avoid a $5 late fee on the day of the tour. Registration can be done online at http://www.tilthproducers.org, by calling (206) 632-7506 or by mailing a check to Tilth Producers of Washington, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. North, #305, Seattle, WA 98103.

Spokane Family Farm utilizes renewable agriculture practices to benefit dairymen and livestock, as well as save energy to create a smaller carbon footprint. The cows are part of a third-generation practice, which includes top genetics, humane treatment, nutritious feed and low stress management.

These practices along with the choice to “minimally” process the dairy products using low temperature pasteurization right on the farm offers consumers the highest quality local milk.

The tour includes learning about Spokane Family Farm operators Trish and Tim Hutchins practices in dairy herd management, utilization of sustainable energy and production of high quality milk. The Hutchins will demonstrate the cheese-making process and attendees will receive some Spokane Family Farm milk and rennet culture to experiment with cheese-making at home.

 

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