Susie Kyle, Yelm Farmer’s Market participant
The City of Yelm has recently been touting the Yelm Farmers’ Market success in their first year of operation, which is cause to highlight an individual who has been active around here for so many years in bringing locally-grown, quality food products to the public, Susie Kyle.
Kyle has recently started:
“Local Flavors Market – ‘Ready to Eat’, Artisan Foods“
“A brand line of products to support local small farms and food systems.”
“Rest assured that I will be continuing producing my products and building my business as my budget allows. The good news is that Im now able to keep my top 5 products in stores since I had to limit production,” quoting Ms. Kyle.
You’ll find Local Flavors products at the 4 stores I sell to:
– Yelm Food Co-op,
– Olympia Local Foods,
– Good Health Nutrition in Centralia, and
– Jeremy’s Mainstreet Market in Chehalis,
and during the season at the Yelm Farmers Market.
John Dodge filed this report in The Olympian December 15:
“Soundings: Love of locally grown food binds Savor South Sound”
“About 50 people knitted together by their love of food grown, processed and prepared locally gathered at the Thurston County Fairgrounds this month to both celebrate agricultural diversity in South Sound and explore the future of the local food economy.
By the end of the night, the diversity of South Sound agriculture was better understood, but what the future holds for the local-food movement remains a mystery.
The farmers, chefs and restaurateurs at Savor South Sound hosted by the Port of Olympia, the Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor & Convention Bureau and WSU Thurston County Extension are passionate about what they grow and cook. They also displayed their independence and offered a wide range of business models and goals.
A panel discussion involving active participants in the local farm and food economy illustrated that visions of the future are many, and not necessarily shared. Its going to take a big incubator to hatch all their ideas.”