– “Going, going….”
“The Seattle Times recently published an article by business reporter Mike Rosenberg on our state’s latest gold rush, farms. It won’t surprise any supporters of farmland preservation to hear this, but it adds to the urgency of protecting farms for farming, while we still can.
You can read the entire article HERE. The following is an excerpt:
‘You know about home prices and rents soaring across the Puget Sound region and Washington — but you might be surprised at the latest type of property to get swept up in the state’s real-estate wave: farms.
The average sale price of high-quality Washington farmland has increased 25 percent in the last year, and is up 47 percent in the last four years, according to new data from Farmers National Company. …
City folk might not think much about farmland, but it’s a big deal across Washington. The state has 14.7 million acres of farms — the size of about 270 Seattles. And costs for farmers can factor into how much you pay for that Honeycrisp apple at the grocery store, the summer squash at the farmers market or a local cabernet at the tasting room. …'”
– “Farms Forever Tickets Now Available!” for Oct 8, 2016 4:30 PM
“Rarely can a meal be any more local than the annual South of the Sound Community Farm Land Trust farm-to-table dinner. Enjoy local products direct from our farms with each course carefully prepared by a different featured local chef(s). The dinner tickets include regional wines, cider and beer.
[Oct 8, 2016 4:30 PM] Early Bird tickets are just $60 each (non-member rate at $70).
Silent auction before the dinner while appetizers are served, quick update on the most recent farm preservation successes!”