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Spring into the Bainbridge Island Food Fair!

Spring-into-island-food-fairFind vegetable starts for your garden, meet local food producers and taste their wares, learn how to join a CSA, and much more at the first annual Spring into Island Food Fair on Saturday April 4 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Bainbridge Island Grange Hall, 10340 Madison Ave NE.

Vegetable gardeners will have the opportunity to select from a large selection of garden starts from Bainbridge Island’s Butler Green Farms. Several varieties of kale, plus peas, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuces, bok choi, chard, cabbage, beets and spinach starts will be available for purchase. All start sales will benefit the Bainbridge Island Grange.

In recent years, the number of food products being made on Bainbridge Island has grown dramatically. Jams and jellies made with Island-grown fruit, spice mixes using locally-grown herbs, sausage from local pigs, sauerkraut, wines, and much more are now available from area producers. Attendees to the event will have the opportunity to meet the producers, taste their products, and purchase product to take home. Participants include Bainbridge Island Vineyards (BILA Community Partner!), Jake’s Pickup, Holly Lane Gardens (BILA Member!), Sweetlife Farm, and many more,

In addition, there will be representatives from local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs. CSA’s offer a weekly share of a farm’s production in exchange for an annual fee. In addition to produce farmers such as Butler Green Farm, Farmhouse Organics, Heyday Farm, and Persephone Farm, there is also a Community Supported Shellfish Farm offering fresh oysters from Island beaches.

The event is sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Grange Hall, Butler Green Farm, and Sound Food.

This article was taken from the Local Food Sound Food Blog.

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The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association (BILA) is comprised of 25 vacation rentals, guest houses, bed and breakfasts (B&B), boutique hotels, inns and cottages on Bainbridge Island, in Washington State. BILA is dedicated to bringing you quality accommodation on our beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest. Visit our website for Bainbridge Island events and attractions, and of course, for your vacation rentals.


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