October 16, 2016 — Auburn, WA
Please mark your calendars for the 6th Annual Young Farmers Mixer with the Washington Young Farmers Coalition, it’ll be a grand ol’ time.
Farmers – and their friends – of all ages are welcome. Please spread the word.
WAYFC 6th Annual Mixer
When: Sunday October 16, 2016
3PM Farm tour, 5PM mixer
Where: Seattle Tilth Farm Works at Red Barn Ranch, 17601 S.E. Lake Moneysmith Rd., Auburn, WA 98092
What: Spit roast! Potluck! Beverages! Cider pressing! Music and square dancing! Celebration all around!
You should bring: A potluck dish and your own tableware. Your friends. Definitely your dancing shoes. Camping gear if you’d like to stay overnight. Stories from the farm season and general good cheer.
We are a grassroots organization both for and by young & beginning farmers in Washington state. We are young growers and their supporters living, learning and working in Washington.
Our mission is to recruit, support and promote beginning farmers in Washington State.
- Supports Washington’s beginning farmers in creating a vital statewide agrarian revival by offering unique social and educational events, enabling access to critical resources, and fostering a strong community of allies.
- Works to encourage socializing, networking, and skill sharing among young farmers and their mentors.
- Strives to raise awareness about issues and barriers facing young farmers, and to compile resources relevant to current and prospective farmers.
- Partners with other compatible organizations in order to promote access to farm land, organize financial support for beginning growers, and leverage the voice of young farmers to affect change at the policy level.
We aim to foster and develop the burgeoning community of experienced young growers in Washington; provide material, organizational and educational support; and facilitate action toward an abundant, just and food-secure future.
Our goal is to recruit, support and promote Washington’s young farmers. This website, and the group itself, are in their beginning phases. It’s a great time to get involved and help create an exciting & meaningful coalition. Get on our listserv or come to our next meeting!
We are a state chapter of the National Young Farmers Coalition.