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The End of a Hot Summer = a Delicious Harvest Time at Seattle Tilth

August 31st, 2014 by master

Seattle Tilth’s Annual Fair Celebrates Our Local Harvest Season

Now in its 27th year, the family friendly Tilth Harvest Fair is back and overflowing with a bountiful harvest this Saturday, September 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.at Meridian Park

How lucky are we to live in a city with such a vibrant farming and gardening community! It’s a place where a next door neighbor may be growing prized tomato’s or a friend down the way might drop off a basket of sweet peas. It’s also a place that you can easily make a meal with all local ingredients.

Seattle Tilth has been providing hands-on education in organic agriculture for 36 years. It is with this commitment to sustainability that they put on the Seattle Tilth’s Harvest FairWith fun activities and great community, it’s a great way to enjoy harvest season and celebrate our amazingly fertile place on the map.

Seattle Tilth’s Harvest Fair
Saturday, September 6; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Meridian Park (4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle)
Get directions.
Facebook event.

The Harvest Fair isn’t just for the green thumbs and their fans, it’s also a great opportunity to see some live music, join a parade, press cider from local apples and hang out with and even meet some neighbors! With all the deliciousness around making your mouths water, food truck and booths will be there to fill your bellies.

Kids will love the opportunity to nuzzle a goat or chicken, make an herb crown, and everyone can learn about farm crafts, native and edible plants, garden supplies and sustainable goods. You can also learn tips for canning and cooking — or bring goods to trade at the barter organized by Backyard Barter.

get your snuggle on with some farm friends

See the full schedule of activities and the list of participating farmers, vendors and organizations.

Activities include:

  • Workshops
  • Live music
  • Local food trucks and tents
  • Organic farmers market
  • Urban farm demonstration
  • Sustainable vendors
  • Kids parade (noon)
  • Barter (1-3 p.m.)
  • Canning and cooking demonstrations
  • Cider pressing
  • DIY herb crowns
  • Seed swap
  • Raffle
  • Kids crafts in the children’s garden

As with all local community events, it’s volunteers like YOU that make it all happen; plus, it’s a fun way to participate. Sign-up to volunteer!

Sponsors including PCC Natural MarketsBig Dipper Wax Works and media sponsor KUOW.

Admission is free but donations are encouraged at the entrances to help cover event costs.

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Picture-perfect Wallingford Kiddies Parade

July 10th, 2010 by master

Updated: With the weather in the 80s, well over a thousand people gathered to watch the 61st annual Wallingford Kiddies Parade this morning.

Drill teams (lots of them this year), bands, schools, the Seafair Pirates and Blue Thunder were among those who marched in the parade. The All City band (above) put on quite a show in front of the QFC.

Cub Scout Pack 144 kicked off the parade with the red, white and blue.

And like every year, kids rode in wagons, toy cars and all kinds of fancy vehicles.

One of the highlight performances came from The Dolls Drill Team, which dazzled the crowd with quick steps and twirling parasols. (Video below).

Also a drill team, the Electronetts wore pink costumes that lit up the parade.

Family, friends and neighbors lined the street to watch the big event.

The kiddies parade is a Seafair event, after all, and a few kids played the part.

Kids with Jae Hun Kim Tae Kwon Do broke boards for the enthusiastic crowd.

One of the Seafair Clowns, (mostly) on good behavior.

This little girl stopped on her bike to pose for a photo.

And we can’t resist posting this photo of a girl in her wagon.

Here’s video of the Blue Thunder, the Seahawks drum line, as well as The Dolls Drill team as they performed for the judges. What a show!

For lots more photos of the parade, take a look at the album we posted on our Facebook page (and become a fan, if you’re not already.) And scroll below or click here for photos from the Street Fair.

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Scenes from the Wallingford Street Fair

July 10th, 2010 by master

After the parade, families poured into the Wallingford Street Fair along Wallingford Ave. to shop, play games and chow down.

Via Tribunali’s mobile pizza oven, Mighty-O Donuts and Whidbey Island Ice Cream were among the food vendors.

For the kids, the ponies were a big hit, as you can imagine.

Some danced to the live music outside of Wallingford Center.

And for those who were there later in the afternoon, a special surprise treat — free cupcakes from Trophy.

A special thanks to the Wallingford Neighborhood Office, and it was great meeting so many of you today! (My Wallingford was a sponsor of today’s event.)

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