Public can visit working farms during ‘Harvest Celebration Tour’

On Saturday, between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., 27 diverse working farms – including three Auburn locations – will open their gates for the 10th annual Harvest Celebration Farm Tour.

The tour is presented by Washington State University King County Extension, in partnership with King County.

The tour includes a look at: The Little Farm at Windwater (20621 SE Green Valley Road, Auburn; Moonshadow Alpaca Ranch, 17110 SE 384th St, Auburn; and Trees ‘n Bees, Inc., 34747 162nd Ave SE, Auburn.

The free event features hayrides, kids’ activities, farm animals, fresh produce, live music and chef cooking demonstrations. It’s an opportunity for citizens to meet local farmers, taste farm-fresh food, learn farm stewardship skills, and walk the fields of local farms.

“Support for local agriculture is at the heart of developing a sustainable community,” said Councilmember Kathy Lambert, who represents the Snoqualmie Valley and Sammamish Valley agricultural areas. “Locally grown food is fresher, healthier and requires fewer natural resources for transportation and packaging. We are fortunate to have such productive agricultural areas so close and accessible to our large urban centers. The Harvest Celebration is a good opportunity to recognize the contributions of farmers to our quality of life.”

For more information on Harvest Celebration Day, visit the WSU King County Extension webpage at: