Chicken Processing From Pasture to Plate Draws a Crowd in Sequim

Chicken Processing From Pasture to Plate Workshop Clallam County

KPGC Members, Stuart Boyle and Michele Gilles, discussed raising poultry on pasture, showed how to use poultry processing equipment and demonstrated how to process chickens at this workshop sponsored by WSU Clallam County Extension. The workshop was hosted by Clark Farms in Sequim.

Clea Rome, Clallam County Extension Director, Welcomes Workshop Participants

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Tani Creek Waterfowl Farm: Young Adult Geese For Sale and Taking Orders for Holiday Duck and Goose

Tani Creek Waterfowl Farm has young adult geese available and is now taking orders for holiday duck and goose meat:

Extremely rare, certified organic Shetland geese $87.50 pair. Shetlands are the smallest domesticated goose with unsurpassed foraging ability and hardiness producing a fine grained meaty carcass. The Shetlands sell for $87.50 pair.

Endangered, heritage, and . . . → Read More: Tani Creek Waterfowl Farm: Young Adult Geese For Sale and Taking Orders for Holiday Duck and Goose

USDA Grant Helps Poultry Co-op Prepare for Mobile Processing Unit

USDA Grant Awarded to NWCDC and KPGC

USDA Awards Grant to NWCDC and KPGC

Mario Villanueva, USDA Rural Development Washington State Director, awarded a Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) to the Northwest Cooperative Development Center (NWCDC) on behalf of the Kitsap Poultry Growers Cooperative (KPGC). Grant funds will be used to prepare business, marketing and operational plans for a Mobile Poultry . . . → Read More: USDA Grant Helps Poultry Co-op Prepare for Mobile Processing Unit

Beak-to-Tail Workshop a Big Hit at Kitsap Small Farms Expo

Beak-to-Tail Workshop at Small Farms Expo

Chef Chris Plemmons shows how to cut up a whole chicken

Chef Chris Plemmons demonstrated how to use the whole bird at the Beak-to-Tail Workshop at the Small Farms Expo at Olympic College. Workshop participants sampled spicy chicken feet and marinated rooster combs while learning how to cut up a whole chicken and how . . . → Read More: Beak-to-Tail Workshop a Big Hit at Kitsap Small Farms Expo

Good Food &   Information at Holiday Potluck

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Kitsap Poultry Growers Cooperative members gathered at the Silverdale Grange Hall on the evening of Tuesday, November 15th to share good food and information about the local farming scene including raising and selling poultry. From split pea soup and venison chili to baked squash and spiced cider, the food prepared by the members was plentiful . . . → Read More: Good Food &   Information at Holiday Potluck

Kitsap Humane Society Asks For Help

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Local Animal Control officers have recently seized several farm animals,   including nearly 100 chickens and other poultry. The Kitsap Humane Society provides care for seized animals until they can be adopted. However,   this number of birds is more than the Humane Society facilities can currently accommodate.

The Humane Society is asking for . . . → Read More: Kitsap Humane Society Asks For Help

Organically Raised Chickens &   Ducks Available

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A young farming couple in our area has been asked to relocate their farming efforts from the land they currently lease. This means they must part with their organically fed heritage breed chicken and duck flocks. They have 2 year old Black Australorp hens for $15 each;   3 year old Egyptian Fayoumi hens,   . . . → Read More: Organically Raised Chickens &   Ducks Available

Keeping Your Small Flock Healthy at October Meeting

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On Tuesday,   October 11th,   KPGC members gathered to hear Dr.  Lyndon Badcoe,   BVSc,   MVS,   DVsc,   Avian Health Veterinarian and Epidemiologist from the Washington State Department of Agriculture speak on the topic of “Keeping Your Small Flock Healthy.”   Dr.   Badcoe described how to raise healthy birds and . . . → Read More: Keeping Your Small Flock Healthy at October Meeting

Egg Safety and Egg Handler License at September Meeting

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Co-op members and friends gathered on Tuesday evening, September 13th to learn about Egg Safety and the Egg Handler/Dealer License from Kim Hoffman, Food Safety Officer with the Washington Department of Agriculture (WSDA). Kim brought several informational handouts along with her extensive experience in public health to describe to the group how to safely handle . . . → Read More: Egg Safety and Egg Handler License at September Meeting

The Future of Agriculture and Rural Areas in Kitsap County

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Thanks to everyone who attended a public hearing on the Future of Agriculture and Rural Areas in Kitsap County. To find out more about this special project and to read the documents developed as a part of the project, follow this link The Future of Agriculture and Rural Areas in Kitsap County