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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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

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

WSDA Red Meat & Poultry Production & Processing Bus Tour – Spokane – May 19th

WSDA Small Farm & Direct Marketing Program

Beginning at WSU Extension in Spokane we will board a bus and travel to see 2 farms and hear from 3 farmers engaged in meat and poultry production as well as visiting a USDA mobile slaughter unit, a custom meat processing and USDA cut and wrap facility, and a WSDA licensed poultry processing facility. Who . . . → Read More: WSDA Red Meat & Poultry Production & Processing Bus Tour – Spokane – May 19th

Monthly Meeting – May 10th

Harriet can't wait to hear Fred's talk

 

Please join the Kitsap Poultry Growers Cooperative for our May Meeting. Our speaker is Fred Berman, Small Farms Program Coordinator at the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Fred will talk with us about Current Poultry Regulations in Washington State.

Current Poultry Regulations in Washington State Fred Berman Small Farms Program Coordinator Washington State Department . . . → Read More: Monthly Meeting – May 10th

Poultry Production & Poultry Processing Bus Tour – May 10th

WSDA Small Farm and Direct Marketing Program invites Farmers to attend this workshop:

Poultry Production and WSDA Poultry Processing Bus Tour Tuesday, May 10th Olympia

Poultry production can be a highly profitable direct marketing strategy for small, diversified farms. Since there are specific regulations and licensing compliance needed to process and market poultry safely to . . . → Read More: Poultry Production & Poultry Processing Bus Tour – May 10th

Chickens 101 Class – April 9th

All you need to know about raising chickens – for the Backyard or Barnyard!

Brought to you by the WSU Small Farms Team, Chickens 101 leads aspiring chicken owners through the steps necessary to start a small (or large) flock of chickens.

Local poultry grower and KPGC member, Harley Soltes, shares tips and information on . . . → Read More: Chickens 101 Class – April 9th

Booth at West Sound Small Farms Expo

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The West Sound Farms Expo brought more than a hundred farmers together on Saturday, March 5. Four co-op members helped to staff the KPGC booth and pass out information to those interested in raising poultry. The processing equipment display was a big hit. The co-op’s Pastured Poultry class was well attended and seemed to be . . . → Read More: Booth at West Sound Small Farms Expo

West Sound Small Farms Expo – March 5th

West Sound Small Farms Expo March 5th – 8am – 5pm Olympic College Campus, Bremerton, WA

$55 for up to 4 workshops, Keynote speaker and displays from local farms and businesses Lunch is included if you register by Feb 28th Free for youth 12-19 years old

For the Farmer in All of Us! Learn about . . . → Read More: West Sound Small Farms Expo – March 5th