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Raw Milk Dairy and Co-op Market Next in Snohomish Farmer-to-Farmer Series

EVERETT, Wash. – The next stop for Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Farmer-to-Farmer information series is St. John Creamery near Everett, followed by a visit to the Sno-Isle Natural Food Cooperative in downtown Everett.

The two-stop tour will be held on Tuesday, June 17, starting at 10 am at the creamery located at 8431 30th Street S.E. near Everett. From there participants will caravan to the Sno-Isle Co-op located at 2804 Grand Ave. in Everett. For specific directions to both locations click here.

During the tour participants will learn about the process of milking goats to produce a retail raw milk product that can receive Washington State Department of Agriculture certification, what it takes to run a goat dairy, and how to transition to organic grass feed.

At the Sno-Isle Natural Foods Co-op, a local retail grocery featuring organic and locally grown farm products and one of the main outlets for St. John Creamery’s product, the discussion will focus on getting local farm products to market, requirements that must be met, and what the cooperative-style market has to offer over other retail settings. The combined tour will run three to four hours.

The cost for the tour is $15 per person, and advance registration is required. Download the registration form at http://snohomish.wsu.edu/ag/workshops/farmertofarmerreg.pdf and mail it with your check, or contact Karie Christensen at 425/338-2400 or email klchristen@wsu.edu.

For more information contact Kate Halstead at 425/357-3024 or khalstead@wsu.edu.

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Media Contacts

Kate Halstead, WSU Snohomish County Extension, 425-357-6024