Register below to join Organic Seed Alliance and Washington State University for an afternoon of learning about and celebrating buckwheat on August 28, 2023. Come on out and learn about this very special small grain’s potential in the region and get involved in actualizing its huge potential. The festival will include discussions on crop agronomics and variety qualities, hearing from farmers about experiences in growing buckwheat for local markets, seed processing demonstrations, storytelling about buckwheat’s histories and cultural pathways, farm to school opportunities, tastings, celebrations, and more.
We look forward to convening soon to engage in participatory conversations and tastings with local farmers, Sustainable Seed Systems researchers, WSU and WSDA farm to school leaders, along with chefs from Kachka restaurant in Portland, Blue Hill Farm of New York, Little Spruce Creperie in Chimacum, and the Chimacum Valley Grainery.
Interested in an extended farm tour? Show up early for an on-farm tour from 1:00-1:30 p.m. with farmer Keith Kisler of the Chimacum Grainery to see his buckwheat trial. The trial is located 1 mile north of the Finnriver Cidery. To get there, follow signs to the field tour from the Finnriver Cidery entrance at 124 Center Valley Road, Chimacum, WA.
The main event starts at 2:00 p.m. sharp at the Finnriver Cidery event barn at 124 Center Valley Road, Chimacum, WA, home of OSA’s Washington research farm.RSVP Today
The Buckwheat Festival is brought to you by Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Grant, Project SW21-926 (‘New Grains Northwest’) and the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) program, grant number WNP00882.