@ the Festival! – Urban Farming

2007ciderpress3Cider Pressing

Take a few cranks on the cider press and enjoy the sweet resulting cider. We’ll have apples, pears and plums on hand to try in the press thanks to Collins Family Orchard and many generous Ballard neighbors. 11:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Tomato Tasting

Come to the Eat Local Tent and sample a variety of locally grown tomatoes. Hosted by Abundant Greens Urban Farm and Nursery, located just north of the Ballard Locks and specializing in CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Weekly Vegetables and Seasonal Vegetable Plant Starts. Sample a selection of Abundant Greens 100+ heirloom tomatoes!  Votetomatoes for the best tasting tomato and talk to Abundant Greens owners about vegetable gardening, tomato varieties, seed saving, growing, canning and recipes.  Information about their weekly vegetable CSA, vegetable plant starts, and volunteering will be available.  Examples and descriptions of our many tomatoes will be on display throughout the day.  Tomato tasting begins at 1:00 pm, Tickets are $7.

Goats and Chickens

2009Goat_Feeding_vagVisit the goats and chickens in the Urban Farm Zone. Learn, try out, and practice some basic goat keeping skills. Chat with chicken owners and learn what it takes to gather eggs in your very own yard. Hosted by Ravenna Ridge Metro Milkers and Seattle Farm Co-op.