YAKIMA HAY AVAILABLE TO CO-OP MEMBERS
OTHER SOURCES OF EASTERN WASHINGTON HAY:
2013 2nd and 3rd cutting, $16 per 80# bale
($400 per 25-bale ton)
Certified weed free, and organically-managed. Grass and alfalfa mix.
(We missed out on first cutting this year, which is usually higher in grass content.)
Contact Kathy at email@example.com to make arrangements to pick up hay at the Giving Garden barn!
We can have large amounts delivered straight to your barn.
Because we are not licensed hay brokers, this hay is available to Kingston Farm & Garden Co-op members only. All the buyers have been very happy with the weed-free, organically-managed hay produced by Co-op member Clark Kramer of Yakima.
The price you pay is the cost of the hay, plus shipping, plus $1 per bale for the Co-op. The Co-op uses that extra dollar for its very modest expenses (post office box, web fees, etc), for up-front costs of Co-op group buys, plus purchasing materials for the Giving Garden.
- The Country Pet and Feed Shoppe in Kingston has orchard grass in compressed 50 lb bales. (And it fluffs out just fine.) U-haul. 360-297-4165
- Sutton Creek Farms of Poulsbo and Bainbridge are a reliable source of Eastern Washington alfalfa and/or grass mix (orchard - timothy - bentgrass), and can deliver! Their phone number is 360-265-0295.
- Fish Farms Hay Sales
Alfalfa, Orchard-Alfalfa Mix, Timothy, Grass, Round Bales. Delivery Available. Sales by appointment. Call for more information.
- Cenex (CHS) in Poulsbo consistently carries alfalfa, timothy and straw. U-haul. 1-800-813-7151.
- Bay Hay and Feed on Bainbridge Island usually carries what Sacks Feed used to carry. U-haul. 206-842-5274.
KITSAP COUNTY LOCAL HAY LISTINGS FROM PAST YEARS:
If you have a contact not listed here, please send the info to
firstname.lastname@example.org for posting on this page.
- Krista Webb, Kingston, WA 360-265-3984
- Steve Heacock email@example.com, Kingston, WA
- Milky Way Farm, Hansville, WA 360-638-1811
- Allen and Nikki Johanson, Silverdale, WA 360-697-6224
- Maple View Farm, Sequim, WA 360-683-5049
A WORD OF ADVICE:
Individual animals have individual nutritional requirements.
Be aware that Kitsap / Mason County hay, unless amended, will often have a low nutritional value. This is because our wet climate washes value out of the soil.
I am assured that local hay is very good for Nigerian Dwarf goats and alpacas.
However, before depending on it for a horse diet, discuss your animal's requirements with your vet. Supplements may be appropriate.
more contacts to come...
BROKEN GROUND FARM
Organic vegetables, locally grown.
See Marty and Tara at Poulsbo Farmers' Market on Saturdays, Spring thru Fall,
and at the Indianola Farmers Market in Winter.
CSA shares also available.
Farm stand open Wednesdays and Fridays, Spring thru Fall, noon to 4 pm,
about 10 minutes outside Kingston, on Eglon Road, just south of the old Eglon Church.
(click here for map)
BULK COCO COIR BUY - NEXT ORDER SPRING 2014!
Intrepid Coco-CoirŪ Premium Potting Soil (www.coco-coir.com)
This soil is light and fluffy (PDF on soil ingredients here), great for lots of potting applications, and is WSDA certified organic.
It comes in 1.25 cu. ft. bags (approx. 30 lbs/bag).
This material has texture; that is, it has visible shreds of fiber in it. It is not the smooth,homogeneous material that you get from compressed blocks.
2011 thru 2013 prices were:
Co-op Members - $7.50/bag (tax included)
Non-Members - $9.50/bag (tax included)
If you have a reseller permit on file with us, you receive the pre-tax prices of $6.91 (member) and $8.75 (non-member)
Coco-Coir Ingredients: Coco-Coir (coconut shell fibers), aged conifer epidermis, ash, bone meal, blood meal,
compost, feather meal, fish meal, kelp meal, lime, dolomite, olivine, and many strains of beneficial soil organisms
The Intrepid folks pass along this advice about using Coco-coir:
Quoting Scott Titus firstname.lastname@example.org:
"Our mix is complete but not stand alone, when growing seedlings especially fast growing vegetables and annuals. Additional fertilizer in the form of liquid fish or compost tea combination will satisfy if you are organic. ... Please do not hesitate to call me with questions during the season."
HOW TO ORDER:
contact Kathy at
Tell her the number of bags you wish to reserve.
Be sure to put "coco coir order" in the subject line, so Kathy doesn't fickle-finger-of-spam-rejection your information.
IF YOU PREFER COMPRESSED BLOCKS, which you soak in water to provide an expanded mass with little texture, these are available at:
Clear Creek Nursery,
and possibly other garden stores. The compressed blocks lack the fiber and texture found in the bagged product.
"We take green waste for recycling: yard waste, grass clippings, manure, as well as soil and wood disposal. We keep our prices much lower for this than if residents bring their yard waste to the dump. We then turn it into beautiful compost and topsoil.
"We also carry some gravel and rock products and bark.
" For more information:
7890 NE Ecology Rd
Kingston, WA 98346
Hours: Monday-Saturday 8-4:30
PO Box 477
Manchester, WA 98353
BUYING WASHINGTON-GROWN MEATS
If you know additional sources which can be listed here, please send the information to Kathy! (email@example.com)
- Smithshyre Farm
Organically-managed chickens and turkeys scheduled for periodic harvests
Organic eggs always available
Located at 22119 Foss Rd NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370
- Heyday Farm on Bainbridge Island
"organic local food: eggs, chicken, turkey, pork, beef, fruit, vegetables and cheese."
Go to their web site to get on their mailing list.
- Clark Family Farm in Sequim
Grass-fed beef, chemical-free. Look for them at the Poulsbo Farmers Market, Spring thru Fall.
- The Kitsap Poultry Co-op Members page lists multiple producers with their products and contact information.
- The Puget Sound Meat Producers Co-operative operates a slaughter truck for on-site processing of home-grown meats.
Co-ops which run mobile slaughtering units in the "Know Your Farmer Know Your Food" publication
of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
- Thundering Hooves in Walla Walla (will deliver to the Kitsap Peninsula!)
They offer beef, lamb, goat and pork, all raised with humane and sustainable practices.
- Central Market meat department in Poulsbo carries the following (copied directly from their web page):
Country Natural Beef
USDA Choice Angus
Thundering Hooves grass-fed beef from Walla Walla
Ground beef is ground in the market from fresh meat every day
Washington grown, range grown, and organic air-chilled chicken
Excellent variety of fresh domestic lamb
Uncommon choices include rabbit, goose, duck, game hens and pheasant
Conventional, range-grown and organic turkeys
Organic, nitrate-free and conventional lunch meats and hot dogs
Extensive selection of smoked products and specialty sausages
Fresh buffalo available the first of each month, while supplies last
We'll grind, cut or de-bone any meat at no charge
A butcher is available until 8 pm every day for your convenience
BULK ORGANIC FRUIT AND VEGETABLES: Washington State grown.
Seasonal fruit from
All One Family Farm,
available thru summer and fall!
The web site shows the availability schedule.
Distributing now thru Chimacum Corner Farmstand
U-CUT FLOWERS NEAR KINGSTON
CHICKS AVAILABLE - MORE IN SUMMER!
Contact Pam at Raincreek Pottery and Poultry firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit Pam's website at http://raincreekpottery.com for breed descriptions, and excellent advice on caring for new chicks!
Breeds listed (and described in detail!) on the web page:
Barred Plymouth Rock
Rhode Island Red
Rhode Island White
Blue Laced Red Wyandotte
Blue Copper Marans
Light Sussex and Light Sussex split to Coronation
10% off purchases of 25 chicks or more
KINGSTON FARM AND FEED
(aka the "Organic Feed Buying Group")
Has sadly closed down in the Kingston area.
However, you will find many of your organic feed and farming needs at
Sunny Knoll Farm, 7326 Highway 104, across from Wolfle Elementary,
three miles outside of Kingston.
Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1 to 7 pm.
Selling In Season chicken feed (available in bulk) as well as other feed products
Abundantly Green Farm down in Central Kitsap carries most of the old Farm and Feed lines.
THE COUNTRY PET SHOPPE
The Country Pet Shoppe specializes in high quality, more-nutrition, less-filler pet food brands,
with organic and/or sustainable roots, and some from Northwest sources.
(Canidae, Call of the Wild, Orijen, and others.)
Stephanie can assist you and your vet in establishing a diet
appropriate to your pet's needs.
Country Pet Shoppe also carries the pet food brands, wild bird seed and supplies,
and many of the farm animal bagged feeds once carried at Sacks Feed.
Contact the store for details - call 360-297-4165
BULK DOG FOOD BUY:
Stephanie needs the names of 8 parties willing
to buy 4 each of Canidae All Life Stages 35# bags.
She can then buy a full pallet, which will then receive the (variable)
which she can then pass on to her co-buyers.
This will typically result in a per-bag savings of between $1 and $3.
Contact the store for details - call 360-297-4165
or e-mail email@example.com
SWIMSPAW CANINE THERAPY
10% off for any Kingston Farm and Garden Coop member.
SwimSpaw is a warm water therapeutic swimming pool for dogs.
They accommodate all sizes of dogs, from Pomeranians to Great Danes,
in their four foot deep pool, at Horse and Hound Stables in Poulsbo.
(A trained therapist is in the pool with your dog at all times.)
Their goals are
They also provide swim training for all breeds of dogs.
- To improve the quality of life for your canine companion by improving
their ability to move without pain.
- To provide comfort and relief to dogs suffering from arthritis, other joint pain,
muscle tension or dogs recovering from orthopedic surgery.
- To improve the fitness of performance dogs.
WORM BINS FOR A FERTILE GARDEN
Composting worm bins and worms are available from:
- Bugabay Worm Boxes on Whidbey Island
in-the-ground cedar worm boxes or free-standing plastic towers, composting worms, worm products, consulting.
- Kingston Worm Farm , 5 minutes from Kingston
Composting worms, worm products, consulting.
Paula of KWF donated worms and expertise at the Giving Garden!
- Kitsap E-Z Earth Worm Farm
Certified organic. On Clear Creek Road near Poulsbo.
Employing persons with disabilities.
- 3 in 1 Worm Ranch , near Poulsbo
Free-standing worm habitat made from recycled plastic, composting worms, worm products.
LIVE TRAPS AVAILABLE
Kingston Farm and Garden Co-op owns two live traps
which are kept at the Country Pet Shoppe in Kingston.
If you have a feral cat in your area,
many local vets will provide free spay / neuter services.
The Country Pet Shoppe in Kingston can provide information (phone 360-297-4165.)
And if you could have the heart to put out some water and kibble for the cat
(without feeding the local raccoon population),
the cat will put special effort into de-mousing your property.
FOR NUISANCE OR DANGEROUS WILD ANIMALS
get help from the Wildlife Control Operators who work with
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Find a list of WCOs at http://wdfw.wa.gov/living/nuisance/nwco.html
IF YOU HAVE RESCUED A WILD BIRD OR ANIMAL
get help from West Sound Wildlife Shelter on Bainbridge Island.
- They accept all injured, sick and orphaned wildlife species except seals, bear and cougar
- They provide non-lethal advice for nuisance/problem wild animals. HERE ARE SOME ON-LINE TIPS.
- They can help with questions on wildlife natural history information and identification
Their phone number is 206-855-9057.
Hours: April-Aug: Admissions 8am-7:30pm; Messages checked 8am-9pm
Sept-March: Admission hours 9am-5pm ; Messages checked 8am-6pm