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Find vegetable starts for your garden, meet local food producers and taste their wares, learn how to join a CSA, and much more at the first annual Spring into Island Food Fair on April 4 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Bainbridge Island Grange Hall.

Vegetable gardeners will have the opportunity to select from a large selection of garden starts from Bainbridge Island’s Butler Green Farms. Several varieties of kale, plus peas, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuces, pak choi, chard, cabbage, beets and spinach starts will be available for purchase. All veggie start sales will benefit the Bainbridge Island Grange.SpringStarts_2015

In recent years, the number of food products being made on Bainbridge Island has grown dramatically. Jams and jellies made with Island-grown fruit, spice mixes using locally-grown herbs, sausage from local pigs, sauerkraut, wines, and much more are now available from area producers. Attendees to the event will have the opportunity to meet the producers, taste their products,

and purchase product to take home. Participants include Bainbridge Island Winery, Jake’s Pickup, Holly Lane Gardens, Sweetlife Farm, and many more,

In addition, there will be representatives from local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs. CSA’s offer a weekly share of a farm’s production in exchange for an annual fee. In addition to produce farmers such as Butler Green Farm, Farmhouse Organics, Heyday Farm, and Persephone Farm, there is also a Community Supported Shellfish Farm offering fresh oysters from Island beaches.

The Grange is pleased to be sponsoring this event with both Butler Green Farm and Sound Food (a program of Sustainable Bainbridge).

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