Handy Guide to U-Cut Tree Farms in the Valley

  Cutting your own Christmas tree is a festive family tradition and a great way to support local farmers. The Snoqualmie Valley has many Christmas tree farms, from Duvall to North Bend. Use our guide to find the one that’s best for you.   Tips: Saws are provided, don’t bring chainsaws Most farms do not
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The Thanksgiving Box

  Enjoy Snoqualmie Valley-grown deliciousness this holiday with a locally stocked Thanksgiving Box. For $125 you will receive the ingredients needed to make 7 side dishes and a pie to feed 6-8 people. In addition to the ingredients, you will also receive all the recipes and a timeline for pulling your dishes together. The box
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The Town that Slowly Sank

  The Snoqualmie Valley is no stranger to flooding. During the months of October to March, residents up and down the Valley hold their breath and watch the forecast hoping the waters will stay down. When floods do come, everyone jumps into action, moving farm equipment and animals to high ground and finding road reroutes
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Bounty Week | Oct. 13-19

  Celebrate the bounty of fall with delicious dishes made from Snoqualmie Valley grown ingredients at restaurants across the Valley October 13-19. Participating restaurants include The Black Dog, Blake’s Pizzeria, Blue Heron Bar and Grill, Carnation Cafe, The Cottage, Duvall Grill and Taproom, Duvall Tavern, Grange Cafe, Flavour Bistro, Heirloom Cookshop, Longevity Foods, North Bend Bar
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Fall Family Fun Guide: Snoqualmie Valley U-pick Pumpkins and Fall Festivals

  Pumpkin season is just around the corner and it’s time to start making your plan! With so many farms and festivals to choose from in the Snoqualmie Valley you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for you.  Each farm/festival is a little different, offering a diversity of activities from petting zoos, hayrides, haunted houses,
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Then and Now: Stuart Landing

  A trip to the grocery store or local farmers market gives you access to hundreds of different kinds of produce and dairy products, but it wasn’t always that easy to get fresh food. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, before paved roads or trains, a round trip from Snoqualmie Valley farms to market
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Then and Now: Carnation Farms

  Long before California adopted their slogan of “The Home of Happy Cows,” the Snoqualmie Valley’s Carnation Farm was internationally known as “The Home of the Contented Cows.”   Carnation Farms built their dairy operations around the concept of contented cows. It all began in 1908, when founder E.A. Stuart purchased the original 360 acres
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Your Guide to Berry Picking

  Summertime means berry time! Visiting a u-pick farm is a fun, affordable way to enjoy fresh-picked strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.  It is also a great way to support local farms. We’ve compiled a list of Snoqualmie Valley farms that let you pick your own, plus some tips so you get the freshest berries possible.
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Why is the Depot so Fancy?

Guest Blog by Cristy Lake, Registrar and Volunteer Coordinator for the Northwest Railway Museum   People who visit our Victorian-style train depot in Snoqualmie often ask why it’s so fancy. It’s reminiscent of a depot in a much larger city, with its beautiful wood paneled gentlemen’s waiting room, lovely curved ticket office, large ladies’ waiting
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Your Quick Guide to CSAs

More and more people are turning to locally grown food for the unbeatable flavor and freshness. The market for CSAs—which connect you directly with farms—has grown in leaps and bounds. But, with so many choices out there, how do you decide which to choose? We’ve compiled a quick guide to CSAs from the Snoqualmie Valley.
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