The Valley Guide to U-Cut Tree Farms

  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 Scoop on Pumpkin Season

The best guide to all the pumpkin farms and festivals to choose from in the Snoqualmie Valley this fall – 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, cider-pressing, storytelling, nature-crafting, farm tours, rides, and festive food and drink.
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Cooking Classes in the Valley

The Snoqualmie River Valley offers a delicious lineup of local cooking classes to help your taste buds dance between the seasons. We’ve highlighted a few of the places in the Valley where you can find upcoming classes that offer enticing menus and great atmosphere for a wonderful experience.
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Farmers Market

Tasting Summer in the Valley

The summer season is a great time to visit any of the local Farmers Markets in the Snoqualmie Valley to get freshly picked food for your weekly menu planning or try something new for a twist of flavor. The markets are a vibrant gathering place where farmers, artisans, and local vendors offer an amazing selection
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How history lost and saved our Valley’s elk

Visit the Snoqualmie River Valley at dawn or dusk and there’s a good chance you’ll get to witness a herd of hungry elk grazing on grasses, shrubs, and flowering plants. Emerging from the camouflage of tree cover in the spring and summer months, these ruminants fill their hungry four-chambered stomachs with large amounts of food
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U-Pick Berry Farms

    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
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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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How the Railroad Built Duvall

  Although they are mostly gone today, railroads completely changed the face of the Snoqulamie Valley during the early 1900s.  They quickly became the primary transportation network in the region, not only connecting the cities, but in a number of cases actually helping create them. So why were the railways built, and where did they
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The Day Carnation Became the Wild, Wild West

  Shootouts with bandits have become the myths of Western movies, but nearly a century ago it happened in real life in the Snoqualmie Valley’s City of Carnation, in a series of events that gripped the region for weeks. In early August 1924, a major robbery of the Snoqualmie Valley Bank (formerly Tolt State Bank)
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The Town that was Swept Away

  It was December 23rd, 1918 and a pregnant Emma Koester slept snugly in her row house in Edgewick, just outside North Bend. What Emma didn’t know was that something was about to happen that would change her life forever. Emma was one of the only people to record the events of that fateful night—the
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