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Celebrate the Harvest Season with Local Farms, Local Beer, & Local Pork
October is here. The weather and the leaves have turned, and harvest time and Oktoberfest are making for some excellent opportunities for eating, drinking, and general merry-making. Here are a few coming up this weekend.
This Saturday, October 12 is the Proctor Farmers' Market's Proctoberfest. It's a taste of Oktoberfest, combined with the farmers' market, right in the middle of the Proctor District from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Enjoy live music; fresh grilled brats from Cheryl the Pig Lady, Calendula Farm, and Gateway to India; served with OlyKraut's Gourmet Sauerkraut, and beer tasting and sales from The Harmon.
If you're feeling inspired to make a day of it, consider checking out the PCC Farmland Trust's Fall Harvest Tour. The Trust's mission of preserving organic farmland forever has had a couple of successes lately with the preservation of Sturgeon Farm and the Reise Farm, which are now home to Dropstone Farms and Cheryl the Pig Lady and Friends, respectively.
The Trust will be celebrating those projects with their Fall Harvest Tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., giving you a chance to visit and learn about these working farms, as well as Sanford's Farm and Clean Food Farm, all in the Puyallup Valley.
Learn all about the challenges and rewards of sustainable farming, and enjoy plenty of farm-fresh goods for sale along the way. This tour is FREE and family-friendly! Grab some cash, your reusable totes, and come out to the Valley to support these hard-working farmers by purchasing their organic produce, eggs, organic chicken, pork and more.
It's like a moveable farmers' market, plus a chance to see first hand where the food you're consuming comes from.
And if this is the weekend you plan to go out and get your pumpkin for Halloween, why not get it right from a local farmer? Pick a local farm from Pierce County's list of pumpkin patches, and don't forget your boots.
More Local Pork
And if all that has whet your appetite, but not your desire to get into the kitchen, no problem; Primo Grill has Cheryl the Pig Lady pork on the menu just for you.
It's never to soon to talk about pork products. We'll have Cheryl "The Pig Lady's" Berkshire pig, slow roasted , with pickled onions and salsa verde this Saturday night. Also Parma prosciutto and arugula salad.
See you Saturday night!
How's that for a full October Saturday?
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