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Update: Thurston County Tourism Awards

Update: June 6th: We were beyond excited to be nominated for the annual Thurston County Tourism Awards in the Boldness in Tourism category. Though we didn’t win, our gratitude and appreciation to the Experience Olympia and Beyond team for putting on a fabulous event with aerial performances, amazing food, art and great networking. Thank you Annette Pitts Jeff Bowe Melissa Elkins ! The local economic multipliers of Agritourism are a key element of the County’s sustainable growth plans. Click here to read LinkedIn post   Orignal Article: OLYMPIA (May 22, 2023) – Experience Olympia and Beyond, Thurston County's visitor and convention bureau, is proud to announce the [...]

By |2023-06-13T21:18:40+00:00May 22, 2023|Updates|0 Comments

What I Learned About Growing From A Tomato Seed

[Thanks to the magic of A.I. and the emerging field of Biophysics Agra Communications (B.A.C.), -wink- I was able to interview one of my Cherokee Purple tomato seeds, just before they were sown and then reborn.] Farmer Mitch: Good morning seed, what should I call you? Cherokee Purple: Good morning, Farmer and thank you for asking! My Latin name is Solanum lycpersicum, though I’m usually known as Cherokee Purple, but you can call me CP1!  FM: Thanks, can you tell me your origin story? CP1: I am what is known as an Heirloom variety of tomato, which means my lineage must be [...]

By |2023-03-09T22:34:40+00:00March 9, 2023|Updates|0 Comments


THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (MARKET) * 2022, 13th Edition Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Summit Farms - Mitch, Michelle, Sadie & DeSoto T’was the night before the Christmas Market, Everybody was last-minute shopping, no room to car-park it, When all through the land, All the creatures were stirring, iPhone 14s in hand. Wishes and dreams were hung by the burn-pile with care, Believing that St. Oly soon would be there. The old folks were nestled all snug in their roles, While visions of produce danced in their souls. Michelle in her robe, and me in my PJs, [...]

By |2022-12-21T21:24:38+00:00December 21, 2022|Updates|1 Comment

Upside-Down Garlic

“Perfect is the enemy of good.” Voltaire, 1770    UNTIL LAST YEAR, I had never sat on, let alone owned or operated a tractor.  I had never been in a barn and could not have told you the difference between a Root Cellar and a Milk Parlor.  Then we bought a farm.  The mistakes I’ve made – so far – would fill a book, let alone a short story.  They call it “Experiential Learning”, ha!   In our first year, besides my garlic encounter – which I’ll get to shortly – I have broken my new tractor and implements too many [...]

By |2022-11-17T22:51:14+00:00November 15, 2022|The Funny Farmer|3 Comments

Top 10 Reasons To Choose Summit Farms for Your Clients

1. Location, Location, Location! We are located about an hour south of Seattle International Airport (SeaTac), and less than ten minutes from Interstate 5 (I5); yet the 28 acres of natural beauty will transport you and your team to rural, rustic environment including a century-old homestead, working organic methods farm and a heritage-listed big red barn. 2. Stress-Free Logistics We’d love to work with the meeting planner, EA or project manager to organize every aspect for your group from transportation to local hotels, to on-site tent camping and once on the farm, the white (work)-glove treatment continues.  Our goal [...]

By |2022-11-17T20:04:56+00:00November 10, 2022|Updates|0 Comments
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