The lush farmland of the Duwamish, Green and Snoqualmie River valleys was historically some of the most productive land in the United States. From native Salish gardens on upland prairies, to immigrant homesteads, hop ranches, dairy farms and truck gardens, the AGRICULTURE of King County offered a rewarding life to generations of hard-working families.
Now there’s a growing effort to sustain farming on the urban fringe. Today’s farmers are raising our awareness of local seasonal foods, preserving historic barns and farmhouses, and renewing working landscapes. Destination Agriculture invites you to enjoy the century-old Pike Place Market - and then get outside the city and explore the region’s farming history. Come visit the rural communities of King County, where agriculture remains a part of the future, as well as the past.
Destination Agriculture Spotlight on Blog4Culture