SCFS at Seed Savers Exchange Feb 2

Come join us at the Snoqualmie Seed Exchange, Saturday, February 2, 11 am to 2 pm at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall, WA. SCFS will have a booth at this year’s exchange. It’s a free community event for all gardeners and small farmers. More details on the 2019 Event Page

Demonstrations • Vendors/Exhibitors •
Kids’ Area • How to come prepared • Map to Cedarcrest High School
Lots of Seeds have been donated!

SSFS Feb 2019 Meeting: Old Fruit Trees

Join us for a discussion of caring for old fruit trees.

Meeting at the GruB Farmhouse, 2016 Elliot Ave, Olympia, Wa Feb 5th from 7 pm to 9 pm.

PFC Jan. 9 – Joe Machcinski

Joe Machcinski from Pangea Gardenscapes, LLC will be the speaker at our first meeting of the year.  Joe has been a Master Gardener for 18 years and in the landscape industry for almost 20 years.  He has taught classes on natural yard care and pruning at Tacoma Community College and had a gardening column in the local paper.  He has also been a member of Peninsula Fruit Club since 2002.  Join us to hear what Joe has to say about growing fruit on Thursday, January 10, at 7 pm in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.

SSFS Workshop: Pruning Kiwis and Grapes

Pruning Kiwis and Grapes Workshop

Jan 12 10:30 am to 2:00 pm at the Grub Farm, 2016 Elliott Ave NW, Olympia, Wa.

We will be pruning the Kiwis and the grapes at the Grub Farm that we started on last year. Bring tools and dress warmly. Free to members , $10 suggested donation for non-members.

PFC Nov. 8 – Honeybees with Sophia Gwynne

Join us for the last meeting of the year to learn all about raising local honeybees with Sophia Gwynne, President of the West Sound Beekeepers Association.  The meeting is Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 pm in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.

SSFS November 2018 Meeting: Maple Syrup and Apple Cider

Peg Amandes will talk about making maple syrup from our native Big Leaf Maples and other trees growing in the Pacific Northwest.
Brian Williams will talk about the basics of brewing hard cider at home. There are many apples this time of year and for some people too many to know what to with them all. Learn how to convert your excess apples into juice and alcoholic cider.

Tuesday November 6th, 7-9PM

SSFS meets at:

The GRuB Farmhouse, 2016 Elliot Ave., NW, Olympia, 98502

Peninsula Fruit Club – Fall Fruit Show

2018 Fall Fruit Show presented by Peninsula Fruit Club, a chapter of Western Cascade Fruit Society. Come join us for a fun day of fruit tasting and learning about growing fruit. Get your mystery apples identified—bring 4-6 samples of each kind, don’t wash, leave the stems on, tell us about the tree.  Sample dozens of different varieties of apples, pears, and other fruit. Take in a video or browse our information tables. Learn about pests, diseases, and mason bees.  Find something interesting at our plant sale, and stock up on supplies for next year.  Ask questions of our experts.  Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

Details: Sat., Oct. 27 from 10 am to 4 pm at the West Side Improvement Club, 4109 West E Street, Bremerton 98312. Take the Loxie Eagans Blvd. exit off Hwy 3 and follow the signs.

Here’s a link to our event on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/327966648024460/

PFC Oct. 11 – Herbs with Kathryn Lafond

Herbalist and author, Kathryn Lafond, will discuss herbs, especially those derived from fruit plants, at our meeting this Thursday, October 11, 2018.  We will also fill you in about the new Health Dept. rules for setting up and making our Fall Fruit Show happen.  The meeting is in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton at 7 pm.

Oct 2018 SSFS Meeting: Preserving the Harvest

The October 2018 South Sound Fruit  Meeting topic is Preserving the Harvest by Peg Amandes and Francesca Ritson. They will talk about different methods of food preservation, different fruits that grow in the area and much more.

It will be on Tuesday October 2 at the Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliot Ave, NW, Olympia from 7 to 9 PM. 

South Sound Fruit Society:  http://southsoundfruitsociety.org

SSFS Facebook page is : https://www.facebook.com/SouthSoundFruitSociety

SSFS is a member of the Western Cascade Fruit Society: wcfs.org

PFC Sept. 13 – Cider Making, Hard & Sweet

At our September meeting, PFC life and founding member Chris Smith will be talking about cider making, both hard and sweet.  If you have old-time cider apples, please bring in some for others to taste.  We meet in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 pm.