Issaquah hosts meeting on farmland preservation

September 11, 2012

By Administrator

Join the King County Agriculture Commission in Issaquah to learn about land protection and access to farmers markets for low-income residents.

The commission is hosting a public panel discussion at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery on Sept. 13 to discuss existing farmland preservation programs in King County. The agenda also includes a discussion about the Farmers Market Access Project, a program to enable farmers markets shoppers to use credit, debit and Basic Food cards at markets.

The commission meets from 4-7 p.m. in the hatchery’s Watershed Science Center, 125 W. Sunset Way.

The commission is a group of volunteer citizen agricultural experts responsible for advising the county on policy and regulatory issues, farmland preservation and strategies to keep agriculture viable.

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