Learn to raise poultry at The Grange Supply’s 2012 Chick Days

February 28, 2012

The Grange Supply has announced its 2012 Chick Days, a program advertised as focusing on healthy starts for the many baby animals that often help herald the start of spring.

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City folk give urban farming a try

April 13, 2010

Where did your breakfast this morning come from?

If you dig into the rising trend of urban farming, it could come from your own backyard.

Urban farming has become increasingly popular in recent years, and people are pushing its boundaries beyond a few tomato plants. Year-round vegetable, fruit and herb gardens, and chickens, goats and even bees are now being raised in people’s yards.

“The last couple years, we’ve seen a huge upsurge in people’s interest in growing food in the city,” said Liza Burke, communications director of Seattle Tilth, a nonprofit education group with classes in Seattle and Issaquah.

Such people come from all walks of life.

The demand for chickens has “become insane” at The Grange Supply in Issaquah, said Susan Saadati, who orders things including baby chicks for the company.

“Most of our customers are new to chickens,” she said.

Many people might be intimidated at the idea of raising livestock or even just lima beans in their backyard, but anyone can be an urban farmer, experts said. Read more

Chick Day at The Grange / March 20, 2010

March 24, 2010

Chick rodeo roundup

March 23, 2010

Patrick Baker uses a gentle touch to round up five chicks March 20 at The Grange during the Chick Day giveaway. Grange employee Baker was working his first ‘chick rodeo’ for families who received five free chicks with any purchase that included chick feed. See video of the event at www.issaquahpress.com/category/videos. By Greg Farrar