Farm Development

Farm Development

Farm Development



Since its inception, farmers have played an integral role in the success and longevity of Pike Place Market. Farmers also receive support from the Market in order to grow and sustain successful farm businesses. Through educational programming and one-on-one technical assistance, we strive to help farmers overcome challenges and continue to strengthen Washington State's local food system. 


Business Resources

  • Direct Marketing & Online Marketing
  • Recordkeeping
  • Insurance Options
  • Business Planning
  • Financing your Farm
  • Grants
  • Farm Succession Planning 

On-Farm Resources

  • Food Safety Training
  • Infrastructure Maintenance & Improvements
  • Pest Management
  • Water Management

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Friday, August 27th 5:00-7:00PM -Rochester, WA

Microbial Water Quality Testing Workshop   

Tilth Alliance and the WSDA Produce Safety Program will host a Microbial Water Quality Testing Workshop at Helsing Junction Farm in Rochester, WA. We are offering a cost-share where participants will receive one free water sample as part of the workshop. Producers will learn about the guidelines and available resources for sampling their on-farm water sources. During this 2-hour, hands-on workshop, learn and practice aseptic water sampling techniques that are current with Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and FSMA Produce Safety Rule standards. Also learn how to interpret lab results. Space is limited; participants have the opportunity to benefit from a cost-share program for their first water quality sample.  REGISTER HERE

Saturday, August 24th 10:00AM-3:00PM -Duvall, WA

CAGJ Teach-Out with Clean Greens Farm & Market

Location: Clean Greens Farm: 20121 W Snoqualmie River Rd NE Duvall, WA. Clean Greens Farm and Market is a nonprofit organization, owned and operated by residents of Seattle's Central District. WIth the produce grown on it's Duvall, Washington farm, Clean Greens meets food access needs in its community by providing healthy and nutritious food at affordable prices through it's neighborhood farm stands, community supported agriculture and giveback programs. Join us at Clean Greens Farm in August to give Tom and Venice a hand in the fields, and learn about their food sovereignty work rooted in Seattle's historically black neighborhood, the Central District. MORE INFO

Tuesday, August 27th 9:30AM-3:30PM - Puyallup, WA

WSU Extension Mechanical Cultivation Field Day

Join WSU Extension for an exciting workshop on mechanical cultivation for vegetable weed managment. The event will include an array of demonstrations and speakers with contributions from local farmers, equipment representatives, and Extension specialists. Located at WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center 2606 W Pioneer Ave, Puyallup, WA. Cost: $25, includes lunch. REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, September 10th 5:30-9PM - Seattle, WA

Ventures Business Basics Orientation

Come learn about Ventures Business Basics Course and if it is a good fit for you and your current or emerging business. The orientation will explain the Ventures entreprenuerial program and provide a short business readiness workshop. At the end of this orientation, you will have the opportunity to apply for Ventures' 8-week business course that begins September 17th. Food will be provided. Free, but advanced registration is required. REGISTER HERE

Thursday, September 19th 1-5:00PM - Snohomish, WA

Weed Management Intensive: Part III - Cover Cropping for Effective Weed Management at One Leaf Farm

In our cover cropping for effective weed management workshop, farmer Rand Rasheed of One Leaf Farm will demonstrate the tools and strategies that she uses for fall cover cropping and how to effectively use it for weed control. Participants will have an opportunity for a question and answer session and leave with a variety of resources for their own growing. Current Sno Valley Tilth members receive a discount. The cost covers up to two people from your operation. MORE INFO

Saturday, October 5th 9:00Am-1:00PM - Carnation, WA

Greenhouse Management Intensive III: Winter Growing and Long-Term Soil Health at Present Tense Farm

Our greenhouse management intensive gives participants a four-season view of how to most effectively utilize greenhouses. The intensive is divided into four workshops, each tracking specific topics through hands-on demonstrations with farmer teachers. Participation in previous greenhouse management intensives is not required. Current Sno Valley Tilth members receive a discount. The cost covers up to two people from your operation. MORE INFO

Monday, October 14th 6:30-8PM - Seattle, WA

End of 2019 Farm Season Meeting at Pike Place Market Commons

Come celebrate the winding down of a busy farm season at the Pike Place Market Commons. At this meeting we will review challenges and opportunities of the 2019 season and look ahead for what's in store in 2020. We also have Sasha Shaw from the King County Noxious Weed Program to give us a short presentation. Food and beverages provided for attendees.

Monday, October 14th 6:30-8:30PM - Duvall, WA

SnoValley Tilth Monthly Potluck at the Grange

We welcome all members so whether you've never been to a potluck or are a long-time attendee, we hope to see you there! Bring a dish or drink to share or just bring yourself. For the first hour, we'll do introductions and share food. The second hour will be a presenter or facilitated discussion. MORE INFO

November 8-10th - Yakima, WA

Tilth Conference: Growing a Resilient Future: Production & Beyond

*Early bird registration ends August 31st* Bringing together hundreds of farmers, producers, researchers, and food system professionals for a weekend of learning, building relationships and sharing best practices for growing a healthy food system. REGISTER HERE






For more Information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Leigh Newman-Bell, Pike Place Farm Development Coordinator: or 206-605-8424