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Grays River Grange has been serving western Wahkiakum County since 1902. We meet every 2nd & 4th Tuesday at 7:30. A meal is served at 6:45. We are 11 S. Hull Creek Rd. in Grays River right on SR 4. Come by and see us!!!

Grays River Grange #124 Christmas Party Tuesday, December 10, 2013 6:30 p.m.

Grays River Grange #124, is extending an invitation to you and your family to attend the Grays River Grange’s Traditional Christmas Party On the agenda for the evening: Potluck dinner, caroling, gift exchange, raffle drawing for the Christmas Wall Hanging, Grays River Farmer’s Market T-shirts, and more (Raffle tickets can be purchased at the party) Recognition of Years of Grange membership, The Night before Christmas read by Robert Pyle, and of course a visit from Santa.

If you have a child attending, please bring a gift with your child’s name on it for Santa to deliver. To participate in the adult gift exchange, bring a gift not to exceed $5 and mark the package male or female. Questions, call Grays River Grange at 465-2268 and we will get back to you or email at grange@wwest.net Join us for an evening of good old fashion family fun. You do not have to be a Grange member to attend.

Please bring non-perishable food items for local food banks.

Free Agricultural Business Training

Do you have a business plan? Are you considering developing a new market for your products? Want to learn more about common business issues faced by beginning or new farmers? Want to learn what you can do to control your company’s workers compensation premiums? Want to learn about farm insurance, or financing?

 Then this Free training event bringing together more than 20 workshops is for you. All of the experts that can answer these questions have been brought together to bring you Agriculture Business Training.

WHEN: Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:30am – 4:15pm

WHERE: Department of Labor and Industries, 7273 Linderson Way, SW, Tumwater, WA 98501

COST: FREE! Pre-registration highly recommended because this training will fill up. Email, Mail or Fax a copy of the attached registration form to: EMAIL: CERO235@Lni.wa.gov; MAIL: Dept. of Labor & Industries, Attn: Oscar Cerda, PO BOX 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400; FAX: 360-902-5292.

CONTACT: For all questions please contact Oscar Cerda at: 360-902-5217; CERO235@Lni.wa.gov.

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Market for November 5th

Great Produce, Great Prices!

Great Produce, Great Prices!

2-6pm. Fresh, locally produced food for sale. At our historic Grange Hall – 11 S. Hull Creek Rd. Grays River 98621

 Variety:

Celery $2.00 piece
Beets $2.00 Bunch
Red Chard $2.00 Bunch
Green Chard $2.00 Bunch
Rainbow Chard $2.00 Bunch
Basil $2.00 Bunch
Fennel $2.50 ea
Curly Parsley $1.50 bunch
Italian Parsley $1.50 Bunch
Cilantro $1.75 Bunch
Strawberries $3.00 pint
Various Squash

(Supplies can be limited. Contact us grange@wwest.net or call 360-465-2268 to guarantee  your order.)

ALL LOCAL!!!!!!!

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Sustainable Small Farming & Ranching Online Course

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If you have been thinking of registering for this fall’s Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching online course now is the time!

There are only 15 spaces left!!  Begins November 12, 2013

The SSFR whole farm planning course is designed for people exploring small farming and ranching and beginning farmers who are interested in developing a whole farm plan for their small farm enterprise.  Scroll down for more details!

Are you a more advanced farmer/rancher?  If you have done the exploring, have completed at least one year of farming and have begun developing or using a whole farm or business plan – perhaps our second course, Planning for Profit II, is right for you.  Planning for Profit II starts January 28, 2014.  To learn more about this course, visit  http://www.ruralroots.org/programs/planprofitII.asp  This course is also limited to 35 participants!

Register Today to Reserve Your Place!

SUSTAINABLE SMALL FARMING and RANCHING
AN INTRODUCTORY, 8 WEEK ONLINE COURSE
in WHOLE FARM PLANNING

November 12, 2013 – January 21, 2014
Live Course Webinars
Tuesdays 4:00-6:00pm Pacific / 5
:00-7:00pm Mountain
(Webinars will be recorded for course participants who cannot view them live.)

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