Grange members look forward to participating in several annual events and community activities. SV Grange partners with Sammamish Valley Alliance (SVA) on three annual Celebration events. COMING UP in 2024: Sammamish Valley Pollinator Fest, Sat., May 4th; Sammamish Valley Summer Celebration, Sat., July 20th; and the Fall Harvest Celebration & Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In, Sat. Oct. 12th. Stay tuned in early 2024 for further information on SVA and special events.
Winter Solstice Celebration–December 21, 2023
Join us outdoors December 21st, 1-3 p.m. in the Sammamish Valley Grange Heritage Garden. It’s free, all ages welcome, open to the public. Enjoy the fire-pit, snacks, farm tours and fireside stories. Enter via the Sammamish River Trail. See map for free parking options–just a few minutes walk south on the Trail and you’ll arrive to the Garden!
Sammamish Valley Fall Harvest Celebration–October, 2023
In conjunction with the Festival, the SV Grange presented All things Apples! We welcome back Grange President Tom Quigley on the 21 Acres patio with his 100+ year-old apple press. Pressings at 10:30 a.m., Noon and 1:30 p.m.; taste test WA apple varieties too. We’re looking forward to seeing Duke also from Hawthorn Farm, with Grange member Alexia Allen.
Grange Heritage Garden Rededication
Check out the Rededication of the Grange Heritage Garden held during the SVA Spring Celebration in May, 2023.
Summer Picnic & Potluck; July 2023
We were happy to host the annual Sammamish Valley Grange Summer Picnic. Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and condiments were provided, and guests were asked to please bring a salad or side dish to share, featuring fresh and local ingredients. Held this year indoors at the SV Grange Hall in Woodinville, attendees avoided the hot sun and shared in an evening of good food, music and camaraderie with our Grange family, friends, and neighbors.
Annual Farmers Roundtables
The Farmers Roundtables, held each year are a resounding success. Thank you to all the participants, Grange members and community residents for your support of our local farmers. Stay tuned for the next Roundtable in fall, 2023. Photo Margaret Felts, Gaining Ground.
Wreath Making with Woodinville Rotary, Rotaract & Interact
We were thrilled to partner with our Interact and Rotaract students for the annual Sammamish Valley Grange wreath making event at Celebrate Woodinville Winterfest. Volunteer work teams were organized to construct wreaths and local residents enjoyed making their personal wreaths at DeYoung Park. Local greens, sprigs and branches were harvested in advance and completed wreaths were made available to the public through advance on-line orders. Partial proceeds of wreath sales benefited Sammamish Valley Alliance. All wreaths were sold to our supportive community members. Thank you for sharing the spirit of the season and for supporting our local organizations.
NSD School Board Candidate Forum
This candidate forum was held in mid-July, 2021 at the Grange Hall in Woodinville. Co-sponsors were Sammamish Valley Grange and The Woodinville Weekly with Moderator, Laura Guido, Editor, The Woodinville Weekly. There are three open positions on the Northshore School Board, with the primary scheduled in August, 2021 and the election in November. All candidates were invited with the Forum open to the public and all ages invited to attend. Each candidate was asked the same questions and had the same time to answer the questions. The community was very supportive and interested in the event.
Local Grange members have been promoting agriculture since 1909 when it was founded in Bothell, Washington to assist farmers, through its move in the 1920’s to its current location in the 1960’s, to the historic Grange Hall located at 14654 148th Avenue NE in Woodinville.