The Key Peninsula has a long history of farming dating back to the late 1800’s. While mainly subsistence farming, the footprint of our long farming history remains. The Key Peninsula Farm Council takes an active role in promoting existing farms, fostering argicultulral education, and working to preserve and grow the farming community.
The Key Peninsula Farm Tour was established in 2006 by Trillium Creek Winery as a participant of Pierce County/WSU HarvestFEST. Local farmers set up a sub-committee of the Key Peninsula Community Council (KPC), and assumed responsibility for the farm tours when government funding for the program was depleted.
The Longbranch Improvement Club (LIC) Fiber Arts Show joined the tour in 2007, Key Peninsula Gateway Park in 2012 and the Key Pen Fire Department Firehouse Pancake Breakfast 2013. Presently around one dozen farms participate in the event each year. In 2019 we’re adding a 2nd day of activities including an apple squeeze event.
Our mission statement will be updated soon!