On September 24, Everett Community Growers hosted the Backyard Farmer Contest at the Everett Farmers Market. Participants dropped off vegetables from their gardens to be judged by farmer market attendees. The event showcased the many shapes and sizes of vegetables grown in our backyards, demonstrating that anyone with a plot of land can grow their own food.
In addition to the contest, Everett Community Growers shared information about their ongoing land assessment project. The goal of this project is to find more land that is suitable for community gardens. The mayor of Everett stopped by and learned more about this project.