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Farmer and Business Owner Siri Erickson-Brown Receives MLK Medal of Distinguished Service

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Co-Founder of Local Roots Farm recognized for advocacy for agriculture

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Siri Erickson-Brown is a recognized name at farmers markets and restaurants throughout King County and is an effective advocate for the agricultural community in the Snoqualmie Valley. The co-founder of the Local Roots Farm was recognized today by Metropolitan King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert, who announced Erickson-Brown was the recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service in County Council District 3.

“Siri has many roles. She is a Master of Public Administration graduate, wife, mom, farmer, commission member, and president of the Watershed Improvement District,” said Lambert. “She is an excellent advocate for farmers across the county. She is able to articulate the positive contributions farming has on the environment and brings the rural farm to the urban table.”

Siri Erickson-Brown has served on the King County Agriculture Commission since 2011 and for the past 3 years as the Commission representative to the Fish Farm Flood Taskforce. She has advocated effectively with the public and county officials for the agricultural community in the Snoqualmie Valley.

What started with tomato seedlings in their Seattle apartment has grown into thriving family-run vegetable farm in the Snoqualmie Valley. Siri and her husband Jason grow without synthetic inputs, which means building soil fertility through cover crops and letting fields lie fallow. Their produce is used throughout the region at a number of restaurants, sold in markets, and is available through subscription.

Siri Erickson-Brown is one of nine citizens living across King County whose contributions to their community echo the incredible selfless leadership of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The MLK Medal of Distinguished Service recognizes those who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to make a difference in communities across King County.

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