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Intro to Farming: Small Acreage Sustainable Farming

Intro to Farming: Small Acreage Sustainable Farming

Date and time:
04/29/2015 - 9:00am to 05/03/2015 - 6:00pm
Venue:
Quillisascut Farm
County: Stevens

Learn from experienced value-added producers through a hands-on, multidisciplinary, immersion course in small scale sustainable farming.  See website for details.

Event Location

Quillisascut Farm
2409 Pleasant Valley Road
Rice, 99167 WA
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Sno-Valley Plant and Garden Art Sale

Sno-Valley Plant and Garden Art Sale

Date and time:
05/01/2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Venue:
Sno-Valley Senior Center
County: King

This is the largest plant sale on the Eastside and features annuals, perennials, shrubs, vegetables, herbs, garden art, café, and bake sale.  Rain or shine, shoppers will browse in the comfort of enclosed tents and rooms indoors. All proceeds benefit the Sno-Valley Senior Center.  See website for details.
 

Event Location

Sno-Valley Senior Center
4610 Stephens Avenue
Carnation, 98014 WA
 
Hands-on Poultry Harvest Class

Hands-on Poultry Harvest Class

Date and time:
05/01/2015 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Venue:
Vashon Island
County: King

This class is a hands-on learning opportunity that teaches you the full process of chicken harvest and butchery.  See website for details. 

Event Location

Vashon Island Vashon, WA
 
Sno-Valley Plant and Garden Art Sale day 2

Sno-Valley Plant and Garden Art Sale day 2

Date and time:
05/02/2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Venue:
Sno-Valley Senior Center
County: King

This is the largest plant sale on the Eastside and features annuals, perennials, shrubs, vegetables, herbs, garden art, café, and bake sale.  Rain or shine, shoppers will browse in the comfort of enclosed tents and rooms indoors. All proceeds benefit the Sno-Valley Senior Center.  See website for details.

Event Location

Sno-Valley Senior Center
4610 Stephens Avenue
Carnation, 98014 WA
 
Spring Barn Dance

Spring Barn Dance

Date and time:
05/02/2015 - 6:00pm
Venue:
Nash's Organic Farm
County: Clallam

Community Potluck starts at 6 pm, and a foot stompin' dance begins at 7:30 pm with a great band. 

Event Location

Nash's Organic Farm
1865 E Anderson Road
Sequim, 98382 WA
 
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Intro to Farming: Small Acreage Sustainable Farming

Intro to Farming: Small Acreage Sustainable Farming

Date and time:
04/29/2015 - 9:00am to 05/03/2015 - 6:00pm
Venue:
Quillisascut Farm
County: Stevens

Learn from experienced value-added producers through a hands-on, multidisciplinary, immersion course in small scale sustainable farming.  See website for details.

Event Location

Quillisascut Farm
2409 Pleasant Valley Road
Rice, 99167 WA
 
Mushrooms, Bees, & Saving the World

Mushrooms, Bees, & Saving the World

Date and time:
05/04/2015 - 7:30pm
Venue:
Town Hall Seattle
County: King

Paul Stamets, a longtime advocate of edible and medicinal mushrooms, will discuss the broad range of species that exist on the planet, and offer insight into how these small fungi can boost the health of both people and the environment.

Event Location

Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Avenue
Seattle, 98101 WA
 
Auther Talk: Simply Ancient Grains

Auther Talk: Simply Ancient Grains

Date and time:
05/05/2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Venue:
Book Larder
County: King

The award-winning author of Ancient Grains for Modern Meals, Maria Speck makes cooking with ancient grains faster, more intuitive, and easier than ever before in this collection of recipes, most of which are gluten-free. See website for details.

Event Location

Book Larder
4252 Fremont Avenue N
Seattle, 98103 WA
 
 
 
The Ethical and Environmental Impacts of Eating Animals

The Ethical and Environmental Impacts of Eating Animals

Date and time:
05/08/2015 - 7:30pm
Venue:
Town Hall Seattle
County: King

Vegetarian and vegan lifestyles are on the rise, and Farm Sanctuary’s co-founder Gene Baur (Living the Farm Sanctuary Life) says eating ethically is imperative to protect animals from factory farm cruelties. He’ll talk with UW professor Kathryn Gillespie for a discussion of animal rights, the value of respecting nature, stewardship and more.

Event Location

Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Avenue
Seattle, 98101 WA
 
Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Day

Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Day

Date and time:
05/09/2015 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Venue:
King Conservation District Native Plant Nursery
County: King

Native plants grown from locally collected seed are the corner stone of conservation and ecological restoration. Learn about growing native plants for stream and wetland restoration projects while helping to perform critical nursery tasks.  See website for details.

Event Location

King Conservation District Native Plant Nursery Renton, WA
 
15th Annual Backyard Wildlife Festival

15th Annual Backyard Wildlife Festival

Date and time:
05/09/2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Venue:
Tukwila Community Center
County: King

A free, all-day event to educate and inspire people to welcome wildlife - such as birds and butterflies - into their backyards, gardens and communities - see website for details.

Event Location

Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Avenue S
Seattle, 98168 WA
 
Oxbow Plant Sale and Mother's Day Celebration

Oxbow Plant Sale and Mother's Day Celebration

Date and time:
05/09/2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Venue:
Oxbow Organic Farm and Education Center
County: King

Oxbow is happy to announce our first-ever Mother’s Day-weekend plant sale with hayrides, a photography walk with Brittany Wright, flower crown making, and farm tours.  Offering both Washington State native plants for landscaping and restoration purposes AND an array of edible plants for your garden.  See website for details.

Event Location

Oxbow Organic Farm and Education Center
10819 Carnation-Duvall Road NE
Carnation, 98014 WA
 
 
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Oxbow Plant Sale and Mother's Day Celebration

Oxbow Plant Sale and Mother's Day Celebration

Date and time:
05/10/2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Venue:
Oxbow Organic Farm and Education Center
County: King

Oxbow is happy to announce our first-ever Mother’s Day-weekend plant sale with hayrides, foraging walk with Heidi Bohan, flower crown making, and farm tours.  Offering both Washington State native plants for landscaping and restoration purposes AND an array of edible plants for your garden.  See website for details.

Event Location

Oxbow Organic Farm and Education Center
10819 Carnation-Duvall Road NE
Carnation, 98014 WA
 
Spring Garden Party and Lavender Wreath Class

Spring Garden Party and Lavender Wreath Class

Date and time:
05/10/2015 - 11:00am to 1:30pm
Venue:
Blue Willow Lavender Farm
County: Pierce

Blue Willow Lavender Farm is pleased to offer a fun relaxing day on the farm.  Be treated to a grand time of pampering and yummy lavender treats as you sit and enjoy the warm sunshine (hopefully!) and then learn how to create a lavender wreath.  See website for details.

Event Location

Blue Willow Lavender Farm
10615 Wright Bliss Road Kp N
Gig Harbor, 98329 WA
 
Author Talk: Superfood Snacks

Author Talk: Superfood Snacks

Date and time:
05/11/2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Venue:
Book Larder
County: King

Julie Morris will talk about Superfood Snacks and answer all of your superfood- and snack-related questions.  See website for details.

Event Location

Book Larder
4252 Fremont Avenue N
Seattle, 98103 WA
 
Peak Season: Asparagus

Peak Season: Asparagus

Date and time:
05/12/2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue:
Hot Stove Society
County: King

About 22 million pounds of asparagus are produced in Washington State each year. April through June is peak season for this delicious spring vegetable, and that means the time to brush up on your asparagus cooking skills is right now!

Event Location

Hotel Andra
2000 4th Avenue
Seattle, 98121 WA
 
Cooking Class: Wild Foods

Cooking Class: Wild Foods

Date and time:
05/13/2015 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Venue:
Book Larder
County: King

Join chef Kyle Wisner on an exploration of wild foods. Foraged from the farmers' market, Kyle will take you through a menu full of some of the highlights of a northwest Spring. See website for details.

Event Location

Book Larder
4252 Fremont Avenue N
Seattle, 98103 WA
 
 
 
Farm Tour: Soggy Bottom Farm

Farm Tour: Soggy Bottom Farm

Date and time:
05/16/2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue:
Soggy Bottom Farm
County: King

This special piece of property near Spring Lake has everything from wetlands and blueberries, cedar forests, barns, berries and fruit crops. Learn about pigs and piglets, chickens and eggs, goats and kids, raspberries, fruit trees, pasture management – and so much more!  See website for details.

Event Location

Soggy Bottom Farm Maple Valley, WA
 
Mountain Lodge Farm Open House

Mountain Lodge Farm Open House

Date and time:
05/16/2015 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue:
Mountain Lodge Farm
County: Pierce

This event is open to the public and is a great way to learn more about our animals, cheeses, and to ask questions about farm life.

Come tour our barns, peek inside our creamery, taste cheese and soak up the beautiful scenery.

Be sure to wear appropriate closed-toe footwear with which you can step into a shallow sanitation bath.  Bring layers, friends, kiddos and prepare for a fun day at our little corner of paradise.

see website for directions

 

Event Location

Mountain Lodge Farm
37th Ave E
Eatonville, 98328 WA
 
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Organic Farming and Pollinators - Farm Walk at Wobbly Cart Farm

Organic Farming and Pollinators - Farm Walk at Wobbly Cart Farm

Date and time:
05/18/2015 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Venue:
Wobbly Cart Farm
County: Thurston

Come join us at Wobbly Cart to learn about promoting pollinators on your organic farm with experts from WSU as part of the USDA Native Pollinator Project.  See website for details.

Event Location

Wobbly Cart Farm
10940 Independence Road SW
Rochester, 98597 WA
 
Overcoming Barriers to Local Food Procurement

Overcoming Barriers to Local Food Procurement

Date and time:
05/19/2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Venue:
WSU Agriculture Research & Technology Building
County: Skagit

New Opportunities for School and Institution Food Services.  See website for details.

Event Location

WSU Agriculture Research & Technology Building
16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, 98273 WA
 
Red, White & Green Pasta and Sauce Making Experience

Red, White & Green Pasta and Sauce Making Experience

Date and time:
05/19/2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue:
Winery Kitchen
County: King

Get in touch with your Italian side and discover how quick and easy it is to make a homemade pasta meal!  This class features three colored pastas: Red, White and Green celebrating the Italian flag.  We even use local chicken eggs for the pasta dough!  Learn both old and new pasta making techniques as well.  Then you’ll create a simple but silky homemade butter with cream sourced from a local dairy.   Blend in your choice of fresh picked herbs from our Winery Kitchen Garden to make your own signature sauce for your beautiful pasta dish. $69.00 

Each Participant will leave with the following to impress your family and friends:

-4 servings of fresh pasta

-Log of fresh herb butter for your pasta sauce

-Coupon for $10 discount on a future Winery Kitchen cooking class

Event Location

14828 NE 163rd street
Woodinville, 98072 WA
 
Mozzarella Cheese Making and Pesto Workshop

Mozzarella Cheese Making and Pesto Workshop

Date and time:
05/20/2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue:
Winery Kitchen
County: King

Who doesn't love a bundle of warm freshly made mozzarella? Our resident master cheesemaker chef Dona will guide you through the easy process of making your very own mozzarella. Then you'll pair your fresh made cheese with a garden pesto which you'll create from freshly picked herbs and vegetables straight from our Winery Kitchen culinary garden. Top it all with some grilled crostini and mama mia - now that's a show stopper! In between rolling cheese and whizzing up pesto, we'll discuss different types of olive oil to pair with your outrageously delicious cheese as well as wine pairing suggestions. Come learn to be a master mozzarella maker and show off your newly learned skills at home. $85.00 

Event Location

14828 NE 163rd Street
Woodinville, 98072 WA
 
Cooking Class: Whole Roast Chicken Dinner

Cooking Class: Whole Roast Chicken Dinner

Date and time:
05/20/2015 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Venue:
Book Larder
County: King

If you'd like to master the art of perfect roast chicken and add these meals to your repertoire, then this class is for you.  See website for details.

Event Location

Book Larder
4252 Fremont Avenue N
Seattle, 98103 WA
 
 
Butchery and Curing Class

Butchery and Curing Class

Date and time:
05/22/2015 - 9:00am to 05/23/2015 - 5:00pm
Venue:
Marrowstone and Vashon Islands
County: King

This two day class will transform 2 Island Fresh Farms pigs into fresh pork.  Day 1 covers traditional slaughter, scalding, scraping and eviscerating methods, and day 2 will cover butchery and curing.  See website for details.

Event Location

Marrowstone and Vashon Islands Vashon, WA
 
Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Day

Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Day

Date and time:
05/22/2015 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Venue:
King Conservation District Native Plant Nursery
County: King

Native plants grown from locally collected seed are the corner stone of conservation and ecological restoration. Learn about growing native plants for stream and wetland restoration projects while helping to perform critical nursery tasks.  See website for details.

Event Location

King Conservation District Native Plant Nursery Renton, WA
 
Port Townsend Artisan Food Festival

Port Townsend Artisan Food Festival

Date and time:
05/23/2015 - 9:00am to 11:00pm
Venue:
Various in Port Townsend
County: Jefferson

Eat Drink Learn Make!  Classes, Demos, Authors, and an Artisan food tour.  See website for details.

Event Location

Port Towsend, WA
 
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Port Townsend Artisan Food Festival

Port Townsend Artisan Food Festival

Date and time:
05/24/2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Venue:
Various in Port Townsend
County: Jefferson

Eat Drink Learn Make!  Classes, Demos, Authors, and an Artisan food tour.  See website for details.

Event Location

Port Towsend, WA
 
 
 
Red, White & Green Pasta and Sauce Making Experience

Red, White & Green Pasta and Sauce Making Experience

Date and time:
05/27/2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue:
Winery Kitchen
County: King

Get in touch with your Italian side and discover how quick and easy it is to make a homemade pasta meal!  This class features three colored pastas: Red, White and Green celebrating the Italian flag.  We even use local chicken eggs for the pasta dough!  Learn both old and new pasta making techniques as well.  Then you’ll create a simple but silky homemade butter with cream sourced from a local dairy.   Blend in your choice of fresh picked herbs from our Winery Kitchen Garden to make your own signature sauce for your beautiful pasta dish. $69.00

Each Participant will leave with the following to impress your family and friends:

-4 servings of fresh pasta

-Log of fresh herb butter for your pasta sauce

-Coupon for $10 discount on a future Winery Kitchen cooking class

Event Location

14828 NE 163rd street
Woodinville, 98072 WA
 
Cooking Class: Whole Fish Cooking

Cooking Class: Whole Fish Cooking

Date and time:
05/27/2015 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Venue:
Book Larder
County: King

Just in time for Copper River Salmon seaon, Culinary Director Kyle will reprise his wildly popular Whole Fish Cooking Class!  See website for details.

Event Location

Book Larder
4252 Fremont Avenue N
Seattle, 98103 WA
 
 
Chicken Harvest

Chicken Harvest

Date and time:
05/29/2015 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Venue:
Vashon Island
County: King

This class is a hands-on learning opportunity that teaches you the full process of chicken harvest and butchery.  See website for details. 

Event Location

Vashon Island Vashon, WA
 
Spotlight on Seeds: Perspectives from an Urban Food Warrior

Spotlight on Seeds: Perspectives from an Urban Food Warrior

Date and time:
05/30/2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue:
21 Acres
County: King

Attendees will learn about how the seed industry arrived at where it is today and what the trend toward patented seeds means to farmers, gardeners, and growers. See website for details.

Event Location

21 Acres
13701 NE 171st Street
Woodinville, 98072 WA
 
Introduction to Wild Food Foraging

Introduction to Wild Food Foraging

Date and time:
05/30/2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
County: King

We are lucky to live in a spectacular part of the country for edible foraging! This workshop will teach the beginning forager how to identify and sustainably collect a number of the more common edible plants of the urban Pacific Northwest. We will focus on casual foraging for plants found in local parks and surrounding areas, that we may come across on a trip to the park.

All ages welcome, this is a beginners class! Every adult ticket includes a free spot for a child to join you – however, this is a longer day so prep your child for that. The class portion at the residence does have a playroom (and chickens, rabbits and a garden to play in).

Cost $50 Please see website for more detailed information.

Event Location

Private Residence
4127 49th Ave SW
Seattle, 98116 WA
 
2015 Friends of the Fields Dinner and Auction

2015 Friends of the Fields Dinner and Auction

Date and time:
05/30/2015 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue:
Cascade Club
County: King

Join Friends of the Fields for a scrumptious dinner, fantastic local beverages, live entertainment, and abundant auction fun at the beautiful Cascade Club on Redmond Ridge. See website for details.

Event Location

Cascade Club
23225 NE Greens Crossing Rd
Redmond, 98053 WA
 
Northwest Heritage Dinner

Northwest Heritage Dinner

Date and time:
05/30/2015 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Venue:
The Kitchen by Delicatus
County: King

Join Chef Willis in welcoming the return of LA pop up Barolo Joe for a food journey through the heritages of the Pacific Northwest. Chef Willis along with Abe Lukaczer and Joe Baker are Northwest natives (and Eric Grant the third member of the team who hails from Maine) that share a passion for the diversity of the NW food culture. Join them for a menu that will focus on this diversity by showcasing the techniques and practices of these cultures. 

Barolo Joe is a Los Angeles based dining club, popping up once a month at unique locations throughout LA. They focus on creating memorable dining experiences with inspiration drawn from seasonal ingredients that showcase the talents of their community from local farmers, butchers, winemakers and florists. They strive to deliver the best in local products, presented elegantly for a diverse audience. This will be Barolo Joe's second annual dinner in conjunction with the Delicatus.

Chef Willis is excited to expand on this collaboration with the entire group working together to proudly show the bounty of the Pacific Northwest while presenting a menu that is sure to impress. Dinner will include 5 courses and a complimentary aperitif for $75 including tax and tip.

Event Location

309 1st Ave S
Seatttle, 98104 WA
 
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