Tuesday, February 10, 2009

2009 Farmer-Chef Connection recap

...will happen sometime this week, once we've uploaded and organized our photos. Quick opinion: it was awesome. Herban Feast's new space, SODO Park, is phenomenal. Big turnout. Lots of farmers. Lots of friendly faces.

In other news:

Friends of the Fields, North Olympic Land Trust, and the Farmland Preservation Program of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program, and three Clallam County Commissioners teamed up to place a conservation easement on the Dungeness Valley Creamery farmland, which ensures that the land will remain in agricultural production in perpetuity. Nice. Read more here.

Crazy project that just popped up on our radar: CSA by Sail. Looks like Sustainable Ballard teamed up with the Sail Transport Network (?) to ship locally produced food from the Kitsap Peninsula to the shores of Ballard. Interesting idea. I'm curious what the Ballard Farmers Market thinks about the competition. I'm also curious about the legitimacy (at least in the eyes of Public Health and the City of Seattle) of the operation. But I'm MOST curious about how this idea came to life. I'm still processing this new-fangled idea. Really interesting. Did I already mention that?

More to come later.


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