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October 11, 2014
Our 7th Skagit Harvest Dinner was a delight, the evening an ideal temperature. The Holberts, of Cafe Adrift (Anacortes) and The Corner Tavern (Bow) prepared a delicious fall meal.
Appetizers: goat cheese, Swedish meatballs, gravlax, pickled vegetables, beet hummus, goat yogurt tzatziki, breads
Dinner: smoked salmon, smoked chicken, succotash, butternut squash gratin, green salad
Dessert: jam jar blueberry cheesecake, plum tatin
Skagit Suppliers: Gothberg Farm Goat Cheeses, Island Grown Farmers Coop, Drifters Seafood, Breadfarm Bakery, Hedlin Farm, Hayton-Hughes Farm, Waltner Farm, Harmony Fields, and Bow Hill Blueberries.
And to Choice Bulb Co. for the lovely lilies and to The Dovetails for their beautiful music.
We thank you all – Katie and Amy
May 28, 2014
March 22, 2014
The sun shines, the air crisp, cumulus clouds float above in the pale blue sky; spring.
It was a wet winter here in the NW Puget Sound region. A wetness that brings birds, plenty of them. Snow Geese and Trumpeter Swans stay over winter. Owls, falcons, song birds, herons… enjoy the flat fields and open water ways. In April we will return to Mexico to work with our suppliers on new designs. These product development trips are our chance to explore new regions and opportunities. When we return we head into an active spring and summer. Planning; more to take place here in our beautiful Skagit Valley at the Bitters Co. Farm.
January 22, 2014
We have had the opportunity to provide a beautiful new restaurant, Mamnoon,(http://www.seattlemet.com/eat-and-drink/articles/seattle-restaurant-of-the-year-mamnoon-november-2013) specializing in the cuisine of the Middle East, with our hand blown recycled glass bowls( http://www.bittersco.com/product_p/bs177.htm), slabs of cork for trivets (http://www.bittersco.com/product_p/bs123-.htm), serving utensils of olive wood, and baskets from Ghana and Rwanda for their breads and utensils.
They serve a light lunch at stylized tall tables in the front, and dinner in the large dining room. There is a fabulous lounge area off of the main dining room. This is a must visit while in Seattle. Located on Capital Hill on Melrose, between Pike and Pine.
December 4, 2013
October 15, 2013
The week played out just right, by Saturday the sun came out and the temperature warmed. Blanc B oysters from the Hama Hama Oyster Co. were enjoyed outside where Renee, Dan, Cody, Alex, Ashley, and Jeremy worked together with Marie to feed our group of 90+
The meal incorporated Skagit Valley produce from: Harmony Fields (herbs), Hayton Farm (potatoes, berries), Hedlin Farm (peppers, tomatoes, carrots, onions), Island Grown Farmers Coop (beef) , Montague Farm (pork), Ralph’s Greenhouse (fennel), and Gothberg Farm (chevre). We had other delights; breads (Bread Farm Bakery), honey (Ballard Honey), flowers (Dona Flora and Choice Bulb Co.), Plum Tatin (prepared by Cathy Conner with Bitters Col. plums), and music (performed by The Dovetails). Wines well selected and poured by John and Kristen from Slough Foods of Edison.
We cannot thank all who attended enough, nor can we express our gratitude to “the boat, the walrus, and the whale” and the Skagit Valley farmers for making the evening the success that is was.
We now look forward to the bounty of 2014’s harvest.
Katie and Amy