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Whidbey Island Grown Week 2019
September 27, 2019 - October 6, 2019
Whidbey Island Grown Week is a 10-day celebration of local products, services, and experiences.
Today's small farmers are passionate about what they do. After all, their work is meant to be shared. And, at the end of the growing season, Whidbey Island's farming community wants to share with you their food, their good fortune, their knowledge, and their community.
Hear All About Whidbey Island Grown Week
"Seattle Kitchen" hosts Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau talk with The Oystercatcher's Tyler and Sara Hansen about Whidbey Island Grown Week.
Taste ciders from different NW cideries, enjoy delicious food from local vendors, learn about cider making and if you need your apple tree identified by an expert, bring an apple or two along.
11 am - 2 pm
The Goose Community Grocer in Langley will be highlighting locally grown and locally produced products. Corner of SR 525 and Bayview Road.
Bayview Farmers Market
10 am - 2 pm
Bayview's weekly farmers market features fresh seasonal produce, local musicians and local artists. Corner of SR 525 and Bayview Road.
South whidbey Tilth Market
11 am - 2 pm
The venerable market is more than fresh produce, it's a community of growers ready to share their bounty of produce and their bounty of knowledge.
Noon to 5 pm
Autumn is here, so pull on your boots and head down to Greenbank Farm's Harvest Faire! It's happening Sept. 29 from noon to 5 p.m. with free activities for the whole family. Check out local farms, music, arts, crafts and more, hosted by the Port of Coupeville, farm merchants and part of Whidbey Island Grown Week. Shop a bounty of local produce and artisan creations. Press your own cider, and kick up your heels to some of Whidbey's best musicians. Mark your calendar and let's celebrate our island's farming heritage together!
Photo: Stephen Andrews
Going on All Week:
Blooms will be highlighting locally grown & produced products. Save 10% by mentioning Whidbey Island Grown Week.
Farm & Produce
The farm is full of pumpkins and other fresh produce with trolley rides on weekends.
The market will be highlighting Whidbey Island Grown products on October 1 & 2. They'll also be offering 10% meat during Whidbey Island Grown Week.
Open daily 11 am - 5 pm for tours and tastings. Mention Whidbey Island Grown for a special treat!
The nursery will have all native plans for sale at 10% off beginning September 27 through October 6.
Visit Venture Out Nursery...
Earth2Art Open Studio
11 am to 4 pm
Stop by and see their art made from nature's objects such as stone and wood.
Farm to Table Dinner
When artists and chefs get together over great food and wine, good things happen!
Join Cook on Clay's Robbie Lobell and The Orchard Kitchen with Chef Vincent Natress for a Farm to Table Dinner.
Tickets - 360-321-1517
Farm to Table Dinner
Meet some of Whidbey island's Farming chefs, including Tyler Hansen from the Oystercatcher in Coupeville & Michael Tu from Welborn Farm at Kettles Edge Farm in Coupeville. There will also be help from central Whidbey catering company Serendipity Catering.
Proceeds benefit the Coupeville School District's Connected Food Program.
More info: [email protected]
Cook on Clay
2 pm - 4 pm
Inspiring ingredients require inspiring cookware. Cook on Clay supplies amazing cookware to the world! See how the process works! 10% off cooking pots in the showroom.
640 Patmore Rd., Coupeville
Whidbey Island Harvest Festival
October 3 - 6
The Langley Harvest Festival is a brand-new event and part of Whidbey Island Grown Week.
The first two days are agriculture-related seminars while the rest will be filled with your chance to meet food vendors, taste locally-crafted wine and beer. The exact schedule for this new event is coming together and will be ready for a full announcement, soon!
This event is a collaboration among Whidbey Island Grown, Whidbey Island Vintners and Distillers Association, Whidbey Island Arts Council, the Port of South Whidbey Fairgrounds & Events Center, and the Langley Chamber of Commerce.
Soy Candle Making Class
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Learn about coloring and scening soy candles at the beautiful Lavender Wind Farm. Learn the best way to work with soy wax.
Salt Class & Farm Tour
10 am - 11:30 am
Salt Acres farm on the shores of Penn Cove is the location for this tour of a salt production facility. In this Slow Food Whidbey Island event, the farm's Kim Gruetter will show how they make the salt and the many varieties they produce. You'll also tour the farm and their clam, oyster, and mussel beds along with their flower and vegetable gardens, chickens, pigs, and turkeys. Attendance is limited, so reserve early. Cost $35 Slow Food members and $40 for non-members. Contact Kathy Floyd at [email protected].
Prix-Fixe, 4-Course Dinner & Wine Pairing
Make reservations early for this pairing of Whidbey bounty with... Whidbey bounty. Bayview's "Farmer & The Vine" presents a 4 course dinner paired with Whidbey Island wines.
Autumn Artists Pop-Up
4 pm - 6 pm
Meet the artists, shop the seasonal items and "bayleaf" libations will be served.
The Movie "Biggest Little Farm"
October 5 - 5pm
October 6 - 3pm and 4pm
Pole Barn - Whidbey Island Fairgrounds
A documentary about how an inexperienced Los Angeles couple take the plunge and buy a 200 acre farm. Q & A with local farmers afterwards.
Farm to Table Dinner
Join Shonuff Foods and Bell's Farm for a Farm to Table dinner.
September 29 - Farm Tour
This free self-guided tour of the farms of central Whidbey Island will show you the wide variety of farms on the island, and some great scenery, too.
Each participating farm will identify a best management practice and demonstration. Signage will explain crops, drip irrigation, manure management, mulching, rain gardens, rain water collection, and seasonal high tunnels.
Also, there will be a free children's activity booklet, with a recognition for completing the book.
September 29 - Whidbey Island Product Sample Day!
Goose Community Grocer
14485 SR-525, Bayview
10 am – 2 pm
Sample delicious sweet and savory food items made on Whidbey Island. There’s something for everyone! During Whidbey Island Grown Week, the Goose will have a special display showcasing locally produced food items for one-stop local shopping!
September 29 - Rooftop Dance Party
138 2nd St., Langley
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Featuring Comforts of Whidbey Winery and Chatter Creek Ciders!
It's a family-friendly and dog-friendly dance party for Whidbey Island Grown week with DJ Vramanos!
Tastes from 3 Sisters Farm, Willowood Farm, Deep Harvest Farm and the Organic Farm School will pair with local wine from Comforts of Whidbey and ciders from Chatter Creek. Enjoy Penn Cove Mussels, The Kitchen Door Pie, Banshee and Oystercatcher breads, Sweet Mona’s Truffles and Caramels, and Tacoma’s Mad Hat Tea.
September 30 - Harvest Faire - Greenbank Farm
Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Celebrate the best of Whidbey Island's farming heritage and community at Greenbank Farm’s Harvest Faire, featuring festivities for the whole family. The event will showcase home-grown produce, flowers, arts, and crafts from local farmers and vendors.
Artists from the Artworks Gallery will be doing demonstrations of henna techniques, weaving and more.
Plus, enjoy food trucks, antique cars, wine, live music, storytelling and more, all on the pastoral grounds of Greenbank Farm--one of the last remaining heritage farms on the island. Organized by the merchants of Greenbank Farm and the Port of Coupeville.
September 30 - Farm Chef Collaborative Dinner - Orchard Kitchen and Foxtail Farm
4:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
When the chefs tour the farm, only good things can happen. When it ends in dinner, only great things can happen. Join the Orchard Kitchen's Vincent Natress as he joins up with Stephen and Amy Williams of Foxtail Farms for a tour of the farm. Then it's time to head back to the Orchard Kitchen for dinner with wine pairings!
All Week - The Braeburn - Langley
This Langley favorite restaurant is pairing with Deep Harvest Farm and will be featuring their produce all week in some hearty comfort cuisine of Whidbey: Roasted root vegetable gratin paired with a harvest salad each day for lunch. The exact feature will vary depending on the day.
They will also be highlighting the farm's vegetables as well as Willowood Farm’s produce in their daily Veggie Hash (a mix of fresh greens and roasted roots sautéed and topped with cage free eggs and served with Oystercatcher toast) and in their daily soups.
Location: 197 D 2nd Street, Langley
October 4 - Slow Foods Whidbey - Sausage Making Demonstration - Deer Lagoon Grange
5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Chef George Petrich will demonstrate how to make Beer Brats sausages from A to Z. He'll feature pork ground from 3 Sisters Family Farm in Coupeville. He will provide tasting samples and recipes so you can make this at home. George attended Seattle Culinary Academy and worked at the fabulous Herbfarm in Woodinville, followed by a job with Link Lab Artisan Meats in Seattle. Beer and cider will be available for purchase. RSVP with Kathy Floyd at [email protected].
Cost is $15 for members and $20.00 for non-members.
October 6 & 7 - Cycling Progressive Tour of the Maxwelton Valley
Spoiled Dog Winery, Venture Out Nursery, the Organic Farm School and Whidbey Island Distillery have partnered to offer a passport tour and tasting, with a drawing for prizes for those who complete all stops. Extra chances to win will be given for those who cycle the tour, rather than drive it. The winery will be harvesting pinot noir grapes and hold a Harvest Winemaker Dinner on Saturday.
October 7 - Grape Harvest at Spoiled Dog Winery
Join in picking the estate-grown pinot noir grapes. Bring your own shears and come ready to have a good time. This event is family friendly.
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