Farm to Table

Author’s note: This is a blog post from 2016.

A Table to Farm Dinner

Don’t you just wish someone would throw a party?  You know, grab the long tables, the good linens, risk the crystal, feature a great chef, local food and great local wine?  Maybe have it in a barn, or even outside?  You know, a Farm to Table Dinner?

With wedding season hitting its usual summertime overdrive around here, there are actually lots of parties just like this every weekend.  However, unless you’re on the guest list, they’ll probably frown at you just showing up.

Fortunately, some local farmers and chefs are coming to the rescue with Farm to Table events that bring things full circle by bringing the food experience out to the farm.

These aren’t new, of course.  What is new is that there are so many of them.  I count 15 or so on Whidbey and Camano Islands for this summer, and I likely missed a couple.  (Please feel free to add to the list.  Email [email protected])

More than just a party, these events are part of a national trend that is supported strongly around here, the idea of eating local and understanding more thoroughly and more intimately where your dinner came from, what it took to get to your plate, and what happened to it along the way.

But, its also a great time!

However, one of these dinners has already happened and two others are sold out.

So, if you want to invite yourself to the party, and become better informed about what’s going into your body, you better sign up soon!


Kristoferson Farm Dinner

332 NE Camano Drive, Camano Island, WA

360.387.5807

We are excited to partner with farmers, chefs and winemakers in our community to feature the bounty and creativity of our region.

Please join us for dinner in the barn!

June 11th – Featuring Wind Rose Cellars

July 9th – Featuring Eagle Harbor Wine Co.

August 13th – Featuring Armstrong Family Winery

September 17th – Dinner featuring a Washington Winery


The Orchard Kitchen

5574 Bayview Rd, Langley, WA

360.321.1517

These al fresco feasts will feature a garden-focused 5-course menu and hors d’oeuvres, served at a long, communal table in the field.  Come enjoy the freshest feast, surrounded by the summer’s bounty.

July 16 & 30

August 13 & 27

September 3


Spoiled Dog Winery

They have four farm to table events they call winemaker dinners.

July 15 – Winemaker dinner at Spoiled Dog Winery with Serendipity catering.  Proceeds donated to Ryan’s House.
June 18 – Winemaker Dinner at Roaming Radish. This is Chef Jess & JP’s new location on Crawford Rd. Enjoy an incredible 4-course plated dinner specially paired with our wines. Proceeds donated to WAIF.
August 5 – Enjoy an incredible 4-course plated dinner specially paired with our wines. Proceeds donated to Summit Assistance Dogs.
August 20 -(Sat) ~ Winemaker Dinner at Orchard Kitchen outside in their gardens. Enjoy an incredible 4-course dinner served family style and specially paired with our wines. Proceeds donated to Good Cheer.

Learn more:  http://www.spoileddogwinery.com/newsevents.html


Sold Out

Willowood Farm – Outstanding in the Field

399 S. Ebey Rd.

Coupeville, WA  98239

Georgie Smith will share the splendor of her fourth generation Whidbey Island farm. Willowood Farm is known for its heirloom garlic, beans and vegetables. Chef Stuart Lane of Spinasse is known for his Italian food. What a match! Island farms have a majestic quality to them, and we can’t wait to find the perfect table site.

July 16 – Sold Out

July 17 – Sold Out


Missed It!

Rosehip Farm & Garden Dinner with The Oystercatcher Restaurant of Coupeville

May 2

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