I love Seattle in the summertime but I am often overwhelmed by the number of opportunities to enjoy incredible local food surrounded by the stunning beauty of our neighborhoods, snowcapped Cascadian mountain peaks, green farms, forests, and blue waters of Puget Sound. Not much to complain about, is it?
On September 12, I will be participating in the Seattle Tilth Harvest Fair representing Slow Food Seattle. It promises to be a fantastic event attracting all sorts of people who grow their own food, care about living sustainably, enjoy the farmer’s market environment, or just want to celebrate harvest season. I missed it last year so I booked myself early this year. Check out their site. It’s going to be cool!
There’s even going to be a home canning and food preservation demonstration taught by Jessica Dally, Master Canner/Food Preserver. Jessican will talk about food safety, water bath canning, pressure canning, and when to use what method. There is NO REGISTRATION for this class. Just show up on time and be ready to learn. As a note, doors will close at 10:35 and students will not be admitted late so please arrive a bit early.
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Seattle Tilth Harvest Fair (Good Shepherd Center- 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103).
As excited I am to attend the Harvest Fair this year also means I will miss the Skagit Valley Culinary Tour. The NABC (Northwest Agriculture Business Center) is hosting this incredible sensory exploration of the rich farming region just an hour’s drive north of Seattle. Guests will stop along a planned route visiting local food sites and tasting a diverse mix of fresh and artisan foods from the region such as wine, berries, hard cider; shellfish and cheese. Please see the flyer for more details and sign up today! I will live vicariously through you.