Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tuesday at the Table

Last weekend, hubby and I were out and about and stopped in for this:
What we found were dozens of educators, organizations, businesses, and area farmers sharing about connecting our community to local, wholesome food. I thought I'd give you just a snippet of several booths we stopped at . . .

Pastry Craft - Teaching pie-baking was going on here! While perusing the website when I got home, I found a recipe for Roasted Rhubarb - what perfect timing!

Red Rabbit Farm - This booth actually held a really nice surprise - Christina Orchid herself! Christina was owner/chef of well-renowned Christina's on Orcas Island for many years. I never got to eat there, but I have her cookbook, and was pleased to meet and chat with her - and taste her delicious small batch preserves!



Golden Glen Creamery handcrafted butter - Something special about tasting a product fresh from the producer.

Gelatoicious - Italian Ice Cream samples here. Their motto: "Life's short . . . eat dessert first." Not a bad idea!

Theo Chocolate - The first organic and fair trade bean-to-bar chocolate factory in North America is right in our back yard, so to speak. (We wish!) But we have visited the factory often and Theo is a standard at our house.

Mt. Townsend Creamery - Awesome cheeses that we already know and love.

modern larder - This was actually advertising personal chef services, which I won't be acquiring any time soon, but there was some mighty tasty granola to sample! (Those are dried kumquats there at the top of the jar!)

Garden Treasures - Some of the most beautiful produce I'd ever seen!

better bean - This company is all about getting quick-serve good healthy beans into more homes. This is a product I'll be keeping an eye out for.
 Didn't catch who was hosting this, but we were intrigued by this vertical garden!
So that's our little outing. Kind of fun, and we came home with a few tasty treats. Which in my book is always a good thing. Here's to eating well!

6 comments:

Carla said...

I really like the idea of that vertical garden.......

Katy Cameron said...

*wipes drool off keyboard* that looks lovely!

CitricSugar said...

I'm swooning over here…!

Mickey Hunacek said...

Ahhh- fresh spring rhubarb--our family favorite. I love the idea of roasting it! I will try it soon.
When you are over Tri-Cities way we'll have to go to the Richland Farmer's Market--or Pasco--and check out the cheeses from our area--actually Dayton. Monteillet Fromagerie. Do you like goat or sheep cheese? Would go great with Roasted Rhubarb.

Kelli said...

sounds like a fun adventure! My kind of day. :)

Celtic Thistle said...

What a great find. I totally agree with the Italian ice-cream makers suggestion :)