Stories

As one year closes and another begins, we take this time to reflect and integrate all we’ve learned over the last twelve months. Or at least… we try! There can be quite a pressure to make and keep New Years’ resolutions, which is why we want to think about how we can make positive change sustainable. So we decided, let’s make it fun!   We’re starting...

The season of giving is upon us, and what better way to engage in the spirit of reciprocity than share the abundance of Washington State’s incredible food and farming communities? After all, these businesses give so much to us all – whether it’s the food we eat, the flowers we delight in, or the...

Find U-Pick, U-cut, Christmas Tree farms near you for fresh trees, wreaths, and holiday decor

The air is crisp, the rains are here, and folks are bundled into their coziest sweaters. Conversations revolve around tea, soup, and how to use all that squash. Yes, it’s officially fall in Washington State. And while this is a time to slow down, the food and farming communities are still in full harvest...

Fall and Winter CSAs in Washington State There’s a chill in the air and the rains are here – autumn has finally come to Washington. And while we’re relishing in the chance to break out our favorite teas and coziest sweaters, we can’t help but reminisce about glorious summer days at the farmers market...

There is a concept founded in wine making called terroir which says the grapes pull flavor from the land on which they’re grown and impart that flavor into the wine. This gives the wine its own unique signature; a fingerprint. This is said to be true for everything that we eat. Fruits and vegetables,...

It’s 8 a.m. on a summery Saturday morning in Seattle’s University District. Shops are shuttered and residents are only just waking. But where most sidewalks and streets have some semblance of temporary calm, University Way between 50th and 52nd is bustling. Along this two block stretch, canopies are being erected, stalls are being assembled,...

August 2023 marks the very first Eat Local Month King County; an entire month devoted to elevating and highlighting farmers, makers, producers and artisans working to provide food for their communities. Eat Local Month aims to educate Washington residents about the wonderful, diverse options available to them in their own back yards. Local food...

Stephanie Barmann and Jesse Nickerson are the farmers and fermenters behind Barmann Cellars in Everson WA, a low-intervention winery and cidery utilizing regeneratively-farmed estate fruit. Everything they craft, tend, and share is done with deep care and intention, from their creative product offerings to the way they steward their vineyards and orchards. Stephanie and Jesse were...

Growing Livelihoods on the Salish Sea Terry Phair sits looking out over the Salish Sea, the ocean that’s the foundation of his life and business. The water is calm, but beneath the surface live fish, shellfish, and seafood that provide Terry, and more than a hundred other tribal fishers, with food and livelihood.  Terry...