Feast Home Delivery

This Year, We’re Coming Your Way

This year, we aren’t able to gather at a community farm table, but the urgency of sustainability is more clear than ever before. Along with it, the need for community has never been more felt. So rather than postpone we are bringing the Feast to you and your pod. Introducing Feast Home Delivery, a world of sustainability brought to your doorstep. What does this look like? A fun-filled evening with a private farm to table experience, unlike any other.

Each meal kit serves two and is priced at $150 and features a vast variety of local fresh veggies from Full Circle Farm, sustainably caught wild salmon from Halmia Fish, Salmon-Safe wines from Novelty Hill Januik Winery and coffee from Caffe Vita. Through collaboration Seattle chefs and restauranteurs, Zoi Antonitsas, Ethan Stowell (Ethan Stowell Restaurants), and Joe Ianelli (Harvest Beat) have curated a three-course meal that will come from the farm straight to your table. Meal kits will be delivered to your doorstep on October 2nd or 3rd, including an opportunity to watch these three chefs prepare the meals with a step by step cooking video guide.

Join us Saturday October 3rd for a virtual experience with an exclusive panel discussion with farmers, Andrew Stout, and Wendy Munroe to learn about local, sustainable farming practices and stewardship. To keep the spirit of the Feast alive and to connect us now more than ever, we will have a virtual toast, raise the paddle and a live performance by a local musician. We hope you can join us for an unforgettable night.

Menu Details:

King Salmon with Warm Sunchoke, Farro and Leek Salad with Parsley Lemon dressing, prepared by Chef Ethan Stowell

Wild Foraged Lobster Mushroom Bisque topped with Marcrina Potatoes Crostini and Tonnamaker Roasted Pepper Relish, prepared by Chef Joe Ianelli

Griffin Creek Farm Salad, prepared by Chef Zoi Antonitsas

Choice of red, white or rosé from Novelty Hill Januik Winery

Coffee from Caffe Vita

Macarons from Trophy Cupcakes

Vegetarian option: Smoked delicatas Squash cup stuffed with Celery Root and Cashew Cheese, served with warm Sunchoke, Farro and Leek Salad with Parsley Lemon dressing.

Delivery Details:
-Delivery is available to homes within 30 miles of Seattle (excluding locations requiring ferry travel)
-A pickup location will be available to individuals outside of delivery area

Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring, donating or volunteering. All proceeds from Feast Home Delivery go directly towards Stewardship Partners’ conservation and restoration initiatives.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Green Infrastructure Summit 2020 Hindsight

At Stewardship Partners we are always thinking about the ways we can change our world. Over the last 5 years of convening the Puget Sound Green Infrastructure Summit, we have learned a lot about the intersection between environmental and social issues. We have tried to center racial equity and social justice in this community and make green infrastructure a tool for improving the most impacted environments first and foremost. This year, we adapted to a global pandemic and brought forward 9 virtual panel discussions over 4 weeks. We covered big ideas and impacts that go way beyond water alone. Topics of discussion included incentives, education, communication, trees, authentic community engagement, racial equity in green infrastructure and we shined a spotlight on innovative leadership in the south Puget Sound.

Looking back on those discussions and the amazing people leading them and looking ahead to the incredible challenges in front of us, it is this collaborative group of brilliant and compassionate people that gives us hope. Our community is poised to respond and is responding right now. The green infrastructure community is building innovative new systems, both social and physical, that account for what might be downstream.

Solutions that simultaneously improve social equity and environmental quality must be a part of our path forward. As the nation and the world look for ways to recover and rebuild, there is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in better solutions that meet that challenge, and many of those ideas can be found in the recorded summit sessions here. From every sector and across the region, these are many of the leaders who are already making it happen. Recovering from the current overlapping crises is, by definition, not a matter of going back to the way things were. It is a matter of restoring justice for our communities and restoring the natural systems on which we all depend.

We are immensely grateful to all 53 speakers, 336 attendees, our sponsors, our amazing host committee, advisory committee, Cascadia Consulting and Stewardship Partners teams. Thank you all for helping us lead the first virtual Summit!

Keeping Salmon Safe in the Age of COVID-19

Like many of you, we have had to adjust the ways in which we do our work due to COVID-19. One particular challenge has been moving forward with certifying and re-certifying farms as Salmon-Safe, which requires a site assessment that has historically been in person with a third party assessor. After some diligent work by the Salmon-Safe team, we are thrilled to have protocols in place for virtual assessments of farms during the 2020 growing season and beyond. Growers, Salmon-Safe staff, and independent assessors will work together on Zoom or similar online conferencing platforms. These virtual assessments replace customary on-site assessments for the time being. For existing Salmon-Safe certified farms, we also have the flexible options of doing a virtual re-assessment or offering a 12-month extension of certification to these farms. We are very excited to have these new protocols in place that allow us to keep this program running smoothly and continue our partnerships with local farms. If you are interested in becoming Salmon-Safe or re-certifying, please email us

Organic Kale at Oxbow Farm, Duvall, Washington

One specific area we plan to put our virtual assessment practices in place is Mason County. Stewardship Partners recently received grant funding from Squaxin Island Tribe to do Salmon-Safe outreach to growers in Mason County. Our hope is to bring new farms on board with Salmon-Safe, and we also have scholarship funding to help cover the fees associated with certification. If you know of any growers in Mason County who would be interested in learning more about Salmon-Safe, please email us. We look forward to working with new farms and acknowledging the good work being done by local growers.  

Welcome Todd!

Stewardship Partners is pleased to welcome Todd Albertson to the office staff. Todd first joined Stewardship Partners in 2018 as an intern. A transplant from Northern California, he received a degree in history from the University of Washington and later a Masters of Public Administration from the Evans School at UW where he specialized in policy analysis and environmental policy. He is excited to use his policy knowledge to better the Puget Sound region through his role managing grants at Stewardship Partners. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, watching sports (Go Dawgs!) and exploring the Puget Sound region. 

Black Lives Matter: A Message from Stewardship Partners

Dear Stewardship Partners community,

Stewardship Partners stands in solidarity with and in support of Black lives. As a historically white-led environmental organization, we recognize the intersectionality of racial injustice and our contribution to a system designed to oppress Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). We acknowledge that we are part of the problem and are committed to doing our part in dismantling this system that promotes racial violence and injustice.   

In this time of great sorrow and reflection, we acknowledge the injustices of our country and the structures of our society. We have been horrified by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Armaud Arbery, as well as the thousands who were murdered before them. Yet, we know that while a simple acknowledgment of solidarity may be necessary so that we do not sit in privileged silence, it is not enough to say that we stand with people of color. We must act. We must do more. We must be part of the solution.   

We need to look no further than the purpose of our organization, which revolves around engaging and empowering people, from every walk of life and community, in being caretakers of the land and water. Our actions will fall into the following categories: 

Listen – We will give space and listen to the voices of BIPOC communities.  

Show Up – We will follow the lead of BIPOC communities and support their vision of the antiracist environmental movement.  

Act – We will do the work to dismantle the system of institutionalized racism.

Collaborate – When invited, we will continue to collaborate with BIPOC partners.  

As an organization, we are committed to analyzing our practices and policies to push toward more significant racial equity. We know that because BIPOC communities are more greatly impacted by environmental damage, and we must change our behavior to meet the injustices these communities grapple with daily.   

In addition to promoting equitable and inclusive programming, we are deepening our commitment to:  
 

  1. Follow and revise our board-adopted Organizational Equity and Social Justice Value statement
  2. Define a leadership (board) recruitment strategy using a racial equity lens
  3. Review and revise our HR recruitment, hiring, and retention policy with a racial equity lens  
  4. Continue promotion/messaging acknowledging the moment, the injustice, and the history of racism in the country, as well as our understanding that we still have a lot of work to do internally



Stewardship Partners will continue to create people-based solutions that engage Puget Sound communities as caretakers of the land and water that sustain us. However, we won’t be able to fulfill this mission until we have racial justice on a systemic level. We vow to do our part in that process, no matter how difficult or uncomfortable it will be.   

We stand in solidarity with Black lives, Stewardship Partners.

Support Clean Water & Healthy Habitat for Generations to Come!

Today is not just any regular Tuesday, today is GiveBIG and GivingTuesday! Our goal is to raise $5,000 for our programs!

Today, you can take a stand for a healthy Puget Sound environment. Together we can achieve clean water, sustainable agriculture, thriving salmon and orca populations, and healthy communities, throughout our region.

 Gifts of ANY size have an impact on our work!
 Donate $25  = buy ten trees for a volunteer to plant at one of our restoration sites
Donate $100 = provide a scholarship to a local family farm for Salmon-Safe certification
Donate $250 =  fund the planting of a rain garden at a local school or park

 This year, given the impacts of the coronavirus on Washington’s nonprofits, GiveBIG will be a two-day online giving event from May 5-6, with donations remaining open through May 15. So if you forget to make your gift today, you can still give!
Make Your Gift Today!

Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Days

Stewardship Partners’ mission and the essence of what we do on a daily basis is deeply rooted in the Earth Day movement. With today’s 50th anniversary we are proud to have participated in 20 years of Earth Day activities, projects and initiatives. Today we would like to pay homage to Denis Hayes, Earth Day founder/coordinator and presently the president and CEO of Seattle based Bullitt Foundation. Denis continues to inspire, fund and collaborate with organizations such as Stewardship Partners. As we look toward the future and envision what another 50 Earth Days looks like we invite you to join us as we continue make it Earth Day every day!   


Photo by Roddy Scheer

Earth Friendly Things You Can Do at Home

Feast on the Farm Update

Dear Feast on the Farm Family,

Ten years ago, Kate and I created Feast on the Farm, an event that brings communities together to celebrate our farm partners, who are dedicated to sustainable practices as caretakers of our land and water. As members of our community, you all have become essential to caring for our environment and protecting our earth.

As recent events surrounding COVID-19 continue to evolve, we have unfortunately decided to postpone Feast on the Farm until a later date not determined. We all look forward to this event, and the magic that’s created, each summer. Sadly, screens and email won’t replace the connection we desire from an event of this nature. But for now, they will act as a platform to keep us in touch as we continue to learn more information about when we can expect to come together in feast of thanks. We want to thank our in-kind donors, including Seattle Farm Tables, musicians, chefs, and Full Circle Farm. Most importantly, we want to thank all of you who fill the tables with laughter, intelligence, and appreciation.

We are thinking of all of you and how you might be impacted by this global crisis. Stewardship Partners would not be the same without you. Thank you for being loyal to our organization, for loving the land and ultimately creating a story of growth. By staying present, slowing down, and spending time alone or with family, we will grow now more than ever.

Thank you.

Love,
David and Kate

Update from Stewardship Partners

Dear Stewardship Partners Community:

I hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy. People are the heart of our work and we care deeply about all of you, especially in these unprecedented times. 

As our region comes together to face the COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted to let all of you know how Stewardship Partners is responding to these challenges. Like many of you, our team is adjusting to new conditions and thinking both practically and innovatively about how best to continue our work. Our number one priority is the health and wellbeing of our employees. I’m incredibly proud of our team’s flexibility and dedication to this organization and its mission to create people-based solutions that engage Puget Sound communities as caretakers of the land and water that sustain us. Like almost everyone, we are adjusting to virtual meetings with our staff, partners, and board. 
 
Three ways we’ve had to change our plans include: 
  • One of the more difficult decisions we had to make was to postpone our annual fundraiser, Feast on the Farm, at least until Fall. We know it’s our big event getting everyone together, so we’ll be following up with you about our plans and what we need to bridge the gap created by this postponement. 
  • We are also moving the 5th annual Green Infrastructure Summit online. We will continue to find innovative ways to move our work forward safely. 
  • Lastly, in compliance with Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, we are suspending all field work and must furlough our hard-working Snoqualmie Stewardship Restoration Crew for at least the next 12 weeks. Their work is important, and we’ll get back at it when we can.
Because of good planning and financial support, we will get through this, but we are going through funds we didn’t expect to be tapping into right now. I’m hopeful for our future and will keep you informed on our steps moving forward.  We are all in this together and, in the end, I believe we will come out stronger. Our hearts go out to our many partners in the restaurant business, musicians, and elsewhere who are severely impacted. 

Thank you for your continued support and for being caretakers of yourselves and our community during these difficult times. Please feel free to be in contact with me at any time. 

With sincere gratitude,

David Burger
Executive Director

Tumwater Golf Course is Salmon-Safe Certified

On October 15th, 2019 Stewardship Partners presented the City of Tumwater with the official Salmon-Safe certification of Tumwater Valley Golf Club. Tumwater Valley Golf Club is a leader in sustainability that minimizes its environmental impacts. The fact that Tumwater Valley Golf Club is the first Salmon-Safe Certified public golf course in Washington state is a testament to this commitment. The Salmon-Safe designation is the result of a year-long, comprehensive third-party evaluation of the golf course’s land and water management practices.

“The Tumwater Valley Golf Course provides many benefits to our residents, and enhancing salmon habitat is another opportunity we’re excited to undertake,” said Pete Kmet, City of Tumwater Mayor. “We’re proud to have earned a Salmon-Safe Certification and look forward to further enhancing our operations to benefit salmon.”

The Tumwater Valley Golf Club implements many practices in accordance with Salmon-Safe standards, particularly related to water use, landscape maintenance, and habitat preservation and restoration. The golf course uses approximately 43 million gallons of reclaimed wastewater from the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant to irrigate the course. Multiple habitat restoration projects have been implemented since 1993 along the Deschutes River with additional projects planned. Tumwater exemplifies Salmon-Safe’s philosophy of encouraging low-impact practices that go beyond environmental regulations and committing to further reducing environmental impact over time.

Stewardship Partners looks forward to working collaboratively with The City of Tumwater to implement the requirements of Salmon-Safe at the golf course over the coming years. We are also thrilled about the opportunity to showcase the Salmon-Safe certification to visitors of the course and illustrate to them how they can take actions to protect our land and water and our iconic salmon.