We are excited to return to Griffin Creek Farm on Saturday, September 16th to support and celebrate local farms and our efforts to restore habitat and promote sustainable agriculture. Feast on the bounty of food prepared by local chef Lisa Dupar. Raise a glass of Willamette Valley Vineyards wine or a craft cocktail featuring Diageo spirits, and break bread with like-minded community members engaged in caring for our region. After dinner, settle in on a haystack to the sounds of musician Mike Pearsall.
September 16th, 2023
3:30 – 7:50 pm
Guests will enjoy a menu of:
Chainline Brewing Co. Puget Sound IPA & Puget Breeze American Pilsner
Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris 2022 & Estate Pinot Noir 2022 (SS)
Wascally Wabbit / Ron Zacapa Rum / fresh carrot juice / local falernum / lime
Sun Kissed Paloma / Don Julio Blanco Tequila / lime / grapefruit / cucumber / celery juice / soda
Wildwood Spirits Ginnocence & Tonic / pressed celery / cucumber / homemade tonic
Red and Golden Tangerine Beet Bites (V, GF, SS)
Preserved Daikon Coronet / brine foam / borage sprout (V, GF, SS)
Split French Breakfast Radishes / cultured butter / San Juan Is. Salt (VEG, GF, SS)
Duke’s Clam Chowder / tiny croutons
Fresh Shucked PNW Oysters from Blue Dot Sea Farms and Baywater Shellfish / lime leaf (GF, DF)
Greens of-the-Moment Farm Salad / carrot ginger drizzle / chevre crumbles (VEG, GF, SS)
Macrina Bread / herbed sea salt butter (VEG)
Roasted Draper Valley Organic Chicken with Classic Chimichurri (GF, DF, SS)
Roasted Purple Top Turnips (V, GF, SS)
Bluebird Grain Farms Farroto / farm veggies/ picked herbs / olive oil (VEG)
Smoked & Seared Pike Place Wild Sockeye Salmon / butter braised leeks / braising mix
Roasted Carrots & Rainbow Chard (V, GF, SS)
GF: Gluten Free, V: Vegan
DF: Dairy Free, Veg: Vegetarian
SS: Made with Salmon-Safe Ingredients
Thank you to everyone who attended, volunteered, and donated to make our return to Feast on the Farm in 2022 so special! View more about Feast 2022 here!
Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!
Learn more about the farms we partner with and how you can support them. The feast is at a different location each year.
Carnation Farms – Carnation Farms is a historic 818-acre Farm, once home to Carnation Farm Milk Company, founded in 1899. Equipped with century-old barns and farmland which once housed livestock, the farm is now renovated with a high quality medical facility, swimming pool, sports courts, climbing wall, zip-line and more, making it the perfect spot for campers to enjoy themselves.
Griffin Creek Farm – Farming organically since 1996, Griffin Creek is the founding farm of Full Circle farm box service. From the beginning, Griffin Creek Farm has embraced organic and sustainable agriculture as a way of life, an art, and a whole-hearted dedication to caring for the land, employees, natural habitats and food system.
Local Roots – Local Roots is a family-run vegetable farm in the Snoqualmie river valley, about 20 miles outside of Seattle. Wife and husband team Siri and Jason, along with a small crew of workers and apprentices, grow about ten acres of vegetables, which we sell at Seattle-area farmers markets, through our Community Supported Agriculture subscription program, and to many fine restaurants.
Oxbow – Oxbow is a 25 acre mixed vegetable, tree fruit and berry organic farm in the Snoqualmie Valley. They have shared their produce with the Seattle area for 14 years through markets, restaurants & their CSA.
Each year we have a different local chef prepare the meal using Salmon-Safe ingredients, which in turn supports local sustainable farms.
2022 – Our return to Feast on the Farm was a huge success! We had a magical night at Griffin Creek Farm, a Stewardship Partner dedicated to sustainable farming practices. We feasted on the bounty of food prepared by local chef Kevin Murray of Ray’s Boathouse, chef Christina Siegl of 84 Yesler, and oysters from Baywater Shellfish Company prepared by Seabird, of Hitchcock Restaurant Group.
We raised a glass of Salmon-Safe Willamette Valley Vineyards wine and broke bread with like-minded community members engaged in caring for our region. The night ended with the sounds of Seattle based musician, Kate Dinsmore.
2021 – Once again, we brought Feast on the Farm home with us through meal kits. Together with our chefs’ help, we all enjoyed delicious local food delivered safely to our doorsteps. Nyssa Tanner, Owner, Nyssa’s Kitchen, Mutsuko Soma, Owner and Chef, Kamonegi, and Grant Rico, Chef de Cuisine, Hitchcock, prepared this curated meal using wild sockeye salmon from Bristol Bay donated by Pike Place Fish Market, sustainably grown farm-fresh produce from Full Circle Farm on Griffin Creek and bread from Macrina Bakery. We also received other local artesian goodies to include such as coffee from Caffe Vita and cookies from Hello Robin. Novelty Hill wine and a signature Feast cocktail featuring Tito’s Vodka were enjoyed alongside music by Seattle’s own The High Seagrass and stories from the field.
2020 – The pivot of our yearly event to a virtual experience wouldn’t have been possible without our partners and supporters. Together with our chefs’ help, we all enjoyed delicious local food delivered safely to our doorsteps. The menu consisted of Wild King Salmon, Prepared by Chef Ethan Stowell of Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Wild Foraged Lobster Mushroom Bisque and Smoked Delicatas Squash, Prepared by Chef Joe Ianelli of Harvest Beat, and Griffin Creek Farm’s Fall Harvest Salad, Prepared by Chef Zoi Antonitsas.
2019 – For our tenth anniversary of the Feast, we decided to celebrate with a cast of talented chefs. Joining us this year was Mutsuko Soma of Kamonegi. Before opening Kamonegi, Chef Soma cut her teeth at restaurants like the Harvest Vine, Chez Shea, and Saito’s. She then returned to Japan to learn the art of making traditional soba. While studying soba making, Chef Soma discovered that Washington was among the largest buckwheat producing states in the United States. This fact reaffirmed her decision to introduce soba to the Pacific Northwest, an area that has greatly influenced her throughout her career. Returning to cook with Chef Soma are past chefs Branden Karow, the Executive Chef of Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Jason Stoneburner, the Executive Chef at Bastille Café & Bar and chef/owner of Stoneburner, and Brendan McGill, the Executive Chef and owner of Hitchcock.
2018 – Branden Karow is the Executive Chef of Ethan Stowell Restaurants. Before becoming Executive Chef of Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Branden studied at Le Cordon Bleu and was the Sous Chef at Rover’s. He went on to cook at both Anchovies & Olives as well as How To Cook A Wolf before becoming chef at Staple & Fancy.
2017 – William Belickis is founder of Mistral Kitchen. Belickis’ first glimpse of the Great Northwest left him awestruck; he found its clean, cool beauty inspiring and soon returned to explore San Francisco, British Columbia, and everywhere in between. After making the move to Seattle, he was a chef Fuller’s and Salish Lodge. In 2000, he opened his own restraunt, Mistral in Belltown. Mistral closed its doors in 2008 so Chef Belickis could work on a new, more accessible and experimental restaurant: Mistral Kitchen.
2016 – Joshua Henderson is an award winning Executive Chef and founder of the acclaimed Huxley Wallace Collective. Known as a visionary and food entrepreneur, Josh has spent his career cooking in kitchens and unique locations across the country. He recently established a group of highly successful restaurants in the Pacific Northwest, including Quality Athletics, Bar Noroeste Taqueria, Great State Burger, Saint Helens, and opening soon, Poulet Galore, Cantine Bottleshop and Bar, and Vestal.
2015 – Jason Stoneburner is the Executive Chef at Bastille Café & Bar and chef/owner of Stoneburner, both located in Seattle’s historic Ballard neighborhood. Jason is also the chef/owner of the newly opened Seaplane Kitchen & Bar in Kenmore, just north of Seattle. He is dedicated to procuring products from small farms and thoughtfully sourcing ingredients for all three of his restaurants. Jason is a proud supporter of the Special Olympics, Seattle Children’s Hospital, FareStart, and charities that encourage sustainable farming and agriculture. In his free time, Jason can be found somewhere along the West Coast surfing or snowboarding.
2014 – Chef Zoi Antonitsas of Westward, is passionate about food, wine, spirits and hospitality, Zoi has more than 20 years’ experience in the restaurant industry, and a local celebrity as a contestant on Season 4 of Top Chef. Chef Zoi has received local and national acclaim for her contemporary, creative and ingredient focused cooking style. She takes inspiration from the sea, and her food reflects her love of the Mediterranean.
2013 – Chef Brendan McGill is the winner of Food and Wine magazine’s award for 2013 People’s Best New Chef. He earned the spotlight as top choice in both the national and Pacific Northwest categories. The Seattle Times included his Bainbridge Island restaurant, Hitchcock, amongst the top bites of 2011, and was a Best Chef Northwest Semifinalist in 2014.
2012 – Chef Ethan Stowell is a three-time nominee for Best Chef Northwest, a Rising Star Seattle Restauranteur, one of the Best New Chefs in America, and a Seattle Trailblazer. Ethan has built a devoted following to his numerous restaurants throughout Seattle, including Tavolata, How to Cook a Wolf, Anchovies & Olives, and Staple & Fancy Mercantile, as well as new ventures Red Cowand Chippy’s Fish and Drink.
2011 – Chef Matthew Dillon’s fresh and straightforward approach blends ingredients from the local land. Dillon explored his interest in fresh, simple cuisine while cooking at The Herbfarm and his Mediterranean creations at Sitka & Spruce earned him recognition as Best New Chef of 2007 in Food & Wine magazine. 2014 has seen the opening of The London Plane, a cafe and grocery shop that compliments Bar Sajorin Pioneer Square.
2010 – Chef Holly Smith of Café Juanita is the 2008 James Beard Foundation winner for Best Chef Northwest. Café Juanita has been recognized by Gourmet Magazine, Top 50 Restaurants, Robb Report, Top 57 Fine Dining, Best Italian Restaurants from Wine Spectator, and four stars from The Seattle Post Intelligencer. Holly was honored again in 2012 to be nominated for Outstanding Chef by the James Beard Foundation.
Seattle has a thriving music scene and the setting at the feast is perfect for artists to perform. Past artists include…
See photos from past years’ events!
Read more about this exciting annual event through the stories told by journalists, authors, and other media professionals.
Table to farm
The Seattle Times – August 3, 2015
“After a long stretch of too much heat and too many people, I happily escaped to the wilds of Carnation and Oxbow Organic Farm Thursday for the annual Feast on the Farm.”…
Cash Crop at Feast on the Farm
The Seattle Times – July 29, 2014
“I’m just singing in the rain” David Burger smirked as we clomped through the mud of Local Roots Farm in Duvall last Wednesday for the fifth annual Feast on the Farm…
An idyllic farm dinner for Stewardship Partners
The Seattle Times – July 29, 2013
The signs were set up along the trail like Burma-Shave signs on the highway: “Cold … Cocktails … Hot … Dinner.”…
A Night On The Farm…
The Seattle Times – July 30, 2012
I was sitting on a hay bale on a flatbed being pulled by a tractor along a bumpy road in Carnation. And I couldn’t stop smiling. Smart people over at Stewardship Partners: They held their annual “Feast on the Farm” fundraiser at Full Circle Farm for the third time Thursday night…
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