Slow Food Seattle Summer Farm Tour & Cheese-Tasting at Kurtwood Farms
**CONFIRMED ATTENDEES: A MESSAGE REMINDER WITH DIRECTIONS, ADDRESS, FERRY TIMES, WALK-ON PICK-UP OPTIONS, ETC., WAS SENT THIS WEEK. PLEASE CONTACT MEMBERSHIP@SLOWFOODSEATTLE.ORG IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE AND NEED ANY INFO.**
Join Slow Food Seattle for a casual afternoon tour of Kurtwood Farms on Vashon Island and see firsthand where all of Kurt Timmermeister's farmstead cheese is created along with an inside look at what it takes to run a small-farm. At the end of the tour, we'll gather together for a guided cheese-tasting from Kurt with some simple accompaniments.
Cheese will be available for purchase to take home with you too. Feel free to pack a lunch and stay for a picnic on the property! Kurt will also have copies of his new book Growing a Feast available for purchase (or bring your own copy, he'll be happy to sign).
- Slow Food members: $20/person (Members: discount codes were sent out via email. If you have not received, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
- Non-members: $40/person (Not yet a member and want to join Slow Food? One of the benefits is discounts and pre-sale or exclusive access to events like this. Learn more at Slow Food USA and indicate SFS Seattle as your primary chapter.)
Plan to make a day on Vashon and take in the gorgeous views. We suggest you dress casual and wear boots or suitable shoes for walking around the farm. Much of the day, if not all, will be outside - layers, rain gear, sunscreen, are a good bet. As mentioned, you may also want to bring along a picnic and picnic blanket. The event will go on rain or shine.
Carpooling is suggested due to ferry travel and limited parking at the farm. You can find the ferry schedule here (remember to check the SUNDAY schedule).
*****You will need to take the 9:15 or 10:10 am ferries in order to arrive in enough time to get to Kurtwood Farms at 10:45.***** (If you have questions about transportation, please email email@example.com.)
Kurt's new book Growing a Feast is also our book club selection for July. In addition to the Sunday event, consider joining us the Thursday before the farm tour to discuss the book at our free public book club.
Here's the description of Kurt's new book:
The story of a feast two years in the making, from the farmer who harvested the vegetables, raised the animals, and prepared the meal.
In Growing a Farmer, Kurt Timmermeister recounted the toil and joy of wrestling an empty plot of land on Vashon Island, Washington, into a dairy farm. Now he tells the story of a feast made from only what the farm provides. But the story of the meal begins two years earlier with the birth of a calf, Alice. When she is grown, Alice will produce the cream to be churned into butter, made into sauce Bé;arnaise, and served alongside poached eggs and kale gathered the morning of the feast. Along the way we meet Leda, who trades onion seedlings for Kurt's cheese; Michiko, who forages the white chanterelles for the antipasti course; and Bill, whose large, thin-skinned tomatoes will form the basis of the tomato upside-down cake. Rich in detail, resonant in story, Growing a Feast depicts the effort behind every meal, the farm that comes before every table.
Kurtwood Farms (View)
18409 Beall Road SW
Vashon, WA 98070