An Incredible Feast 2011, Where the Farmers Are the Stars!
Join us for our seventh year! Conceived by local celebrity chef Tamara Murphy, this is one of Seattle's premier food events, showcasing an astounding variety of local flavors. Our seventh "Feast" takes place at Swanson's Nursery - a stunning setting of enormous greenhouses, high ceilings and room for 300 guests. Twenty-five of Seattle's best chefs will be paired up with market farmers who provide the raw ingredients for each dish. Guests will sample over 25 gourmet dishes featuring fresh ingredients from regional farmers, ranchers, fishers and foragers; enjoy great local wines and beers; and meet the chefs and farmers behind the food. The event also features country-fair-style games with fabulous PRIZES, and great live music.
NEW THIS YEAR: a real, live (short) AUCTION with a genuine professional country auctioneer, featuring unique, EXCLUSIVE opportunities to experience LOCAL FARMS AND GOURMET FOOD! View items up for bid here: www.seattlefarmersmarkets.org/auction-items-2011
PLUS: this year guests have the option of purchasing a VIP ticket, which entitles holders to EARLY ENTRANCE with exclusive hors d'oeuvres, complimentary wine and cheese tasting (with excellent local wines and artisan cheeses), a VIP gift bag (with a great selection of locally-sourced and gourmet gifts), and VIP parking close to the entrance. The VIP room is open 5 to 6pm, with the main event for regular ticket holders starting at 6pm.
The Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance is a community-based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving Washington farmland, helping family farms thrive and grow, and educating consumers about the importance of supporting local agriculture. The NFMA organizes seven farmer/food-only markets in Seattle where city dwellers can buy direct from local, diverse and sustainable farms. Local family farms are essential to the health of our food systems, our environment, and our local economy...and provide us with an unparalleled variety of seasonal harvests. All seven NFMA farmers markets accept food stamps, WIC and Senior coupons, and donate over 40,000 pounds of food to local food banks each year.
All proceeds from this event directly support the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance's low-income programs, free community events, local food education, and farmer advocacy. This event also provides essential support for the NFMA's Good Farmer Fund, which helps local farmers with disaster relief in the event of extreme storms, flooding and other hardships.
A huge THANK YOU to our 2011 sponsors and donors: Swanson's Nursery, Seattle Weekly, Chipotle, King/Pierce Farm Bureau, Salmon Safe/Stewardship Partners, Watson & McDonnell, American Lamb Board, Edible Seattle, PCC Farmland Trust, PCC Natural Markets, Slow Food Seattle, Pike Place Brewery, Chateaux St Michelle, Cedar Grove, Service Linens, Dry Soda, Cedar River Associates.
Swanson's Nursery (View)
9701 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|