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1st Annual “Meet Your Farmer” Dinner

The box of good starts here…

Joelle and I would like to invite you to spend an evening dining with us at the Everett Train Station. I have always wanted to host a dinner party for our customers and couldn’t quite find the time, but now we are going to make it happen. Through this event I am combining two things that are important to me: connecting with my customers and connecting my customers with the people that grow their food.  We already have our annual open house Farm Day on the third Saturday in August, but this special venue will be a “dinner party” for the 20-somethings on up to our 104 year old customer (yes, we have a customer reportedly that old—she swears by her diet!) who support Klesick Family Farm. What better way to pull it all together than with an organic meal and dessert.

To prepare this special meal I have teamed up with our organic community. Donna King from Scandia Coffeehouse and Café in Stanwood will be catering the event for us. Food blogger Ashley Rodriguez will be making the desserts—you have been reading about her recipes and now you will be able to meet her and taste her culinary expertise.  Camano Island Coffee Roasters will be providing the perfect coffee for the evening and Breadfarm will be adding their exceptional artisan bread.

Along with several of our KFF team members, we also plan on having several of our local growers on hand with whom you can connect, share gardening stories and ask questions. I will share a presentation on Chilean agriculture based on my recent two-week agricultural tour of that country, comparing it to American agriculture and the importance of local farmers.

So mark your calendar to join us for a fun evening together sharing great food and enjoying each other’s company.

Date: Thursday, March 3rd

Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Location: Everett Train Station, Weyerhaeuser Room

Cost: $28 per person

Attire: Business Casual (farmers need a reason to dress up every now and then)

The menu will include both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.

No host local wine bar.

Door prizes!

Space is limited, so RSVP early to our office (360-652-4663) or make your reservation online by purchasing the “Dinner Event: Meet Your Farmer” on our grocery page at

I hope you will be able to join Joelle and I on March 3rd.

*Image courtesy of Amtrak Cascades