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Fall Farm Festival schedule: Orcas Island

Orcas island farmer Rhonda Barbieri, who runs La Campesina Project, weighs out peppers for sale at the farmers
Orcas island farmer Rhonda Barbieri, who runs La Campesina Project, weighs out peppers for sale at the farmers' market.
— image credit: Meredith M. Griffith photo.

A listing of Fall Farm Festival events scheduled on Orcas Island during October. Events are current as of Oct. 5: For the continually updated schedule, visit http://www.sjcarc.org/documents/fall_farm_calander.pdf.

Saturday, Oct. 1

10 am–2 pm    Orcas Island Famers Market. www.orcasislandfarmersmarket.org/

Friday, Oct. 7

9 am-2 pm Warm Valley Orchard Farm/Studio Tour, Orcas Island.. Sheep, Goats, Orchard, Spinning and Weaving Demonstrations. 124 Warm Valley Lane, located off of Orcas Road less than a mile from the ferry. 376-4386

12-5 pm   Lopez Island Vineyards Wine Tasting. Tasting Rooms in:  Lopez Village, at 265 Lopez Road, and Eastsound, 414 North Beach Road. Stop by to experience the award winning wines produced by Lopez Island Vineyards and Winery, a small, family-run business, producing organic wines on Lopez Island. 360-468-3644.  www.lopezislandvineyards.com/

1-4 pm Family Fun at Black Dog Farm, Orcas Island.  Join members of the Harlow family to learn about goat milking, harvesting winter crops, apple grafting, and more.  Family friendly and fun. Farm stand will be open with an abundance of fresh produce. 376-9663; 1725 Mt. Baker Rd.

4-8 pm Maple Rock Farm Tour and Pizza, Orcas Island.  Visit Maple Rock Farm to tour the farm. Enjoy cooking demonstration and fresh cooked wood-fired pizza.  $$ for pizza.  845 Pinneo Rd.  www.maplerockfarm.com   360-622-6433

5:30-9 pm Give Back to Our Farmers Dinner, Allium Restaurant, Orcas Island.  Chef Lisa Nakamura features the finest meals concentrating on the bounty of simple, fresh Pacific Northwest flavors sourced from local farms. 3% of sales for the evening will be donated back to the ARC. 310 Main St. Eastsound,.  360.376.4904  www.alliumonorcas.com

Saturday, Oct. 8

12-5 pm   Lopez Island Vineyards Wine Tasting. Tasting Rooms in:  Lopez Village, at 265 Lopez Road, and Eastsound, 414 North Beach Road. Stop by to experience the award winning wines produced by Lopez Island Vineyards and Winery, a small, family-run business, producing organic wines on Lopez Island. 360-468-3644.  www.lopezislandvineyards.com/

4 pm Cooking Demo and Feast. Red Rabbit Farm, Orcas Island.  Cooking class featuring Fall Harvest Vegetables, followed by Farm to Table dinner with wood fired island grown beef and pork. Celebrate the bounty of the islands and generally have a rip roaring good time. Bruce & Christina Orchid. $50 per person. BYOB.  Information/reservations -376 3208. Red Rabbit Farm off Westsound- Deer Harbor Rd at 8 Payton Lane

3-5 pm Orcas Farm - Open Farm  & Tour .  Visit Orcas Farm to find out about growing the food that will be featured in the Field to Sea Dinner at Doe Bay Café.  Burl Hall Rd, .5 mile beyond Doe Bay (look for the signs).  376-3276.

6 pm From Field to Sea Dinner at Doe Bay Café with Orcas Farm & Buck Bay Sea Farm.  Come dine on the finest fresh produce from Orcas Farm and oysters from Buck Bay Shellfish. Join a conversation with chef, Abigael Birrel, farmer George Orser, and shellfish farmer, Toni.

5:30-9 pm Give Back to Our Farmers Dinner, Allium Restaurant, Orcas Island.  Chef Lisa Nakamura features the finest meals concentrating on the bounty of simple, fresh Pacific Northwest flavors sourced from local farms. 3% of sales for the evening will be donated back to the ARC. 310 Main St. Eastsound,.  360.376.4904  www.alliumonorcas.com

Sunday, Oct. 9

12-6 pm Warm Valley Orchard, Orcas Island. Farm/Studio Tour. Sheep, Goats, Orchard, Spinning and Weaving Demonstrations.124 Warm Valley Lane, located off of Orcas Road less than a mile from the ferry. 376-4386

1 pm Sunday Lunch at Inn at Ship Bay & tour of Glenwood Springs Salmon Hatchery, Orcas Island. Exclusive event to benefit the Orcas Island Farm to Cafeteria Program. Fresh local salmon prepared by chef, Geddes Martin, followed by tour of Hatchery learn about the raising salmon. Lunch - 1 pm at Inn at Ship Bay; Hatchery Tour - 2:30 pm.. Fee/Donation to Farm to Cafeteria (includes Tour and Brunch): $40 per person. Contact/Reservations: Madie Murray, gomadie@gmail.com.  360-376-3064. www.orcasislandf2c.org/66529.html

10-11:30 am A Tour of Coffelt Farm, Orcas Island. Take a walking tour of the apiary, orchards, garden, laying hens, broiler chickens, pigs, sheep, composting facility and pastures of this lovely 185-acre working farm recently purchased and preserved by the San Juan County Land Bank. 1071 Crow Valley Road.  For information about the farm, 360-376-3410, visit www.coffeltfarm.org.

5:30-9 pm Give Back to Our Farmers Dinner, Allium Restaurant, Orcas Island.  Chef Lisa Nakamura features the finest meals concentrating on the bounty of simple, fresh Pacific Northwest flavors sourced from local farms. 310 Main St. Eastsound,.  360.376.4904  www.alliumonorcas.com

Monday, Oct. 10

1-6 pm Warm Valley Orchard, Orcas Island. Farm/Studio Tour. Sheep, Goats, Orchard, Spinning and Weaving Demonstrations.124 Warm Valley Lane, located off of Orcas Road less than a mile from the ferry. 376-4386

Friday, October 14

12-5 pm   Lopez Island Vineyards Wine Tasting. Tasting Rooms in:  Lopez Village, at 265 Lopez Road, and Eastsound, 414 North Beach Road. Stop by to experience the award winning wines produced by Lopez Island Vineyards and Winery, a small, family-run business, producing organic wines on Lopez Island. 360-468-3644.  www.lopezislandvineyards.com/

For Fall Farm Festival events occurring on other islands, visit http://www.sjcarc.org/documents/fall_farm_calander.pdf.


 


 

 

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