Sample the bounty of the San Juan Islands at Darvill’s Bookstore on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. when Chef Kim Bast, author Iris Graville and project manager Sue Roundy read from and discuss the making of the book “Bounty: Lopez Island Farmers, Food, and Community.”
Sponsored by Artsmith, the event celebrates the farming and food-sharing community that puts the “culture” in island agriculture. The reading will be followed by a reception and book-signing, and will feature locally produced hors-d’oeuvres.
Chef Kim Bast was fortunate to grow up under the loving tutelage of many exceptional cooks and knew at an early age that her life’s focus would be food. She’s prepared meals at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, base camp on Mt. Rainier, and many fine kitchens in between. Bast lives with her husband and a bevy of animals at Windy Bottom Farm on Lopez Island.
Writer Iris Graville believes everyone has a story to tell. She collaborated with Bounty photographer, Summer Moon Scriver on the award-winning book Hands at Work.” Her most recent book is the memoir “Hiking Naked: A Quaker Woman’s Search for Balance.”
Project Manager Sue Roundy was trained in design and for 30 years has worked with others to create community good. Growing up in Bellingham, Washington, Roundy’s family fished, foraged and preserved the bounty of Whatcom County. Living on Lopez has brought her back to her Northwest, “locavore” roots.