More than 55 guests joined EduCulture on December 15, 2013 for a five course, locally grown, farm-style meal in support of Edible Education. The first in a series, EduCulture was gifted the farm-table dinner, which was sourced and prepared by The Food Shed of Kingston, WA.
The menu was designed to represent the bounty of our regional foodshed, prepared in a fashion to mark the true nature of the season – SLOW. The five course meal included:
- wine made and grown locally by Bainbridge Vineyards
- homemade crackers, local cheeses, fruits, and krauts
- quinoa salad with winter greens and beets
- roasted pumpkin and coconut soup with chicken curry empanadas
- roasted, spiced goat with root vegetables, chutney and polenta; potlatch pilaf croquettes
- gingerbread with poached pears and cinnamon molasses whipped cream
Guests mingled with local producers and enjoyed entertainment provided by a storyteller and Bluegrass band. The Filipino-American Hall, with its rich history and comfortable features, provided a great setting for the evening.
All proceeds from this event will benefit our Edible Democracy Project, a ground breaking intercultural edible education exchange program, pairing island, tribal and urban schools and their food communities.
A Future Foodshed Series
This foodshed to fork dinner is the pilot for what EduCulture hopes will be a series of dinners that bring people together season by season to taste our way through the wild and cultivated food traditions of our Pacific Northwest bioregion, which some call Salmon Nation. EduCulture and The Food Shed are partnering to help deliver this convivia dinner series built on what is seasonal and regional, all sourced locally, fairly and sustainably.
Thank you to all of our guests, producers, and entertainers for making this such a lively, delicious, and meaningful evening!
About The Food Shed
The Food Shed’s objective is to cultivate conscious consumption by advocating local and sustainable food sources and cycles. They strive to be stewards of our own food shed by providing local food experiences, enriching relationships between micro-producers, growers and local consumers, and modeling a “cradle to cradle” food hub that is centered in a deep local economy. The Food Shed makes sure every step along the food chain, from production to recycling, works in a cyclical and durable progression, and strive to pioneer new ways of collaboration and food interdependence, which in turn encourages farm literacy, folk culture, and micro economic viability from the root of the community. To learn more about The Food Shed, visit www.KitsapFoodShed.com or see their Facebook page.