Tickets: Available now on brownpapertickets.com
When: October 6, 2013, from 7 to 9 pm, at Swansons Nursery (9701 15th Ave NW)
What: An Incredible Feast – Where the Farmers Are the Stars! A cornucopia of incredible dishes prepared by two dozen of Seattle’s top notch chefs, with raw ingredients supplied by local farmers and fishers. All proceeds support the Good Farmer Fund and the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance. (Scroll down to see a sample list of menu items served at past years’ Feasts!)
Donate in Lieu of Attending: If you can’t make it to the ‘Feast, you can still make a donation.
Conceived by local celebrity chef Tamara Murphy (Terra Plata), this is one of Seattle’s premier food events, showcasing an astounding variety of local flavors. An Incredible Feast takes place at Swansons Nursery, a beautiful setting of enormous greenhouses, high ceilings and lush greenery. Guests will sample over 20 unique gourmet dishes featuring fresh ingredients from regional farmers and fishers, enjoy excellent local, Salmon-Safe-certified wines and brews, and meet the chefs and farmers behind the food. The event also features country-fair-style games with fabulous prizes, and a silent auction with EXCLUSIVE opportunities to experience local farms and gourmet food.
The main event & food Pavilion opens at 7pm, but guests are welcome to arrive as early as 6pm and enjoy drinks, appetizers, a silent auction preview, and fun games in the North Greenhouse.
Proceeds from this event directly support the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance’s low-income access programs, free community events, food education, and advocacy for local family farms. To learn more about the work the NFMA does on behalf of local farms and farmers markets, click here. An Incredible Feast also provides essential funding for the NFMA’s disaster relief program, the “Good Farmer Fund,” which helps farmers affected by extreme storms and other emergency situations. The Good Farmer Fund adds an important element to the circle of support and giving that happens between market shoppers, market farmers and the rural and urban communities we inhabit and depend upon.
Sampling of dishes from past years’ Incredible Feasts:
-Horiatiki Salad with Amaranth, Cherry Tomatoes, Feta and White Beans
-Mixed Shell Bean Ragout with Smoked Lamb Breast and Herb Salad
-Lemon Vodka Cured Salmon with Douglas Fir Sorbet
-Saffron Risotto Crocchetta filled with Port Madison Goat Cheese on Grilled Rama Farm Peaches
-Steamed Mussels and Fennel with Iranian Saffron
-Pistachio Praline Semifreddo with a Lavender Peach Compote
-Tarragon and Chive Chevre with Blueberry Gastrique and Grainy Raspberry Mustard
-Zucchini Pound Cake with Pine Nuts
-Summer Vegetable Salad with Creme Fraiche Dressing
-Pork Confit with Pickled Fennel & Cider Apples
Photos courtesy of Chartity Lynne Photography.