Local Food Updates

  • Island Food Circle Guide
  • Nettle chocolate chip cookies

IslandFoodCircle logo 3-8in copy Bainbridge Island and the Kitsap Peninsula have a wealth of small farms producing vegetables, fruits, meats and dairy products. The Puget Sound area also has miles of shorelines and access to fresh and saltwater fisheries.  And there are a growing number of local food artisans creating fine cheeses, breads, wines and much more. Finally, we have an ever-growing list of restaurants and food retailers who include local food in their offerings. Look for the Island Food Circle decal on their door.

The distribution system hasn’t quite caught up with all of this local abundance, so buying it isn’t as easy

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Makes about 20 cookies

2 sticks of unsalted butter
1 cup of sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup cooked nettles (squeeze out the cooking water and finely chop, it should look like frozen spinach)  
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 400F. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined well. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt, then add to butter mixture, and mix

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Global Source offers summer food and farming programs

Global Source Education has three different Food and Farming programs coming up on Bainbridge Island this spring/summer, for both youth and adults.

Spring Farm-School Programs
For Elementary and Secondary Students
Suyematsu-Bentryn and Morales Farms, May-June 2010

A diverse menu of lived experiences to make a more lived curriculum!
Guided Farm Tours, Farm History & Heritage, Plant Cultivation, Sustainable Agriculture, Habitat and Conservation Studies, Farm as Artistic & Literary Landscape, School Garden Development, School Farm Baskets & Tasting Tables

4th Annual Summer Institute on
Food, Farming, Culture and Education
For K-12 and Community Based Educators
Hosted at Suyematsu-Bentryn Farms, July 26-30, 2010

Connect with people, places, projects ?that will enrich and enliven your teaching and learning!
This unique program offers educators of all kinds an opportunity to deepen their professional repertoire, nurture educational leadership, enhance classroom curricula, and build locally grown farm-school programs. Be well fed and help feed others!

Farm Hands Summer Camps
For Youth Entering Grades K-6
Hosted at Suyematsu-Bentryn and Morales Farms
June 28-July 2; July 5-9; July 12-16, Three Week Long Sessions, Full and Half Day Options

A Locally Grown Farm and Food Experience for Young People!
Join us for a summer week full of learning, playing games and having fun while investigating and experiencing local farm ecology and our community food system. Farm Hands is a fresh and seasonal program of lived experiences on working landscapes aimed at cultivating farm stewardship and food citizenship.

What's Fresh

Bainbridge Island Farmers' Market: Opens April 12, 2014
Poulsbo Farmers' Market  Saturdays: Opens April 5, 2014
Suquamish Farmers' Market: Opens April 16, 2014

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