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

Ingredients:
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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First-ever "Harvest Swap" Monday August 3

Join Sustainable Bainbridge and Sound Food for this first ever harvest swap--a wonderful opportunity to share what you are growing in abundance, and enjoy the fruits and vegetables of others.' Bring fresh produce to swap, or something made from locally grown produce, such as zucchini bread or raspberry jam. Anything left over will be donated to Helpline House. To celebrate the social aspects of this occasion, Sustainable Bainbridge will host an ice cream social -- to enjoy that you need to bring your own bowl and spoon!

Monday, August 3
Sustainable First Monday: Harvest Swap and Ice Cream Social
7-9 pm, Bainbridge Commons, 402 Bjune Drive SE
Sponsored by Sustainable Bainbridge.

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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