04/15/14 Just Married Samantha and Jesse! A small casual private dinner/reception at The Mark, with close friends and family to celebrate both an adoption and the wedding!#sweetness

04/15/14 Just Married Samantha and Jesse! A small casual private dinner/reception at The Mark, with close friends and family to celebrate both an adoption and the wedding!#sweetness

We are very happy to say spring is really here our first greens delivery by Mariah from “Bremer Mt Farm” of our favorite beautiful yummy Susan Moser baby greens!http://www.themarkolympia.com/chefsjournal/susan-moser/

We are very happy to say spring is really here our first greens delivery by Mariah from “Bremer Mt Farm” of our favorite beautiful yummy Susan Moser baby greens!
http://www.themarkolympia.com/chefsjournal/susan-moser/

Seattle - Today Sunday, 03/02/14, Wynton Marsalis with JLCO @ Paramount Theatre a highly recommended adventure in music:http://wyntonmarsalis.org/tour/detail/7729

Seattle - Today Sunday, 03/02/14, Wynton Marsalis with JLCO @ Paramount Theatre a highly recommended adventure in music:http://wyntonmarsalis.org/tour/detail/7729

Looking forward to Valentines day sorry The Mark is now booked for dinner now on Feb. 14th… but please join us for a cocktail after 10:00pm… Thank you!

Looking forward to Valentines day sorry The Mark is now booked for dinner now on Feb. 14th… but please join us for a cocktail after 10:00pm… Thank you!

Check out the work of my very talented intern Gavin Andrews, I asked him to document Olympia’s quickly disappearing modernist architecture in hopes that people would use his images as a resource when building in downtown! http://olymodern.tumblr.com/

Check out the work of my very talented intern Gavin Andrews, I asked him to document Olympia’s quickly disappearing modernist architecture in hopes that people would use his images as a resource when building in downtown! http://olymodern.tumblr.com/

KNOW YOUR FOOD - the Lexicon of Sustainability a multi-platform project that just last month was awarded the Food, Inc’s Non-profit Award! The project is based on a simple premise: people can’t be expected to live more sustainable lives if they don’t know the most basic terms and principles that define sustainability.

They are looking for funding to complete 24 short films that illuminate the terms & sustainable principles that we all need to know to fix our food system. The series, entitled Know Your Food, will be screening on PBS.org, selected PBS stations across the United States, and over the internet. 
Donate to support this project here:http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/know-your-food 

Please join us at The Mark this New Years Eve we will be serving normal hours 5:00 to 10:00 dinner, cocktails and antipasti until 1am. http://www.themarkolympia.com/

Please join us at The Mark this New Years Eve we will be serving normal hours 5:00 to 10:00 dinner, cocktails and antipasti until 1am. http://www.themarkolympia.com/

11/24/13 Congrats to Josh and Lanell on hosting our very first ever surprise renewal of vows ceremony/reception…#Romantic Cuteness overload… Lanell was very surprised and so very happy! #Awesome #wedding #fun at The Mark Olympia

11/24/13 Congrats to Josh and Lanell on hosting our very first ever surprise renewal of vows ceremony/reception…#Romantic Cuteness overload… Lanell was very surprised and so very happy! #Awesome #wedding #fun at The Mark Olympia

We love Colvin Ranch in our kitchen this morning making the Farm to Table connection for your dinner tonight!learn more about this local cattle farm:   
http://www.themarkolympia.com/chefsjournal/2012/07/26/colvin-ranch/

We love Colvin Ranch in our kitchen this morning making the Farm to Table connection for your dinner tonight!
learn more about this local cattle farm:   

http://www.themarkolympia.com/chefsjournal/2012/07/26/colvin-ranch/

On this chilly Autumn day hot soup sounds perfect… While #organic and #vegan still hearty and delicious…

On this chilly Autumn day hot soup sounds perfect… While #organic and #vegan still hearty and delicious…

Please support Initiative I-522 http://yeson522.com/ to label genetically engineered foods in Washington. It would require companies to inform consumers about the presence of GMOs in food products. We have a right to know whats in our food so we feed our selves and our families safely. A number of the companies that produce GMOs have developed their seeds to be used with their own pesticides and herbicides. This will lead to an increase in the use of these chemicals.

Please support Initiative I-522 http://yeson522.com/ to label genetically engineered foods in Washington. It would require companies to inform consumers about the presence of GMOs in food products. We have a right to know whats in our food so we feed our selves and our families safely. A number of the companies that produce GMOs have developed their seeds to be used with their own pesticides and herbicides. This will lead to an increase in the use of these chemicals.

Some #friends give you #flowers when your sad and some friends find you #wild #Porcini both are very awesome! thank you!

Some #friends give you #flowers when your sad and some friends find you #wild #Porcini both are very awesome! thank you!











Love, the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another. #weddings at The Mark Olympia - http://themarkolympia.com/love/
Love, the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another. #weddings at The Mark Olympia - http://themarkolympia.com/love/
We love the #GRuB in the Schools Initiative, disengaged and/or low-income students earn credits while learning about and contributing to their #local #food systems.#organic #sustainable #farm http://goodgrub.org/

We love the #GRuB in the Schools Initiative, disengaged and/or low-income students earn credits while learning about and contributing to their #local #food systems.#organic #sustainable #farm http://goodgrub.org/

I strongly support Initiative I-522 http://yeson522.com/ to label genetically engineered foods in Washington. It would require companies to inform consumers about the presence of GMOs in food products. The use of GMOs concentrates seed production and economic power in the hands of a handful of multinational corporations. This limits seed availability to large farms and corporations that can afford it, thus threatening the viability of small independent farms. GMO pollen can drift for many miles (corn is an example) and contaminate organic crops. This puts an undue burden on organic farmers to seek non-GMO seeds and protect their crops in order to maintain their purity. Additionally, a number of the companies that produce GMOs have developed their seeds to be used with their own pesticides and herbicides. This can lead to an increase in the use of these chemicals.How I spend my money is my choice and in a very real way my vote. I prefer to support smaller, locally owned and operated farms that that practice sustainable agriculture. I would never knowingly serve or eat genetically engineered foods. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are untested for effects on humans and our environment. We have the right to know where our food comes from and what’s in it. thank you… lisa

I strongly support Initiative I-522 http://yeson522.com/ to label genetically engineered foods in Washington. It would require companies to inform consumers about the presence of GMOs in food products. 

The use of GMOs concentrates seed production and economic power in the hands of a handful of multinational corporations. This limits seed availability to large farms and corporations that can afford it, thus threatening the viability of small independent farms. GMO pollen can drift for many miles (corn is an example) and contaminate organic crops. This puts an undue burden on organic farmers to seek non-GMO seeds and protect their crops in order to maintain their purity. Additionally, a number of the companies that produce GMOs have developed their seeds to be used with their own pesticides and herbicides. This can lead to an increase in the use of these chemicals.

How I spend my money is my choice and in a very real way my vote. I prefer to support smaller, locally owned and operated farms that that practice sustainable agriculture. I would never knowingly serve or eat genetically engineered foods. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are untested for effects on humans and our environment. We have the right to know where our food comes from and what’s in it. 

thank you… lisa