Saturday 08/23/14 Just Married Suhyoon and Daniel wedding and reception - http://themarkolympia.com/wedding-venue/image by - Aaron Barna

Saturday 08/23/14 Just Married Suhyoon and Daniel wedding and reception - http://themarkolympia.com/wedding-venue/
image by - Aaron Barna

08/30/14 Just Married Van & Tom Reception  - http://themarkolympia.com/wedding-venue/

08/30/14 Just Married Van & Tom Reception  - http://themarkolympia.com/wedding-venue/

Mojito weather again!

Mojito weather again!

Oh yeah! We are very happy that all our produce [except organic citrus behind bar] is from amazing local organic farmers now! Thank you: http://risingriverfarm.com/ , http://www.helsingfarmcsa.com/

Oh yeah! We are very happy that all our produce [except organic citrus behind bar] is from amazing local organic farmers now! Thank you: http://risingriverfarm.com/ , http://www.helsingfarmcsa.com/




 Today I am wondering why the BEES are missing in my many small gardens surrounding the restaurant, they are full of flowers and are usually full of a variety of BEES. This year there might be 1, I see the same small number crawling as if they are weak and can’t fly making me terribly sad. Each of us can make a small difference by avoiding the use of harmful pesticides and creating healthy environments. The reduction in population is clearly to dramatic please Olympia City Council and Wa. State Gov. officials move more quickly to save our local food systems…"If it were a novel, people would criticize the plot for being too far-fetched – thriving colonies disappear overnight without leaving a trace, the bodies of the victims are never found. Only in this case, it’s not fiction: It’s what’s happening to fully a third of commercial beehives, over a million colonies every year. Seemingly healthy communities fly off never to return. The queen bee and mother of the hive is abandoned to starve and die.Thousands of scientific sleuths have been on this case for the last 15 years trying to determine why our honey bees are disappearing in such alarming numbers. “This is the biggest general threat to our food supply,” according to Kevin Hackett, the national program leader for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s bee and pollination program.Until recently, the evidence was inconclusive on the cause of the mysterious “colony collapse disorder” (CCD) that threatens the future of beekeeping worldwide. But three new studies point an accusing finger at a culprit that many have suspected all along, a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids.”more: http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/04/09/mystery-of-the-disappearing-bees-solved/http://vanishingbees.co.uk/
 Today I am wondering why the BEES are missing in my many small gardens surrounding the restaurant, they are full of flowers and are usually full of a variety of BEES. This year there might be 1, I see the same small number crawling as if they are weak and can’t fly making me terribly sad. Each of us can make a small difference by avoiding the use of harmful pesticides and creating healthy environments. The reduction in population is clearly to dramatic please Olympia City Council and Wa. State Gov. officials move more quickly to save our local food systems…

"If it were a novel, people would criticize the plot for being too far-fetched – thriving colonies disappear overnight without leaving a trace, the bodies of the victims are never found. Only in this case, it’s not fiction: It’s what’s happening to fully a third of commercial beehives, over a million colonies every year. Seemingly healthy communities fly off never to return. The queen bee and mother of the hive is abandoned to starve and die.

Thousands of scientific sleuths have been on this case for the last 15 years trying to determine why our honey bees are disappearing in such alarming numbers. “This is the biggest general threat to our food supply,” according to Kevin Hackett, the national program leader for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s bee and pollination program.

Until recently, the evidence was inconclusive on the cause of the mysterious “colony collapse disorder” (CCD) that threatens the future of beekeeping worldwide. But three new studies point an accusing finger at a culprit that many have suspected all along, a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids.”

more: http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/04/09/mystery-of-the-disappearing-bees-solved/

http://vanishingbees.co.uk/


You know its really summer when Boistfort Valley Farm brings us fresh strawberries… #localFood #FarmersRock http://boistfortvalleyfarm.com/

You know its really summer when Boistfort Valley Farm brings us fresh strawberries… #localFood #FarmersRock 
http://boistfortvalleyfarm.com/

#Cocktails to be served well chilled…

#Cocktails to be served well chilled…

WAY TO GO - #Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin just signed mandatory GMO labeling bill H.112 .  #LabelGMOs #RightToKnow http://www.vtrighttoknowgmos.org/

WAY TO GO - #Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin just signed mandatory GMO labeling bill H.112 .  #LabelGMOs #RightToKnow http://www.vtrighttoknowgmos.org/

Awesome visit with our beef provider at their Farm in Tenino… We are very #happy to be working with Colvin Ranch one of Washingtons oldest family owned cattle ranches. Their beef is free range, hormone free and grass fed start to finish. http://www.colvinranch.com/

Awesome visit with our beef provider at their Farm in Tenino… We are very #happy to be working with Colvin Ranch one of Washingtons oldest family owned cattle ranches. Their beef is free range, hormone free and grass fed start to finish. http://www.colvinranch.com/

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