Community Supported Agriculture
Even though it’s still raining, summer is quickly approaching! However, there is still time to purchase a CSA box for the upcoming season. CSA boxes generally include a weekly supply of local, organic, and seasonal fruits and vegetables, and can be bought in varying sizes depending on how many people they are for. There are many options from different farms, all in the local Olympia area.
Rising River Farm
This CSA box comes in two sizes and lasts through October. It includes mostly vegetables, but also herbs and strawberries.
Sign up here: http://risingriverfarm.com/csa-details
This CSA box feeds around four people and lasts until October. It includes vegetables, fruits, herbs, and fresh flowers. A portion of the proceeds from buying this box helps subsidize GRuB’s after school gardening program.
Sign up here: http://goodgrub.org/grub-farm/cultivator-csa/
Boistfort Valley Farm
There are three size options for this CSA box, all of which last till the end of October. It includes vegetables, herbs, and cherries. Boisfort Valley Farm also has separate delivery packages for local honey, coffee, and tea.
Sign up here: http://boistfortvalleyfarm.csaware.com/2013-summer-share-C3660
This CSA box feeds two to four people and runs through October. It has a wide variety of vegetables ranging from very fancy cucumbers to Oly Oly onions.
Sign up here: http://www.kirsopfarm.com/csa.php
Helsing Junction Farm
There are three size options for this CSA box, all of which run until mid October. This CSA box has a truly diverse selection of fruits and vegetables, and comes with weekly recipe ideas. Helsing Junction Farm also offers other shares that include flowers, mushrooms, juice, sauerkraut, and many more.
Sign up here: http://www.helsingfarmcsa.com/share.php
Wobbly Cart Farming Collective
There are two size options for this CSA box, both of which last until mid October. It includes vegetables and culinary herbs.
Sign up here: http://wobblycart.com/csa.html
This CSA box feeds two to five people and runs until the end of October. It includes only vegetables
Sign up here: http://calliopefarm.com/csa-info/
photo and research contributed by TESC intern Olivia Wolper Greenfield
05/22/13 wedding shower Sarah and Jacob at The Mark Olympia - http://www.flickr.com/photos/themarkolympia/sets/72157633661995074/
The fight for our food!!! On May 25, activists around the world will unite to March Against Monsanto. This year I-522 on the ballot will require GMO labeling on our food!
Olympia info: https://www.facebook.com/events/363048070481162/
Global info: http://occupy-monsanto.com/march-against-monsanto-may-25-2013/
Why do we march?
Research studies have shown that Monsanto’s genetically-modified foods can lead to serious health conditions such as the development of cancer tumors, infertility and birth defects.
It may be a quiet rainy Saturday night but “The Big Night” awaits you at The Mark, our newest cocktail features organic spirit “Root” and has a light hint of licorice… great for after a good dinner as a desert digestivo or as a compliment to a great thoughtful conversation with good friends…
The local food season has begun our Friends from Rising River Farm as well as many other local farms can be found at Olympia Downtown Farmers market already!
Olympia Downtown Farmer’s Market:
- Currently open
- Runs on Thursday through Sunday from 10am to 3pm
- Located at 700 Capitol Way N
West Olympia Farmer’s Market:
- Opens May 14th
- Runs on Tuesday evenings from 4pm to 7pm
- Located at 1515 Harrison Ave. NW
Tumwater Farmer’s Market:
- Opens June 5th
- Runs on Wednesdays from 11am to 2pm
- Located at Capitol Boulevard and Israel Road
Simple white lilies for last Sundays wedding…
Vanilla wedding cake with raspberry between its layers, glazed in vanilla mascarpone with fresh white roses… banner cake top was made by their awesome friend Mindy… Sun 05/05/13 - Just married Nicole and Justin
Sun 05/05/13 - Just married Nicole and Justin… A small lovely private ceremony and reception that took over the entire restaurant.
Sat. 05/04/13 - just married Audrey and Danny !
A small lovely ceremony and reception in The Red Room.
Now its really Mojito weather, patio nights…
Birthday cake “Strawberries n Mascarpone” - somebody really loves their mom! #BirthdayCakes #TheMarkOlympia
“The Mark Restaurant” is named in remembrance of Lisa’s stepfather Mark Lissner Greenberg who passed after a long battle with cancer just a few years before it opened. The experience of seeing the positive results on Mark’s longevity and quality of life in the last years from his having had a healthier, organic foods diet had a huge effect on Lisa. http://www.themarkolympia.com/restaurant/mark-listner-greenberg/
Dear THE MARK RESTAURANT LLC,
Thank you for being 100 percent green powered! Your 2012 Green Power Program purchase of 19,408 kilowatt-hours (kWh) helped avoid the release of 24,232 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions into the air, providing environmental benefits equivalent to planting 1,756 trees.*
Not only are you offsetting 100% of your natural gas use with Carbon Balance, you continue to offset 100% of your electricity with Green Power. we look forward to increased success and fewer local greenhouse gas emissions in 2013.
On behalf of Puget Sound Energy, I would like to thank you for supporting a cleaner environment through your participation in our Carbon Balance program.
Puget Sound Energy
Feels like a Mojito on the patio kind of night… finally!
Let them eat cake - Birthday fun alla strawberries n cream…