THE MARK OLYMPIA NEWS

Aug 15

Awesome time of year all restaurants produce comes from Rising River Farm #organic #local and Bremer Mt. Farm - they bring us their best !!! we really enjoy!!! feeling like a lucky kitchen!!!!  http://risingriverfarm.com/

Awesome time of year all restaurants produce comes from Rising River Farm #organic #local and Bremer Mt. Farm - they bring us their best !!! we really enjoy!!! feeling like a lucky kitchen!!!!  http://risingriverfarm.com/

Aug 04

The Mark, Sat. 08/03/13 - Just married Becky and Beth!

The Mark, Sat. 08/03/13 - Just married Becky and Beth!

Jul 23

The Mark, Sat. 07/20/13 - Just married Jennifer and Glen! A non traditional, relaxing, casual, ceremony and reception.
Note from bride: We had a beautiful wedding and reception, Lisa! Thanks to you and your staff for all your hard work and the delicious food. Thanks again! Jennifer 

The Mark, Sat. 07/20/13 - Just married Jennifer and Glen! A non traditional, relaxing, casual, ceremony and reception.

Note from bride: We had a beautiful wedding and reception, Lisa! Thanks to you and your staff for all your hard work and the delicious food. Thanks again! Jennifer 

Jul 07

Sat 07/06/13 - Just married Rachel and Laura!A small lovely private ceremony and reception that took over the entire restaurant.

Sat 07/06/13 - Just married Rachel and Laura!
A small lovely private ceremony and reception that took over the entire restaurant.

Jun 25

If your planning to be in Seattle June 29th and August 17th, our friend Chef Tom Douglas is throwing an awesome NW style BBQ event called “Salmon Chanted Evenings”. These events are intended to celebrate Seattle community while raising money for Victor Steinbrueck Park an important piece of the Pike Place Market experience! Way to enjoy doing good works while having a great time and eating well as 100% of the proceeds go to the Seattle Parks Department.
Tickets more info avail here: http://store.tomdouglas.com/salmon-chanted-evening-p190.aspx

If your planning to be in Seattle June 29th and August 17th, our friend Chef Tom Douglas is throwing an awesome NW style BBQ event called “Salmon Chanted Evenings”. These events are intended to celebrate Seattle community while raising money for Victor Steinbrueck Park an important piece of the Pike Place Market experience! Way to enjoy doing good works while having a great time and eating well as 100% of the proceeds go to the Seattle Parks Department.

Tickets more info avail here: http://store.tomdouglas.com/salmon-chanted-evening-p190.aspx

Jun 21

We had a great visit from the folks at  Johnson Berry Farm last night and are very much looking forward to having supply of their beautiful fresh organic berries this summer!!!!  Johnson Berry Farm is a small, farmer owned, 40 acre berry farm based in Olympia.
avail at a NW Farmers Market near to you

We had a great visit from the folks at  Johnson Berry Farm last night and are very much looking forward to having supply of their beautiful fresh organic berries this summer!!!!  Johnson Berry Farm is a small, farmer owned, 40 acre berry farm based in Olympia.

avail at a NW Farmers Market near to you

Jun 12

Jerry and Janelle Stokesberry just dropped of the #locally produced, free range #organic chickens for tonights private dinner! http://www.stokesberrysustainablefarm.com/

Jerry and Janelle Stokesberry just dropped of the #locally produced, free range #organic chickens for tonights private dinner! http://www.stokesberrysustainablefarm.com/

Jun 01

Whats that you say, its Saturday… I’m going out to play…

Whats that you say, its Saturday… I’m going out to play…

May 28

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

GRuB Farm
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

Kirsop Farm
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

Calliope Farm
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

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


GRuB Farm

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


Kirsop Farm

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


Calliope Farm

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

May 24

05/22/13 wedding shower Sarah and Jacob at The Mark Olympia   - http://www.flickr.com/photos/themarkolympia/sets/72157633661995074/

05/22/13 wedding shower Sarah and Jacob at The Mark Olympia   - http://www.flickr.com/photos/themarkolympia/sets/72157633661995074/

May 20

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.

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.

May 18

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… 

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… 

May 14

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- http://olympiafarmersmarket.com
West Olympia Farmer’s Market:- Opens May 14th- Runs on Tuesday evenings from 4pm to 7pm- Located at 1515 Harrison Ave. NW- http://wolyfarmersmarket.orgTumwater Farmer’s Market:- Opens June 5th- Runs on Wednesdays from 11am to 2pm- Located at Capitol Boulevard and Israel Road- http://www.tumwaterfarmersmarket.org

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
http://olympiafarmersmarket.com

West Olympia Farmer’s Market:
- Opens May 14th
- Runs on Tuesday evenings from 4pm to 7pm
- Located at 1515 Harrison Ave. NW
http://wolyfarmersmarket.org

Tumwater Farmer’s Market:
- Opens June 5th
- Runs on Wednesdays from 11am to 2pm
- Located at Capitol Boulevard and Israel Road
http://www.tumwaterfarmersmarket.org



May 09

Simple white lilies for last Sundays wedding… 

Simple white lilies for last Sundays wedding… 

May 06

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

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