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

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

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/

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

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

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

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

Sun 05/05/13 - Just married Nicole and Justin… A small lovely private ceremony and reception that took over the entire restaurant.

Sun 05/05/13 - Just married Nicole and Justin… A small lovely private ceremony and reception that took over the entire restaurant.

Now its really Mojito weather, patio nights…

Now its really Mojito weather, patio nights…

In Olympia today it snowed, rained and now there is sun, it must be time for a good martini…

In Olympia today it snowed, rained and now there is sun, it must be time for a good martini…

What’s that you say it’s Saturday, I’m going out to play…

What’s that you say it’s Saturday, I’m going out to play…


We have waited years for a new local pork provider we trusted and are so happy to now be serving [when avail] a pork chop from Olympia’s Stokesberry Sustainable Farm… http://www.themarkolympia.com/chefsjournal/2012/07/22/stokesberry-sustainable-farm/ http://www.stokesberrysustainablefarm.com/

We have waited years for a new local pork provider we trusted and are so happy to now be serving [when avail] a pork chop from Olympia’s Stokesberry Sustainable Farm… http://www.themarkolympia.com/chefsjournal/2012/07/22/stokesberry-sustainable-farm/ http://www.stokesberrysustainablefarm.com/

Our organic “Arrabiata” pasta light fresh, but still hearty.

Our organic “Arrabiata” pasta light fresh, but still hearty.

Wedding season is apon us!http://themarkolympia.com/love/

Wedding season is apon us!
http://themarkolympia.com/love/

It may be a little blue outside…

It may be a little blue outside…

Gluten free *vanilla cake glazed in *cinnamon mascarpone… because some of our guests have allergies… *organic ingred.

Gluten free *vanilla cake glazed in *cinnamon mascarpone… because some of our guests have allergies… *organic ingred.

You deserve a well chilled martini on a Saturday night…

You deserve a well chilled martini on a Saturday night…