Submitted by the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild
The San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild is celebrating local food with an Eat Island Grown tasting event.
The talented chefs and unique foods grown, made and gathered in the San Juans, create a culinary destination in the islands. Try mouth-watering samples of seasonal cuisine all under one roof at the second annual Eat Island Grown tasting event from noon-4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28 at Brickworks in Friday Harbor during the Friday Harbor Film Festival.
Farmers and chefs from around the islands will team up to showcase locally sourced sweet and savory tastes and honor the people that make that food possible. Enjoy locally produced soft drinks and alcoholic beverages while bidding on silent auction offerings, all to benefit the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild’s county-wide farming initiatives.
The Eat Island Grown event promotes the Island Grown in the San Juans brand, which is a program that brings together San Juan County producers, food purveyors and supporters who value local products.
“The event can expand market opportunities for producers by partnering them with a chef they have never worked with before,” said Steph Coffey, executive director of the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild. “It also gives us an opportunity to highlight the importance of eating island grown products to benefit our local economy.”
Plus, it’s a delicious way to learn about the local food scene in the islands.
The silent auction will help raise funds for the Island Grown program. Last year’s auction highlights included desserts, guided wine tours and private dinners from acclaimed local chefs. This year’s auction promises fabulous offerings for everyone. Watch the Brickworks website and Facebook page to get a head start.
There is no admission fee. Tickets for food start at $3. Come for a bite or stay for a meal on this island gourmet adventure. Brickworks is conveniently located within two blocks of the ferry.
Eat Island Grown is partnering this year with the Friday Harbor Film Festival. In the past, attendees of the film festival had struggled to find quick food between screenings on a fall Sunday. The guild is excited to share the bounty of island farmers with filmgoers.
This event is part of Savor the San Juans, a two-month fall celebration of food, art and culture in the San Juans. Related events can be found at visitsanjuans.com/savor.
Any questions can be directed to Coffey at EIG@sjiagguild.com or 360-378-0095.