FOOD DAY WA CALENDAR

Don’t see your event listed below? Add it to the Food Day website here, and send an email to debs at Seattle local food/com. NOTE: I just noticed the Spokane and far eastern WA events are missing due to the way the Food Day website search function works. Getting those added ASAP.

What’s happening in Washington State for Food Day?

EVENTS SORTED BY DATE, OCT 11-29 
For events sorted by location or searchable on a national map, visit the Food Day website at www.FoodDay.org 

Tuesday, October 11

Seattle Greendrinks will kick off Food Day with its monthly event at City Hall, hosted by Mayor Mike McGinn and BECU.
SEATTLE

Nutrition Savvy with Alison Ozgur, R.D. at Whole Foods, Vancouver.  This month’s topic is: “Optimal Nutrients for Maximum Energy.”  815 SE 160th Avenue, 6 PM
VANCOUVER, WA

Saturday, October 15

Harvest Festival in Cheney. A benefit celebration for another successful season of growing nutritious food for local low-income families. The event starts at noon with a giant potluck lunch then continues with organic gardening demonstrations, kids games, a goat romp, and a string band concert ending at 5pm. Admission is $10 for adults and free for kids. For more info visit peachlocal.com or call 509-216-9273. noon @ 10425 Andrus Rd.
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Wednesday, October 19

Cascade Harvest Coalition is planning an event at the Columbia City Farmers Market, including ways to connect market-goers with farmers, engage kids, and help people plan access to sustainable, healthy food through the winter. Columbia City Farmers Market, 3-7 pm SEATTLE Details

Thursday, October 20

Antioch University will host Food Justice and Our Local Food System. Panel discussion with Greenbank Farm, Healthy Foods Here Initiative, Seattle Tilth, Clean Greens Farm, Marra Farm, and CAGJ. Local food provided! 5:30-8:00, Antioch University, Rm. 100, 2326 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
SEATTLE
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Attend a screening of the film Nourish Food + Community and harvest exchange!  This year, to celebrate Food Day, Healthy People Alliance is hosting community screenings of Nourish, an educational initiative designed to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability, particularly in schools and communities. The events will also include information tables, guest speakers, local food producers, local restaurants and a preview of the Nourish Middle School Curriculum Guide. 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Trout Lake Grange (2390 Hwy 141)
TROUT LAKE
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Friday, October 21

In Ellensburg, join a Forks Over Knives film and discussion event! Kittitas Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 400 N. Anderson St. 7 pm.
ELLENSBURG
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Attend a screening of the film Nourish Food + Community and harvest exchange!  This year, to celebrate Food Day, Healthy People Alliance is hosting community screenings of Nourish, an educational initiative designed to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability, particularly in schools and communities. The events will also include information tables, guest speakers, local food producers, local restaurants and a preview of the Nourish Middle School Curriculum Guide. 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM Cafe Drift (202 Main St, Klickitat)
KLICKITAT
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The Ravenna Kibbutz in Seattle will host a Food Day $5 Challenge Shabbat potluck. Anyone welcome, please RSVP. 7:30 at 6230 23rd Ave NE, Seattle 98115
SEATTLE
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Saturday, October 22

  Seattle Tilth Farm Works Open House in Auburn  invites media and public to tour the farm, meet farmers and staff, and see harvesting and field preparation. Executive Director Andrea Platt Dwyer will be making an exciting announcement. 10-11:30 am, United People’s Farm, 17601 SE Lake Moneysmith Rd. Auburn
AUBURN
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Community Alliance for Global Justice will host a teach-out field trip to Hilltop Urban Gardens, an urban agriculture and education project.
TACOMA
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Seattle Farm Co-op is hosting its Harvest Party, Barter, Potluck, Square Dance and Book Release, for the new Urban Farm Handbook, and launching the organization Backyard Barter. Phinney Neighborhood Center 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 5:30 – 9
SEATTLE
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Make Your Bed! Party at P.e.a.c.h. Community Farm in Cheney! Come help P.e.a.c.h. Community Farm cover its beds with mulch for the winter, then relax with a potluck lunch. Call 509 216 9273 to RSVP soon! 9 am at 10425 Andrus Rd, Cheney
CHENEY
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City Fruit is hosting cooking classes focused on how to use the fall fruit harvest. 10 am 1417 NW 70th Street
SEATTLE
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Nourish Your Neighbor: Each Saturday, Rainier Valley Food Bank distributes delicious organic produce grown by our neighbors at the Seattle Community Farm. Introduce a neighbor to a new vegetable or simply feel the joy of nourishing you fellow neighbor with healthy organic produce. 4205 Rainier Avenue South
SEATTLE
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Harvest Stew Scavenger Hunt at the Vancouver Farmers Market! A sample of the Harvest Stew will be handed out along with the recipe. Then you will get to explore the market to find your own ingredients so that you can make the stew at home. Esther Short Park. 10 a.m.
VANCOUVER, WA
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Celebrate Tri-Cities Food Day! At the farmers market, we will have a chef demonstrating how to prepare various winter veg from the farmers’ mkt and a doctor to talk about the nutritional benefits of these foods. This will be translated for the Spanish speaking market-goers. Several groups in the community will have tables with information on their various causes. 9 am @ Pasco Farmers Market
PASCO

Join an Apple Harvest Celebration in Carnation, making apple cider and apple butter, selling the latest produce, eggs, and meat, giving horse-draw carriage rides, and Jerry Mader, author of “Saving the Soil–the New American Farmer,” will be here to sign his new book. 7026 Tolt Highlands Rd NE, Carnation, WA  98014, 10 am
CARNATION
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Sunday, October 23

Edible Seattle will host a Cake vs. Pie contest, focusing on local pears, and collect donations for the West Seattle Food Bank. West Seattle Farmers Market, 9-2
SEATTLE
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Community Alliance for Global Justice will host a Tango for Food Justice fundraiser for Our Food, Our Right publication. Yoga Den: 514 12th Ave Ste B, Seattle. 2-4 pm
SEATTLE
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Monday, October 24

The City of Seattle will proclaim Food Day jointly between the Seattle City Council, the Mayor’s Office, and the King County Executive. 1:30 pm. King County Courthouse, Council Chambers on the 10th floor of the Courthouse at Third and James.
SEATTLE/KING COUNTY

Clark County Board of County Commissioners signed a proclamation proclaiming October 24, 2011 as Food Day!
CLARK COUNTY

The 8th Annual Eat Local Now! Dinner will be the flagship dinner event of Food Day, with keynote speaker Greg Atkinson. They will be highlighting local farmers, and encouraging participants to eat well. 6 pm, Herban Feast.
SEATTLE
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Central Co-op (formerly Madison Market) will host Fresh Starts, a multi-part Food Day event including a session on the 2012 Farm Bill and a free screening of The Greenhorns, as well as events in the store. Screening of The Greenhorns is Monday night at 6:30 at Northwest Film Forum.
SEATTLE
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Soda-Free Sundays will feature a Food Day event, a collaboration between the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition and the Seattle YMCA. If you’re in Downtown Seattle on Monday, stop by the YMCA at 4th and Cherry to take the Soda-Free Sundays pledge and learn what YMCA is doing to curb consumption of sugar-loaded beverages. More at www.SodaFreeSundays.org 5-8 pm @ 909 4th Ave
SEATTLE
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Edmonds Community College will celebrate Food Day with a number of great activities.

  • Office of Student Life presents: “Junk Food Hall of Shame”, squash painting, trivia game, and zucchini derby races (pumpkins donated by Stocker Farm);
  • Fruit/Veggie ID and Sampling with 100 kids at Center for Families (produce donated by PCC Natural Market and Rubberneck Farm). Presented by Food Revolution Snohomish Co.;
  • “Moving the Bottom Line” presentation by Nick Rose, Nutrition Educator at PCC Natural Market;
  • Showing of FRESH the Movie;
  • Farmer’s Market with SnoIsle Food Co-Op, WSU Extension, Mother Nature’s Organics, Mycological Society, Heather Freund’s Chia Energy Bars. We will even have a goat and chicken!;
  • Food Demo and Tasting of Roasted Veggie Bites and veggie soup by EdCC’s Poseidon Catering and Full Circle Farm;
  • Display and free dessert coupon from The College Cafe;
  • Launch of “Menu for the Future” community discussions.
    11 am, 20000-68th Ave W Lynnwood, WA  98036

LYNNWOOD
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A community member is hosting a Rainier Valley Potluck and Recipe Exchange. 4437 41st Ave S,  6:30 pm. You’re invited!
SEATTLE
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Travis Bettison, owner of Junip Foods, will host a sustainable foods dumpling party with roast duck at his home. 5 pm.
SEATTLE
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In Bellevue, a farm harvest day features Garden Treasures and Farmer Mark for Arlington WA. Private school event for school members only
SEATTLE
 

Bastyr University is inviting students to make films about the six Food Day principles. Films will be shown at noon, 14500 Juanita Drive NE Kenmore, WA  98028
KENMORE
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Everett Community College, a Real Food Challenge Campus, will host a Food Day event including movie screenings, 3pm.
EVERETT
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Public Health Seattle/King County will celebrate Food Day! Public Health will host SNAC nutrition/cooking classes in schools, WIC nutrition/cooking classes in Public Health centers, and an Access and Outreach table at Crossroads Mall featuring the WIC and Basic Food Breastfeeding Program. Check out the special Food Day website under the details link below.
SEATTLE and BELLEVUE
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Celebrate the harvest at Marra Farm! Students from Concord International Elementary will come to the Lettuce Link Giving Garden at Marra Farm to harvest the pumpkins they planted last spring! We will also be pressing apples into fresh cider, saving seeds for next year, and touring this community-powered sustainable urban farm. 10 am.
SEATTLE
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Food Day activities at Washington State University include:

• Debate Under the Big Tent: “How do we feed 6,965,236,343?” noon in the Compton Union Building (CUB), first floor.

• Food Day Service Projects : Join fellow WSU students and volunteer at the WSU Organic Farm or the Pullman Community Garden, help cook a “real food” dinner at Sojourners’ Alliance, a local transition house. Students must register at Service Learning Pro and will meet in CUB L45.

• Film Series: Watch three documentaries and munch snacks provided by the WSU Organic Farm. All films are shown in CUB L46. Shows include “Future of Food” at 1:30 p.m., “Food, Inc.” at 3:30 p.m. and “The Garden” at 7 p.m.

• Reflection: “Hunger at Home: Feeding the Palouse” 5-7 p.m. in the CUB L45.
PULLMAN
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Plant a Row for the Hungry in Spokane! Plant a Row is a people-helping-people initiative to assist in feeding hungry members of our community. The program encourages community members to dedicate a row (or more) of fruits and vegetables in their garden to help feed those in need. Just as often, Plant a Row is a means for excess garden produce to not be wasted. 8 am
SPOKANE
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Throughout the month of October Seattle Public Schools and the Tom Douglas Restaurant Group are hosting Family Nights at 4 Seattle Schools to promote local chef (Tom Douglas Restaurant Group) inspired recipes that SPS plan sto be part of our future menu cycle.  This work is tied to our Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant from CDC.  We have held 2 events already and have 2 more to go this month – John Muir Elementary on October 20th and Emerson Elementary on October 27th.  We will also host 2 events in November (Maple Elementary on Nov. 3rd and Van Asselt Elementary on Nov. 10th).  The menus have been very successful so far.  We served nearly 400 on October 6th at Roxhill Elementary and another 200 last night at Concord Elementary.

BAMCO is celebrating Food Day at Seattle University!
SEATTLE
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At UW, continuing from the Sustainability Summit, there will be an evening showing of Carbon Neutral and Zero Waste.
SEATTLE
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Forza Coffee will promote “Wildly Organic” for Food Day to customers.
SILVERDALE
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Herban Gardens Cafe will feature a special Food Day lunch menu. Pumpkin Soup with fresh baked local Bread, Fresh Green Salad from local Farmers. 3330 NW Lowell Street
SILVERDALE
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Senior Centers and Adult Day Centers all over Snohomish County will serve an entirely local-foods lunch in honor of Food Day!
SNOHOMISH COUNTY
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Attend a screening of the film Nourish Food + Community and harvest exchange!  This year, to celebrate Food Day, Healthy People Alliance is hosting community screenings of Nourish, an educational initiative designed to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability, particularly in schools and communities. The events will also include information tables, guest speakers, local food producers, local restaurants and a preview of the Nourish Middle School Curriculum Guide. White Salmon Library (77 NE Wauna Ave)
WHITE SALMON
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Evergreen State College will host a Food Day event! More details soon.
OLYMPIA
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Western Washington University will host a Food Day event! More details soon.
BELLINGHAM
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Lower Columbia College will host a Food Day event! More details soon.
LONGVIEW
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Eastern Washington University will host a Food Day event! More details soon.
CHENEY
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Skagit Valley College will host a Food Day event! More details soon.
WHIDBEY ISLAND
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Kick-off to Ending Childhood Hunger in Skagit County Planning. In response to our “Ending Childhood Hunger in Skagit County Summit” held on August 16th, we will kick-start creating a plan to end local childhood hunger on Food Day. Graham Kerr, author and TV personality of Galloping Gourmet fame, is our cheer leader and mentor! 320 Pacific Pl, Mount Vernon, WA  98273, 3:30
MOUNT VERNON
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The Everybody Eats Challenge at One World Spokane! One World Spokane will participate in the Everybody Eats Challenge by either offering a free item to their customers and/or collecting food or donations for a local food pantry or food related organization 11 am @ 1804 East Sprague
SPOKANE
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Project Hope Spokane will host Leaves and More! Raking, collecting and distributing leaves to the 7 urban garden lots in West Central Spokane. Turning compost. BYOR = Bring your own rake! 3 – dark @ 2605 W Boone
SPOKANE
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Healthy Corner Stores: Parkside Grocery is proud to be Spokane’s newest Healthy Corner Store! We carry 12 or more varieties of fresh fruit & vegetables, whole grain, and low-fat dairy. We have baby supplies, accept WIC, and have an on-site butcher who provides us with fresh cut meat daily. Take the tricycles and leave the car at home – we’re located in the middle of one of Spokane’s oldes and most walkable neighborhoods! All day @ 1913 W. Maxwell
SPOKANE
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Check out the café! New Leaf Bakery Cafe provides opportunities to homeless and low-income women through culinary job training. Through the program women learn food service skills, job readiness skills, and receive job search support. The six month program helps women develop into dependable and confident workers for the growing food service industry in Spokane. All day @ 3104 W. Fort George Wright Dr.
SPOKANE
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Food Day Donation Event at Bravern Sur La Table in Bellevue! Sur La Table has recently partnered with Wholesome Wave to bring fresh and local fruits and vegetables to communities in need with monetary support from employees across the United States. In addition, Sur La Table is hosting a Food Day Donation event on October 24th, encouraging customers and employees alike to make donations online and at any store location, which will directly benefit Wholesome Wave. Sur La Table will match your donations up to $25,000 on this day. 11111 NE 8th Street Suite 30
BELLEVUE
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PNW Co-op “Eat local” challenge! As members of Spokane County’s Food Access Coalition, we’re inviting everyone to cook a meal with local ingredients. They could include veggies from your garden or farmers market, or our PNW Co-op lentils and split peas from the bulk department of Main Market Co-op, Pilgrim’s Market or Moscow Food Co-op. Be creative & share your recipe ideas on our PNW Co-op Specialty Foods page on Facebook. You never who you’ll inspire!
SPOKANE, your home, and everywhere.

Building Blocks of Healthy Nutrition! Celebrate National Food Day by learning about the basic building blocks of healthy nutrition at Columbia Basin College. 3:30 @ 26000 N.20th
PASCO
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Tuesday, October 25

PCC’s annual membership meeting will be a Food Day event! (closed)  

Clark County Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting! Find local products. Meet buyers and farmers. Make connections: Join local producers, distributors, health care professionals, school nutrition directors, chefs, sustainable food advocates, and consumers for a day of network building, expert panel discussions, and more. Help build connections, creating healthier people, jobs, and environment. Trade meeting topics: * Sourcing local “101” * Farm-to-restaurant buying * Farm-to-institutional buying * Farm-to-retailer buying * Supply & demand logistics * And more! Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA  98668, 9 a.m.
VANCOUVER, WA
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Wednesday, October 26

Seattle Tilth will host a screening of The Greenhorns in the Chapel at the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N. 4th Floor, Seattle, 7 pm.
SEATTLE
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Questions about the 2012 Farm Bill? Get them answered! Central Co-op (formerly Madison Market) will host Fresh Starts, a multi-part Food Day event including a session on the 2012 Farm Bill and a free screening of The Greenhorns, as well as events in the store. The Farm Bill 2012 session is Wednesday night at 6:30 at the Douglass-Truth Library.

SEATTLE
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Thursday, October 27

The University of Washington Nutrition Sciences Program in the School of Public Health will host a symposium on nutrition, food access, food justice, and health. UW Student Farm will host an event and film night.
SEATTLE
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Attend a screening of the film Nourish Food + Community and harvest exchange!  This year, to celebrate Food Day, Healthy People Alliance is hosting community screenings of Nourish, an educational initiative designed to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability, particularly in schools and communities. The events will also include information tables, guest speakers, local food producers, local restaurants and a preview of the Nourish Middle School Curriculum Guide.
5:30 Community Room @ Goldendale Library (131 W Burgen St)
GOLDENDALE
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Dragonfly Cinema in Port Orchard: As part of its West Coast tour, The Greenhorns will stop at Dragonfly Cinema in Port Orchard Washington. Film director Severine von Tschamer Fleming will be there to discuss the film and answer questions.  822 Bay Street, Port Orchard, WA  98366 7 pm
PORT ORCHARD
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Friday, October 28

Seasonal Feast – A celebration of URBAN abundance! The event is a farm-to-table experience. Farmers, chefs, and foodies from across Clark County come to the Seasonal Feast table to share a meal and create friendships that will build the web of our local food system. 1710 SW 9th Ave. Battle Ground, WA  98604, 6 pm
BATTLE GROUND
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