Meet your farmer at Carnation Market benefit

Carnation Farmers Market is working to forge local food connections every week, and at a special farm dinner benefiting the market, “Please Pass the Peas,” 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at Oxbow Farm in Carnation.

The evening features a four-course meal of seasonal foods, prepared by Chef David Sanford, of Belle Clementine restaurant. All proceeds will support the farmers market’s efforts to connect local farms and local eaters, such as the new market shelter completed this spring. Construction of the shelter enabled the market to extend its season through November, but nearly exhausted the market’s funds before the project was complete. The next phase of the project, for which the market is currently fundraising, will bring electric power for lights and heaters to the shelter.

Guests at “Please Pass the Peas” will begin their evening with a cocktail of local vodka and a seasonal fruit infusion. They can tour the farm before sitting down to a four-course meal made with local, seasonal foods and paired with local wine.

Event sponsors include PCC Natural Markets, Oxbow Farm, Belle Clementine, Full Circle Farm, Growing Things Farm, Novelty Hill-Januik Winery, Southard Winery, Piccola Wine Company, Glass Distillery, Loki Fish, Golden Glen Creamery and Tonnemaker Hill Farm.

For tickets, visit, or contact or by calling (425) 765-8764.

The Carnation Farmers Market opens every Tuesday from 3-7pm, May through November in the heart of downtown Carnation. Shoppers can choose from a variety fresh produce, mushrooms, flowers, raw honey, local cheese and butter, fish, eggs, chicken, wood-fired rustic breads, and fine pastries. Music on the Grass, chalk art, and a children’s booth are regular features.


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